Sunday, January 13, 2013

January 2013 Goals

I almost broke out while making this list, because this is so new for me.  I've decided to evaluate my 2013 goals and break them down into monthly goals to help me reach my objectives. During the process, I realized that some goals were measurable and weren't going to be completed until the end of the year.  Others were basically procedures I wanted to implement.  For example, committing to a 30 minute time of devotion in the mornings is more of a procedure.  Here is my list of short-term goals for January 2013.

Personal Goals:
Memorize Proverbs 31:10-17
Complete weeks 11 and 12 of Bob Green's Total Body Makeover
Read chapters 1-18 of Homeschooling by Heart by Kristina Sabalis Krulikas
Lose 4 pounds

Marriage Goals: 
Ask hubby daily how he wants me to pray for him and/or help him

Mothering Goals: 
Finish weeks 12-14 of Higher Up and Further In Year 1 with Man Cub 1
Start ABC book with Man Cub 2 and complete letter pages for A-C

Family Bonding Goals:
Create list of Family Adventures and go on January's adventure
Create list of family field trips and go on 2 this month 
Create list of parks and visit 1 this month

Homemaking and Organization Goals: 
Finish weeks 1-4 of 52 Weeks to an Organized Home Challenge
Cook 2 new meals
Familiarize myself with my sewing machine by working through the guide that came with it
Read and work through the baking section of my favorite Better Homes and Garden Cookbook
Create monthly goal sheets
Create weekly schedule and chore chart
Create daily chore schedules and possibly check off sheets

Financial Goals:
Talk to hubby about strategy for completing Steps 1 and 2 of Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Business/Blogging Goals:
Read website for business I'm considering investing in
Read website for dream business
Talk to hubster about how much to invest in setting up shop for third business venture

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Goals for 2013

Inspired by Money Saving Mom's Crystal Paine, I decided to jump in and share my goals for 2013.  In the past, I would try to remember to create new goals around my birthday in June, but I would always forget.   However, I haven't really been feeling like I'm accomplishing as much as I would like to accomplish, so I thought I would use her categories to help me organize my thoughts on what I hope to implement this year. 

This looks like a staggering list, but not when you take a closer look.  Honestly, I'm at a point in my life where it's either get some of this stuff under my belt or just continue to let life pass me by.  I'm not going out like that, so I guess I'm going to just get 'er done.   I'll keep you posted on how it's going throughout the year. 

Personal Goals:
Give 30 minutes to God every morning so I can have time to let Him guide my devotions
Memorize Proverbs 31: 10-31
Memorize 1 Corinthians 13
Memorize James 1
Read 3 personal development books related to spiritual growth and apply them
Return to using my categorized prayer lists to rotate specifically praying for myself and others daily
Complete Bob Green’s Total body Makeover Beginner Level (2 weeks left!)
Complete Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred
Complete Couch to 5K in the spring and run a 5K
Get at least 7 hours of sleep at least 5 days out of the week
Wake up at 5 am, have devotion, exercise, and dress by 7 am
Read 24 books and apply them
Reinstate 1 Saturday a month for Mom’s Day Out
Reach my end-of-year weight loss goal

Marriage Goals:
Work through Stormie O’Martian’s Power of a Praying Wife 3 times (once each quarter)
Read and apply 3 Marriage Books
Start meeting to discuss scripture with my love weekly
Reinstate planning sessions: yearly, quarterly, monthly, and weekly
Have date night at home every Sunday evening
Date night out once a month
1 overnight stay (even if at home) without the boys
Remember to ask him daily how he wants me to pray for him and/or help him

Mothering Goals (I love that term):
1 20 minute weekly date night before bed every week they are home
Use Age Appropriate Chore List to help them learn chores
Teach Man Cub 1 how to cook by working with me on all meals
Finish HUFI Year 1 and start HUFI Year 2 for CM subjects with Man Cub1
Start Saxon Math 65 with Man Cub 1 at age 10
Finish HUFI Preschool with Man Cub 2 and start HUFI Kindergarten(sniff!)
Start Before Five in a Row with Man Cub 3 at age 3
Bake once a week with the boys
Teach Man Cub 1 how to set goals, plan, and achieve with one self-directed project
Swimming lessons for Man Cubs 1 and 2 this summer
Potty-train Man Cub 3
2 arts/crafts projects per month
Outdoor play for at least 30 minutes every day unless it’s raining or they are sick

Family Bonding Goals:
Complete 1 Family Adventure per month
Go on 2 field trips each month
Visit at least 12 different parks this year
Complete1 family service project, if possible (need to check age requirements)

Ministry/Friendship/Extended Family Goals:
Connect with and pray with/for accountability partner weekly
Get together with friends for a playdate at least once a month
Complete at least one planned act of service each month
Contact my parents/grandmothers weekly
Contact via phone, email, or text my sisters and sisters-in law monthly (1 per week)
Host guests at my house at least every 3 months
Attend one Christian women’s conference or workshop this year
Attend Texas Home School Coalition Conference
Visit each grandparent once this year
Send two notes of encouragement per month
Connect (whether phone, email, card, or text) with a friend or cousin twice each month
Send out Christmas cards this year!
Let the boys call and talk to their grandparents once a week (alternate grandparents)

Homemaking and Organization Goals:
Create a system that works for me by the end of January and stick to it
Cook at least 2 new meals per month
Learn to sew by practicing bi-weekly
Learn to bake and decorate cakes and cupcakes by practicing bi-weekly
Sit down and plan/assess my month/week every month/week
Review my goals weekly, monthly, and quarterly
Financial Goals:
Complete Baby Step 1 and start Baby Step 2 of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
Buy a new camera  
Redecorate Man Cub 1's  room to make it a preteen room (sniff! sniff!)

Business/Blogging Goals:
Blog at least once a week, but commit to once a week
Take a writing or blogging course
Professional development course for proofreading or editing
Research investing in the 2 businesses I’m considering by June
Start the business that is close to my heart in the last quarter
Look into selling on Amazon or Ebay and have it up and running (if interested) by March