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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Goals for 2015

I make a lot of goals for myself. I like to have a lot of things to work towards and I take my goals very seriously. I know I get teased about having so many goals for each year. But I like to be specific. You can say "be a better mom" as a goal but what does that mean? In what ways do I want to be better? Again, these posts are for myself so no pressure to read it :)

They are in random order...here are my goals for this year:

  1. Really focus in on making Jesus my #1 priority each and every day. For my family, for myself...across the board in all areas of life. 
  2. Implement family bible time as well as a bible curriculum for Kye.
  3. Wake up at 6 ish each morning. Get ready for the day (look my best for my husband!) and have private time to study my bible.
  4. Update our will as well as our life insurance. Also price compare for our insurances to make sure we have the lowest rates/best coverage.
  5. Have at least 300 blog posts this year.
  6. Engage on the blog Facebook Page daily.
  7. Aim for a bedtime of 10:30 for myself and spend 10-15 min in bed reading before falling asleep.
  8. Really focus on instilling first time obedience with the kids.
  9. Make the BEST choice for Kye as well as our family with where we will send him for 1st grade. 
  10. Become more involved with our church family, especially fostering friendships for our children.
  11. Limit the use of any screen time during family time for Zach and I (texting included!)
  12. Continue on the Advocare "nursing plan" and do the full 24 Day Challenge once I wean Tess. Get in those goal jeans!!! Stay committed!
  13. Get down on the floor and PLAY more!
  14. Continue to work on our marriage and forming that deeper connection together. Have Zach truly be my #1 person!
  15. Explore all possible options for my foot to get to a place of peace and healing if possible. 
  16. Learn new ways to style my hair! Master the curling iron :)
  17. Raise Tess in a similar way that we raised Kye and Britt. 
  18. Make the blog more Pinterest friendly and do more with Pinterest as a blog tool. 
  19. Get our goals with the Dave Ramsey lifestyle completed: 6 months living expenses in savings, meet with a financial advisor to set up retirement savings, and make best choice for how to save for kids. 
  20. Focus a little more on earning income through Advocare. 
  21. Explore all options to help Britt completely wean from sucking fingers. 
  22. House Goals: backsplash in kitchen, trim around under cabinet lighting, kitty litter moved, new shower. 
  23. Complain less, be more positive and encouraging to others. 
  24. Find ways to earn more revenue from blogging without compromising my purpose.
  25. Print off pictures and have some sort of organization for them. 
  26. Focus on reading with my children, especially quality reading time with Kye.
  27. Respond in a timely manner to emails, FB messages, etc. 
  28. Have more time for ME. Try to do more with friends and find things I enjoy. 
  29. Do a better job of time management each day. Have a system in place and stick to it. 
  30. Limit junk food for our family, focus on healthy eating
  31. Don't feel the need to always be "plugged in"
  32. Really try to have a more servant heart and show appreciation to those who help me. 
  33. Spend more quality time with Zach, be more intimate more often together. 
  34. Do my best to have at least a few minutes a day of solo time with each child. 
  35. Continue to foster strong friendships and be a good friend to others!
  36. Exercise 3-5 times a week for at least 30 minutes each time. 
  37. Pray over my children, allow them to hear these prayers and do it during the time when I tuck them in at night so it's private and special just between us. 
  38. Speak words of affirmation to my family. Let them know how much I appreciate them and cherish them. 
  39. Find a solid cleaning routine for myself and a chore routine for the kids. Including a "house check" each night.
  40. Try to be present in the moment. Give my full attention to others, including my children. 
  41. Shoot my gun and feel comfortable and confident using it. 
  42. Visit Dad and Audrey and focus more energy on those relationships.
  43. Find teachable moments everyday to show Christ to my children and to raise them to be a light in this world. 

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