I feel like I've done fairly well overall this month with my goals. I haven't met everything, but usually I had a good reason if I didn't. I like having goals, even if I don't achieve every single one every single month, because they give me something to work for, something to aim at.
- Read through my book list. I will read many other books, as well, I'm sure. I only read one book from my list but several other good ones. Here is everything I did read this month.
- Continue walking on the treadmill three times a week for twenty minutes. Other than the first week, I've met this goal.
- Look for a job...assuming I passed the law test. I passed the test, so I am a licensed pharmacist in the state of Texas. I've talked to a couple of people about jobs and filled out an application.
- Go through every room in the house, one a month, to clean out unwanted and unneeded items. I'm sick of the clutter! I started with a relatively easy room, the laundry room. We store a lot of the kids' stuff in there, things that they use at the kitchen table like coloring stuff, puzzles, and things for Rachel and Mary while Daniel, Sarah Beth, and I do school. It needed some organizing and tossing, and it's much easier to keep neat now! Go figure! Then I started on the older girls' closet which is actually my goal for February.
- Write one letter or note a month. Done.
Goals as a Mother:
- Do something (like a playdate) with someone (and her children) once a month, whether it's having someone over for lunch, going to someone else's house, or heading out for a field trip together. We were supposed to meet another family for an outing at the zoo, but the weather was too bad.
- Continue having one fun day in school a month. We didn't do this. I had great plans for Puzzle Day (the 29th) ...but it just didn't happen.
- Continue taking my children on one field trip a month. There is so much to do in the Houston area! We went again to the planetarium.
- Do a service project with my children every month. I didn't get to this one, either.
- Teach my children to do more around the house, like mopping and folding clothes. What a great way to build their self-esteem. I had Sarah Beth and Daniel mop once, but they hated it and had a hard time with it. Do you have any experience with a seven year old and almost six year old mopping? Are they capable? Am I demanding too much? Or did I give up too easily?
Goals as a Wife:
- Continue monthly date nights for John and me. Failed this one, too.
- Do something weekly to make John feel special. (I got this goal from Tracey at Girls to Grow.) But I think I did okay with this. I made muffins specially for him a couple of times, and I rented a movie for him.
Goals as a Family:
- Continue having another family over for supper once a month. We were just too busy this month.
- Start having Game Night once a month. Didn't start this.
- Continue our family devotional time. Fail.
How are you doing with your goals for the year?