Working from home today, so I can post without ‘being cought’ :P. I almost forgot this update because stuff has been crazy. I took 4 hours off today for tonights D&D-game. But this week was so busy I only had to work 2 hours today. But I’m sort of trying to get something done, so I might work a little bit longer and take less time off.
Okey, this month hasn’t been the most succesfull one I guess. But stuff has been crazy and a lot of the things I put on this list are long term things, or things I have a plan a bit better. Here is this months ‘achievements’
1. Save at least a 1000 euro’s
Started with that, and right now I’m back on track with my income vs expensis again. Last 2 months where a bit tricky because of the new job and not getting my mobility budget. But this month is my first ‘full’ salary. So I started saving up. Also, I got a bonus from my utility’s company for staying with them for one year (150 euro’s) and a cashback of 56 euro’s. So that’s going to my savings. Even with some expenses for my car (yearly checkup) I might get a nice start on this goal.
2. Pay back my mom
I’ve started this as well, to bad my car needed it’s General periodic inspection, but I hope I can pay that in 2 or 3 parts so it will nog effect my balance on that savings account to much.
3. Take my parents out for dinner at a ‘fancy’ restaurant.
Yay! We’re doing this as well. We’ll be going to a little place called Le Bouleau (Dutch site). We had dinner there when my moms partner turned 60. We where with 11 people and sat at a round table, which was amazing, you could talk to everyone and no one had to feel left out. It’s the kind of place that matched the wine with the meal and even though portions are small you don’t leave feeling you could eat something from the ‘Yellow M’. Since my brother and me are splitting the bill we’re doing the 5 course menu. Can’t wait!!!
4. Decorate my balcony
I know what I want, but I don’t think winter will be a great time to decorate a balcony. I’ll save that for spring. But just to give you some clue of what I’ll be doing, here is a little moodpboard I made 😀
5. Finish my bedroom
I’ve made a Pinterest board with some idea’s. I’m keeping it minimal, but with some bohemian influences. But again, nothing solid yet…
6. Visit a friend in Ireland
7. Start and finish a TV-show
I just finished Dr. Who on Netflix up until series 8. I liked it, but I’m not in love with it. I dunno, being able to sacrifice yourself and then ‘just’ regenerate… Dunno, it’s just not doing it for me. I don’t mind unrealistic shows, I mean I like Arrow and The Flash.. but I’m just not getting what the fuss is all about.
8. Attent a full reenactment event
This will probably not happen in 2015, since my brother and me still need some stuff (like a tent 😛 ). But we’re aiming to attent a full event at easter!
9. Finish a 30-day project
I sort of finished this, This was actually harder then I thought, I wasn’t always able to take a matching picture. The last week I mist a few because work was crazy and I was just really tired. But since this is how I do everything these days 😦 I say I made it.
10. Go to the ‘Efteling’.
13. Go Raw-food for a week
I’m sort of starting this one by collecting recipes. I really want to do this right, so with all the nutrients and calories I have in my normal diet, since I’m not doing this to lose weight or something. So I’m going to make a meal plan before I’m getting started.
14. Enter a Viking Run
15. Do a day of volunteers work
16. Dance in the rain
It wasn’t really a dance, more like a little shuffle. But I think it counts… (to this song btw, don’t judge please, this kind of music is a guilty pleasure 😛 )
17. Unplug for 24 hours
18. Watch all Tim Burton films
19. Attend a sportsevent
20. Buy a lottery ticket
21. Do a road trip
22. Make a recipe book
Yeah! I’m totally doing this! I finished 5 different recipes so far and I still have a few planned. Then I have to finish writing the whole thing. I’m planning to ‘release’ around February…
23. Get at least 1 certificate at work
I’ve started studying for ITIL V3, it’s not really a certificate. But I feel it’s going to teach me a lot about what we do at work and how we’re situated in the whole division. I’m starting with the ‘Foundations’-level, but I think I might do the rest as well. It’s something I’m familiar with based on what I’ve done during my studies.
24. Do a photoshoot
25. Do a workshop
26. Read a classic novel
27. Bake 10 different muffin recipes
28. Finish one year of ‘One Line a Day’
29. Get a new tattoo
Last week I came up with an awesome idea for a new small tattoo. It will be a viking style tattoo and it will have something to do with the strong bond I have with my mom and brother. After losing a few people close to me over the last few years I realised I’m happy with the great bond I have with them.
30. Make a vegan cheesecake
Found a recipe, just have to find the time to bake it… So busy…