Apr 4, 2016

April Goals


Looking back at March, it seems to have been a pretty productive month! There were a few big things I wish I would have been better about, but hey, you win some and you lose some, right? I will focus on those this month!
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MARCH GOALS
SPIRITUAL GOALS
(1) Continue studying Luke with Interface women's mentorship Bible study at church, doing the homiletics homework, praying for the gals in the group, and being honest and real with them.
(2) Continue listening to the Bible through Bible app (finish Deuteronomy and start Joshua) to meet 2016 goal of reading the whole Bible using THIS Bible Reading Plan
(3) Listen to weekly teachings by John Mark Comer on the series,  Year of Bible Literacy
(4) Draw/write in Journaling Bible 4 times (YES, ALL FROM MY OLD TESTAMENT READING)
(5) Memorize atleast two verses from Luke  (LUKE 23:34 AND 24:27)
(6) One week of the the Seven Sacred Pauses (NO, I FORGOT ABOUT THIS!)
PHYSICAL & NUTRITION GOALS
(1)Jog twice a week and free weights once a week to build endurance and increase mileage.  (I was not quite as consistent with working out as I would have liked, but I still was better than previous months)
(2) Food Elimination Diet to evaluate for any food sensitivities (I STARTED RIGHT AT THE END OF THE MONTH, BUT IT COUNTS!)

EMOTIONAL GOALS
(1) Have honest, vulnerable conversations with Greg and trusted friends about fears and anxieties (rather than avoiding issues and allowing them to steal my joy and peace)
(2) Continue taking a sabbath from social media on Sundays
(3) Take one week off from social media  (I DID IT DURING 'HOLY WEEK'/WEEK OF EASTER & IT WAS SO GOOD TO STEP AWAY)
EDUCATIONAL GOALS
(1) Read & review 4-5 books (YES! READ MY 8 BOOK REVIEWS HERE)
(2) Review old nursing coursework and journal articles to prepare for starting my new jobs
SOCIAL GOALS
(1) Have a couple over for a homemade dinner and have intentional conversation
(2) Write to the child I sponsor through Compassion
FINANCIAL GOALS
(1) Work on budgeting with Greg & discussing finances. (GREG DID A LOT BUT I KINDA AVOIDED IT)
BLOGGING GOALS
(1) Continue new series, In Every Season  (SEE POSTS HERE)
FUN CHALLENGES
(1) Two acts of kindness towards strangers
(2) Play my violin atleast twice 
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APRIL GOALS

This month, I want to try to simplify my goals to only a few in each category, specifically goals I have been having trouble completing. This will help me be more intentional about those specific goals and a better chance I will do them!

SPIRITUAL GOALS:
(1) Review memory verses from Luke that I learned.

PHYSICAL/NUTRITIONAL GOALS: 
( 1) Complete the 4-5 week Food Elimination Diet so I can figure out what my body is sensitive to.  
(2) Exercise 2x/week

INTELLECTUAL GOAL:
(1) Review old nursing coursework and journal articles to prepare for starting my new jobs
(2) Read one book that I have read before that is already in my bookshelf along with 4-5 new books

SOCIAL GOAL:
(1) Have a couple over for a homemade dinner and have intentional conversation with them and my husband.
(2) Write to my Compassion Child
(3) Write 4 encouraging letters to friends

FINANCIAL GOAL:
(1) Work on budgeting with Greg, discussing finances

FUN CHALLENGES/GOALS
(1) Two acts of kindness towards stranger
(2) Play my violin atleast twice 


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What are your April goals?

11 comments:

  1. I haven't decided my April goal just yet (a little behind, I know) but yours are really good ones. I like how you have it broken down into different categories too. You've given me some food for though!

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    1. Hi Victoria, thanks so much! It helps me to break them down in categories because I can be more focused on them when they are categorized vs all in one long list.

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  2. I love your goals! So intentional and also achievable!

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    1. Thanks so much! I like to balance them out with some more challenging goals with some achievable goals. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I totally review my goals on the last or second-to-last day of the month in order to complete as many as possible that I forgot. So your elimination diet totally counts!

    Otherwise, you totally killed it with your goals last month. That is awesome!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Brita! I want to try to check my goals list weekly so that I can be more consistent with them throughout the month because this past month I forgot about a few.

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    1. Hi Rachel! I was offered two jobs: one as a pediatric nurse practitioner in the ER of a local children's hospital and the other as a home care nurse for kids with chronic medical conditions. They are both PRN (as needed) basis so I can fill my schedule with both.

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  5. Love your goals, especially your spiritual. I started blogging about mine in March. Love how it helps me keep on track.

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    1. Thanks so much, Deborah! I will check out your goals on your blog too! I like that it helps me stay on track as well as gives some accountability since I am sharing it with my readers.

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  6. These goals are amazing! So thoughtful and intentional. I'm glad to have found your blog!

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