February 2020 Goals

I'm excited to review my January goals and discuss my plans for February today! I made a lot of progress this past month, and I attribute that to the fact that PowerSheets kept me on track and that nesting mode kicked in hard. With just weeks to go before my delivery, my productivity soared. I'd love to hold on to that momentum, but I'm also trying to be realistic about what I can accomplish this month. Having a newborn will be the sweetest disruption, so I'm reminding myself to celebrate small things and take it slow!

On My Calendar:
– Celebrating my 31st birthday!
– The birth of our second sweet boy
– My husband, a Leap Day baby, getting a real birthday this year

Currently Obsessing Over:
– Am I allowed to say my PowerSheets this early in the year? I'm thrilled by the progress I've already made.
– Every year, I make and order a photo calendar from Artifact Uprising. The quality is amazing and makes a great gift. I was a little late this year but finally got to it in early January. So pleased with the end result!
– I've long wanted to try a popular facial mask that was just too expensive to splurge on. Thankfully, I found this similar AHA + BHA peeling solution from The Ordinary... and it's only $7. I'm loving it so far.
– For me, a new year means new planners. I'm using an academic year planner for my life, but I'm loving my new reading log and the refresh I've done on my bookish & blogging bullet journal. I'm a sucker for paper products!

Yearly Goals:
(These should stay the same all year, so I'll just do month-to-month progress reports!)
– Read through the Bible in one year.
– Read a devotional every morning.
– Track my spending in the Goodbudget app.
– Blog 2x per week.

January progress: 
– I've stayed on tracking with daily Bible reading using this app.
– I missed five days but was otherwise consistent about reading Paul David Tripp's New Morning Mercies
– Everything I spent in January was added to Goodbudget, so daily tracking is becoming a habit.
– I met my blogging goal in January – and exceeded it by posting 13 times!

Revisiting My January Goals:
Make our family's "20 in 2020" list. (Wrote our list – and posted it on the blog.) 
Plan (and go on!) our last trip as a family of three. (We went to the mountains over MLK weekend!)
Finish my pre-baby checklist! (This was essentially done, minus packing for the hospital.)
Brainstorm possible routines that I'd like to implement. (I didn't just brainstorm routines! I actually made checklists and started implementing them. I'm going to write more about this progress in a separate post.)
Schedule a monthly planning session. (I did this when I went to Starbucks solo on January 26.) 
Cull, download, organize, and backup 2019 photos. (I'm so excited to say I did this for 2019 and 2018 photos!)
Complete the Third Trimester section in the baby's Promptly Journal. (Done with this section, aside from anything I may want to add from my last week or so of pregnancy.)
– Complete Toddler Years 1-3 in my firstborn's Promptly Journal. (I made progress here, though I've got more to do. I did, however, finish all three trimesters, and his birth story. A goal readjustment rather than an incompletion!)
Finalize my 2020 reading challenges. (Set my Goodreads goal, kicked off Picky Pledge 2020, posted my 10 to read in 2020, and decided on my personal re-reading and non-fiction goals. I'm excited for what's ahead!)
– The Contentment Challenge, which is three months of no shopping. (I'm not crossing this out since it lasts three months, but I was mostly successful in January – with one whoops and one small exception I'd pre-planned.)

My February Goals:
– Complete two items from our 20 in 2020 list: gratitude jar and sending snail mail!
– Loosely plan meals for the entire month at the beginning of February.
– Schedule a monthly planning session (at home).
– Write the baby's birth story + first weeks in his Promptly Journal.
– Complete Toddler Year 1 in my firstborn's journal.
– Cull, download, rename, and backup January 2020 photos.
– Schedule six blog posts before baby arrives.
– Finish one re-read and one non-fiction book.
– Continue the Contentment Challenge, which is three months of no shopping.

Do you have any goals for February?

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