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Monday, March 2, 2015

welcome March // goals for the month

March. One of my favorite months of the year is here!

I'm not going to try to hide it, February 28th snuck up on me and gave me a little bit of anxiety when I realized it was already here. I didn't quite make goals for February, so naturally, I feel like I didn't accomplish much. But you know what? It was a good month, covered with His mercy and His blessings, so my lack of check marks on an invisible "to-do" list isn't going to discourage me.

Goals. It's the time to make it happen this month.

“We make things happen when we make the choice to shift from denying of the unknown to starting.” -Lara Casey


Here's what I hope to accomplish this month:

1) Celebrate my birthday (the big 2-7) with those I love the most and remember all the joy that year 26 brought (all while eating cake!)

2) Finish reading Keep It Shut and Make It Happen and tell you all about the goodness I've learned from them.

3) Master a coffee-Nutella macaron using this recipe as inspiration.

4) Love others more. Simply love them. No strings attached, no spiritual shaming, no judgment, just love. 

5) Prepare for Hope Spoken with some dear friends--get business cards printed and finalize plans.

6) Get back on Weight Watchers 100%. Be open and honest with my weight loss struggles, in real life and on the blog. Break those chains and let myself be free from the weight, literally and figuratively. 

7) Let the Lord take me to places where all I can do is trust Him. Stop trying to dictate what happens and let the King control my circumstances for His glory. 

8) Have social media free nights when I'm off work. Use that time to get deeper in His word, to cultivate the community around me, and to better my marriage. 

9) Start saving money and get the ball rolling on our master bedroom makeover, starting with some of these inspiration photos!

10) Get plugged into a church plant community here in Oxford and see if that's where the Lord is leading us to serve Him and serve others. 

March has all the ingredients to be a fantastic month, so here we go! I'm ready for you, March!

What are your goals to accomplish this month? Let's share and hold each other accountable to making things happen this month. Xoxo

26 comments:

  1. You're going to have such a great month girlfriend, I know it!! I can't wait to see how your master bedroom makeover turns out! Love you.

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  2. These are all such great goals! The macaron recipe looks to die for and I can't wait to see the results! Make this month yours girl!

    Sarah

    coffeeandglitter14.blogspot.com

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  3. Making Things Happen was seriously incredible, and I can't wait to hear what you think of it!! I've shared my March goals here: https://stephseekingjoy.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/march-2015-goals/

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  4. You have some awesome goals, and I cannot wait to see that macaron!

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  5. It has been SO GOOD so far and I can't wait to finish it out strong. It's bound to make a huge change in my life. I'm headed to check out your goals--can't wait to read! Let's #makeithappenMarch!

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  6. I'm nervous about this macaron recipe, but I'm determined. It's bound to be amazing, right? Nutella and coffee? YES. I'll keep y'all updated on the results!

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  7. It's time to show a little attention to our bedroom, it's basically the last room that is getting ANY attention in our house. Time to make it into a little retreat, but on a budget! We'll see how it turns out :) LOVE you!

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  8. Doesn't it look incredible? It's a little lofty for me, but I'm determined. Let's see how it pans out!

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  9. Ah my birthday is this month too!! When is yours?! Now it makes sense why we're soul sisters- share the same birthday month :) Loving your goals this month especially #4 + #6! Cheers to the best month oxox

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  10. This sounds great! Especially the part about meeting you in person in a few short weeks! ;) You'll have to tell me what you think of Keep it Shut! It's on my Audible wish list. Let's make it happen this month, friend! You can do it!

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  11. I've seriously considered Weight Watchers to get rid of some extra weight that my body just doesn't want to let go of- I'll be anxious to hear about your experience! Love all your goals- it's incredible how encouraging it is to hear of others pursuing an intentional lifestyle! Yesterday my husband ran a half marathon (the ice caused them to cancel the full marathon he had planned on running and just have the half) & as I waited for him to finish I was literally crying watching all the people achieve their goals. I'm ridiculous but it really was SO sweet! XO

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  12. Those macarons look SO incredible. I may have to try my hand at that recipe. I'm glad your back to blogging- you're a regular read for me and I just love your blog and what you have to say!

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  13. Great goals! Fingers crossed you accomplish all of them! Stopping by from Mingle Monday Link up.

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  14. Love these goals- social media free eves is such a good idea!

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  15. I'm with you, March is going to be a fantastic month!

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  16. Coffee Nutella macarons sound a-mazing! I've never even had a macaron before but I love coffee and I love Nutella so that's a win-win in my book. I like the idea of making monthly personal goals. I've made yearly goals but not monthly. Great idea!

    ♡ Kristen (Code For Confession

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  17. Oh they're SO GOOD. I'm anxious to try the coffee flavored one but I think it's going to be delicious!

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  18. Yes, yes, yes! Let's do it, girlfriend.

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  19. It's so much harder than I thought it would be--I tend to grab my phone just out of habit and catch myself before I open social media. But I'm getting better! Progress, not perfection :)

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  20. So glad you stopped by! I'm already crossing some things off, so it's been successful for the first 5 days :)

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  21. Oh girl, you are too kind! That makes my heart happy to know you read. I am trying my darnedest to get back into the habit of blogging regularly. I miss having a normal blogging routine! And if you make that recipe, please let me know how it goes!!!

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  22. I have a post in the works that I'll post soon--it's been so great for me (that is, IF I actually stay on the plan!) I love goals too--goals mean progress. And that's all I can ask for at this point. I can't believe he ran a half marathon....that's impressive! One of my goals one day! It makes me cry too. Love your sweet heart, friend!

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  23. Can you believe it?! SO SOON. Keep It Shut has literally changed the way I react to everyone I come into contact with...it's made me think more than I ever expected, even when it's uncomfortable. Such a good challenge!

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  24. Mine is on the 30th and I'll be 27! Ah! LOVE that yours is this month too...wish we could celebrate together!

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  25. Great goals! Especially loving others more and better. Best of luck. And happy soon-to-be birthday!

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  26. Oh my goodness! I'm so excited about Pinelake.. Can't wait until it's here!

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