Monday, March 3, 2014

March Goals

Every month, around this time (or earlier), several posts pop up in my feed about the goals that have been set for the month ahead.  I believe the idea surfaced around the New Year and people came to terms that it's easy to make a resolution/goal at the beginning of the year, but they generally fall off our radars by mid-year.  The alternative?  Monthly goals.

To be honest, while I loved the concept, I just couldn't convince myself to try it out. (Can I blame it on the lack of energy I have due to pregnancy?)  But this month, something changed.  With Lent beginning on Wednesday, I quickly did the math & realized that we'll be meeting our baby boy in about 40 days or less (Lent ends 4/17, baby boy is due 4/18 & we'll be scheduling a c-section sometime before his due date) and I realized there were a few things I'd like to get in order before he arrives.

Goals for March/Lent:

  1. Read two books this month: Tim Keller's "The Meaning of Marriage" and "Daring Greatly" by Brené Brown.
  2. Go through & clean/organize/purge from every room in our house.
  3. And for Lent - I am putting myself on a shopping freeze. (Big thanks to my friend Lindsey for offering to be my accountability partner through this, because I already know I'll need it!)

Are you setting monthly goals or you still following your resolutions?

Linking up with Hayley of The Tiny Twig.


  1. 40 days!! Excited for you! And, love your goals. We have quite a bit of purging to do, as well. Hope your March goes beautifully :)

    1. Yes, I know! I can hardly believe it.

      Hopefully some of that nesting/end of pregnancy energy kicks in to get these done :)

  2. Such an exciting time for you! I am also doing a shopping fast during Lent. :)

  3. How exciting to be so close to meeting him! I love your Lent idea, it's perfect!

  4. Well first, congratulations since I'm new here =) I love your goals- I really want to read Daring Greatly. It's on my short list!

  5. i'm going room to room and cleaning too! it's such a mess. but so worth it... i think, haha

  6. Good luck with your shopping freeze - you can do it! A couple years ago, I did a shopping freeze for three months, and it was easier than I thought...just avoid all malls! Stopping by via Hayley's link up :)

  7. So exciting! And yes- get as much done now, before baby comes! ;)

  8. Those are awesome goals! I need to purge stuff too--yikes! We may be moving in the near future so maybe that will motivate me :)

  9. I'm wait-listed at the library for Daring Greatly and can't wait to open it and read!

  10. I am rereading Daring Greatly! It is such a good one!

  11. Congratulations on your soon to be arrival! I loved Daring Greatly, and The Meaning of Marriage is on my list. I'd love to hear what you think!