February Goals Update

Getting to share my goal updates with you has been such a good motivation to not let my list sit on the back burner, but to actually chip away at my goals a bit each day.

Here’s how I’m doing on my goals for the year. I’d love to hear how you are doing!


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February Goal Update

Grow a perfect tomato plant

There’s still snow on the ground, so it’s not quite time to plant tomatoes yet.

Finish my poetry curriculum

I had no idea just how much work I had left, but it’s been awfully fun. I made a bit more progress this month, and also shared a post with the very first poem I teach my children, as well as a few teaching tips.

Slow but steady progress. 

Read through the Bible as a family

At the beginning of the year, our pastor really encouraged us to read through the Bible together with this plan. This month it really feels like we got into the rhythm of reading almost every night and it has been such a blessing! So often I take God’s Word for granted, but it’s such an incredible privilege to own a copy of the Bible in our own language and read it without fear of persecution.

Learn how to take beautiful photos

WE BOUGHT A CAMERA! Woohoo! After hours of research, review-reading, and question-asking, we finally decided on the Sony a6000. It’s way smaller than a DSLR, but supposedly still takes amazing pictures.

The camera just arrived on Saturday. I am still fumbling my way through the dials and wading through the seemingly endless camera jargon, but after some patient coaching from Josh and great YouTube videos, at least I know what aperture means now.

Now that we have a camera, it’s time to really dig in and figure out how to use it well. 

Make intentional family memories

It’s funny how just writing something down makes a difference. Of course I have always wanted to make lots of fun memories with Josh and the kiddos, but focusing on it has helped me slow down and savor the moments.

So even if it’s just in baby steps, I am making progress in this goal. 

Master the art of whole grain sourdough bread

I’ve still got a long way to go on this one.

Write 300+ words every day

Remember that lovely mini monthly calendar I mentioned last month? Well, February’s calendar is almost completely checked off! Aside from weekends, there were only two days that I missed writing in February and many days I wrote way more than 300 words.

Habit update: get dressed before breakfast

The last two months I have worked to develop one important (but not very lofty) habit: get dressed before breakfast.  Now that I have paused the morning rush long enough to get dressed for almost sixty days in a row, it really has started to feel like second nature. (All you super-disciplined friends can laugh it has taken me so long.)

Since I’m already snatching a few minutes to get dressed, making the bed is practically no more work. I love starting the day dressed and tidied. Somehow it make the whole morning run more smoothly.

February’s Goal Update

Now it’s your turn. How are you doing on your current goals?

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  1. says

    Okay, so my goal was to write 5 thousand words a week. January was great! I got actually got a little over my goal. And then came February. Much to my delighted amazement, I reached 8 thousand words each week! Was February just a month to write? Even though I reached such lofty words count levels last month, I’m still sticking with my 5k a week. If I pass it, great! If not, oh well. 🙂

    Good for you, Anna! Great job on the progress you’ve made! 🙂

  2. says

    I came to your site from Money Saving Mom and really enjoyed reading your goals! I have to say, the best tomato plants I’ve grown were the “volunteers” that seeded themselves! I pinned your poetry post — love it and look forward to your poetry curriculum! My current goal is to get myself and my children out into nature every single day. We haven’t hit 60 days running yet but we are getting there, one walk at a time!

    • anna says

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! My volunteer tomatoes usually look healthy, but don’t actually produce fruit before the first frost hits. That’s awesome that yours do so well!

      What a great goal! Now that the weather is warming, I can’t wait to spend more time outside too!

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