It can be daunting, steep, long, and terrifying. It’s my list of goals. Do you ever feel that way about your goals?
One of the best things about blogging is that I get to share my goals with the entire world. More than that, sharing them with you has held me accountable.
So thank you.
Here’s what I’m up to today, this month and what I’m setting out to accomplish and do next month.
I’d love to hear a few of your goals for the month.
TODAY, February 2016
What I’m most proud of today?
It’s a tie.
Raising $2,000 for a fundraiser fighting human sex trafficking in Austin, but event more so, seeing the generosity of community businesses through their donation to the silent auction.
So many of those contributors were unaware of the problem.
And saying no to something so I could say yes to my puppy and my best friend.
What I’m thankful for:
Connecting and reconnecting with friends.
This month I was able to meet a friend who lives in my neighborhood yet it had been a whole 16 months since we’d seen each other.
In a trip to Seattle I was so happy that on a whim a girlfriend and I had dinner. I’ve known her for almost 18 years and she recently relocated to Washington. What a sweet time we had.
At month’s end I’ll get to catch up with another friend and have lunch with her somewhere on a patio!
Making the effort to stay connected to friends this month was one of my biggest goals. I don’t know about you but I find myself saying, yes let’s have lunch and I never follow up on it. Time is short.
What I’m struggling with:
What I’m focused on:
This month I took cash into the bank to pay on a debt that is sold old I don’t even remember what I bought. That hurt.
Making smart choices to get out of debt this year. It’s really, really tough when everything in me wants to put the money towards something that brings me pleasure today. Delayed gratification. We don’t get along too well.
More on that later.
Best thing out of my kitchen:
Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake. I took a fork to it! After I shared it at work of course. I’m pretty sure I gained 5lbs.
What I’m glad I did:
Read In the Wait, a Bible study by Holly Holt. God revealed to me that I was waiting for something that I had no idea I was. Receiving this eventually will be an incredible gift.
TOMORROW March 2016
As my fingers hover over the keyboard and my eyes float to the top of the ceiling I’m stumped.
What will my March look like? What do I hope for? What do I want to accomplish, where is my heart?
What I hope for at home:
Stay there more. Be with my baby puppy, rest. Clean my office.
What I’m eating:
Less. It seems like February was a month of comforting my heart and finding contentment in carbs.
What I want for my blog:
Write something that touches you.
How oh how do I get the algorithms on Facebook to love me?
Facebook likes + engagement
Set up Mail Chimp
Twitter handle that matches my name
Take some on line classes
What I’m planning for:
A Spring brunch with friends
What I’m adjusting:
My workouts. I need more cardio now that I’m teaching fewer fitness classes each week.
What I’m looking forward to:
Meeting a couple of fellow bloggers in person, who I admire a great deal.
What I’m afraid of:
Slipping back on my DRP (debt reduction plan)