Nov 3, 2014

Goals With Grace // November Goals


In the middle of August, I posted my 15 Goals Before 2015.  So far it hasn't been too bad.  However, I recently discovered a monthly goal-centered link-up hosted by Hayley Morgan from The Tiny Twig.  I debated about participating when I discovered it in September, but setting new goals and reviewing them each month was honestly a little scary.  Especially publishing them here on the blog.  But God changed my heart and it's not scary anymore.  I realized it's a direction to work in, not an unchangeable course.  So here's to monthly goals setting.  I hope you feel encouraged to participate too, then we can all be one big encourage group of goal-getters.

A review of the 15 Goals Before 2015
1// Get family photos taken of Ryan, me, and Bear.
2// Try some new recipes.
3// Go see a drive-in movie one last time before it closes for the year. (Ok, this one can no longer happen because it's closed and the weather never cooperated on our free days).
4// Take more photos of everyday life.
5// Continue exercising at least three days a week. (Currently at 5 but I know it won't last as the holidays approach).
6// Make another drastic hair change. (color, cut, who knows!?) Done! Now it's auburn!
7// Have meet ups with friends just to talk about creative things. Done! Dreams, goals, plans, values, I think we covered it all.
8// Host a get-together.
9// Make more things. I'm definitely getting there!
10// Get back into drawing. Done! And it's been a blessing.
11// Hang wedding photos in our house (3 years is long enough!)
12// Create and order a photo album from the last year or so.  It's been started!
13//  Actually finish a book from my reading list.
14// Finish replacing all of the interior doors in our house.  Just 2 left to go!
15// Build a headboard for our bedroom (ok, this is really for Ryan).  We're about halfway done!

Obviously, there are more unfinished goals than the ones actually completed, but I'm not scared.  Number 3 just didn't work out.  Several of the goals are about halfway done.  I'm going to highlight a few of them I want to focus on in November, plus a few added goals.

November Goals
  • Get family photos taken of Ryan, me, and Bear.
  • Try some new recipes.
  •  Take more photos of everyday life.
  • Continue exercising at least three days a week (our October vacation messed this up!)
  • Create and order a photo album from the last year or so.
  • Finish replacing all of the interior doors in our house.
  • Build a headboard for our bedroom (Ryan's project, but I help!)
  • Work hard to get our Christmas shopping done by the second week of December so we can really enjoy this time of year more!
  • Paint the basement door with chalkboard paint and replace the hardware.
  • Keep going with my fall capsule wardrobe!

Goals with Grace is a link-up hosted by Hayley Morgan at The Tiny Twig.  To participate, visit her blog.  She is a huge inspiration to me, and so many other women.  I hope you're inspired !

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have some fun goals ahead for November! :)
    Yay for family photos and chalkboard paint! :)

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  2. I love the idea of 15 goals before the new year! This year I wrote out 30 goals I hope to accomplish before I turn 30 (two years away). I have found that it helps to have bigger goals and then break them up each month and week.

    p.s. You can do this!!!

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  3. Getting Christmas shopping done is definitely on my list too! I used to be a last minute shopper...but I am much less stressed when it is all taken care of! These are some great goals!

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  4. I've been a last minute girl every Christmas (of my grown up years, haha) so I'm trying extremely hard to make a change this year and savor the season.

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  5. Thanks for the encouragement Ashley! You're so right, it helps to break down the big goals into smaller checkpoints! I hope you achieve your 30 before 30!

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  6. Exercise and Christmas shopping also made my list. ;)
    Looks like you've made a lot of progress!

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  7. I love the idea of a family "yearbook"! Maybe I can add that to my December goals.....maybe thats a little too ambitious ;-)

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