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Setting Goals for February 2017

Every month I set goals for that monthly. I set themes for the year that the goals fall into. Breaking goals down by month keeps me focused.

Setting goals for February 2017

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January in Review

January was a busy month! We visited my mother-in-law and sister-in-law, and I went to both CES and Creativation as press.

Gratitude and Mindful Living Goals for February 2017

We had a great visit with Mike’s family, and Mike and I even got to go on a couple of dates while we were there thanks to Mike’s mom and sister watching the kids.

The kids and I had a lot of fun together this month! I didn’t get as much done, in part because I was making up for time away at CES and Creativation.

Learning Goals for February 2017

I wrote up three posts sharing my personal highlights from CES here:

I am working on posts on smart homes and 3D printing, but I’m not sure when they will go live.

I haven’t blogged about Creativation yet, but you can find some Creativation highlights here, as well as a sneak peak at supplies I’ll be working with and one brand that really caught my eye. I also discovered a really cool air dry clay that I am excited to write about soon.

I started editing my NanoWrimo story. I’m maybe 10% of the way done. I’m happy to say that, so far, the plot actually holds together with only a few changes. Characters evolved as I wrote, so some of what I put in the beginning of the book didn’t make sense and had to be changed. I didn’t do anything with the kids’ stories. We did make it through the entire STORYSTORM month!

I sandwiched the layers of Lily’s quilt yesterday using Spray and Fix temporary fabric adhesive. That’s all I did, but at least having the quilt as a January goal made me get that far!

Setting Goals for February 2017

February is a short month, and one with mostly carry-over goals for me.

  • Enjoy time with my sister who will visit from Massachusetts! Gratitude.
  • Write up a post on highlights from CreativationLearning.
  • Edit a little bit of my NaNoWriMo novel every day we are at home. My sister and I are spending a couple of days visiting my deployed brother’s family while she is here, and I am giving myself those days off. Learning.
  • Help the kids edit the stories they wrote during NaNoWriMo’s Young Writer’s Program and get them into some sort of published form. I will help Lily edit hers this weekend, Johnny edit his the next weekend, and Emma edit hers the third weekend in February. Learning.
  • Keep my focus on spending time with the kids. They grow up way too quickly! Mindful Living.
  • Enjoy fun dates with Mike. We actually have a few planned for this month! Mindful living and gratitude.
  • Finish Lily’s quilt. There isn’t really that much left to do. Learning.
  • {Possibly – this is a bonus goal} – write up smart home and 3D printing posts. Learning.

What are your goals for February 2017? Here are a couple more goal posts from blog friends:

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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

8 thoughts on “Setting Goals for February 2017”

  1. Love that your family is writing stories together! How fun is that! We’ll definitely have to check out NanoWrimo and see if there’s anything for my oldest yet. She loves stories :)

    And I can’t wait to see your post on Creativation! Your highlights looked Amazing.

  2. You are always so organized with your goal posts, and I always think “I should try this,” and then I realize I”m so not good with actually checking in until the end of the month….

  3. CES sounded amazing! I didn’t realize so many STEM toys would be there! Thanks for sharing with me virtually! I really enjoyed learning about your experience there!

  4. Fantastic goals! I love how you and your kids are all writing fiction and working on it together over time.

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