Wednesday, February 27, 2013

february goal recap

Focusing on // the home study process.
I am happy to report that we made some MAJOR progress on this goal... mostly in the last week or so.  We both finished our 70 question self study and overnighted them to our home study agency (which was task #1)... we scheduled our second meeting with our home study agency for tomorrow (wouldn't you know that we'd squeeze this in on the very last day of the month... this was task #2)... and we have started kid-proofing our home (task #3).  So, yep... I'd consider this goal a major check-plus:)

Finishing up // old projects.
This was just so-so.  I'm definitely going to have to try this one again in later months.  I'm thinking it might be a good idea to just give myself 1-2 very specific projects that I want to finish.  Sadly, I have plenty of unfinished projects.  I could save one unfinished project for every month and probably never run out... hmmm...

Finding time // for myself.
Eh... this one was just okay.  I definitely did a better job of protecting some of my evenings and have cut-down on a few commitments.  This allowed me to work on a few crafty projects and even catch up on a couple of Pretty Little Liars episodes.  But honestly, I expected my time alone with myself to look a little different... I was thinking more along the lines of quiet coffee shops and bookstores... journaling and reading.  I still want to cultivate more of this... I think it's a good practice for me.

Figuring out // our budget.
I think we are on the right track with this one.   I was able to create a budget binder and organize it in a way that makes the most sense for us.  We are still navigating the triumphs and trials of living within a budget, and we definitely have a few life circumstances that will dictate much of this process for us... but we are up for the challenge.

There you have it... my February goal recap... which I'm sure is excruciatingly boring, but I'm all about some accountability, therefore I apologize... but not really.


isaac and jenny said...

Love your January card holder! I wish I had saved all our Christmas cards to do something similar...but I'm going to start now :) Ha, I have a few years' letters saved too so maybe I'll print them out and 'cheat' ;)

I also did something similar to your card thing for xmas cards...but that would be awesome to save all the cards too!

ThistleAshD said...

My monthly goal is to spend more alone time too. The last week or so I have really gotten off, and it has just made it hard! I am so excited about the home study though. Really enjoying reading your journey and can't wait to see what's next!

Melissa said...

I feel you on the making time for yourself thing! Even when I get time for myself, I spend most of it thinking, "this isn't what I had in mind when I said I wanted time for myself." However, I'll be honest...I have no clue exactly WHAT I did have in mind! Ha!