I know it is just about mid month and I am just getting my monthly goals on here, but better late than never! And now I have a new goal for the beginning of next month and that is to get my goals typed and published on here at the beginning of the month 🙂 I did write them out however and have been tailoring my weeks based on these goals. I always refer to my main yearly goals (see Yearly Goals 2015) when writing out my monthly goals. My monthly goals are smaller bite sized pieces that help me to achieve the more broad, big picture goals for the year. (Another reference for setting goals is my previous post: Goal Setting 101 ) I usually have about 4-5 goals under each of my priority areas for the month. So here they are:
*Update both kids’ baby books (there have been several events including birthdays, etc. that I need to record before more of life goes by and it gets to be too overwhelming!)
*Continue “Fun Fridays” with Brantley and Paisley when she is home from school (special once a week kid-centered activities!)
*Have a one on one “date” with Paisley (We already did this and went shopping for Halloween costumes and we also had planner/calendar time together!)
*Schedule a family day…a day where we do something just the 4 of us! (We already did this also…we enjoyed a day at our zoo where we have a season pass and enjoyed the animals, the weather and made memories!)
*Schedule a date night/day (we decided to switch off every other month who plans these so Oct is Seth’s month…I am still not sure what we are doing, but it is planned for this Saturday evening so we will see!) 😉
*Write a love note to Seth.
*Attend 1 NFP appointment together. (This refers to the natural family planning model we are learning to implement…it is the Creighton Model and we go to Pope Paul the XI Institute. We are loving it and learning so much about family, God, life and each other…highly recommended!! Our apt is tomorrow…we are about half way through the learning process.)
*Finish Financial Peace University class together and complete the homework together on Sundays. (This is another amazing process we are going through…let me tell you God is leading us down some incredible learning journeys right now…I am so glad we are listening! We had a class last night, will do our homework this Sunday afternoon and have one more class next week!)
*Get 6 or more glasses of water in each day (This is a difficult one for me! I start off good, but the day gets away from me…keeping track with stickers does help me…still working on this one!)
*Attend 3 or more Jazzercise classes each week! (This is one in which it depends on the week…I achieved it last week but because of parent/teacher conferences and other things I will probably only get 2 in this week….better than none and will try again next week!)
*Continue to read from my motherhood devotional (I love my ‘morning time’…getting up before the kids and taking time to pray, read and study God’s word…truly a life changer! The name of the devotional is “Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood” by Melissa B. Kruger. I will post more about it in the Reading Nook soon!)
*Create a prayer/morning time notebook-basket. (Again I love my ‘morning time’, so anything to streamline that time and allow me even more time to enjoy my reading, etc. is amazing! I have read some people have special notebooks and journals for their gratitude, prayers and bible studies so my hope is to create something like this and contain it all in a little basket by where I sit so it is easy to get to, get into and start my daily ‘morning time’.)
*Attend confession at our parish. (This is something that I do not do as often as I should…I need to make it a priority so it is on my list of personal goals.)
*Finish our Dave Ramsey class (this is basically what I had up on one of our marriage goals, but there are three subgoals to go along with it…see below)
-Complete Baby Step #1, which is to have $1000 in an emergency fund (a start up emergency fund and we are very close!)
-Start Baby Step #2, paying off all debt except for our mortgage.
-Start our Christmas budget and saving toward it.
*Work on clearing clutter from our basement and selling/donating “stuff” (This goes along with the top money goals since any money earned from selling would go toward our baby steps!)
*Create a “password” sheet. (Already done and put where it needs to be…makes my life easier as I never can remember my usernames or passwords!)
* 1 jewelry show (I am currently a Premier Designs Jeweler although I have been slowing down lately due to other priorities….it does help with the money goals at the moment so my goal is to have one this month to help us in that area)
*Start an email subscription on this blog (I have been wanting to do this for awhile, but was waiting to publish more posts first…make sure you subscribe once I do! You don’t want to miss out on all the fun!) 🙂
I would love to hear about your goals!! What are your goals for this month?