My Monthly Goals, January 2018

Let’s take a look at what I completed…

* Blog less. I have decided that until life gets a little less hectic, I will only be blogging two days a week most weeks and simplifying posts when I can.  
* All other blog related goals are on hold for now.
* Create a Christmas bucket list and mark things off as we go.

* Have at least 2 designated family nights.
* Give back to others.
* Wrap up our first semester and reevaluate lesson plans for semester 2.
* Enjoy Christmas break the best we can.
* Begin packing and moving out!
* Continue the construction progress.
* Start thinking about goals for 2018.
* Have a girls night with Anna and Sam.
* Have a date night.

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When Plans Change, Recapping My 2017 Goals

It seems like just the other day I wrote this post outlining my goals for 2017. Things I wanted to do over the year, things I wanted to accomplish and things I thought I wanted. All in all, this list didn’t take a couple of things into account.

#1 I would have a huge heart change and my whole approach to blogging would change.

#2 We would sell our house, buy a piece of land and begin building a home, again.

I don’t want to make excuses for not crossing more things off this list. So please, don’t think that is what I am doing. However, I did feel like I needed to put #1 & #2 out there… mostly for my own sake. Sometimes we can make plans and even begin to execute them well, but somewhere along the course plans change.

Let’s take a closer look…

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My Monthly Goals, December 2017

Let’s take a look at what I completed…


* Share some holiday related posts.

* Plan out a short blog sabbatical over the holiday season/ when we move.
* Have at least 2 designated family nights.
* Complete my final 16 mile training run.

* Run a marathon
* Log my necessary 12 gym visits, getting as many as I can before the marathon.
* Give myself lots of grace while I recover.
* Get ahead as much as we can so we can relax over Thanksgiving Break.

* Continue working on brush piles mountains out at the land.
FINALLY start construction.
* Order Christmas Cards.
* Nail down a move out date. 
* Decorate for Christmas, the best I can.
* Make a new soup recipe.
* Plan some holiday fun.

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My Monthly Goals, November 2017

Let’s take a look at what I completed…

* Successfully complete my mini fall photo challenge.
* Share 3 or 4 fall recipes on the blog.
Continue to show myself grace when it comes to blogging. Really embrace that for me less is more & bigger isn’t always better. 
* Work on our fall fun list together. See my list update here!
* Take some fall family photos.
* Weekly long runs starting with 12 mile runs and building off of that. 
* Work out at least 14 times.
* Take care of my body to hopefully stay injury free during the craziness of marathon training. More water, stretching & a good post run recovery routine.
* Start using the First 5 app. 
* Plan a girls night with the ladies from church.
* Get out of the house with our school work 5 times.
* Continue working on brush piles mountains out at the land.
* Finalize costume plans by the middle of the month!
* Be more diligent and organized about working on our budget multiple times a week.
* Send some fall snail mail.

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My Monthly Goals, October 2017

 

Let’s take a look at what I completed…


* Join Stephanie for Dresstember and photograph 10 dresses.
* Plan and announce a mini fall photo challenge.
* Participate in a mug swap & giveaway.
* Create a fall fun list and start working on it together.
*Have a movie or a game night, twice.
* Workout 14 times.
* Complete weekly long runs. (This months long runs will all be 9+ miles!)
* Complete ‘The Big Red Shoe 15K’.
* Begin official marathon training. 
* Start attending Rooted Church on their first Sunday, September 10th.
* Work on making some connections in the new church.
* Finalize lessons before my co-op class starts.
* Get out of the house with our work 4 times.
* Be patient while waiting on the build to FINALLY get started 😉 . 
* Take stock of the girls closets, what they have and they need.
* Buy all of the pumpkin things. #butreally #reallifegoals
* Read 1 book.
* Participate in the fall consignment sale.

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Monthly Goals, August 2017

Let’s take a look at what I completed…

* Complete the 14 Days of Summer photo challenge.
* Organize a blog hop for August.
* Consider ways to scale back in August.
* Post a shouse update.
* Work on our summer bucket list.
* Average 4 workouts a week or 16 for the month.
* Complete weekly long runs (2, 5 mile & 2, 6 mile runs).
* Snack on fruit more often.
* Continue working on my Bible study. 
* Enjoy our summer off.
* Work on reading.
* Accomplish something else on the new build (septic, electric, gravel, anything).
* Take the girls for milk shakes.
* Buy Russ’ anniversary present.
* Read 4 books.
* Work more on our house floor plans.

 

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