No frills to this post, folks. Little G is sleeping while I drink my coffee (coffee and I are besties once again) and eat some oatmeal but she keeps making the cutest little grunting noises so I have a feeling she'll wake up before I finish this post...
I'm joining up with the Grit and Grace girls this month because I am all about the goals! I've found in these first couple months of parenthood that I am a creature of routines and schedules and to-do lists...and that parenthood, at least of a newborn, is not conducive to that! Yet I crave some semblance of order and accomplishment so I'm learning two things. One-- to give myself some grace and realize feeding and caring for and loving my daughter is my greatest goal right now and the one God (and my husband, thankfully) most desires me to work on. Two-- that I can still create goals and loose schedules even in this season if I'm willing to be flexible and think small.
Here are the areas I decided to make a goal in for each week (notice I didn't say daily...weekly seems more attainable at this point!).
My Marriage- what can I do to nurture and prioritize this relationship, which is the foundation for our daughter?
My Spiritual Life- how can I grow closer to God in this new season where I have more quiet time at home but less focus and less sleep?
My Creative Spirit- what can I do to feed my creativity and enjoy a small amount of time for projects, crafting, or hobbies?
My Clean Freak side- sometimes it's all I can do to keep up with the normal chores like dishes or laundry (who am I kidding...I'm not keeping up with that stuff ;) ), but what's an area of deep cleaning that I wouldn't normally accomplish but would feel great if I got it done?
I've recruited my sister with these goals as well so that I can have an accountability partner and we can inspire and encourage each other each week! Want to hear my goals for this week?
Spiritual- pray the Divine Mercy chaplet in the afternoon/pause for reflection
Creative- put together a few nice outfits in my closet so I can grab them quickly and feel good about myself
Cleaning- clean my bathroom floor and rug
What are your goals for the day, the week, or the month? Check out the link up at Christina's for more ideas and encouragement!
P.S. As I wrote, little G woke up and joined me with her cute little squirms and chatter but I think it's time for a diaper change!