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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May goals

For the past nine years I've worked full-time in higher education, April has proved to be the most busy month of the year. I tread cautiously when mentioning the word, 'busy,' but year after year the month arrives filling up my calendar with late night events and other commitments that keep me in the office later than usual. Now that I'm a mother, I am so thankful this season is limited to this one time of year.

Each month, I'm making a list of goals and linking up with Hayley from The Tiny Twig. I find that making time-bound goals for myself, keeps me motivated.

My April goals were:
  1. Go for at least three walks per week. I don't like to make excuses, but the "April showers" were in full effect all month! We walked more like 1-2 per week...
  2. Have at least one lunch date per week with a colleague. I had lunch with a number of colleagues and it evened out to once/week for the month.
  3. Finish reading Barefoot Church.  I'm still reading it...are you surprised?
  4. Find an Easter dress for Maggie.  I bought a dress from ThredUp for Maggie for Easter and was so pleased with it. I'll be reviewing all of my purchases and experience with ThredUp in the coming week or so.

My May goals are:
  1. Cut back on my sugar intake. I don't want to point any fingers at the jellybeans on my kitchen counter, but over the past few months I've let myself get away with eating too many sweets. I think nursing has something to do it. I'd tell myself I needed the extra calories and it was okay, but I'm weaning Maggie, so it's got to stop. To be realistic, this means only ONE serving/sweet treat per day. I realize that's still a decent amount, but that seems like a good start.
  2. Go on a date with my husband. Our anniversary is this month, so I'm fairly confident we'll do something to celebrate.
  3. Plan a summer getaway. Even if it's only for a weekend, I'd like to plan something for us to do as a family and look forward to. 
Do you have any goals for the month ahead?


  1. Cutting back on sugar is a good one. I am so glad I did it. Good luck with all your goals. I hope you find a fun place to go this summer.

  2. Our anniversary is this month too!

  3. Setting aside a date night once a month with my husband has been one of the best things we've ever done! Happy Anniversary and I hope you can find time together regularly to keep in touch in the midst of life! It's so worth it!!!

  4. A summer getaway sounds fantastic! Hope that planning is fun.

  5. These are great goals! I am with you on cutting back sugar intake. I have been eating sugar like CRAZY lately. Luckily I still passed my glucose test (I ate really healthy the day before just in case). Also a summer getaway is perfect. I would love to plan a summer getaway, but I am aiming more for fall.


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