I’m starting goals late, and honestly it feels terrific.
January is my month to simplify. As weird as it sounds, organizing is a passion of mine. It starts by taking down fussy Christmas decorations. Then I move on to clean out every closet and drawer in our house. (It helped that we all switched bedrooms.) I even worked on this new site, transitioning over to WordPress from Blogger.
I have never set goals before. Usually when I start a task, I just plow through until I finish it. Finishing something feels so great. I’m a self-motivated type of girl, not prone to procrastination. Goals just seemed superfluous on top of that. Yet simplification is the perfect partner for a new focus.
So, I tried something new. First, I spent a glorious date night in South Carolina talking over goals with Zach. By the time we drove home, my powersheets from Lara Casey were waiting in my mailbox.
These powersheets are something else. They aren’t about little goals – they’re about the big direction you want your life to take and practical ways to shift in that direction. Taking the month of January to thoughtfully go through each sheet, talk about it with Zach, share it with the Influence girls for accountability? I know I’m going to have 11 months of making things happen. I feel the forward momentum propelling me. If I don’t pursue these 5 goals, I will have regrets at the end of the year and at the end of my life.
Ready to hear them?
1. Read through my ESV study bible.
2. Choose a marriage of trust, communication, + passion.
3. Create traditions + celebrate.
4. Mother myself (a.k.a. self-care).
5. Settle in to my spaces, both at home and online.
I’d like to write about each of these specifically to explain how I’m pursuing my goals month-by-month (read about February here). I seriously can’t wait to see how far I get by December.