Happy Tuesday everyone! Today on Tulips & Merlot I wanted to share my goals for the next quarter of the year, Q3! In order to manage my goals more effectively, I prefer to break them down by quarter.
Quarter 1: January – March
Quarter 2: April – June
Quarter 3: July – September
Quarter 4: October – December
Since quarter 3 is just around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to share what my goals are this quarter & encourage you to try using the quarter system to manage your goals this year!
Let’s Get Started
Goal #1: Pay Off At Least One Credit Card
Since I’m a full-time medical student I don’t work & my primary source of income is my student loans. My husband works but between his income, my student loan refunds, expensive California rent, utilities, car stuff, & debt there isn’t much left for savings or investments. To help reduce the amount of money we’re spending every month in bills, my goal is to pay off at least one credit card and then use the snowball method to start paying down the rest of our credit cards.
Goal #2: Start Generating Supplemental Income
Not only do I want to pay down my credit cards, I also want to find a way to generate income without having to get a job. I have a few ideas in mind that I’m not ready to share just yet but I’m excited to put those ideas in motion and hopefully make some extra cash while I’m at it! Ideally, this extra income would eventually become passive income & basically make me money while I sleep.
Goal #3: Absorb All of The Info I Can Regarding Birth & Fertility
For those of you who didn’t know, I am obsessed with all things fertility & motherhood. I just love babies & I’ve wanted to help women conceive & give birth to healthy babies since I can remember. In fact, when I graduate from medical school I intend to become a fertility expert who focuses on a holistic approach before turning to pharmaceuticals and IVF. That being said, quarter 3 is the perfect time for me to absorb allllll of the information that I can since I won’t be in school & studying all of the time. If you have a favorite blog, podcast, or book about birth, pregnancy, or fertility I’d love for you to leave me a comment below!
Goal #4: Become A Doula
As I just mentioned above, I love all things fertility & pregnancy. I love it so much that I will be starting my training to become a doula this quarter! A doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before, during, and shortly after she gives birth. A doula is there to help her achieve the healthiest & most satisfying childbirth experience possible. I promise to keep you updated on this journey!
Goal #5: Prep For Baby
No, I’m not pregnant yet BUT I do hope to be by the end of quarter 1 in 2018. My husband Chris & I are planning to start trying at the end of the year and so I’m beginning the preparation phase of preconception. I’ve been drinking lots of nettle leaf tea, monitoring my blood glucose, & trying to lose as much weight as possible. Things are moving in the right direction and I’m excited to move the needle even further in the right direction before we conceive!
And there you have it! My 5 goals for Q3. They may seem a bit random but they each speak to the unique & multi-dimensional pieces of me! I’d love to know what your goals are for this year! Let’s chat about it in the comment section below.