Saturday, September 19, 2015

2015 Resolutions: August Recap

It's that time again!  How did we do with our goals in August? 

1. Whole30

2. Get (and stay) pregnant
Nothing yet

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3. Quit my job

As you know from my last recap, I didn't actually quit.  But both boys are in school now so I'm no longer needed.  I have been living up the Stay-At-Home Wifeness lately - I cleaned the bathrooms this week and today I even vaccuumed! I also started my health coaching studies with IIN this week. So yea, that's pretty awesome.  :)

4. Finish two books with Doad
Still reading Seven by Jen Hatmaker.  The end of August was kind of crazy so we got out of the habit of reading at bedtime a little bit, but it's still on the radar and I'm confident we'll finish by the end of the year. 

5. Read 24 books

I finished book #10 and am almost done with book #11 and #12.  I don't know why I decided to read 2 books simultaneously, but I came in a little shy of my 3 books in August goal.  That leaves me 4 months to finish 12 more books.  Hopefully, I can do it with the extra free time I have, but it's gonna be close!

Book #10 was Yes, Please by Amy Poehler.  I got this as a birthday present and liked it a lot.  It was a much lighter read than my usual and while she was super funny, I also found a lot of random nuggets sprinkled throughout her writing that made me want to go through again with a highlighter.  Way to go, Amy!

6. Marriage Conference

7. Cruise/vacation

See this post here for pics and recap!

8. Purple hair

Still purple :)

9. Keep up with Spanish lessons

This did not happen in August, but I am adding it to my daily routine for September.  I am bringing the CD's in the house and instead of listening to it in the car, want to put it on my phone to listen to when I walk the dog.  

10. Learn to drive stick shift

Ha! Totally forgot about this goal.  It didn't happen this month either.  Our weekends are looking pretty busy for the next month, so maybe I'll shoot to work on this in October.

Okay, so I have 4 out of 10 goals completed and 4 months left to finish up the others.  I'm confident about completing 2.5 of them haha.  Honestly, I'll be pretty happy about that.  I've been learning that it's not so much about the amount of things I check off my list.  I'm happiest when I take the time to realize and appreciate that I am still making forward motion.  I make these goals to help me become the person that I want to be and so that I can live the best version of my life. If some of those goals change or evolve in the process, that's perfectly fine.  

 As always, I hope this has been an encouragement and inspiration to you, fellow Dreamer.  Keep it up with those baby steps.  You can do it!

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