For this project, I will be writing a song with Rachelle. We won't be writing our own song, because we will be changing the lyrics to "Ain't It Fun" by Paramore, as you can tell by the title. We really like this song, and we will be trying our hardest to include the main points, and I think this could be a valuable learning experience.
1) What goals have you set for yourself in the past?
One goal I have set for myself in the past is to be a babysitter around my neighbourhood. I love watching younger kids and playing with them, so babysitting is ideal for me. I especially love watching 1-5 year olds, because they are so full of energy and they always brighten my day, even when I'm feeling like I want to cry. Whenever I babysit, I usually bring toys to play with, and depending on the age of the child/ children, I bring some board games. I am a babysitter at the moment - I have put up posters around my neighbourhood and I have recieved a few calls every now and then. The next goal I set for myself is to split the money I earn into two different sections - one for spending, and one for saving. This way, if I want to buy something big that is a bit expensive, I can just use the money from my savings jar.
2) Did I achieve these goals?
I achieved my goal when I got my first job babysitting my little sister. We had a really fun time - we played on my Wii, we watched a movie, had lunch, and when my mom got home she asked how our day was, and me and Chelsea (my sister) both said, "Great!" After my mom paid me I put half the money in my purse, and the other half in my savings jar.
3) How do you know when you had achieved your goal?
I knew that I had achieved my goal was when I looked at my savings jar and saw that it was half full! I had realized that ever time I got money, I split it up into two, like I said in my goal. I was extremely happy when I saw that I had followed and was participating in finishing my goal. I did have some difficulties splitting up the money evenly, but in the end, I think it worked out very well.