My 2022 Goals: July Update

I invested a long time the previous couple of days evaluating my objectives for 2022 and was so delighted with the development I made in July! Here’s an upgrade on each objective:


1. Go through 5 She Reads Truth research studies for the year. (I’ve been caring going through these research studies once again this previous year, however I understood that it’s much better for me to go through far more gradually than what they designate the speed needs to be. I generally take 2-4 days on every day which’s exercised well for me so that I’m actually soaking the verses and gaining from the passages.)

July upgrade:  So far this year, I’ve done the Old Testament research study, the New Testament research study, the Do Not Fear research study, the One Another research studythe Hosea research study, and I ended up the Armor of God research study in July. I’m doing the Deuteronomy study today.

2. Finish a minimum of 4 books a month. (Last year, I set the adventurous objective of checking out 3 books weekly. I wound up falling extremely except that. So this year, I chose to set a a lot more sensible objective. I want to surpass this objective by a lot, however we’ll see! And if you missed it, I’m setting month-to-month objectives rather of annual objectives for reading — and I’m actually delighted about this technique!)

July upgrade: I ended up 9 books in January, 6 books in February, 9 books in March, and 4 books in April, and 5 books in May, 6 books in June, and 4 books in July! You can see all my book evaluation posts here.

3. Complete a minimum of 1 craft each month. (I prepare to utilize a few of the craft sets that I’ve received from Annie’s Creative Girls’ Club and Annie’s Creative Woman Craft Club. Since numerous of you bought the wonderful offers I published from them, they signed me up for both memberships as a thank you! While crafting is not something I’m actually talented at, I discover that it is unwinding for me and something that challenges imaginative parts of my brain that I don’t utilize extremely typically!)

July upgrade: I made stacking bracelets in January, a pillow in February, another stacking bracelets package in Marchan Easter craft in April, did a painting night in May with some other foster mother buddiesmade Backpack Dangles in June, and did homemade present sacks in July.


4. Have a regular monthly date with each of the 3 older kids. (I’m intending on having the kids assist me choose what they’d like to do monthly. I like socializing with my kids and I treasure our time together much more as they grow older.)

July upgrade: Kathrynne and I hung out up until late one night, Kaitlynn and I went and got our nails done, and Silas and I saw a motion picture together.

5. Read 10 chapter books aloud to Kierstyn and Baby D. (I’ve read a chapter from a read-aloud book each afternoon prior to their naps + the reading we are doing as part of Kierstyn’s preschool. While they are little and much of it is over their heads, I like to develop this practice when my kids are small so that it ends up being a fundamental part of their household culture for the most developmental years of their life. Plus, it’s enjoyable for me!)

July upgrade: So far this year we’ve ended up The Jesus Storybook Bible, Little House in the Big Woods, The Imagination Station book #3, and we’re presently checking out The Fantastic Mr. Fox.


6. Have a regular monthly date with Jesse. (While we want to sometimes get a real date night out, with numerous youngsters, we wish to be sensible… so we prepare to a minimum of do one Date Night in a Box package in your home on a monthly basis — even if we can’t go out for a genuine date on a monthly basis).

July upgrade: Jesse and I went driving together and got food. We likewise saw a motion picture together.


7. Finish my next book draft. (The initial draft is because of my publisher mid-February. Then, we’ll be going through numerous rounds of edits prior to it goes to the printers. It’s slated to launch in spring 2023!)

July upgrade: I kipped down my book draft in February, consulted with my editor in March about edits, and kipped down the very first huge round of edits in April! In May, they accepted my modified manuscript and I completed my 2nd and 3rd round of edits in July.


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