Monday, April 4, 2016

One Little Word: April Goals

I'm ready to share April's goals with all of you and touch base on how March went. I didn't post March's goals, so I decided that instead I will take a page from Brooke's book and do a DONE list and let you know what I accomplished in March.

I'm linking up with Aubrey, Ashley, and Suzanna. We'd love it if you linked up with any post that shares your accomplishments for March or new goals for April!


Home
*Bought curtains
*Spring cleaning--one area a day. So far some big accomplishments include cleaning out under the sinks, cleaning our mattress, cleaning off the front (and side) of our fridge, wiping down baseboards, light switches, door knobs, etc. I still have a lot to do, but I feel good about what I've accomplished so far.

Marriage
*I made time for Zach every night and we spent every weekend hanging out. We didn't have any elaborate date nights, but that was okay. I feel like I'm taking it easy on planning so much while we are so busy. Right now, just relaxing on the weekend is all I want to do.

Motherhood
*Did 2 Easter crafts with JaiseAnn
*Did Toddler Ressurection eggs with JaiseAnn to help her tell the resurrection story
*Made a treat (homemade pretzels) together one afternoon
*Took pictures at the temple of JaiseAnn in her Easter dress-she wasn't the most cooperative but we got a few gems
*Invited people over for 2 play dates-my goal this year was to MAKE things happen and so rather than waiting to be invited, I started being the one to invite--imagine that. It only took me 31 years to figure that one out!

Spirituality
*Attended the temple (first time this year--man, this took us too long to make happen)
*Started listening to podcasts on the Mormon Channel app again-I do this while making breakfast or dinner usually. It's so uplifting to bring such edifying media into our home

Health
*Hit between 63,000 and 70,000 steps each week this month!
*Exercised 4-5 days a week and started doing online Barre or ballet workouts for strength trainin

Career/Education
*Proposed my thesis (for those of you that don't know how this works a brief summary is you write your first three chapters of a thesis, propose it to a committee, they approve it (hopefully) which ultimately approves your study, conduct your study, collect and analyze data, and write the final two chapters of your thesis, and then defend your findings--I'm thinking of writing a blog post about this when I'm all done because I had a really difficult time finding information about stuff when I started and I wanted a regular person to just explain the basics to me:) So my proposal happened and was approved. I still need to do ALL THE REST so you'll notice that I'll still be pretty absent around here.
*Started conducting my experiment
*Applied for 2 jobs

APRIL GOALS




Home
*Buy curtain rods and hang curtains (the curtains I bought were way out of our initial budget, but I loved them...so we have to wait and get the rods. I'm hoping this month so it's going on here.)
*JaiseAnn's room
*Print off pictures from our trip to Seattle (before JaiseAnn was born) and Charleston (before we were married) to add to our gallery wall in the kitchen
*A print for one of 3 places in our house we want them.

Motherhood
*Make and hang bird feeders
*Invite for 2 play dates
*Finish JaiseAnn's baby books (seriously, this one is on here each month. I hope I can really complete it this month)

Marriage
*Spend time with Zach each night

Health
*Strength training two days a week
*Eliminate excess sugar

Spirituality
*Review Priesthood session of conference talks and then write up a schedule for studying the talks from May-October (more to come on this I hope)
*Continue listening to podcasts on Mormon Channel
*Go to the temple

Career/Education
*Apply for two jobs
*Finish conducting experiment
*Analyze data

How are you doing on your 2016 goals? Link up any post that is related in ANY way (really there are no rules) below. I promise to check it out and cheer you on!


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