Saturday, April 2, 2016

April Small Goals

Are you like me?  Well intentioned?  Big dreams?  Lots of ideas?

Last summer I paired up with Jennifer at the Yellow Brick Road to blog about my monthly goals.  I did great all summer long!  June, July, August and then school happened.  Parenting happened.  Life happened.  Have I really not written a monthly goal post this entire year? (The answer, sadly, is yes.)

So the last time I wrote a monthly goal post, I one simple goal:
1.  Practice grace with myself
Hey!  I think I accomplished something!  Because if this year has taught me anything, it's to be kind to myself.  I am not going to get everything done.  I am not going have the perfect house.  (Or the cleanest.)  I am not going to have perfect lesson plans.  I am not going to have the perfect life.  But what I do have is an amazing house, an amazing job, and an amazing life.  Wouldn't trade it for the world.

But with that said, there are some things I need to work on...
1. I need to move.  
Once upon a time (aka, before children) I used to work out 6 days a week and walk on average of 100 miles a month.  Being a single parent, I've gave up daily visits to the gym, but I feel like my health has suffered.  I don't feel healthy and strong anymore.  I need to take better care of myself so I can accomplish goal #2!
2.  I need to spend more quality time with my son.  
My little one will be 5 in a month.  He's registered for Kindergarten for next year.  He starts Tee-Ball next week.  He's growing up and I want him to STOP!  I used to rock him to sleep every night and now he goes to sleep on his own.  I just want to have more time with him and savor every second with him.
3.  I need to garden.  
Connecting with the earth is important to me.  Gardening is my meditation.  I love planting perennials and annuals, finding the perfect spot for the perfect plant.  I have a huge flower garden in the backyard (thank you, previous owners) as well as an area for a vegetable garden.  I can't wait to begin getting plants in the ground and watching them grow!

So what are your personal goals for April? 


  1. I can so relate to the feeling of needing to spend more time with your son- my girls are 4 as well and it is amazing how things can change so quickly! They are so fun to be around at this age too, and they seem to learn new stuff every day. And yeah, I get the single parent struggle to work out too ;) Right now I just tell myself that my life is exercise, between chasing two preschoolers and teaching little kids all day, but I really should be doing something besides my cardio workout called life. I think these are great goals, thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm envious of your gardening. I've always been an apartment-dweller, but I look forward to someday having a yard, and most likely a garden to go with it. If you have any great tips, I'd love to hear them. Thus far, I'm barely able to keep my indoor orchids alive ;)