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10 Goals For This Week

10 Goals For This Week

So last week wasn’t the most productive week goal-wise, but we had out-of-town guests for two days, I had a half day of coaching with some folks who flew in from New York, and I spent hours and hours on my book manuscript. It was definitely productive, just in a different sense!

The good news? My manuscript is getting closer and closer to being done — I’m working on chapters 8-10 the next few weeks and then I’ll be sending it out to a few different people to critique, then it will be another round of edits, and then I’ll officially turn it in! Yay!

I’ve poured my heart and soul into this and I can’t wait to share it with you when it’s published.  I’m also excited to be in the home stretch because it means that I’ll have more regular sleeping routines, more of a social life, get to hang out with the people I love more, and get to actually read more of other people’s books again! 🙂

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Finish reading Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Spend 30 minutes decluttering our house.

5. Work on another craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, and Love, Skip, Jump.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 7 and 8 of my book manuscript.

10. Work on Price Comparison project for All You magazine (I’m gathering some local prices for an upcoming feature they are doing in their magazine.)

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Finish reading Teddy’s Button aloud to the kids at lunch time.

2. Have a movie night with Jesse.

3. Write a love note to Jesse.

4. Write thank you notes for my birthday gifts. {Yes, I turned 33 last week. I can hardly believe it! But I’ve loved every one of my 33 years, so I’ll take it… even if it does sound old!}

5. Work on another craft/sewing project with Kaitlynn.

Personal Goals

6. Work on reviewing and memorizing Romans 1 and Romans 2:1-2.

7. Finish reading I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t), A Proper Pursuit, and Love, Skip, Jump.

8. Run or exercise at least 5 times.

Business Goals

9. Work on chapters 8 and 9 of my book manuscript.

10. Work on draft of my first article for an upcoming magazine column. {Pretty stoked about this opportunity and cannot wait to share more in a few months!}

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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23 Comments

  • Kristen says:

    33 isn’t old, silly! 😉

    I turned 36 this year, which felt a little odd because now I sort of mentally round that up toward 40. Not that 40 is ancient, but it just sounds so…adult. And I just don’t feel that grown up.

    Older people tell me that you can reach 75 and still not feel super grown up, though, so I suppose I should stop waiting for that to happen.

    • cwaltz says:

      If you’re old then I qualify as ancient-I turn 46 in 15 days. I actually feel pretty grown up at this point(my two oldest are over 18 and my third turns 18 in April which will leave me with the “baby” -a teenager) I think the fact that I was grown kicked in when I realized my babies weren’t babies anymore.

  • Shay says:

    While you might not have gotten your goals done, it sounds like you had some great moments with friends and with coaching which is pretty productive and fun too, right?

    I hope to be more productive this week. I would love for you to blog about your process with writing a book. I find that I would love to write a book, but I am intimidated by the process (even though I have 11 chapters already outlined for one).

    I hope you have a great week 🙂

  • Jane says:

    I can’t believe you’re only 33! I’m only 32 and I still feel too young to get married, start a family, buy a house… eeks! What have I been doing this whole time? You’ve had like 10 extra lives than me. It must be those extra 8 months you got as a head start 🙂

    Happy birthday!

    • It’s totally those 8 extra months… actually, I’m positive there are a lot of things you’ve done that I haven’t!

      And thank you for the birthday wishes!

      • I agree that I can’t believe you are only 33. I am 30 and just had my first child. I didn’t get married til I was 27. I feel so far behind the times! Isn’t it crazy though how God brings us to things that He wants for us. None of our stories are the same at all.

        Can’t wait for your new book.

  • Sonya says:

    I’m excited about reading your next book. It sounds like there is going to be lots of helpful information included. 33 is so not old. I just turned 33 and I still feel pretty young.
    Last week I accomplished most of my goals. Hopefully, I’ll have another good week.

  • Jan says:

    Crystal I’d like to congratulate you on your organizational skills. It never occurred to me to give category titles on my to-do list. I tend to get side-tracked a lot and leave things unfinished before I start something new, then I have to go back to it. I am beginning to write a memoir, exercising on a treadmill 4-5 days a week, send out applications for job opps, volunteer work, photograph items I no longer use, list & sell on Craigslist(the ancillary benefit of this is a cleaner basement). These all end up on my list week to week, and I also have bathrooms to paint and yard clean-up work for fall. Some things don’t get done on schedule, but it’s great to cross things off the list!

    • cwaltz says:

      I really like having things broken down this way too. I had a lot of success with the budget by making it into manageable bite size pieces. I haven’t been as successful with the personal goals but you know what they say “if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.”

  • Shanna B says:

    Great goals. I’m excited about your upcoming book! I began blogging my weekly goals /To-Do list. I’d love to join along. Great goals.

  • Jessica says:

    I often wake up and cannot figure out how I got to be 35? My kids are ages 7, 4 and 21 months… although there are times when I feel every bit of 35, especially the past week because my 4 year old son has been sick and my 21 month old has been waking multiple times each night, resulting in minimal sleep for me and my husband.

  • Shelly says:

    Happy Birthday! 33 isn’t old at all. But I’m a few years ahead of you too.

    I had a productive week last week and was able to get all but one of my goals crossed off my list. I haven’t done that in a while. But this week my husband is on vacation. So my goal list is really short this week. Maybe next week will be the week to cross all the things off my list. 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    Oh sister, you’re still just a babe at 33. I can say this because I’m rolling down hill towards 45 (I’m a January baby).
    My 30’s were all about work and the early years of my son’s life. I didn’t get pregnant until I was 33.
    The 40’s have been more about me and really refining what I want out of life, how I want things to look. You’re going to love the next decade and the ones to follow I’m sure so don’t fret about another year 🙂

  • 33 has always been my favorite number so when I turned it earlier this year I have wanted to make it count. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and many blessings this coming year!

  • Zan says:

    Huh???!!!!! You are only 33? Due to your accomplishments, I thought you were in your late 30’s! Not that you look late 30’s though:) Happy Birthday and you are such a blessing!!!!

  • Hannah says:

    Thank you for the free printable!! I’ve been reading your goal posts for a few weeks and thought I’d give it a go.

  • Karen says:

    Happy Birthday!

  • Alexa says:

    I turned 28 a few weeks ago. I feel like time is going by way too fast!! I shouldn’t be this old yet 🙂

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  • April says:

    I’m 33 too! Happy birthday! Your goals are inspiring as always! Thanks for hosting the link up. I used to only at daily goals, and reading your books has helped me reach beyond that.

  • Tammy C says:

    Wow you are 33 !Seems like you were just 23 having Kathrynne.

  • Bobi says:

    First time linking up. Your goal posts are some of my favorite. So motivating!

  • Happy Birthday Crystal! I hope this year is a great one for you!

    🙂
    Lea

  • Christine says:

    Happy birthday! You sure are young to have so many accomplishments! I feel old now–I’m 47 and my kids are your age. I am a late bloomer 🙂

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