Setting Goals In a World of Busy

Its that time of the month again… time to check in and chat about our monthly goals. If you are a regular, you know that I am part of a Monthly Goals series with some other fabulous bloggers. Each month we post our goals for the next month. Each month we expose ourselves, share what we have accomplished, what we didn’t and how we are going to adjust for the next month. Being part of a group helps keep each of us accountable and allows us to support each other through the ups and downs.

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March was a month with lots of ups and downs. So crazy in fact, that I didn’t ever make it around to posting April goals. At the time, I thought it was possibly my busiest of months and thought that things would surely slow down. I had every intention to post later in the month.

Boy was I wrong.

Even though I didn’t post, I did make goals for me and my family. In fact, I wrote several posts about what was happening in my life personally and with our family.

In February, I admitted that I am a Yeller! I don’t like it and I needed to do something about it. Much to my surprise, my family wanted to join in the challenge and change, too! I’d love for you to read more about it, if you didn’t get a chance. This challenge is what ate up most of my February and March. We continue to work on becoming a more peaceful family daily.

Peaceful Parenting: Building a Peaceful Home One Day at a Time

Peaceful Parenting: Family Meetings

Goals March Completed

In March, things got a little harry. In fact, I came to the realization that I was not the happiest mom I could be. In fact, I wasn’t the happiest Me I could be. So I ended up writing a lot about my personal struggles with depression and what I was doing to become a happier mom. So instead of completing everything on my goals chart and writing about it, I just marched on into April.

My blog has been growing bigger than I ever imagined it could and the amount of support has been overwhelming. Even though I was really struggling personally the last two months, it was so warming to receive the comments and emails from readers that connected with what I was going through.

I want to remain to be held accountable for April, so I have made my April goals chart for you to see, as well.

Goals April completedIt was such a crazy month. I am really proud of the growth I have made personally and with where Lemon Lime Adventures is going. I LOVE the Support Group for Sensory Needs and the collective support that everyone puts together in the group. It makes me happy that I am able to help so many people, which I NEVER thought would happen when I started on this journey.

Our family is in such a wonderful place when it comes to our family meetings. Yes, we still have rough days, but overall, our home is a more peaceful place and the respect for each other is at an all time high.

Homeschooling has been a challenge. I was part of a hangout the other day about Homeschooling a child with Special Needs, which was scary and exciting at the same time. The truth about all of this… I don’t know what I am doing. I have good days and bad days just like many of you. I am continuing to work toward the better me and better family I desire. I refuse to get down on myself about not meeting the goals I set forth or knowing what I am doing all of the time.

We are starting to get some sort of groove but it has continues to surprise me how hard that groove has been to get into. I am hoping in May, we will fully complete a project using project approach and we will be able to feel accomplished in our learning. I am optimistic based on this past week and can’t wait to catch up at the end of next month and let you know how it went.

What are my May Goals?

Goals May

Boy, I thought March and April were busy… May has my birthday, Papa Bear’s birthday, Mother’s Day, and Super B’s birthday. That exhausts me just typing it all out. Then on top of that, I have collaborated with over 40 bloggers to do a HUGE Blog Series “All About Baby’s First Year“.  I cannot tell you how excited I am, but I am so scared at the same time. This is the biggest project I have participated in.

So, honestly, I made all of these goals, but I will be happy if I make it to June in one piece.

What are your goals for May?

My hope is that you will leave comments, ideas, and share your goals as well.  Every month I will be post at the end of the month, along with my co-host. Visit their pages, read their goals, and tell us yours.

Together we can achieve what we desire!

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Co-hosted by

Mama Smiles – Joyful Parenting
3 Dinosaurs
B-Inspired Mama
Happily Ever Mom
Kids Yoga Stories
Lemon Lime Adventures
Smiling Like Sunshine
The Educators’ Spin On It
The Life of Jennifer Dawn

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2 thoughts on “Setting Goals In a World of Busy”

  1. I like even though you did not get the basement done you keep it on your list. It is wonderful when there is growth and scary at the same time. Just keep at it and all will go well! Goals are hard and not everything is easy. Just keep with it. Just remember that we set them work towards them as best as we can and go from there.

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