writing out my goals each month has really been a tremendous help to me. something about spending time creating the post & seeing it on my blog helps to keep them at the front of my brain all month. i hesitated at first to post them, because i don't really have lofty goals and i felt like it would be silly to post them. since i work over 40 hours a week & blog for fun, i have to remember that my goals will look differently than others since they are not blog related. and that's okay!
but, i have enjoyed keeping the goals real & taking that time to process through what i would like to accomplish. my biggest goal for the year is to find true rest and to simplify. it's fun to see these goals reflect that, and i feel like posting my goals & how i did is just another expression of processing through life, which is why i blog in the first place.
i didn't spend as much time doing this as i would have liked, but i did spend time doing it. i wasn't really planning this, but i ended up journaling about my personality. i'm an INFJ on the Myers Briggs personality test. so i journaled through the different sections of my personality type & processed how that affected different areas of life. it was super interesting because i am a nerd! ;)
in February, i got behind in my Bible reading plan, so in March i spent time catching up as i could. that means that some days, i was reading in the OT for an hour at a time. it was really neat to spend so much dedicated time in the Word, especially the OT. just making time for scripture on the hectic & bad days, left my soul feeling restful. also, hiking & spending time in nature makes me feel closer to God, so it was restful to be able to go hiking on the weekends!
go hiking - a lot
i am so very grateful that spring has sprung at last! we went hiking a few times at the end of March, and those were my favorite days. i need to build back up my leg muscles also, because we haven't done a lot of hiking since last spring. i want to get outside & explore as much as i can during April, so i envision weekends full of hiking (& camping) in my future!
remember to breathe
April is year end at work which means that the first 3 weeks of the month include closing, year end reporting, and the audit... so it is a busy time. so busy, in fact, that our entire department had to work on Good Friday, which the rest of the company got as a holiday. we are all pretty burned out from working so much overtime this past year, so i just need to remember to breathe! ;)
p.s. accounting is not for the faint of heart!
what are your goals for April?