10 Goals For This Week + an update on last week’s goals

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Last week was full and there were some hard days (I have a blog post coming later today on those!), but the weekend ended on a high note, so that was a blessing.

Saturday morning and afternoon was pretty packed — I had two coffee dates, Silas had his first baseball game, and we had to go get a bunch of supplies for our church’s café.

10 Weekly Goals{Silas at his first baseball game. His little 5-year-old heart couldn’t be happier. After talking about it for months and counting down the days for weeks, the day of his first baseball game finally arrived. My mama heart wanted to burst seeing his joy, passion, enthusiasm, and focus at bat and on the field.}

Jesse and I were planning to have our date night on Saturday night and had childcare lined up for it, but a few hours before, we decided to cancel so that we could get to bed early instead. We had a very full day on Sunday and needed to all be at church early and then would be gone most of the day.

While we were sad to miss our date, we both feel like it was a good decision because it allowed us to be able to have a relaxing family evening and then a calm Sunday morning. And the fact that we all showed up at church by 8:20 a.m. with all the supplies we needed to bring for the café and everyone with teeth brushed and hair fixed is pretty much a Christmas miracle. {Those of you who know our family and our “issues” with getting out the door — especially early in the morning! — will be able to appreciate that even more!}

Next week, we get to put our early Sunday morning skills to an even bigger test: our church is having 3 services for Easter — with the first one being at 8 a.m.! So that means we’ll all need to be out the door by around 7 a.m. with everyone dressed and presentable and all the supplies + extra supplies for the Easter crowd. It should be an adventure. :)

Here’s a run-down on how I did on my goals last week:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Write notes of encouragement to all three kids.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a date night with Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 5 times.

5. Finish at least two books.

6. Work on the Cosy Posy Ear Warmer. {By the time I get this done, it’s going to be summer! I guess I can save it for next winter!}

Local Ministry/Hospitality/Friendship Goals

7. Clean out and organize all the cupboards at our church’s café.

8. Invite a family who just moved to Nashville to have a meal with us.

Business Goals

9. Outline/write 3 substantive blog posts for next week.

10. Finish getting all the permissions for stories used in my manuscript.

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Decorate Easter eggs with the kids.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Continue working on developing the habit of obedience in our home (I attended the Laying Down the Rails workshop at the recent homeschool conference and it’s really motivated and inspired us in our parenting. We’re choosing the habit of obedience to implement in our home for the next 6-8 weeks. Just a week of working on this and it’s already made a big difference. Watch this video here for a snippet of the workshop.)

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 5 times.

5. Finish at least two books.

6. Listen to at least two inspiring audios/podcasts while working/driving (I’ve recently been challenged to do a better job of using those little cracks of time throughout the day to fill my mind up with good things and things that make me think and analyze life.)

Local Ministry/Hospitality/Friendship Goals

7. Research how to make the best coffee with the new commercial coffee machine we got for our church’s café.

8. Host a Dessert Night at our house.

Business Goals

9. Outline/write 3 substantive blog posts for next week.

10. Finish all final edits for the Makeover Your Mornings course.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.


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10 Goals For This Week (+ I actually crossed everything off my list last week!)

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When I went to update my goals list this week, I was quite surprised to realize that I had actually crossed everything off my goals list for last week. WOOHOO! That feels so good.

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We had such a great time at the homeschool conference. I got to spend time with old friends (pictured above — getting to hang out with my long-time friend, Trina Holden), meet new friends, listen to encouraging sessions, shop for homeschool curriculum with Jesse, hang out with my kids, and be inspired by a number of speakers. All in all, it was a great weekend!

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Continue on with our Morning Time routine.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Attend the Teach Them Diligently Conference in Nashville & decide on homeschool curriculum for next year.

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 4 times.

5. Finish at least two books.

6. Work on the Cosy Posy Ear Warmer.

Local Ministry/Hospitality/Friendship Goals

7. Research coffee brewers and coffee to find a better solution for our church’s cafe.

8. Invite a single young man from our community group to have dinner with our family.

Business Goals

9. Write 3 substantive blog posts for next week.

10. Put together resources list for my manuscript.

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Write notes of encouragement to all three kids.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a date night with Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 5 times.

