Tuesday, March 20

Goals for My Twenty-Seventh Year...

After celebrating my birthday each year, I like to write a little list of some goals I'd like to accomplish before my next birthday. Here's what I came up with this year:

1. Organize our home (room by room) using the book, A Place for Everything: Organizing the Stuff of Life, for inspiration. Many thanks to Meredith for recommending it!

2. Learn to cook good Lenten meals with lots of variety. I have been working on this one for Great Lent. My husband said that this has been the easiest Lent for him since we've gotten married! Hooray!

3. Read at least six books on Orthodox Christian subjects and pray often. Thank you, Courtney, for inspiring me to get back to reading! Recommendations welcome!

4. Avoid laziness! Follow routines and schedules as often as possible!

5. Aim for 6,000 - 8,000 steps per day.
When I use my little pedometer, exercising is almost like a game!

6. Compile a little book filled with Icons and simple text for Baby to use in church.

7. Complain less.

8. Schedule maintenance days once per month. The month of March is going to be all about the hair... my bangs are in desperate need of a trim!

9. Finish reading the Mitford series by Jan Karon. I was on a roll and then got distracted by all of the lovely books Anna has been recommending!

10. Train Baby to sleep BY HERSELF for her morning nap and the first half of the night at least!

11. Cut household shopping bills in half without sacrificing quality.

12. Create a beautiful atmosphere for the deck. This will hopefully include flowers, a seating/eating area, grill spot, and paddling pool!

8 comments:

Justin said...

Hey I think those are great goals, and I think it would be great if you posted some (or all) of them on my new website - www.goalposting.net

Justin

Courtney said...

Excellent! You're a wise goal chooser. Those all sound reachable, and I'll be rooting for you on #10. You know that's my one of mine too...

Anna said...

What wonderful ideas! I adores having a wading pool for my babies when they were little. Nothing sweeter than a little naked baby in a tiny swimming pool--not that there's anything wrong with a little swimsuit either!

Anna

Michelle said...

I love this list. Many things on it are things I would like to do in this coming year--before our next baby is born. I've already started organizing room by room, but right now I am in the middle of it, so one of our rooms is not what you would call "organized" right now :)

Mimi said...

Did you have a birthday? Happy, happy Birthday and Many Years!

Elizabeth said...

Emma, what is the name of the charming illustration for this article. I've seen it before, but I don't know the title or the artist's name. Being a writer, I'd love to get a print of it for my home office.

Elizabeth said...

PS: Happy Birthday

Emma said...

Thank you for all the birthday wishes and the support for my goals:0 Now, I just have to follow through!

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