Some of the goals that I set for myself are one-time things that haven’t happened yet (mostly because of the weather), so I’ll just update you on my five biggest goals – the one bite at a time kind.
- Read one book each month: excellent!
January: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (a favorite of mine, and probably the very favorite of Steve’s).
February: Talking with Young Children About Adoption by Mary Watkins and Susan Fisher (a home study book)
March so far: The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis & Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett (a brilliantly funny fantasy author who sadly passed away last week)
I’m also about halfway through Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis, Foundation by Isaac Asimov, The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett, and The Connected Child by Karyn Purvis, David Cross, and Wendy Sunshine (another book for our home study).
I’ve already read way more than I had at this point last year, so I’m really excited about how this goal is going.
- Read through the whole Bible: so far so good!
I’m about 20% of my way through the Bible, and we’re about 20% of the way through the year. The Bible Progress app is very useful for keeping myself on track.
- Scripture Memory: not so much…
I’ve only been reciting the first three chapters of Colossians, not learning any new material. I need to get my memory cards handy again and start making time every day to learn, otherwise I’ll definitely fail this goal.
- Journal Regularly: also not so much
I haven’t been prayer journaling consistently this year like I wanted to. I have, however, bought an art journal that’s been lots of fun so far. Here’s another place where I need to get a good habit going.
- Walk 300 miles: not good, but not worried
This one has definitely been held back by weather, but I’m not worried about not meeting this goal for the year yet. I know once it’s not cold or rainy, I’ll be out at the park several times a week. Otherwise Nike will go insane. So far I’m 4% of the way there.
Overall, I’m pretty satisfied with how I’m progressing in my goals. I’ve felt a lot more conscious of how I’m spending my time this year, which is a big part of keeping myself disciplined and on track!