5. Finish at least two books.

6. Work on the Cosy Posy Ear Warmer. {By the time I get this done, it’s going to be summer! I guess I can save it for next winter!}

Local Ministry/Hospitality/Friendship Goals

7. Clean out and organize all the cupboards at our church’s cafe.

8. Invite a family who just moved to Nashville to have a meal with us.

Business Goals

9. Outline/write 3 substantive blog posts for next week.

10. Finish getting all the permissions for stories used in my manuscript.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.


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10 Goals For This Week (+ a new category I’m adding to my weekly goals list)

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You will notice a new category on my goals list this week — Local Ministry/Hospitality/Friendship. One of my personal desires for 2015 is to plant deep roots in our local community. I recently took on a new ministry position at our church — helping to manage the coffee bar/cafe on Sunday mornings before church — and I am absolutely loving this opportunity to be back to serving in church again!

In addition, we also recently joined a community group in our church and this has been such a blessing to our family. And finally, I started meeting with a friend for weekly accountability and prayer times.

This might seem like I’m taking on a lot in a short amount of time, but it’s something that I’ve spent months considering/praying about/paring down my life for. And because we significantly cut down on my business responsibilities and commitments heading into 2015, it’s freed up room for me to have time and  to invest in things that feed my soul in ways I’ve been longing for — like more time for deep relationships and opportunities to serve and use my gifts in our local church.

I can already tell how these things are breathing fresh inspiration, refreshment, and joy into my life. And I’m so grateful!

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Continue on with our Morning Time routine.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a date night with Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 3 times.

5. Finish at least two books.

6. Work on the Cosy Posy Ear Warmer.

7. Try one new recipe.

Business Goals

8. Write 2 substantive blog posts for next week.

9. Shoot a quick video for a project.

10. Finish the copy edits for my new manuscript.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Continue on with our Morning Time routine.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Attend the Teach Them Diligently Conference in Nashville & decide on homeschool curriculum for next year. (SO excited that our family gets to attend a homeschool conference together — it’s been awhile since I’ve been an attender and not a speaker!)

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 4 times.

5. Finish at least two books.

6. Work on the Cosy Posy Ear Warmer. {By the time I get this done, it’s going to be summer! I guess I can save it for next winter!}

Local Ministry/Hospitality/Friendship Goals

7. Research coffee brewers and coffee to find a better solution for our church’s cafe.

8. Invite a single young man from our community group to have dinner with our family.

Business Goals

9. Write 3 substantive blog posts for next week.

10. Put together resources list for my manuscript.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

 

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10 Goals For This Week

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With the filming last week, I decided to take the week off from setting 10 goals and just focus my energies on all the details of the filming. That turned out to be a good call as things took longer and required more time and energy than I’d anticipated.

Goals from two weeks ago:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Continue on with our Morning Time routine. Read aloud every day.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a family movie night.

4. Write a note of encouragement to one person.

Personal Goals

5. Exercise at least 4 times.

6. Finish at least two books.

7. Finish the Cosy Posy Ear Warmer.

8. Try one new recipe.

Business Goals

9. Train my new local assistant.

10. Review/practice script for my new course filming next week.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Continue on with our Morning Time routine.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a date night with Jesse.

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 3 times.

5. Finish at least two books.

6. Work on the Cosy Posy Ear Warmer.

7. Try one new recipe.

Business Goals

8. Write 2 substantive blog posts for next week.

9. Shoot a quick video for a project.

10. Finish the copy edits for my new manuscript.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.


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10 Goals For This Week (+ an update on my goals from last week)

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Goals from two weeks ago (we were out of town last Monday & Tuesday, so I didn’t get goals set or posted… such is life sometimes!):

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Continue on with our Morning Time routine. Read aloud for at least 20 minutes every day. (I almost hit this goal, but ended up missing a few days while we were out of town.)

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a date with Jesse.

