July 30, 2012

12 in 12: July

Wow, I have been a really bad blogger/goal keeper. I completely forgot to do this for last month (we had out of town guests) and I didn’t even remember to review my list for this month. *sigh* All we can do is look forward!

1. MIND | Read at least one book a month, new or old, fiction or non-fiction.
Currently reading: “Witness” by Whittaker Chambers – almost done!

2. BODY | Work out 3x a week, minimum. Meal replacement shakes 1-2 times a day.
Yes! Back on p90x! I hate it, but I love it! (And if any of my local BBs want to join me, you’re more than welcome to come over! I love working with a buddy!)

3. SOUL | Stick to a Bible reading plan. Pick a verse for the year.
Yup. Doing good.
Verse for the year:
Joshua 1:9 "Haven't I told you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go."

4. PLATFORM | Write at least 2 articles a month for Breitbart. Amend to add: grow follower count on twitter and facebook.

5. BLOG | Post 3-5 times a week.
Host one giveaway a month.
Did my posts. No giveaway, though, unfortunately.

6. LOVE | Follow "Power of a Praying Wife" every month for one year.
Plan more creative date nights.

7. TIME MANAGEMENT | Plot out to-do lists for the week every Monday. "Stop feeling guilty when people you don't know ask you to do something you can't do."
Funny story, connected with that quote. Post to follow.

8. STEWARDSHIP | Record spending and stick to the budget. Work the couponing like I'm being paid (because I am). Tithe consistently. Seek out charitable opportunities. Maximize my Swagbucks efforts (might conflict with TIME MANAGEMENT.)

9. CREATION | Get current on scrapbooking by the end of the year. Learn how to use new sewing machine for more than pot holders. Make something I want to wear. Plan and actually execute Christmas baskets this year. Take one picture every day, preferably with my camera.
I’m in the process of making me first honest-to-goodness from-scratch quilt. I have to buy more thread but I’m almost done! It’s taken me 6 weeks but what an adventure!

10. KINDNESS | "Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty."
I think so.

11. KEEP IN TOUCH | Regularly update email, photos, Facebook, & twitter.

12. WRITING | Edit NaNoWriMo2010 project. Complete NaNoWriMo2011 first draft/Continue research. Participate in NaNoWriMo2012
Sadly, no. I’ve been focusing all my creative energy on getting that quite done. Once the quilt is done, I’m putting the sewing machine away and focusing back on the book.

How have you done with your goals for 2012 so far?


  1. I'm impressed. To be totally honest, my goal is to actually sit down and write out my goals...sad, but true.

  2. There's a reason I have not yet posted my 12 in 12 for the month of July yet... I am also slacking. You are not alone!


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