February 2014 Goals
I’m looking forward to February. There are a lot of things happening – a trip to Victoria (where BF will meet my family for the first time), a ski day at Grouse, a bunch of fun freelance assignments, and a ton of field hockey and running. :)
It was also about this time last year that I decided to try 30 days as a pescetarian. I liked it so much that I decided to keep it as my lifestyle. So for this month, I’m going to try to eat vegetarian (aside for 2 meals while I’m home – we are doing a couple of big family-style meals for Chinese New Year, and I just can’t be “that person” … not just yet). There are many reasons why I think I want to take the next step and become vegetarian (health, sustainability, animal cruelty, etc.), but I know it will be difficult. So, this month-long experiment will be good. :)
In my budget, I also added a new “Fitness” expense line. This will represent all sports fees, classes, equipment, workout clothing, etc. Before, I would have grouped fees/classes into “Miscellaneous” and shoes/workout gear under “clothing.” Because I spend so regularly on fitness-related activities, I thought it deserved its own category.
February 2014 Goals:
- Read 2 books. I’m already a little behind in my GoodReads challenge of trying to read 20 books this year. Currently reading Ryan Adams: Losering, a Story of Whiskeytown, and it is glorious.
- Try two new recipes. Vegetarian, obviously. Any suggestions?
- Save $800 into my RRSP/TFSA. This will be split at a ratio of $600/$200.
- Run 100+ km this month. Last month I ran 70km. This month I’m going to take it up a notch.
- Get my taxes ready. I won’t be able to file until after the March RRSP deadline, but I want to get everything else ready to go. I’ll be filing myself this year, and am pretty excited to get started. :)
- Connect with at least one old friend. There are people living in Vancouver that I’ve lost touch with over the years. I’d love to grab a coffee with at least one of them and catch up.
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a writer, personal finance blogger, and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.