You know how exciting it is in January when you think about all the things that you could do and how awesome you will finally be in the new year… and then how you realize that you entered into the new year with the same old you… and your goals seem like a crazy person made them?
Kari in January was so hopeful. With a little bit of unrealistic. And I crashed and burned and forgot all about the goals.
So I’m calling a do over. And this time I’m setting specific goals, that are smaller, and more reasonable. That way I can still have something to push myself and not wander aimlessly through the rest of the year (like I have been through the first part of the year).
So I’ll post them here, and the plan is that I’ll check in with you once a month. I know, blah blah blah, I always say that. But since I’m trying to be a grown-up blogger with this snazzy new blog, I’m hoping to be awesome this time. So here are my quarter three goals.
I have three months to make a little progress rather than spin my wheels and feel bad at the end of every month.
Spiritual: I need to keep working on Scripture memory. It’s hit or miss, but I need to keep trying to build that habit. I almost have the Lord’s Prayer down, and will continue to work on the cards I have in my Charlotte Mason Scripture memory box.
Recreation: I really enjoy reading a fiction book in the summer since I rarely read fiction anymore. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was recommended by a friend, so I’ll give it a try this summer.
Home: There are SO MANY THINGS we have to do in the house. But repainting the doors will cost me a gallon a paint and elbow grease. I can do that. I just need to make a plan and stick to that plan. I’ll look for doorknobs at the ReStore and see if I can save money that way.
Personal: Ugh. I have to lose weight and cannot allow myself to just give up. I’m going to log my food on the Lose It app, even if I go over in my calories. I’ve got to keep killing this sin (with lots of prayer). And keep walking with Walk at Home.
Relationships: I often tend to make productivity a more important thing than relationships. So I’m going to be intentional about inviting others over and continue to build the habit.
Blog: I’m working hard on the first Continuing Education course and I want to launch class one by the end of September! But I have a ton of work to do before then, and I need to break it down so it’s not a last minute rush. And I’m still working on moving over the old blog posts and will redirect from the old blog to this shiny new one!
Finances: I’ve got to record all expenses, just like recording all my food. It doesn’t help my budget to just ignore all the random spending I do here and there, just like it’s not helping my waistline to not log the little snacks here and there.
These are all going to have to take a lot of prayer, and I’ll be putting these in the front of my prayer binder to pray over too. My plan is to update you at the end of July with how it’s all going!
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