At the beginning of November I wrote a post about ten things I wanted to do before turning 30 next year. I REALLY do want to keep that list alive, so I thought I would do monthly check-ins with you all to share my progress and keep myself accountable.
Goal #1: Read more
Progress: I finished To Kill a Mockingbird for my book club. I had never read it before. We will be meeting this week to discuss it. Next month we are going to read Go Set a Watchman. I also read and reviewed Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach here on the blog. And I'm currently working on Anything by Jennie Allen with The Influence Network's book club.
Goal #2: Continue Going to Yoga
Progress: I only made it to one class last month. In my defense, one week was cancelled due to the instructor having other obligations so I technically only missed two classes and I missed them because of L having a check-up appointment and I had a stomach bug the other week.
Goal #3: Lose the Baby Weight
Progress: I have made no progress here. (Sigh.)
Goal #4: Learn Italian
Progress: After reading my post, my wonderful husband decided to start learning with me! He has been listening to Coffee Break Italian on his way to work (which is one podcast I listen to as well), and then he will come home and we try to carry on a "conversation" with the little bit that we know. It has been really great. He's even mentioned getting workbooks for us to use!
Goal #5: Take a Cooking Class
Progress: We have not taken a cooking class. With all of the holidays, I doubt this goal will be fulfilled until after the new year.
Goal #6: Make Time for Play
Progress: We have started to make Friday nights pizza and family game night. I bought L a few memory games and we bought Candy Land and Let's Go Fishing. I normally make our pizza, so I'm running low on my pizza sauce I canned this year. Definitely making note that I'll have to can more next summer.
Goal #7: Develop a Signature Style
Progress: I have started to clean out my closet a little. I'm trying to not buy anything new until I get back down to my pre-baby weight. I also have started looking into tools and blog posts to help me make this a reality when I do decide I'm ready to start purchasing new clothes.
Goal #8: Master the Top Knot
Progress: I am starting to get the hang of a messier top knot.
Goal #9: Continue Making Our House Our Home
Progress: I've made a few new purchases (pouf from Target and a new TV stand) and have removed a few items that just didn't feel like us anymore. Now that I have my Christmas decor out, I can't quit smiling. It just finally feels like we live here instead of someone else. I'm so blessed!
Goal #10: Make Devotions & Bible Study Part of My Daily Life
Progress: This is definitely not a daily thing yet. I have been motivated to look up verses and pray while reading Anything and Messy Grace, but there is a lot of room for improvement here!
Are you working on anything in the personal growth department? I'd love for you to share!
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