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May felt like a blink and a year all at the same time. I’m so grateful for my Powersheets especially in months like that to keep me focused on what matters most. There was a lot of celebration and good goals grew.
- Vida Dulce Opening: Vida Dulce officially opened May 2nd and it was a success! Luckily it worked out with my schedule that I was off work, so I was able to help. It was amazing to see this dream and hard work come to life. Finally we were able to serve customers and impact their days for the better! I mean who doesn’t love a treat!? It’s been a blessing and success since opening day and I’m so excited to see what’s to come!
- Celebrate Sarah Jane’s graduation: Still can’t believe my baby sister is graduated from undergrad! It was fun to visit Boone for the weekend and celebrate both graduation and Mother’s Day. A perfect time spent with family <3
- Budget meeting: Check! Our budget meetings have gotten much simpler since we’ve been doing it for a while, but it’s still good for us to check in. We can make sure we’re on the same page with upcoming spending and adjust our budget. Communication at its finest!
- Set up our wills: Whoops, moving it again to the next month.
- Complete Financial Plan: Progress was made here, but we didn’t complete it. Moving it forward to June.
- Friend date: I’m so glad I made this a goal. Life is hectic and most days the only people I see are Eric, customers at work, and Stella (okay, she’s a dog, but still). It’s important to me that I still make time for friends and fun, especially when life is crazy. Things will probably always be a bit crazy, so I want to be sure I’m cultivating the important relationships.
- Read book #5: I read Francis Chan’s book, Crazy Love. It’s about the crazy love of God. I love Francis Chan’s teachings, so I enjoyed it. It was honest, convicting, and eye opening.
- Rest + Care: I’m getting much better at this. I’m being more intentional about my sleep (although I definitely have room for improvement) and allowing myself the time and space to rest.
- Be a light: I want to be the person that lifts others up. I’m focusing more on encouraging others, praying for them, speaking life into their days. Even with strangers, I’m smiling instead of looking away, holding the door, and helping when I can. It’s small actions, but we never know how those actions will impact someone.
- Spend time wisely: I fell short here, but I’m getting better. There are many pockets in my day that I could spend more wisely. The big ones that come to mind are morning before work and evening right before bed. I’m working on creating an improved morning and evening routine, but it’s challenging to get out of some bad habits (read: scrolling too much on my phone).
- Blog post: I missed one week, but that’s okay! Progress over perfection, right. Sometimes it’s best to let something go and for that week, it was a blog post. I enjoy writing, but I don’t ever want it to feel like a chore. Is there something you want to read about from me? Let me know in the comments!
- Bible Plan — Achieved 31/31 days
- Write the Word — Achieved 24/31 days
- Serve Eric — Achieved 26/31 days
- Pure Barre — Achieved 13/29 days
Good goals grew in May! I love these daily goals because they touch on the most important areas of my life: faith, marriage, wellness. There are many more things I do in the day, but if I can do my best on these, then I feel whole. During the month, I felt bad about how many Pure Barre classes I missed, but when I look at the big picture I see the progress I made. This can be true for any goal I set. When I’m too close to it, I can become discouraged when I’m now 100%. But when I back up, I can see the steps that are being taken.
- Budget Meeting
- Set up our wills
- Complete + submit financial plan
- Friend date
- Read book #6
- Anniversary plans
- Positive report at dentist
- Support Eric with Vida Dulce
- Rest + care
- Spend time well
- Blog post
- Celebrate others
- Bible Plan
- Write the Word
- Pure Barre
- Serve Eric
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again because we always need the reminder: Little by little adds up! You aren’t expected to be perfect. You aren’t expected to always get it right. You are allowed to change your mind and pivot your path. Your heart and your gut are good guides. Trust yourself! What goals are you growing this month?