Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Powersheets January Check-In

January was a great month! I did not do great at my weekly goals, but I did great on my monthly and pretty good on my daily goals.

Let's delve in to it.

Monthly Goals
1. Go to the Eye Doctor - DONE
2. Learn a Catholic Prayer - I haven't memorized the prayer, but I have been praying it.
3. Read 6 Books - DONE - I actually should finish a seventh before the 31st!
4. Roof - No progress made
5. Crawlspace - DONE
6. Plan Destin Trip - DONE
7. Schedule Trip with Tiffany - DONE
8. $1000 in savings - DONE
9. Trainer with Ellie - DONE - I am giving myself that because I decided to push the appointment to Feb. 4 because I needed more time to work on our homework...she is a stubborn dog.
10. Facebook Ad - DONE
11. Lunch with Chris - DONE

Weekly Goals
1. Go to Mass - Not even attempted
2. Eat at Table 3x a Week - We did it for 3 weeks!
3. Gluten Free 5/7 Days - I did not do great at this, but I did ok.
4. Blog 3x a Week - I did this one week!
5. YouTube 2x a Week - Not even attempted
6. Disney Blog 1x a Week - I did it for 2 weeks!

Daily Goals
1. Devotional - about 50% of the days
2. Walk 20 in 20 - about 50% of the days
3. Train Ellie - again, about 50% of the days
4. 1 Second App - DONE

I am going to work on my Powersheets this week and I will share my goals on Friday!

How did your January go?

Monday, January 27, 2020

2020 Cultivate What Matters PowerSheets

Last year, I used the 6-month undated Cultivate What Matters PowerSheets and I really loved them, so I was excited to get them and use them to work on my life. Some of my 20 for 2020 goals correlate with my PowerSheets goals, but some don't, so I wanted to share my PowerSheets goals to start off the year.

Goal #1: Strengthen Marriage
I am planning to read some books about marriage, listen to podcasts, and be more intentional with my time with Chris.

Goal #2: Strengthen Faith
I have struggled with my faith for years. I need to go back to Mass regularly, learn more about prayer and pray better.

Goal #3: Improve Home
I want to clean out closets, update the bedroom and office, and either remodel the kitchen or replace the HVAC.

Goal #4: Concentrate on Finances
We are starting with paying off a credit card and building an emergency fund. From there, we need to save for a second (hopefully) adoption, a new car and a new house.

Goal #5: Health
I need to lose weight, eat healthily, work on getting fit, and keep my A1C low.

Goal #6: Adopt
We need to match, finalize and start the process all over

Goal #7: Build Community
I want to get more involved, but I'm not sure what that means for me yet.

Goal #8: #20for2020
This encompasses the remainder of my 20 for 2020 goals that I discussed in my post on Friday.

And that's it! That is my list of goals for 2020.

Do you use the Cultivate What Matters PowerSheets? Do you use another goal planner?

Friday, January 24, 2020

New Year, New Goals...Happy 2020!

Let's just pretend I didn't disappear for the last three months...ok?

For the third year, I am participating in Gretchen Rubin's yearly goal project...this year known as 20 for 2020.

This year, I tried for more "one and done" type of goals, but I ended up with about half "one and done" and half continuous goals.

1. Get a King-Sized Bed
In October, we went to Gatlinburg and got a cabin with a king sized bed. It was amazing. Chris got up to use the restroom, I had no idea. Ellie had all the space she needed. I got up in the morning and Chris had no idea. It inspired us to make the change from a queen sized bed to a king sized bed.

2. Update the Office
Our office is furnished with a 14 year old cheap desk that is starting to break. I want to make a fun office space for both Chris and I to use.

3. Update the Bedroom
With the King-Sized Bed, we need new night stands, new carpet and new paint. I'm hoping to keep the dresser and chest of drawers.

4. Remodel the Kitchen -or- Replace the HVAC
We need to do both of these things and the budget on them is about the same, so I think we can do one of them, but probably not both.

5. Work toward Goal Weight
I have a goal I want to hit this year. I need to work on my diet and my exercise to get there.

6. $0 Credit Card Debt and 6 Month Emergency Fund

7. Read 67 Books
I have already read 5 books!!!

8. More Romance
I want to go have lunch with Chris more often, get him a gift he really wants, eat at the table more often, play games instead of watch TV every night...that kind of thing.

9. 1 Second a Day App
This is an app that you use to document your year in a short snippet or picture.

10. Take Trips with Mom, Tiffany, Erin and Chris
Last year, I had wonderful weekends with Tiffany, Erin and Chris and I want to add Mom to the list this year.

11. Memory Keeping Project
Last year, I was watching one of my favorite YouTubers, Laken Edwards, and she does memory keeping the same way I did pre-Scrapbooking craze of the early 2000s. I hated Scrapbooking, but I had a great scrapbook. I've been holding on to keepsakes for years and this year, they are going into scrapbooks.

12. Get a Facial
Because its fun.

13. Go to Disney on Ice
Because its fun.

14. Go to a TPAC show
Because its fun.

15. See the Nutcracker Ballet
I've always wanted to go to a ballet.

16. Train Ellie
I need to get her to be obedient in tough situations and to stop overreacting to other dogs.

17. $100,000 in Travel Agency Sales
Last year, I did about $25,000. This year, I can do more.

18. Post to YouTube 2x a Week
Consistency is key!

19. Blog 3x a Week
Consistency is Key!

20. Disney Blog Once a Week
Again...consistency is key!

And that's my 20 for 2020 goals! I am really excited for this year and the goals I have to get done!

What goals have you set for 2020?