We're a little more than a week into the new year. Have any resolutions? I have set some and it's going well. But first, to know where you're going you gotta know where you've been.
I dubbed last year as "The Year of Order". Did I accomplish this? Well, yes. After purchasing Alejandra's Power of Productivity Course I managed to order my day, week, month and year. That was a huge task, and so worth it because it helped me tackle quite a few organizing projects in the home.
The kids bathroom:
Kids Lego Storage:
The Linen Closet:
My Sewing Room:
Including the Craft Paint Storage (which I've recently updated. More on that later):
And a Kids School Board:
There are still a few areas that I've organized which I haven't shared yet. Our entry way is organized, as well as some routines with the kids. I hope to share some of that with you later this year. I've also revamped and organized my prayer life into a prayer notebook. I will go into detail about that in the next post.
With that said, there are many areas, that I have yet to tackle.
Back to 2015. I have dubbed it "The Year to Take the Plunge". Here are a few of my goals:
I have talked, and talked and thought and over-thought for many years to enter a farmers market to sell some of my crafts. I came close last year and bought a white tent and tables as well as make some display items to showcase my creations. I had some set backs and didn't enter last year. But this is THE year! I really need to work on building my inventory.
I had bought an electric Piano a couple years ago in hopes of playing, but it ended up becoming a fancy side table for stuff. I want to at least play one FULL song on it.
I also want to juggle. Not figuratively, I'm already juggling five, soon to be six children, and a husband and a home. But literally! Don't know why. I guess I want to be able to say "yes", if someone ever asks "do you have a hidden talent?".
Those are just a few of the "bigger" goals I have this year. So I'm taking the plunge.
Here is how I've set my goals and how I'm keeping track. A simple little notebook that I covered with washi tape.
Here is a look at January. I highlighted the background for the month in washi tape. I've broken down my goals into three categories.
Sewing Goals : Or crafting, such as crochet, paper, drawing, or painting a little something.
House Goals: This includes organizing projects, paint projects, etc.
Personal Goals: This is anything that I want to do to improve myself as a mom, wife, person, daughter of God, etc. My goal to juggle would go here.
As you can see, on the side I have little squares labelled 1-31. This is where I check off what I've accomplished for my personal goal that day. In this case I have two things to do each day. When I have accomplished my goals in one of the other categories, I'll highlight it, then give a big red check mark beside the goal.
The last square labelled "To Remember" is just to jot down milestones in my kids life, like losing a tooth, or a funny thing my daughter said like when my four year-old saw Knights of Columbus for the first time and called them "pirates!", anything that I want to remember (hence the name).
So that's it. Have a great 2015.