{stuff for april}

Every once in a while, I look back on my goals for 2013 and get a little overwhelmed. I have a hard time keeping track of things like that, when I don't break them up into smaller pieces. Also, I've been seeing a trend toward using values or things that you want to focus on during a particular time, and I really like that concept. To say that I want to focus on my relationship with my husband or making my house into a home really isn't exactly a tangible goal, but it's something that I can reflect on and create my own definition of "success" for.

I used to really love putting out my goals and resolutions here on the blog, but I feel like that's taken a back seat to other topics and conversations. I'd really like to bring that back as well, if that's okay?

Here are a few things that I'd like to work on during the month of April...

1 // I posted recently about how I felt like my blog was in the middle of an identity crisis. I'd really like to start brainstorming and coming up with ways that I'd like to work on my blog. A stringent editorial calendar may or may not be for me, but a consistent blogging standard is essential if I want this space to be successful. I also want to start answering comments again. Believe me, I know that I'm behind on this, and I'm trying! I'll try even harder from now on, I promise. 

2 // Our office is actually coming together! I'd like to really focus on getting it ready to go by the end of April, so I have it during my busy wedding season (twelve weddings from May to October!). 

3 // I don't know how I ever thought that I would have more time once I quit my full time job in December, but I am seriously overwhelmed. I'd like to start figuring out ways to be more efficient with my time in both my business and personal life. 

4 // And finally, my home has always been important to me, but I've let it slip behind in these past few weeks. I really need to start enforcing my office hours, and really focus on my family and my home when I need to. Robert is also much busier with school right now, and I want our home to space of comfort and refuge for both of us. 

What are your plans for April? Do you have any tips for me on how I can reach my own goals?


Joelle Duff said...

i may have to take a note out of your book & start posting about my goals on my blog again! i miss it.

Joelle Duff said...

I know how you feel. The year can start with so many great ideas and tasks, but as you get busier the list seem to just sit there. These are all great things to accomplish and it sounds like you are well on your way! That's exciting about getting your office together!

Stay in the Lines

Joelle Duff said...

I think we have the exact same goals for April ... though I'm so swamped, who knows if I'll get to them all. I should probably throw in that I need to stop holding myself to such an impossibly high standard - I'll do what I can do! :) And 12 weddings - wow! (And congratulations!)
xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

Joelle Duff said...

My goals for April? Turn 29 on the 25th and refrain from plucking the WHITE hair I found right in my part yesterday :) Oh and write, write, write. I'm trying to figure out how to create a functional editorial calendar that isn't too stringent and restrictive. But I haven't gotten much beyond that concept! Good luck this month! :)

Joelle Duff said...

Oh my gosh, I feel ya! I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog! Your words really resonate and inspire me to do more with my blog and life. So thank you!