4. Write a note of encouragement to one person.

Personal Goals

5. Exercise at least 4 times.

6. Finish at least two books.

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7. Knit a Cosy Posy Ear Warmer. (I’m over halfway done with this! Yay!)

8. Try two new recipes: Trim Healthy Mama Waffles and Hot Fudge Pie.

Business Goals

9. Shoot a short video for a project I’m working on.

10. Finish up edits on the script/handbook on my soon-to-be-released course. (More details coming soon! I’m SO excited about this and how it’s coming together thanks to a great team who is putting so much heart and effort into it!)

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Continue on with our Morning Time routine. Read aloud every day.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a family movie night.

4. Write a note of encouragement to one person.

Personal Goals

5. Exercise at least 4 times.

6. Finish at least two books.

7. Finish the Cosy Posy Ear Warmer.

8. Try one new recipes.

Business Goals

9. Train my new local assistant.

10. Review/practice script for my new course filming next week. (More details coming soon! I’m SO excited about this and how it’s coming together thanks to a great team who is putting so much heart and effort into it!)

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

 

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10 Goals For This Week (+ I’m *loving* this new season of life!)

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One of my big goals for 2015 is to be more home focused. We made some significant changes in December to make this desire of mine become a reality. And I’m almost 6 weeks into 2015 and I just can’t even begin to express how thrilled I am at the difference these changes have made!

The last two years have been r-e-a-l-l-y stretching for me on so many different levels. And I don’t regret the decisions we prayerfully made for me to be on the road or as involved in as many projects as I was. I grew so much and God was so faithful, even in those times when it felt that it was physically and emotionally possible to do everything we felt He was clearly calling me and our family to.

But in December, I really felt that the season was coming to an end and I feel so settled about it. I’ll still be traveling and speaking some, developing a few new products, and working on a few big projects, but we’re really streamlining this year and being incredibly picky about which opportunities I’m saying “yes” to.

We only set a few business goals (as opposed to our long list of goals last year!), and we’re also bringing on some new team members (God has brought some of the most amazing and perfectly-suited people my way in January and I’m so grateful!)

All this to say, I’m loving this new season of life and soaking it up. And I’m also loving that there is much more margin in most of my days, we’re spending so much time together as a family (often just hanging out and being together!), and that I’m doing a much better job of getting my goals crossed off.

I’m so content at such a deep level. And I’m so grateful.

It feels like such a gift to have this season of reprieve and I’m humbly grateful that, after years of Jesse and I working so hard, we’re finally at a place where we can both work a lot less and carve out the lifestyle that we feel like God has called us to and the rhythm of life where each of us will best thrive.

10 Goals For This Week

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Continue on with our Morning Time routine. Read aloud for at least 20 minutes every day.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a family movie night.

4. Work with the kids to help them learn their new chores (we just added a few new chores to each of our kids’ daily lists and Silas, especially, is needing a little extra help learning how to do the chores.)

Personal Goals

5. Exercise at least 4 times.

6. Finish at least two books.

7. Knit a Cosy Posy Ear Warmer. (I’m hoping to finally get this started this week!)

8. Try two new Trim Healthy Mama recipes: Raw Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter Pancakes.

Business Goals

9. Get back with bloggers interested in the ePantry opportunity.

10. Tweak my presentations and slides for the Friday night Say Goodbye to Survival Mode event in Mississippi.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Continue on with our Morning Time routine. Read aloud for at least 20 minutes every day.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Have a date with Jesse.

4. Write a note of encouragement to one person.

Personal Goals

5. Exercise at least 4 times.

6. Finish at least two books.

7. Knit a Cosy Posy Ear Warmer. (I’m hoping to finally get this started this week!)

8. Try two new recipes: Trim Healthy Mama Waffles and Hot Fudge Pie.

Business Goals

9. Shoot a short video for a project I’m working on.

10. Finish up edits on the script/handbook on my soon-to-be-released course. (More details coming soon! I’m SO excited about this and how it’s coming together thanks to a great team who is putting so much heart and effort into it!)

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.

 

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