The time has come: time to own up to my high-spending, globe-trotting year. My goal for 2017 was to spend less than $20,000, which I did not accomplish – let’s look at what I spent it on.
Every year, I post my goals for the next year (and then review how I did.) Here’s 2018’s goals, habit, and my full budget.
In September 2017, I spent 30 days traveling by train, ferry, and bus from Dublin, Ireland to Shanghai, China via the Trans-Siberian Railway. So what does it cost to take a dream trip?
Every year I score myself on how I did on my new year’s resolutions. In 2017, I had 50 goals. Here’s how I did on them.
April – slacking on the gym front this month, indulging in caffeine abuse, and had my annual gym membership fee come due. Otherwise, a pretty boring (that’s good!) financial month.
March: The beginning of the travel expenses for the Big Tran-siberian Train Trip – including $20,000 first-class plane tickets for $300. Plus, a dentist visit.
It’s March 1st, and we’re officially 1/6th done with 2017. Which is terrifying, given all the things on my plate for this year. This month is a packed month.
For 2017, I’m focusing on goals that are business actions not outcomes. Because I need hustle & grace.
So I had a big, beautiful post written called Hustle & Grace about how this year I’m focusing on actions not outcomes. And in it, I said that instead of publishing a massive list of goals for the year like I usually do, I am focusing on things within my control rather than externally-influenced outcomes. But to…
I’ve been posting my new years resolutions online and then reviewing my success at the end of the year. 2016 was a giant cluster of crazy where absolutely nothing worked out the way it was planned. 2016, in a nutshell, was unpredictable: 3 totally different careers, a jump into self-employment, moving house with a week’s notice, a crazy presidential election, and, well, we’ll see how that did in the resolutions: