Here’s how we did in February:
- Meet our Baby Step emergency fund. Life gets in the way! I think we need to start much, much smaller to avoid thinking in chunks like 1K or 2K and set a firm savings goal of $100 or $200 per paycheck. We ate out a lot this month (AND spent a lot on groceries and household items).
- Prepare for 2012 taxes. I emailed our accountant and will get her the paperwork sometime soon.
- Prepare for 2013 taxes. You’re looking at folks with two registered business names! Greesonbach Creative and Joshua Wake are now real entities. Next step is business accounts!
- Finish the graphic design of my eBook. I delayed the content until the last week of February, so my graphic designer wasn’t able to begin until then. My goal is to have the final content finished and ready for distribution March 25th.
- Meet our 60K word goal. There are tons of excuses, but let me just say this didn’t happen. It’s going to be the focus of April and May, for sure.
- Read two books. I read a significant portion of Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Catholicism, and Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Loving both!
Enjoy several church-centered events.
March will be very busy! The second weekend in March we are attending a Marriage Encounter in Maryland, and the weekend after we are having a Convalidation ceremony to bless our marriage. The last weekend of March, JHubbs will be initiated into the Catholic faith followed by a celebratory open house! Our faith lives have been very busy lately. We are reading Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Catholicism, and if you have any questions, concerns, or vague feelings of worry about this, I encourage you to read the book and/or email me to chat. I don’t intend to turn this into a Catholic blog, but ohmygosh am I finally so excited about being Catholic, and at the heart of all of it is love, love, love!
Schedule eBook social media.
To be honest, this is the part I am most dreading. I have six amazing blogs promoting my book through a guest post and giveaway throughout the month, not to mention around 15 posts going up on this blog. It’s all done. But not a single tweet or facebook update is scheduled. I want to hire out, but I also hate the idea of not doing it for myself. So, I want to buckle down for a day and really sort out my social media goals.
Call our bank contact about setting up a business account and follow through.
Focusing on service at work.
In my job, I engage with a lot of people in a given day — in person, over the phone, and via email. Sometimes I get discouraged easily and sometimes I am more resilient. What has really helped is focusing on how I can serve the people I work with to make their days better for having engaged with me. So instead of being frustrated when I get an email asking for something I think is “not my job,” instead I ask how I can help them anyway. It’s gone a long way to making me feel better and I think other people feel better when I am kind. Win, win!