Another month is in the books. August was quite busy for our family and we had a really good month. I am happy with my overall progress this month.
#1) Complete a no-spend year.
This goal is going fairly well. I did make a purchase this month, but I am unsure as to whether it is a violation of this rule. I bought my family planner and calendar for next year. I always use a planner and calendar in my home to keep all of us on track. I decided to do my Christmas shopping early this year because our baby is due in December. When I made my purchase (from one store online) I decided to go ahead and add the calendars to my cart. I always have my calendars in advance so that nothing gets missed. That was my only purchase for this month.
#2) Establish a self-care routine.
This goal is still going well. I have worked to bring back strength training to my regular routine. I am happy that most of my routine is now habit. Despite being quite busy this month, I still made time to properly care for myself.
#3) Say yes to family time.
We had some great family experiences this month. Hubby and I took Miss. E to Waterton Lakes National Park. We had a great time with one another and made some great memories. Family time was definitely a priority this month and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
#4) Start school in September.
I know what courses I want to take. I also know the direction I want to go. I am not going to start school in September. With a baby on the way, this goal will be pushed back until everything settles in the new year. I don't feel like it is feasible to take on course work right now with being a Mom, working and being pregnant. I will re-evaluate in the new year.
#5) Learn more about traditional prayers and incorporate them into my prayer life.
This goal went fairly well this month. I almost need to schedule the days that I plan to do traditional prayers because when I rely on spontaneity I tend to avoid the traditional prayers. I plan to work on this in September.
#6) Establish a routine for the blog and stick to the blog's vision.
I am slowly coming along with this goal. I was better at posting in August and I am learning how to make sure that my blogging work is done. I have a few ideas that I hope to implement in September.
How are your goals coming? Does summer throw a monkey wrench into your progress?