This is my second post on this topic. I pulled my last one off as my own sisters said it was confusing and if my own sisters can't follow my scattered thinking pattern, how in the world can I expect the rest of my friends to follow me...so here is a revamped version of my newest goal development.
Per #6 on my list, Be on time. I don't understand why this is so hard. Sometimes I have a valid reason, like this morning when I snoozed through my alarm many many minutes knowing I had plenty of time. That is until I remembered I had not showered in two days and as a courtesy to my classmates, HAD to shower. See, lost track of days, had to smell nice (or at least decent), therefore, was late. But still, only 10 minutes, so I was pretty impressed. But mostly I am late because I woke up two hours early and watched three episodes of FRIENDS, each episode thinking, 'Oh, I have time to watch one more', and poof, I am late.
I HATE it when people are late. I HATE it when I am late. I think it is disrespectful and rude and I do it ALL the time. I have friends where I know it drives them INSANE when people are late and I STILL can't make it on time. I can just as easily get ready to go two hours early and after I am all ready, watch FRIENDS until it is time to go, instead of the other way around.
So per this months Readers Digest, my new plan. For every minute I am late, I owe the person I kept waiting $1. I have a three minute leeway. But after that initial three minutes, the tally begins. Day one was Thursday. I ended up forking over $23 to my friend. Shameful. Day two, I was only three minutes late, so only $3. And today, I was 2 minutes late. My friend donated her newly acquired $2 to her wedding fund! I am having trouble getting my friends to take my money. I just keep telling them that I don't care what they do with it, donate it a stranger, donate to your wedding, whatever.
A potential problem with this new rule is that as little money that I do have, I am remarkably bad with my money. So bad that I may not even notice or care that I am forking out large chunks of cash. Which brings up a goal on my new list of becoming a grownup....become financially responsible. I made a new list of goals just the other day, to take the place of my old list as many of those goals have been accomplished, like flossing. But I lost my new list. Which brings to the top of my list an old goal...to become organized. Poop. So many things to work on and so little time before I become a grownup.