HOLY MOLY!!!! Tomorrow starts the month of May. I can't even believe it, time is going by so fast. I saw something the other day, maybe it was on Instagram or pinterest, I'm really not sure where I saw it but it really struck true with me and where I'm at in my life. The days are long but the years are short.
That being said, even though the days are long I still feel like there isn't much time to get done the things that I want to do. I figure if I set out 3 or 4 simple goals maybe, just maybe I'll be able to accomplish them in a months time.
I am very lucky to have a flexible work environment that lets you be flexible with work hours. Typically I work 8:30-ish to 5-ish (okay, okay, 4:45ish). I think that if I could make myself get out of the house earlier and be at work by 8am and work until 4pm then I would improve my quality of life and give me some extra time with my babies in the evening. MWF are hard days since I do my morning boot camp, but I think that if I can do the 8-4 thing on Tues/Thursdays that things would be better. So, my goal #1 is to be at work by 8am at least 2 days a week.
When we first moved into our house we purchased a desk from Ikea. Recently I purchased an add on piece and a filing cabinet to go with it in order to make the desk more functional. Well, a desk will never be functional if you don't set it up. So my second goal for the month is to get the desk set up into a nice work space. For mother's day I'm asking for a silhouette cameo and I would really like a nice organized place to make some creations at. Also I'd like to not have a stack of random papers, important documents, bills, etc on my kitchen counter anymore. So I guess this is more of a 2 part goal; set up desk & file your shit!
I should note that these goals are not in a specific order of importance, if they were then this one would be number 1. I want to spend more time on the floor with the kids in the evening. Spend time doing puzzles with Abby or playing with her dolls, spend time with Jax working on sitting up or rolling over, or playing with his bright colored toys. As it stands now we usually get home and I have to get dinner started immediately and baths have to happen shortly after that because Jax has decided the only good bedtime is at 7pm.
D & I have talked about trying to start up a small business. We have dreams that it could be come a larger business and eventually I would be able to work from home and have lots more time with our sweet babies. My 4th goal for the month is to get my butt in high gear. I'm letting the fear of failure stall me and I need to strap on some big girl panties and take a chance. For the month of May my goal is to do some research on certain costs that will be accrued throughout the start up of this and to write out a business plan.
Alright May, bring it on!! I'll be happy if I can look back at the end of May and see that I have made some strides in accomplishing some of these.
Do you set monthly goals?