Even if you only take baby steps toward your goals, it’s better than not trying at all. Right? That’s what I’ve been telling myself after a round of the stomach bug and the mountain of laundry and cleaning that followed. (Like 20 loads in 24 hours type of laundry mountain. It was crazy.)
Here’s how I’m doing on my goals for the year. I’d love to hear how you are doing!
February Goal Update
Grow a perfect tomato plant
Snow was in the forecast this weekend, so it’s still not quite time to plant tomatoes yet. I finally planted the spring garden though and have been watching for signs of growth with an eagerness that borders on ridiculous.
Finish my poetry curriculum
I am giving myself till the first week in May to get the first three levels finished. Having a definite end in sight really helps me feel more motivated to devote time to it! (If you’re interested, here’s the very first poem my kids learned and here’s another fun one.)
Read through the Bible as a family
At the beginning of the year, our pastor really encouraged us to read through the Bible as families (using 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
The more I learn, the more I realize just how much there is to learn. I’m loving my new camera and playing with different settings.
Make intentional family memories
It’s been really fun to see both Will and Rose develop interests that they really want (or need) my help with. Rose is itching to learn how to cook and bake. Her goal is to be able to make things all by herself, but for now it’s meant lots of time helping me in the kitchen.
Will is my gardening buddy. Gardeners and five-year-olds share a common passion: playing in dirt. He’s been as excited as I have to dig the soil and watch the seeds sprout and it’s been so fun to share the joys of gardening together.
Master the art of whole grain sourdough bread
This month I succeeded in ruining my sourdough starter, so need to beg a new one off a friend. After attending a great meeting a friend put on about gut health, I am excited to work on making good sourdough. (Any tips or tricks would be very welcome!)
Write 300+ words every day
Thanks to sickness (and busyness), there were a decent number of days I didn’t even open my laptop. But the rest of the time I was able to mostly stick with this goal.
Habit update: clean for 20 minutes a day
I have been amazed at how much of a difference spending just 20 minutes of focused time cleaning has made. I actually look forward to cleaning, because it’s not overwhelming and the difference is so obvious. If you struggle keeping up with the cleaning, I’d love to have you join me on this challenge!
March’s Goal Update
Now it’s your turn. How are you doing on your current goals?