Goals for May and April Goal Review

Each month I share my goals as a way to motivate myself to get things done and stay accountable. Here's this month's recap and the next month's set of goals for my home, my blog, and my family and personal life. 





April Goal Recap

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1. Paint the living room. Sound the victory horns, because hallelujah we got the living room painted! 

2. Organize desk area. I still have not done this. I know the reason--the clutter and mess don't bother me because I rarely use our office. I had high hopes of turning that space into a cozy nook where I could do blog-related work, but the reality is, most nights my laptop and I are perched on the couch. Not only is it more comfortable than my desk chair, but also I like to keep an eye on the Royals game while I work. I'd like to utilize that space more, but I don't see myself abandoning the couch anytime soon... 

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1. Use spreadsheet to help me join and organize link-ups each week. Yes, my spreadsheet has helped, although I still have to actually remember to link up, which is sometimes a challenge. 

2. Be more active and engaged on Twitter. You know what? I think I'm just going to accept the fact that Twitter is just not my jam. I'll keep my account and try to be active when I can, but I'm not going to stress about scheduling posts or posting regularly. I'd rather put my time and effort into the blog and my Instagram. (And possibly even join Snapchat...am I nuts?) 

3. Attend a local blogging event. Yep, I actually went to two last month. I attended a Blog Guild meet-up at The Brass on Baltimore (read my recap here), and also joined the ladies of the Kansas City Moms Blog for a contributor brunch. 

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1. Plan a get-together with friends. While I didn't plan a girls' night this month, we did go to a Royals game with friends for my birthday. 

2. Download (and listen to) an audiobook. Yes! I listened to The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce, and I'm currently listening to Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. 

3. Take Jona to a kids' museum/place or story time at the library on a day off. I didn't end up having a weekday off with Jona (I indulged and took the day for myself!) so we still haven't gone to story time. However, I went with a friend and her daughter to an open gym for toddlers, and the kids had a blast! 


May Goals

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1. Hang crown molding in our living room. At the rate we're going, our living room will be finished sometime in 2018. At least we're moving forward... 

2. Transition Jona to a big kid bed. Wish us luck, we're taking the plunge and evicting Jona from his crib. I'm pretty nervous about the whole He Can Get Out factor, but I'm hoping his good sleep habits will continue. For those of you who have made that transition, hit me with your tips! 

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1. Improve blog content and promote posts. With the exhaustion of my first trimester, I pretty much just did what I could with blogging the last couple of months. Now that I have more energy (thank goodness), I really want to get back to focusing on improving my content and promoting my posts. 

2. Change up my photo backgrounds. I'm sure you all are tired of looking at my garage door, I know I am! When my husband's grad school and work schedules slow down this month I'd like to talk him into exploring a few new outfit photo destinations. 

{fun / family}

1. Plan a girls' night. It's been a while and I need one! 

2. Make at least one salad on my Salads and Sandwiches Pinterest board. I'm not the greatest about getting enough vegetables every day. I love salad, but I never take the time to make them at home, especially since I'm the only one who eats them. I want to make something healthy and hearty that I can take to work for lunch. 

3. Plan a stay-in date night. With me going to bed not long after Jona, and Aaron staying up late working on assignments, lately it seems like we're just existing in the same house. I'd like to get back in the habit of spending quality time together at home. 

What are your goals this month? 

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