Friday, February 19, 2016

Late Update

OK, so February is already half way over and the last time I gave you an update was . . . let me see . . . Holy Cow, 28 days!.  Sorry about that.  Life's been busy, but I recently worked it out so that I won't be working my second job nearly as much.  Hopefully this'll give me a better work-life balance.

Enough about that, onto the bedroom!  We got quite a bit of work done on the bedroom.  It feels like a real bedroom now, and not just a room with a bed and furniture in it.  We got rid of that giant bedframe, installed a bunch of Ikea furniture and have moved/sorted most of the clothes and items.  On that front there's still some work to be done, but I'd say we got like 80-90% of the bedroom project done. Isn't it always that last 10% that seems to be the hardest to finish?  Must be the fact that you've already accomplished so much and now the improvements you see are only marginal.  Oh well.

I was hoping to move on to working on the garage, but so far February seems to be a recuperating month.  Or maybe a prioritizing month?  It's still up in the air.  Don't get me wrong, we've done some work on the garage so far, but nothing as dedicated as the bedroom.  Our social activities have increased again (or at least mine have) which has cut into the project productive time.  That's the big issue isn't it?  You want all these rewards and goals but you have to work towards them and more than that, you have to figure out what you're going to cut back on in order to achieve them.  It's more than just adding to your plate.  It's really about replacing something that's already on your plate with the new stuff.  Figuring out what it is you're currently doing that is less impactful than what you're striving for.  I'll admit that is no easy task for myself.

Right now our biggest goals are to 1) get out of debt and 2) get healthy enough (mentally and physically) to have a kid.  In reality, the get out of debt goal ties into the whole kid thing as well.  So I guess it could be summed up to get into a stable enough situation (mentally, physically, and financially) so that we won't freak out over the idea of trying to start a family.  We've always sort of had that goal, but this year it looks like we're making the biggest concerted effort towards it.  Maybe I just need to focus on the big picture to remind me of what's important.  Maybe?

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