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My 8 Goals For This Week

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Last week was my first week back to goal-setting after having a baby. And well, I didn’t do that great. But I did something — and I’m going to celebrate that! Because something is almost always better than nothing!

Last Week’s Goals

Personal Goals

1. Take 5 slow walks in our neighborhood. (I got in two, but hey, that’s better than none!)

2. Finish reading Stay. Read 4 more chapters of Heartfelt Discipline. Read at least 10 chapters of The Librarian of Auschwitz.

Home/Family Goals

3. Read 3 chapters of The Boy on the Wooden Box aloud to the kids. (I didn’t get any read aloud time in with the family, but I did put it on my list every night… so at least I’m remembering about it. Let’s hope this week I not only remember about it but actually do something about it!)

4. Complete 2 hours of foster care training. (We had to postpone this online training until June because our kids’ school ended up being able to have their awards ceremony and it was at the same time.)

5. Spend one-on-one time with each of the three older kids doing something they love doing.

Work/Blog Goals

6. Finish the second round of edit to my manuscript. Work on Afterword.

Word of the Year Goals

7. Have a family night and do an at-home Escape Game together. (We had every intention of doing this, but it just didn’t happen. We’re hopefully going to make it happen this coming week!)

And here are my goals for this week…

This Week’s Goals

Personal Goals

1. Walk on the treadmill for at least 10 minutes five times.

2. Finish reading Heartfelt Discipline. Read at least 10 chapters of The Librarian of Auschwitz. Read 6 chapters of Get Out of Your Head.

3. Write a handwritten card and mail it.

Home/Family Goals

4. Read 3 chapters of The Boy on the Wooden Box aloud to the kids. 

5. Go on a date with Jesse. 

6. Spend one-on-one time with each of the three older kids doing something they love doing.

Work/Blog Goals

7. Get back into a good work rhythm after five weeks of maternity leave.

Word of the Year Goals

8. Have a family night and do an at-home Escape Game together. 

What are YOUR goals for this week? Tell me in the comments! I’d love to hear and be able to cheer for you!

2012 Goals: June update

How are you doing on your goals for 2012? I’m excited about the progress I made in June…

Personal
Read through the Bible in a year. {I’ve been keeping up with this faithfully.}
Read through the 24 books on my 2012 booklist. {I’m finished with June’s books and have read quite a few other books!}
Listen to 12 audiobooks. {I skipped June’s audiobook because I discovered it wasn’t available as a downloadable audiobook, but I listened to July’s instead!}
Run in at least one 5K race. {I’ve been running at least a few 3.1+ mile runs on the treadmill each week and am slowly working on getting my time down. I’m hoping to sign up for an official race soon, just need to get over my fear of signing up for a race as it’s something I’ve never done in my adult life! Yes, I know, I need to totally just get over it and sign up already. :)}
Complete the Couch to 10K program.
Tackle 12 Do-It-Yourself Projects. {I didn’t get the homemade crackers made last week like I’d hoped — mostly because it was too hot to turn on the oven on the days when I had time to make them! I’m hoping for a cooler day this week so I can make them!}
Focus on one habit per month. {We really, really intentionally worked on getting places on time in June — and we actually pulled it off most of the time! I discovered that we really have to plan to leave 45 minutes early in order to make it places on time. Crazy, I know, but when we do that, we’re getting places on time — yay! This month, I’m going to continue working on getting places on time as well working on getting things done early — another area I really struggle with.}
Learn to use my new DSLR camera (huge surprise Christmas present from Jesse!!) & improve my photography skills. {I’m excited to be seeing some improvement and progress with this! And I’m also excited that I’m beginning to feel more and more comfortable using my camera!}
Take at least one photo a day and put together a page every week for my Project Life album. {This is caught up since last month, I just need to write notes in some of the pages!}
Memorize Colossians using the plan and free download here. {I’m almost caught up with this.}

Marriage
Go on the Love Like You Mean It Cruise. {Done–read my recap here.}
Go on two Marriage Retreats (Went to Cincinnati together in April).
Have monthly date nights. {We had one date in June.}
Read four books together. {We’ve done two books so far this year.}
Read at least 3 books on marriage. {I’ve read two so far this year.}

Children/Homeschooling
Continue regular dates/outings with each of the children individually. {I went on at least one outing with each child individually in June.}
Continue Grace and Truth memory book. {The children memorized one verse plus one verse of a hymn in June.}
Ice-skating lessons for all three children. {The children finished up their third round of ice-skating lessons and we’re taking a break while we do swimming lessons!}
Swimming lessons for all three children. {We started a two-class these last week and the children are loving it!}
Finish second grade, begin third grade with Kathrynne. {Kathrynne finished second grade in May — woohoo!}
Finish kindergarten, begin first grade with Kaitlynn. {Kaitlynn finished Kindergarten in May and is excited about beginning first grade soon.}
Start preschool with Silas. {Started this in April.}
Go on at least one field trip every month. {We went on one field trip in June.}
Go on at least one family vacation. {We have one planned for July.}
Finish at least 15 read-aloud books. {We’ve finished 14 read-alouds so far this year and we’re on track to finish at least three more this month — so we’ve almost completed this goal!}

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family
Write at least two handwritten notes every month to encourage someone. {I wrote & mailed four handwritten notes this month.}
Continue being involved in our local church, homeschool group, young couple’s group, and blogging accountability group. {Ongoing}
Continue with weekly get-togethers with both sides of our extended family. {Ongoing}

Business/Blogging
Continue to take Sundays off from blogging/business work. {Ongoing}
Continue keeping strict Office Hours for the business/blogging time each day. {Still plugging away on this!}
Switch to a paperless planning system. {This is the one goal I think I’ve officially decided to drop this year as it just wasn’t working for me. Back to the paper.}
Follow my weekly blogging plan. {I stuck with my blogging plan all month in June, if I’m remembering correctly — woot!}
Plan blog posts out at least a month in advance. {I made some great progress in this area in June!}
Write and schedule blog posts at least a week in advance. {I’m not a week ahead yet, but I’ve been blogging ahead a lot more recently and am excited to be making some progress on this.}

Financial
Continue to tithe 10% of our income. {Ongoing}
Give generously to needs in our community and around the world, as God prompts us. {Ongoing}
Pay cash for a new-to-us vehicle to replace our family’s van. {We’re still looking and haven’t found anything we love in our price range yet!}
Finish saving for and purchase a rental property with cash. {We’re in the process of investigating our options in our price range right now and deciding if we want to go ahead and purchase something or continue saving. At this point, it’s looking like there’s a good possibility we might be purchasing something very soon. I’ll keep you posted.}

How Are You Doing on Your Goals for 2012?

If you’ve posted goals for 2012, I’d love for you to post an update on how things are going and share your link in the comments. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to just leave your update as a comment. Let’s encourage one another to live lives of intention and purpose!