Do you set monthly goals? I love this approach to staying focused and getting things done. Share your monthly goals for May 2018 in the comments!
April was a lovely month in our house. Our entire family’s favorite part was the four days we spent together in the Sierras at the end of the month. I got to take a landscape photography class, which taught me that I have a LOT to learn about photographing landscapes! I still got some cool photos – like the tree above and the image with the lake in it below.
April goals were not so awesome. The kids’ testing went fine, but I didn’t make much progress on final move-in touches. We didn’t hang a single photo! I didn’t finish reading Listen, either. This is at least partly because I’m taking copious notes while reading to use in a life skills type class I teach a couple times a month.
I did read A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea, and found the descriptions of starvation especially haunting. It’s a book well worth reading, and one I’ve added to my “for my kids to read when they are older” list.
I started sewing a Laura Ingalls Wilder inspired dress for my five-year-old daughter, Anna.
I did not finish my ebook. In fact, I didn’t work on it at all.
I took some photos, although not as many as I would like to. I’m still working on keeping my camera out at home, a habit I broke out of when I was busy selling our condo and moving into the new place, all during the busy “everyone wants photos taken for their holiday cards so that’s where I am using my camera the most” season.
The trip of the Sierras was wonderful, and very easy to enjoy.
Setting Goals for May 2018
May is a busy month in our house! Goals are focused on the big things happening this month:
- Enjoy a visit from my aunt, uncle, and cousin. These are family members I rarely get to see, and I am thrilled to have them visit us.
- Have a wonderful time with my sister and her family at LEGOLAND. We love all things LEGO, so this is super exciting.
- Finish up the school year for all four kids.
- Plan our June-July trip to Scotland and England! Mike is taking students again; the kids and I come along but are mostly on our own as to how we spend our time. We did most of the Edinburgh touristy stuff when we were in Scotland in 2016; now I’m looking for some more local experiences, although I know we will return to at least some of these tourist destinations while we are in town.
- Finish Anna’s dress (the one I started sewing in April).
- Keep taking pictures – at home, not just for paid photo shoots!
- Swim a lot. We just got access to an incredible pool that I fully intend to take advantage of wherever possible.
There are so many other things I hope to accomplish, but these are the basics. All very exciting basics, this month, which is incredible.