2011 Goal Update (April)

This is my fourth monthly report on how I’m doing with my goals for 2011:

  • Read the Book of Mormon again. I’m about as far behind as I was last month, so at least I’m not slipping further behind.
  • Earn as much from my side business as I do from my day job. Earnings increased this past month to put me on track for meeting this goal. I’m still not very optimistic about it though, especially with my baby coming any day now.
  • Build a dining room table. Build a piano keyboard desk. Build something. Took some time on a nice day to at least play with my tools. Cut some boards, played with my router, realized I don’t really know how to use a router…
  • Launch twelve new websites. I got held up waiting for approval from a third party service that is going to be used by this month’s website, so I didn’t quite get to finish it. It is close. I would have finished it today but I’m actually on a Boy Scout campout. This month’s website has a lot of potential, so I may skip a new website in May and just work on making this new one really good.

I’ve also been working on a few goals that I didn’t originally blog about:

  • Max out my 401k and Roth IRA contributions. The 401k is set up and automatically funding. We haven’t made any Roth IRA contributions this year because of our larger than expected tax bill. Maybe next month.
  • Start an email newsletter. I’ve picked a topic. I’m going to make a newsletter for The Awkward Turtle that will include funny date mishaps, date ideas, and advertisements helpful product reviews.
  • Create a game for mobile phones. Haven’t put any time into this yet.

Goals I’ve accomplished this year:

  • Publish my first book. I’ve published my first book (paperback, Kindle, and Nook). Took me a couple years, and I already found 2 typos (grr!), but at least it is finally in print.
  • Paid my taxes. I make money from a lot of places which makes my taxes really complicated, so getting this finished was awesome.
  • Get out of debt. We’ve paid off the last of Becca’s student loans which means we are now debt free! Yay!

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