Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Friday, August 7, 2015

August goals and an update for JULY

For the past couple months I have I created and shared a few goals for myself. I have found this to be extremely helpful in how I prioritize my time.

A week into August already and I'm just now getting around to this...I'll blame it on my trip!

My goals for July with an update...
  • run 50 miles (if my hip allows...only time will tell) I did around 40
  • continue push up challenge  I started out the month well, but then we were gone for a week and I got out of routine
  • two ab workouts each week see above excuse...also concentrating on PT exercises for hip
  • practice violin daily pretty much
  • practice mandolin twice a week no - I'm just not motivated right now
  • read 6 books (1 being a read aloud with kids) - giving myself a break from classics and just reading whatever sounds good to me YES! 
  • catch up in daily Bible reading (and stay caught up!) - I've fallen behind again. YES
  • follow Fly Lady method of cleaning and decluttering by zones YES
  • clean out garage YES!
  • make plans for next school year YES - still not done, but did make a decision to join a Classical Conversation community
  • put together photography portfolio for neighborhood show I decided not to do this show
some of the books I enjoyed

And now my goals for August...

  • Homeschool prep: read Brave Writer (writing course), The Core by Leigh Bortins and Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit by Teri Maxwell
  • Consistent, daily violin practice with my girls
  • Run 60 miles - build distance back up to 6 mile runs
  • Consistent physical therapy exercises
  • Compassion: get through letters for 10 kids, hold letter writing night at church
  • Watch Downton Abbey Season 5

Do YOU set monthly goals for yourself?


  1. Good for you on all the goals met!

  2. I have always seen the Classical Conversations program in my own community but never looked into it. I would like to know your thoughts on it.

    1. I first looked into it 4 years ago and decided it wasn't the right fit for us. In fact, the only reason I considered it this year is because I was trying to talk another homeschooler out of it! I have no idea how my girls will like it, but I'm excited to add this to our school year.