Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Goals

Each year, when December rolls around, I always feel a bit like I just want January first.

Not because I don't like Christmas--because I really do. I adore all of it--the family, the lights, the gift giving, the worship, the music, and of course, the cookies :)

But, in the midst of this season, it seems that life has hardly any normalcy. This year, when I peek at the calendar, it seems that even more is "non-normal" this Christmastime. Josh is graduating in less than two weeks (whoop!), we have a baby, family is coming, family is leaving, we are traveling, etc, etc, etc. Because of that, I look at January first and just wish for it because it means more normalcy and a fresh start.

So, when I saw that Hayley at the Tiny Twig was hosting another "goals" link-up, I knew that it would be the perfect opportunity to gather up a list of what-I-really-want-to-do-during-this-season goals. I think it will help me zoom in and focus on a few important things so that I don't feel defeated at the end of the month.


So, here are five obtainable goals for December:

Finish the ebook. Even though it won't be released until January, I plan on finishing it before Christmas. The writing is 95% done, so it's time for the last bit of designing and formatting. I want to wrap it up so that some ladies can give it a read and give me some feedback before I send it off into the world wide web :) Plus, it's something that is taking up a lot of space on my "mental" shelf and finishing it will make that shelf less cluttery :)

Celebrate Josh's graduation with just the two of us. So, this one is kinda cheating because we already have a date lined up. But, I really want it to be a sweet and intentional time for just the two of us.

Clean my house before our Christmas travels. It might seem simple, but I really want to clean, clean it--as in actually-sweep-and-dust-and-stuff before we leave.

Buy an ornament for Josh + Luke. We have a tradition of buying one another a new ornament (one that represents this year) every Christmas. But, last year we slacked off and didn't do it. This year, I'm going to find one and not give up the tradition just because of one missed year.

Bake a different Christmas cookie. I've made the same-old cookies every year. But this year, I'm going to branch out a try a new one. Any suggestions?

Do you have December goals? If you do, I'd love to read them--just copy the link in the comments :)

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3 comments:

  1. SO SO good. :) I am so interested to know what Christmas cookie you make! And yay for graduations and eBooks! It's gonna be a full and sweet season for you, I can already tell! xo.

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  2. YAY goals! You can do it! :) Although I will say I got distracted by the photos of your more than precious family on my way to reading them! XO

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  3. excited to see your ebook! for cookies - i just pumpkin molasses cookies and they were uuuuhhh-mazing. from smitten kitchen blog. so that's my suggestion. :) i posted goals for the first time this month too - guess it's good practice for starting off the new year right!
    http://journey-mercies.blogspot.com/2013/12/my-december-goals.html

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