Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May Goals

I'm going to keep things a bit shorter & simpler, because May will be a wild month with both work, and hopefully selling our vacation house. 

Here's what I have planned for the month:


  • Sell our vacation house
  • Handle incoming stock vest, saving some for Hawaii vacation & putting the rest on our mortgage
  • Stick to the budget
  • Make $400 in side hustle 


  • Make time for lunch with M one day/week, when the kids are at school
  • Have a last hurrah with my mom & sister (belated Mother's Day) at the vacation house, while we're also getting it ready to sell. 
  • Help Sam finish out the year as strongly as possible (in person is much better for him, but he has a lot of work to do to make up for challenges from online learning earlier)
  • Sort out soccer club tryouts (we're switching clubs for one kiddo)


  • Lose 3 lbs
  • Run 3x/week
  • Do not gain weight over mom/sister trip (maintain is fine)


  • Review all eBay items. Lower prices, donate, etc & keep things moving
  • Finish Decluttr order, and get junk out of my closet
  • Go through clothes I brought back from the vacation house. Figure out what to give away, sell, or keep. 
That's it for me. What about you? What are you hoping to accomplish in May? 


  1. Sounds like great goals for this month. We just sold our vacation property too, we'll be going over for one last hurrah as well and closing at the end of this month. Best of luck on getting yours sold quickly along with the rest of your goals.

    1. Enjoy your last hurrah! And yes, it's a fantastic time to sell. We're shocked by the price appreciation in our area.

  2. This would be a good time to sell a house as the market is hot. Cindy in the South

    1. SO hot! It's a great time for us to sell the house.

  3. Good plan to shorten and simplify during a wild month. My goals for May are to garden, read, volunteer, exercise, socialize and eat well.

    1. Exactly - simplify & focus on a few things. Your goals sound great for the month!

  4. Thanks to the pandemic and low interest rates, vacation property is selling at an all time high. Wishing you good fortune with the sale.
    May is a month I need to get my rearing gear for our personal stuff. I have spent too much time and energy dealing with outside distractions

    1. Thank you! Fingers crossed for a quick & easy sale.