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Last week, before I sat down to think about my April goals, I didn’t want to do it.
So much of the world changed in March, at first I was like, what is even the point?
Then last week I went to a free webinar from Lara Casey, the creator of Powersheets. In the past, she has always filled me up and made me so excited to set goals and make things happen. During this webinar, there was a bit of a shift.
it wasn’t just about setting goals and making things happen. It was more about finding our place in this new and strange season. And as I shared on Friday, I left full of hope.
Normally in these posts I do a recap of the last month. But I’m not going to today. In January I shared my big goals for the year. And while they are still sort of applicable, my main goals for the next season have shifted. I’ll share those, and then I’ll share what I’m doing each day, week, and over the month of April, to reach those goals.
My new main goals
Strengthen my faith. Make God + Christ the center of my life.
Support small businesses
Create create create
Implement new routines and rhythms in our life to create a better flow of things.
I love that even though everything is different right now, instead of panicking (which I did do for a while) I’m turning to face a new direction, one where I can make good things start to grow at this time. Where I can strengthen my faith and make this time a time of beauty, planting, and growth, instead of being full of fear.
April Monthly Goals:
Delight in General Conference. This was last weekend and I loved it! I feel so much more peace and hope right now, so this is a goal that I already finished. I am excited to review the talks again.
Support 1-2 local or small businesses ($100 limit) I know there are a lot of people struggling right now. I’m so glad that Griffin is able to work from home. We want to do our part to support local or small businesses. Have a shop? I’d love to take a look at it! We are giving ourselves a budget for this because we are still working towards buying a home, but we want to give back as we can.
Create a morning routine for me & Von. Because life is crazy and we need some structure. I still don’t know what this looks like, but we’ll get there.
Create a bedtime for Von and STICK TO IT! I’ve made the routine, we’ve done it the past few days. It involves jammies, brushing teeth, reading a story, praying, and snuggles. We’ve never been good at bedtime, so it’s time to start!
Finish draft 4. I’m so so so close to finishing this draft! It’s gonna be the best draft yet!
Send draft 4 to beta readers/read through it myself. Once I finish I’ll be sending it to beta readers, and doing my own read through before I get their feedback.
April Weekly Goals:
Share a small shop I love on social media or here on my blog. Another way you can support small shops is by talking about them on social media, maybe you can’t buy from them right now, but someone can!
Share a spiritual thought on IG or on my blog. My faith has always been important to me. In the past month, I’ve found a lot of peace from God and I want to talk about that more. We all need a little more hope and a little more light and I hope to do a little more to share.
Writing update post or IGTV. It’s been so fun to share my updates over on Instagram (are we friends yet?!) and I’ll continue to do so throughout my writing process.
Weekly planning. Yup, we’re home all the time, and yup I’m still filling my planner (I’ll be doing an IGTV about this soon). It’s important to have things to do and structure in your days when there is so much chaos happening. We’re trying to stick to our weekly routine as much as possible.
Social Media free Sundays. This is a day I get to talk to more of my family members via FaceTime and Zoom. It’s a day we gather as a family in our home to do at home church. I want fewer distractions, at least one day a week.
April Daily Goals
Write the Word. I love my Write the Word journal. It gets me into the scriptures + helps me journal out some of my thoughts. I highly recommend trying one of these if you’ve been wanting to be in the Bible more and if you want to make journaling a daily practice. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day now.
Morning routine. Still figuring out what this looks like for me, but trying to add more routine and rhythm to our days.
Phone down at 9 pm. Whether I read or just go to bed, the evenings have been less stressful (in the past 6 days I’ve done this) and I’m so glad I made this a goal. I need some time to wind down from my phone and this has been great.
Write for 30 minutes. Cause I want to finish this draft! And even if it takes a little longer than I hoped, it will get written! One day, one word at a time.
Those are my goals for April. I’m excited to really grow my faith and focus on creating a home space that has a little more rhythm and structure for all of us.