Before we begin, I’d like to give my deepest condolences to the families of the seventeen young lives lost during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. As a parent of children who were present in a school when a shooting occurred, my heart goes out to them. I am proud of the students who have formed an alliance and are taking a stand for policies and legislation that affect them. Parents, please talk to your children about what is going on in their lives.

Let’s Do This

Well, ladies and gentlemen, February has come to an abrupt end! I’m just being dramatic because it’s the shortest month which leaves limited time to accomplish goals. So how did you do? If you’re anything like me, I like to write short, bullet point attainable goals for each month. I share them with you for two reasons; I want to be held accountable and I want to inspire you to do more and talk less. By the way, I’m currently listening to a song titled Lam Them by a Vietnamese group called Wowy.  Lam Them means “extra work” but I am trying to find the translation for the song. It’s such a dope beat and I’d like to know what the song is about. In this post, we will talk about how I did in several life categories last month and what I’ve learned. I’d like to hear how your month went as well!

 It’s All About the Money

Last week’s post was a synopsis about how my visit with my financial planner went. That went well, but I have some work to do. I’m glad that I was armed with knowledge and the right questions before I stepped into that office. I would like to reiterate that you do not have to hire a financial planner, it was my preference. I did reach my savings goals for the month which was a plus. Although I hired a planner, I still listen to finance podcasts and I read financial blogs. If you dont mind,  I’d like to recommend Mr. Money Mustache and Get Rich Slowly.

Valentine’s Day was fun and inexpensive. We cooked and watched movies. Therefore, every day is Valentine’s Day. Readers, do you celebrate or is it cliché? Inquiring minds want to know.


Nothing new here, besides making sure that I’m drinking enough water. As petty as this sounds, I had to start tracking my water intake because I noticed that I wasn’t quite getting half my body weight in ounces every day. For one, I drink diet tea which is not the best choice. So, I needed some guidance. Such a slacker!

Podcast and Online News to Pay Attention To This Month

This month, I’ve been listening to these interesting, thought-provoking, and entertaining podcasts for politics and pure uncensored entertainment: The Read, The Friends Zone, It’s Been A Minute, and Getting’ Grown.  Sometimes, this is the only way for me to catch up on current events and juicy gossip. Disclaimer: Some podcasts may not be appropriate for kids, so wear your wireless headphones.

In addition to listening to current events, I’ve been reading Salon, The Root, and The Onion. The writers take a realistic, entertaining approach to what’s going on the world we live in. Also, if you like satirical writing, this is it!

On a Personal Note

One thing that I take pride in is doing my best to support others in their personal endeavors. However, what I’ve learned is not to expect support in return.  Do it because you want to do it, not because you feel obligated or you want a return on your investment.  I’ll let that sit there!

March Goals

Below is a list of goals that I would like to accomplish during the month of March:

  • Estate Planning- at least begin the process.
  • Save $300 in either of my accounts.
  • As always, kick up that car payment a notch by at least $100.00.
  • Reading and studying-work related material. That sounds fun, doesn’t it?

Readers, what’s going on in March? Drop it in the comments!



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  1. Hi, as always very helpful in a lot of ways. You have inspired me along the way as well as educated me.

    Thank You for sharing.

  2. Great wrap-up for such a short month. I too am trying to up my water intake because I always feel like I am just not staying hydrated enough.

    My goals for March include finishing two books[, organizing content for my blog, and saving more money for my trip to London.

    Thanks for sharing! x


  3. It’s always good to be organized yes it was a short month so def felt like a lot more March makes you feel like ok more days here we go.

  4. Love reading your posts and love your February wrap up! I’m been feeling the exact same way about my water intake lately, and went to bed the other night realizing I only drank 1 glass of water that day….So like you one of my goals this month is to drink more water, but also to read more and find a new podcast to get into and will check out the ones you mentioned!

  5. Nice work! I hope next month turns out to be a productive one for me. Last month I started a new project and I’m hoping to take it to the next level soon 🙂

  6. Your posts about your goals always inspire me. Second month and I saved money which is awesome in my books 🙂 I started back my yoga and meditation practice last month and still going. This month I want to save at least $500 and treat myself to a spa day. Is that a goal? lol To me Valentine’s day is a cliche nothing beats a home-cooked meal and time with the ones you love. The rest of my March goals are to be determined right now I am just all about trying to achieve balance and inner peace. Hoping you slay all of your goals this month

    1. Thank you ! Yes , it’s a self care goal. I saved up for a trip that I went on for two days last week. I considered it a goal . I needed to reset! Yoga always settles my spirit. Set your goals as you see fit!

  7. My goals for March include sticking to my diet plan, posting at least three articles on my blog each week and complete reading two novels. Hope I will fulfil them. I tried to stick to my goals in February too but slipped in last 3 days. Hope in March I will succeed.

  8. This is such an inspiring and amazing post ! Is always good to plan ahead so that we won’t fail. Love your March goals and your last month recaps.

  9. I’m also trying to save up and track my financial plans. This month I’ve decided to go without shopping (except the basics, such as food) – I wonder how much I will actually save up. Good luck with your savings!

  10. I love the idea of setting goals for the new month ahead. On the first of every month, I sit down and write 5 intentions that I want to focus on as the month progresses. Every other day or so, I revisit my list to keep me on track!

  11. You are indeed a very supportive person for others Anissa and you deserve the support back but you are also wise to realize that it does not always happen and should not be the initial reason why we support others. I look at it as a bonus if something comes back my way.

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