February to March

It is the first day of a new month!  And what an insane, crazy, chaotic month it has been!  But now, it is time to review the goals of February and refresh them for the month of March!

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So, spiritually, I am going to be focusing my personal Bible study on some of the women of infertility in the Bible.

Accomplished!  I had an amazing time doing this and may have another series bubbling up for March.  You can read about these here: Sarah, Rachel and Leah, Hannah, and Elizabeth.

For health, I’m going to focus on drinking 8 cups of water a day, plus only drinking water if we go out.

Accomplished, mostly.  I used the Hydro Coach app, which suggested over 8 cups a day (but not by much), and most of the time, I kept up with it.  I did register at least 64 oz. each day, though.  As far as just drinking water when I go out, I didn’t really follow this all the time.  But I did most of the time at least have a water to start with.

For home, I have a two-year-old project that has been waiting to be finished that I would like to accomplish this month.

Accomplished!  I didn’t do a blog post about this because I just barely squeaked by at the end of the month to finish it, but here’s the Shadowbox.  It’s a memory from my brother’s wedding (from almost two years ago).  They gave out flowers to each woman in each of the families.  I dried mine and have wanted to display it with some pictures of them that I took at the wedding in a shadowbox.  Simple project, a bugger to actually remember to get done.

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For online/writing, I‘m going to do an Instagram challenge.

Accomplished!  Although I was one day late with one of the pictures (which I took the day before and forgot to post), I posted every single day.  You can see them and the rest of my pics on Instagram at katyslifestory.

And for my bonus goal, I’m going to write my husband a note every day this month.

Accomplished, mostly.  I think I missed one day while he was out of town, but when he was packing, he packed all the letters I had written him up to that point!  It’s been fun to do for a month, but I much rather just talk with him every day.  Not that we stopped talking, I just felt like I was reiterating our conversations from the day in a letter form (with additional bits of lovely, mushy gratitude stuff).

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March is already building up to be a busy month with a lot of challenges.  Lent starts on the first of the month.  Plus, I realize that I’m not completely changing up my goals, but more adding to them each month.  For example, I want to keep doing these Bible story shares on Sundays because I’m really digging them, but I want to find something new to be my goal this month spiritually.  In fact, I still do weight lifting three times a week like my goal in January.  So, the new things I’m going to try to add this month are as follows.

So, spirituallyI am going to be focusing on my morning devotional.  I absolutely love the first five app from Proverbs 31 ministries, but I’ve fallen out of habit these last few months with reading it every day.  So I want to get back into the habit of doing that

For healthI want to do yoga every day.  I thought about doing a challenge, but I like my down dog app so much that I’m going to use it instead.  I’ve been doing yoga every other day, but I want to incorporate more of it into my life.

For homeI want to create an easy cleaning schedule.  I’ve tried a lot of cleaning schedules in my life, but I want to find one that is low maintenance.  While I love a clean house, and honestly, right now, I have lots of time to clean it, I don’t want to spend my days scrubbing, sweeping, and vacuuming.  It’s just not my jam.

For online/writingI’m going to keep up with my planner scrapbook.  I have an Erin Condren planner that I love, and I use it to look ahead and look back.  But in February, I hardly got it out for some reason.  I want to renew my love for the plan.  The way I will hold myself accountable is by posting on my Instagram each week the previous week’s layout.

And finally, the bonus goal, I want to learn how to make soy candles.  Michael bought me a kit for Valentine’s Day and I can’t wait to try it out.  I’ve always wanted a “signature scent” for each month, so I’m hoping that learning about these candles can help me towards that ultimate goal.

Did you make new year goals?  How are they going?  If you accidentally forgot about them, or they don’t really work for you, or whatever reason, don’t be afraid to recalibrate and create new ones for this month!

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7 thoughts on “February to March

  1. Wow! Looks like you have a lot of ambitious goals set up! Best of luck on accomplishing them! This is my first time coming across your blog and it also makes me so happy when I find other sister in Christ blogging. I’m currently increasing my QT (quiet time) and devotional than my usual as it’s Lent time. While I’ve given up Instagram and other social media, I think really the focus of Lent is the mindset and to redirect my faith. So hopefully, my increased QT will be a good way to do this. Once again, best of luck and thanks for sharing! In His name, Stephanie

    • Hello, Christian Sister! Quiet time is the best, especially in this crazy loud world! I actually had that conversation recently about Lent, that it’s not what is taken away during this time, but what you are doing during the time of fasting. It’s building a new habit to spend more time with God. Nice to meet you Stephanie!

      • Woah! I love what you just said – “it’s not what is taken away during this time but what you are doing during the time of fasting.” That’s such a powerful message. I’ll definitely keep that in mind, thanks Katy! Xo, Stephanie

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