Summary of my goals from last month:
I am a teacher which means summer is completely different. During the school year I have a really bad habit of letting stuff and chores accumulate which means that I have to attack them all over a 10 week period in the summer. This summer though will be cut down a lot because of a 10 day missions trip and at least 7 days of professional development. This morning I have spent a very large amount of time writing down all of my goals for the summer. I printed out calendars to put in my summer binder and brainstormed the best ways to attack everything.
First, I created a giant list of everything that I hoped to accomplish this summer and broke down the big goals into little chunks. Next, I marked down days that I am not available due to professional development at school and the missions trip that my husband and I are going on with the high school students at our church. Then I have to admit I just stared at the large list and the small amount of days and just sat and thought. I tried to organize the goals and just wanted to give up. The list was soooo long and there weren't near as many days this summer as I had hoped.
I am a determined person above all else, so I figured there must be a way. It came to me. KISS- keep it simple silly. I have about 80 goals for the summer and about 35 weekdays to attack them (although probably less because I normally go on a few day trips to visit old friends). I decided not to include weekends because they are normally full. Rather than being specific (I will attack goal 3 on day 23), I decided that I wanted flexibility. I will shoot for 3 goals a day per open day in the summer.
Here's my list for June
1. Keep Eph 2:10, Isaiah 41:10; Psalm 90:12, Proverbs 12:18, Hebrews 4:15-16, and Matthew 11:28 memorized. Memorize Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, do it heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
During the summer it is so easy to want to be lazy. I agree that a time of rest is needed after the crazy school year. However, I know that I get tempted to use that as an excuse to be lazy much longer than needed. This verse will help keep me going.
2. Work out 60 min a week.
3. Visit each set of grandparents once.
4. Keep up with read through the Bible in a year.
5. Be at 97% of goal? This month is a bit confusing. I am now working at a school that allows for lump pay over summer which means I should be getting quite a bit this month. However, we will be donating a large amount of money to pay the taxes for the students on the missions trip. I am unsure whether we will be paying that this month or next. This is my best guess for where we should be.
6. Follow Money Saving Mom's 4 weeks to a more organized home series.
7. Complete 3 goals from summer goal list every open day (not a professional development day).
Feel free to add links to your goals in the comments section. I would love to read them!
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