Goals update #09

Oh my, the first few months of the year went by so fast I almost forgot to post my goals update.

In January, I posted a massive goals update with my 2020 year goals (which I will update in June) as well as winter goals. For the first few months of the year, I knew I would be in Alaska working, so I kept my goals modest:

  • Keep up with my reading challenge by reading one book a week: As I thought I would, I’ve been doing extremely well with this, so far reading 25 books this year (12 books ahead of schedule).
  • Stay in touch with more family members and friends: This has become especially easy in the times of the virus. I check in with my family and close friends often to make sure everyone’s safe and doing well.
  • Continue to pay off debt (20% of paychecks) and save money (10-15% of paychecks): I’m only a few hundred dollars behind at the moment, but plan to make up for it (and then some) with my next paycheck as I’ve hardly spent money this month with all the bars closed.
  • Organize my laptop (again): Yes! I’m making good headway with this, it’s a constant process.
  • Watch more films: I’ve watched maybe a dozen so far, but Stranger Things and reading have been taking up most of my down time.
  • Stretch daily: Still failing at this. I don’t really have privacy on my boat so there’s nowhere I can do it in peace. Luckily, I’ll have my own room on my next boat so I’ll double down then.

Now, with the COVID-19 situation, it’s hard to predict what kind of movement I’ll be able to have in terms of leaving my house for things like going to the gym to travelling. For my spring goals, I will assume I will still be in quarantine for now and hope for the best…

  • Apply for ten jobs a week
  • Keep up with my reading challenge by reading one book a week
  • Continue to pay off debt and save money
  • Stretch and run a few times a week
  • Bake and cook more

What are your lockdown goals?

Photo by Tim Trad.



  1. Don
    April 7, 2020 / 8:32 am

    In spite of the virus threat the Squawbush Court 4 PM gatherings continue, but we sit a little further apart. The newer neighbors (next door to Carolyn and I) just got a new Great Dane pup and she is the great attraction on the block. Stay healthy.

  2. April 10, 2020 / 3:02 am

    I also set myself the goal of reading one book a week this year but I’m disastrously behind at the moment so attempting to catch up during this quarantine period. I have, however, been able to bake an cook a lot more over the past few weeks so focusing on that success!

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