February Goals

I used my Thursday Mama Meeting to write out my goals for February.

In January, I was overly ambitious, but this month, I’m toning it down and trying to be more reasonable.

Monthly goals

  • Order Chatbooks with Matt (first time trying these; would love feedback from others!)
  • Judge at homeschool speech meet! (Did this last year; so, so fun)
  • Invite a family over for brunch/dinner
  • Brainstorm blog post ideas
  • Redo blog homepage
  • Finish and pitch article
  • Write and pitch a second article
  • Record audiobook version of The Wardrobe Fast

Weekly goals

  • Caption at least 100 minutes with Rev.com (that trip to Paris ain’t going to fund itself…)
  • Kid dates: Matt with each kid, me with each kid
  • Clean the kitchen according to “the kitchen cleaning protocol” on the first “home day” of the week
  • Offer Matt a backrub
  • Three “dates” with Matt (games, prayer, talky talk)

Daily goals

  • Bible study
  • PrayerMate app
  • Drink two bottles of water
  • Play a game/pretend play with one kid one-on-one

Digging out my January tending list will show just how much I didn’t accomplish…and everything I stopped tracking:

I’ve moved the tending list to where I can reach it better, so I’m hopeful I’ll actually follow through. I should probably stock that desk with a pen or two…

I put way too much on my January tending list, thinking that I had to work on all of my goals for the year at once. Superwoman I am not, and sometimes less is more.

Like in February. 😉

Here’s what I actually accomplished in January:

  • I registered for a homeschool conference! Woohoo!
  • I wrote a “kitchen cleaning protocol” so I have step-by-step instructions and won’t get sidetracked. And then (ahem) I never printed it off…
  • We celebrated Roger’s birthday with gusto.
  • We had a family outing to the children’s theater for a spin on the little piggy who cried wee wee wee all the way home.
  • I had more intentional evenings with Matt than before I had a checklist for them 😂
  • I finished a book (I’m alarmed by my lack of reading lately; not sure what’s up there).
  • I took all three kids on “dates,” even if two were just to the gas station.
  • The kids and I were consistent in picking up the house and doing school…though there’s still much room for improvement.
  • I was consistent in daily prayer and Bible study for more than half the month, even if I stopped tracking it on my tending list. For me, that’s improvement. Little by little, inch by inch.

I’d love to hear in comments about your goals and recent wins!

Published by MK Jorgenson

Thinking, writing, and talking about Christian stewardship in all of its facets.

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