Are you like me? Well intentioned? Big dreams? Lots of ideas?
Last summer I paired up with Jennifer at the Yellow Brick Road to blog about my monthly goals. I did great all summer long! June, July, August and then school happened. Parenting happened. Life happened. Have I really not written a monthly goal post this entire year? (The answer, sadly, is yes.)
So the last time I wrote a monthly goal post, I one simple goal:
1. Practice grace with myself
Hey! I think I accomplished something! Because if this year has taught me anything, it’s to be kind to myself. I am not going to get everything done. I am not going have the perfect house. (Or the cleanest.) I am not going to have perfect lesson plans. I am not going to have the perfect life. But what I do have is an amazing house, an amazing job, and an amazing life. Wouldn’t trade it for the world.
But with that said, there are some things I need to work on…
1. I need to move.
Once upon a time (aka, before children) I used to work out 6 days a week and walk on average of 100 miles a month. Being a single parent, I’ve gave up daily visits to the gym, but I feel like my health has suffered. I don’t feel healthy and strong anymore. I need to take better care of myself so I can accomplish goal #2!
2. I need to spend more quality time with my son.
My little one will be 5 in a month. He’s registered for Kindergarten for next year. He starts Tee-Ball next week. He’s growing up and I want him to STOP! I used to rock him to sleep every night and now he goes to sleep on his own. I just want to have more time with him and savor every second with him.
3. I need to garden.
Connecting with the earth is important to me. Gardening is my meditation. I love planting perennials and annuals, finding the perfect spot for the perfect plant. I have a huge flower garden in the backyard (thank you, previous owners) as well as an area for a vegetable garden. I can’t wait to begin getting plants in the ground and watching them grow!
So what are your personal goals for April?