Feb 1, 2015

Goodbye January, hello February!

Happy February, y'all!  I didn't get a chance to blog too much last month since it was a busy month, but wanted to share January's completed goals as well as February's goals. And I am going to toot my own horn for just a second and say that January was the first time in the past 12 months of having monthly goals that I completed every single goal! It felt awesome to slowly cross off each one and realize I did everything I hoped I would for the month! Let's see if I can ride that same wave through February!

January's Goals

>> Read all of Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin 
(YES! I LOVED IT!! I'll need to blog about it soon!)
>> Make a study guide/cheat sheet with the "5 P's of Sound Bible Study" presented in Women of the Word to help me dig deeper in specific books of the Bible
 (YES! I printed it off and am exited to start using it this month!)
>> Schedule hang-out with a friend 
(YES! Lebanese food, here we come in a week!)
>> Schedule my well-visit for Feb.
>> Finish one book
 (YES! I finished three! Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir by Carolyn Weber, and Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin. ALL AMAZING BOOKS!!)
>> Get a manicure before my trip to see my boyfriend in Texas for our one year anniversary!
 (YES and it was the perfect shade and an even more perfect trip!!)
>> Write to the child I sponsor through Compassion International
(YES! I love getting letters from her!)
>> Register for two nurse practitioner continuing education events 
(YES and I attended one of them so far)
>> Clean out closet & separate clothing I do not wear anymore.  Prepare to take it to Plato's Closet
(YES! 4 bags of clothing & shoes!)
>> Buy a new iPhone charger 
>> Start working out again
(YES! I went to the gym a few times as well as went jogging a few times too!)
>> New recipe/month 
(Yes! I made a paleo quinoa crockpot enchilada that was delicious!)


February Goals
>> Finish 2 books: Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
>> Take my 4 bags of clothing to Plato's Closet to try to sell & make some ca$h
>> Meet with my "little sister" that I mentor and catch up
>> Book NYC tickets for May!
>> Book NYC AirBnb apartment!
>> Start a book on finances, such as The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
>> Train for a 5K and then run it at the end of the month in Texas with friends and my boyfriend!
>> Check my Mint account/bank account atleast once to track spending and budget
>> Buy a nice skillet to replace my old one that has lived past it's prime.
>> Get a library card at my local library and look for audiobooks to check out
>> Write a letter to the child I sponsor through Compassion International. 
>> Study Philippians using the 5P Bible Study method from Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
>> 1 new recipe 

(I love running around this area. So calming!)


  1. girl, you BEASTED january!
    woohoo for a 5K girl you've got this!

    1. Thanks!!! I am slightly nervous because I am a slow runner, but overall excited because I have wanted to run a 5K race for a the past several years!

  2. Girl, you were ON IT in January! Way to go!

    Where does your Compassion child live? I started sponsoring last November, a girl in Bangladesh. :)

    1. Thank you, Jess!! My little girl is from Bolivia! I have loved writing (and receiving!) letters from her!


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