It might seem pointless to have January goals when I just made New Year’s resolutions, but I’m a girl that lives, eats, and breathes goals and lists. Posts like these are what keep me accountable and motivated, especially now that there is so much riding on the line.
I am officially back at Keesler Air Force Base and school starts back up tomorrow. It’s only right that most of this month’s goals follow along educational lines.
1. Pass all block tests.
I am terrified of these block tests. Maybe it’s because the information feels so foreign to me, but they make me nervous every time they come around. So far, I have scored 90% and above, but this is new material and it is memory intensive. I will probably have 3 or 4 block tests in January, so the struggle is real. If I fail one, I could be washed back two or three weeks, screwing up all my set plans, etc. It would be a hassle. Failure is NOT an option.
2. Take one Security + Practice exam per week.
I haven’t went too much into the horrors of the Security + Certification class yet, but that’s because I don’t start it until late February. Basically, I started studying two weeks ago because it’s the only way you have a real shot at passing. The pass rate isn’t great, and we only get two shots. Many people fail their first time, resulting in a washback and more time in tech school etc. If you fail a second time, you will be re-classed into a different AFSC, or worse – separated from the military. My entire career depends on this test more than any of the others. You must have the Sec+ certification to work in Client Systems. So, I will be taking a practice test at least once a week (as well as studying it in the background of my other courses).
3. Pay the Chase card down to $600.
I mentioned this goal in my last debt pay-off recap. We want to push the Chase card down from $1631 to $600. That would push it down to 30% utilization, helping boost our credit scores. Because I’ve been paying about $1000 extra on the debt each month, I know this goal is possible.
4. Boost the emergency fund to $3500.
Our emergency fund sits at about $3000 right now, but we want to push it up to $3500 before moving time comes. This could be a stretch since we just bought a car, but I think we can do it.
5. Post 10 times.
I’m pretty busy with school, but I want to post 10 times in January. I want to start giving in-depth recaps of Basic Training week by week, as well as keep you updated about tech school and life in Mississippi.
And that’s my plan for January! Dear God, please give me motivation and strength. What kind of goals have you set for this exciting first month of 2016?