Taking Inventory: Goals Update January

Happy February!

January has officially ended and it’s time to check in with my goals for the year. Each year I make some plan of things to do and work on – think resolutions, but, actually worked on passed the first week of January.

Goal 1: be more positive with the children & encourage their growth.

Yes! This. I definitely can say we’ve been trying. Not always succeeding. Man parenting is tough. Co-parenting is tougher. But, we started at family dinner time to go around the table giving compliments to each other. This was started for a variety of reasons.

One, I felt like both Caleb and I have been too focused on negativity with the kids lately (no sleep, stressful jobs, life, etc.) and I wanted to focus on their good.

Two, thinking of others is super important and we value being respectful and loving to their siblings.

Three, receiving a compliment can be really HARD. Think about a time when someone said something nice to you and you just said “thanks”. It doesn’t happen. It’s usually reciprocated with a compliment back. I want them just to accept that they are doing good things and good people and that it’s enough.

Goal 2: be more creative and allow time for the projects we have and want to have.

Yes! Definitely been working on this! You may not visually¬†see it, but it’s happening. A few projects I can’t wait to share and a big surprise coming soon!

Goal 3: dates. More dates.

Fail. Whomp whomp. Perseverance!

Goal 4: finish grad school. This. Must. Happen.

I can officially say Harvey and I survived the 2 eight hour days I had to attend class this month! With one class a third of the way finished and 2 others just starting, my last semester is on its way.

Goal 5: document life more. It all happens so fast.

Lots of pictures? Check. Baby book up-to-date? Check. Blogging? Check.

Goal 6: find and stick to a prayer schedule.

This is a work in progress. I still am looking for a schedule that will fit all 6 of us and our crazy schedules. We pray daily, but more is always better.


All in all, I felt like this month was pretty great in terms of bettering ourselves and our lives. More dates, love, more dates.


How are your goals? Better or worse than ours?!





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