Got Goal? The exciting next chapter

got goalWay back at the beginning of February, I shared with a post titled “It’s almost Febraury – Got Goal?”

It was all about how I set goals for the month and what I thought I’d be able to accomplish.

Right about now, if you tried to talk to me about my February goals, I’d probably clamp my hands over my ears and chant “lalalalala I can’t hear you!”

Sometimes, that’s how it goes.  Remember I said I normally accomplish 50-70% of the goals I set for the month.  I still figure I came out ahead of what I would have accomplished if I just drifted.

Life Lessons Learned

As I close out the month, I’m trying to remember to look backwards, not just forwards.  It’s a great time to list out any Life Lessons Learned. 

Beyond the ones from Valentine’s Day I already shared, I’ve added a few notes about how much less guilty I felt over my front porch time.  I culled through my sermon notes for the month and wrote a few things down.  There were others, but even a blogger deserves some privacy.

Got Goal?  March Goals

When I listed out all the stuff we have going on in March it made my head spin.  Then I looked at April.  Eek.  Bottom line is that I think every weekend until the end of the school year is booked solid.  Eek.

And summer is just around the corner.  Summer needs planning now.

I asked my husband what HE would choose for me to accomplish in March.  It was pretty straight forward.

Survive.  Get the house looking right.  Rock Blissdom.

I love that man.  I’m also taking his advice to heart.  I’m keeping it simple.

Go Goal?

watching what you say can save you a lot of troubleHere’s what’s on my list.  I made it as simple as I could.

  1. Kids: Think before you speak.
  2. Me:  Get moving.  Walk 5x a week.
  3. Big Scary Thing:  Blissdom, Ebook
  4. Adventure:  Spring Break Stuff
  5. Marriage:  Dates, Watch my Words
  6. God:  Solitude, Intentional Prayer
  7. House:  Basic Survival Maintenance
  8. Give Back:  Project C
  9. Business:  Just keep swimming.
  10. Just for me:  Blissdom, haircut, hem pants

I’ve also decided to extend my Blissdom retreat time by a day.  I’m not going to stay in a fancy hotel an extra day.  It’ll be a little lower budget, like hanging out in a friend’s spare bedroom.  I’m carving a day out to plan out summer, because there’s no other way it will happen.

We’re adding a scripture for the month.  It’s our family focus right now because it needs to be.  (it’s also reflected in goal #1 and goal #5)

Watching what you say can save you a lot of trouble.  — Proverbs 21:23 CEV

What are your goals for the month?  Got goal?

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://thishappymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC_0036.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Houston Mom Blogger Susan Baker has a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood. She has two elementary school boys, one engineering husband, and one cat. She has a strange fascination  for eggs, socks, and books.  She spends far too much time on Social Media and at Target. She is crazy in love with her family.  She serves an amazing God.   She lives an ordinary life filled with wonder. [/author_info] [/author]

 

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I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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