January marks a fresh start for everyone and even though I’ve shared a few New Year’s Resolutions with you, my biggest goal is to make this year about other people. If any of my New Year’s Resolutions stick I want it be this one. I want to go out of my way to do nice things for other people (without expecting anything in return.)
Of course, I’ve set some other goals as well so here they are.
- Exercise 3 Times Per Week
- Eat Breakfast
I bought some protein bars to eat for breakfast. I have no appetite in the morning and the protein bars pretty much taste like nothing (maybe cardboard) so they work. I’ve been trying to eat one not too long after waking up.
My other goals is to exercise three times per week. In particular, I started doing Jillian Michaels six weeks to six pack abs (free on YouTube – Thanks, Connie) There’s a ton of cardio in this program. My legs felt like Jell-O for three days the first time I did it!
- Reread The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing
- Read the Bible 30 Min. Each Night
- Do Something Unexpectedly Nice for Someone Else at Least Twice this Month
I did finish The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing but there is just soooo much information in this book and I want to make sure that I am fully grasping the concepts. Once I get this book down I think I’ll have laid a pretty good foundation for myself to begin and, truly understand the other books on my investing books to read this year list.
I’ve also been reading the Bible a little bit each night. Once again, I was reading a post on Laurie’s Blog that led me to check out one of her recommendations about Bible study. This then fired me up to take time to really try and understand things for myself instead of buying into what others say. Anyway, long story, I’ll stop there 😉
Finally I want to go out of my way to do at least two nice things for other people. I’ve already thought of a very nice and unexpected thing I can do for my youngest brother. Now I just have to think of one more to do for someone else.
- Read the Children’s Bible Each Night With The Girls
I bought the girls a very nice Children’s Bible a couple months ago but we never took the time to read it. The first night we sat down to read this book (last week) my oldest daughter didn’t want to stop. We read 94 pages in one sitting!!
She watched the video that Brian posted of his three year old daughter reciting a Bible story, which I think made her want to learn even more. (Thanks for posting Brian!)
December’s Online Income
December was another lack luster month for me. I brought in enough money to pay the bills and whatnot but, once again, not much extra.
There are a couple reasons for this. First my blogging income has been way down. My writing income actually increased in December but my blogging income saw a huge decrease. Second, I pretty much took a week and a half break during Christmas. There was so much going on and I really just took the time to soak up every minute with my girls and enjoy my other family.
I’ve still been working on some other projects but if January isn’t any better than December then I’ll be adding a lot more writing jobs to my plate. I’ve taken somewhat of a hiatus in looking for freelance writing jobs over the past couple months but I’m confident that if I decide I need more I can find them fairly easily.
So, with that said December’s Income was $1,619
How was your December?