$20k $26k target by 22 Dec: On target to reach it by 21/11!
Jun: $17,938.69 (+$1525.56)
12 in 2 adventures fund
Slower month this month, but annualised, I think I’m still doing fine. Maybe I’ll report on my hours volunteering?
Cook at home twice a week: Easily met, especially with the BF’s cooking mixed in
week 1 –
Dad’s graduation dinner (Sat)
Ceasear salad at BF’s (Sun)
Red Rooster (Mon)
Spag Bol with zuchini (Tue)
Garlic cheese pizza (Wed)
Chicken Ceaser Salad (Thu)
Satay pork pies, Zucchini slice & Pumpkin Pie (Fri)
Malaysian at Mamak and N2 gelato (Sat) <- my go to for out of town visitors!
Curry and Rice at parents (Sun)
week 2 –
nothing… Ice cream at vivid festival (Mon)
Oven roasted cheery tomato gnocchi (Tue) <- can I just say, I didn’t think something so easy could be so tasty! I even skip on the basil and it’s awesome
Chicken with Bombay potatos (Wed)
Zuchini slice? (Thu)
Pepperoni pizza (Fri)
Mamak again, different location and different people (Sat)
Nachoes by BF at my place (Sun)
week 3 –
Ceaser salad at BF’s (Mon)
Gnochhi with slow roasted tomatos(Tue)
McDonalds (I had a freebie) (Wed)
Gnocchi (from ricotta) (Thu)
Salt and pepper squid at the pub (Fri)
Onion tart (Sat)
Pad Se Ew (sp?) at BF’s (Sun)
week 4 –
Onion tart (Mon)
Onion tart (Tue)
Food at Coop Fundraiser (Wed)
Dominos pizza (Thu)
Nothing (some cake?) (Fri)
Gnocchi with oven dried tomatoes at BF’s (Sat) yes again!
Stew at a friends (Sun)
Sugar: Back on a good thing, but only 1 week this month
After a shock on Monday week ago (seeing my whole reflection in the mirror!), I have decided to cut sugar at least til the end of July. My loop holes are that if I bake it at home, it’s ok (like a great gluten free pear and walnut bread mmmm). Natural sugars are ok (milk, fruit). And I won’t be a Nazi – I did nibble a tiny bit of a snack Mars Bar and the BF ate the rest. Or the super good organic chocolate at the coop that someone kept offering me – with coconut sugar I think.
Train for polo:
Taking the season off. I am pleased I got a continuous 4km run in on Wednesday and it felt a-ok. It was relatively flat, and I only walked about 30m at a time before I started running again, so law of averages says I ran!
2 films a month: Happily yes!
Definitely! There was the silly This is the end (which we saw with free tickets… which is the only way I’d ever suggest anyone sees this – unless you are a man who likes toilet humour); we also went and saw The Great Gatsby and The Internship which I enjoyed more than I might have expected. Technically, World War Z also came in during this month too!
2 books a month: Also a yes!
Call/connect with an out of town friend : Achieved, gold star here
A friend from Victoria visited, so she made all the effort 😉 And is now a reader – yay! And at the beginning of June I went to the Gold Coast and caught up with a school friend. So two good activities with two out of town friends! Win!
Certification: Bah, not so much progress :s
I’ve got my mentor to read three of the woeful 16, and updated two of them. The third one, all about ‘evaluation’ – he said what I wrote doesn’t really prove that I have this skill. He is, of course, right, but I just don’t know how to fix it! Maybe start again :s
Looking for next role: Moving along nicely
Interestingly, one has found me. I spoke to my boss a week or two ago, looking for some growth/learning areas he thought might be useful. At the same time, i told him about my career goal. A week later he called me into his office and suggested a lateral move, with the view that it will enhance my skills, and may give me some management ‘practice’. So, I think it’s a no brainer that i take it!
So the month that was June. All round, pretty good. On track with savings (and a HUGE backpay/OT/on call pay supplement this week too!). Killing it on my cultural goals, and ok on the career and social fronts. Maybe I should add ‘running’ into the health part – and keep myself a little more accountable, as I had a huge hiatus after this post.