Goal Setting

Update on September’s Goals & My Goals for October

Yay fall! I love this time of year. The cool mornings and perfect afternoons are simply the best. I know the chill of winter will creep up on us before we know it so I’m trying to enjoy it while it’s here. Three months left of 2016! Wowza. But instead of dwelling on that let’s see how my goals went this month!

Goals for September

1. Paint!

I had a blast painting this month. I stretched myself a bit and didn’t only do words like I’ve done before but actually painted THINGS. Ack! I think I may need to ask for canvases for Christmas because I’ve really started to enjoy this new creative outlet and think I could fill up my entire vaulted kitchen wall with fun art!

My Monthly Goals {Update on August’s Goals & My Goals for September}

Anyone else feel like August was a mere whisper? I swear it started last week and now it’s over. Tomorrow is September 1st. So much for summer! But I’m pretty sure I say this every month when I get my goals post up. It really reaffirms the saying about the days being long but the years being fast. I mean, holy cow, right? Only four months left of 2016. Yikes. 

Let’s look back at my goals for August and see how I did. 

Goals for August

This month was all about Back to School prep. I knew there were lots of tasks that needed to be accomplished in order to make the transition a little easier. 

Update on July’s Goals & My Goals for August

How has another month passed us by already? Is it really going to be August tomorrow? I might be freaking out a little at everything I need to get done this month. But before I get to that let’s look at my goals from July and how I did with them. 

1. A date with Micah

We actually got to do two dates this month! We had one at-home date where we ordered sushi and watched a movie and when we visited my parents we got to go out to dinner and out to a movie! We are simple people for dates but it makes it easy! It was wonderful getting that special time with him to be US and not be focused on the kids. 

2. Mommy-kid dates with the three big kids

July somehow got away from us and with all the travel at the end I only got to take Parker and Mercedes on their dates. Jamison and I have one on the calendar for next weekend though so he won’t be left behind. If you’ve never done a mommy/kid date I highly encourage you to try it! We started at age 3 and try to do something simple and fun that allows us to connect one-on-one with the kid for an hour or so. 

3. Hand write three letters

Oh goodness. How sad that I didn’t get this one done? I pulled out the paper but it never got finished. It will happen this week. I’ll be sure to follow up with you on it!

4. Start journals with the big boys

We’ve started! And I meant to send the journals with them for the week they spent at Micah’s parents house so they could write down all the fun stuff they were doing but I totally spaced and didn’t transfer them from my bag to their bag on the trip. Oh well. At least we got started and we can keep these going now. 

Well, not as great as other months but I still got some quality relationship time in. It’s definitely an area I need to keep working in so I can build up stronger relationships with those I love. 

Update on June’s Goals & My Goals for July

It’s that time again! The end of the month has arrived and it’s my time to reflect back on the goals I set for myself. This month pushed me a bit out of my comfort zone. I had to psych myself up a couple times in order to complete some tasks but I think that was the point of this! If I never push myself to extend past what is comfy I’ll stop growing and learning! 

If you remember, I decided to change how I set my goals in June. Instead of choosing random areas I decided to follow the example set by Alexandra Kuykendall in Loving My Actual Life and focus on one area. In June I decide to focus on adventure so let’s see how I did!