2022 Goal Check-in and April Plan

Another month has come and gone. As I look forward to April and more spring-like weather, I’m taking time to pause and reflect on my goal progress during March (really the first 3 months of the year). Below are my 2022 goals and how I’m doing so far.

  1. I will read 36 books currently on my shelf by Christmas 2022, so that I can learn, grow, and relax.
    1. January – finished Discernment, Five, Seven, Caste
    2. February – From Social Media to Social Ministry, finished Life Together
    3. March – Simplify the Message, The Return, His Only Wife, started White Fragility
  2. I will attend counseling twice a month, so that I can better know myself and love my family well. Done in January, February, and March!
  3. I will have at least 30 minutes of healthy movement 3 times a week so that I can fully live life and love my family well.
    1. I have mostly been able to meet this goal. I admit that I did not do a good job of tracking it, so I can’t say totally that I met the goal.
  4. I will pamper myself at least once a week so that I can remember I am worthy of care.
    1. Got a massage each month.
    2. Took a long, hot bath most weeks.
  5. I will journal at least 5 times per week so that I can process my life, mature in faith, and remember my growth.
    1. January – 24 entries
    2. February – 17 entries
    3. March – 16 entries
  6. I will take an overnight personal retreat quarterly so that I can rest and plan.
    1. Retreat taken in February.
    2. Scheduled 3 more retreats for the remainder of the year.
  7. I will have 3 1-1 date nights each month so that I can strengthen and enjoy my relationships with family and friends.
    1. Monthly dates with Bill were less planned and more spur of the moment.
    2. January – vision board night with my friend Sandy
    3. March – coffee with my friend Lee
  8. I will plan one family trip per quarter so that we can rest and play together.
    1. March – family spring break trip to Florida!
    2. Spring camping trip is tentatively planned.
    3. Summer trip is planned.
  9. I will complete the coaching certification process this year so that I can help others as they lead a life worthy of their calling.
    1. Started the class in March!
  10. I will develop a guest speaking/preaching ministry so that I can develop a secondary income stream and live into my calling.
    1. Speaker bio written.
    2. Main speaking topics determined.
    3. Preached twice in January, twice in February, and once in March.
  11. I will save $$$ by Christmas so that we can be prepared in case of an unexpected life emergency.
    1. Developed a unique budget each month.
    2. Placed an unexpected medical reimbursement into savings.
    3. Made a budgeted savings deposit in March.

So, I made progress. I didn’t meet all the goals which helps me develop specific tasks and objectives for April. Here is what I plan to work on in April.

  1. I will read 36 books currently on my shelf by Christmas 2022, so that I can learn, grow, and relax.
    1. Read Missional Essentials, Reclaiming Church, and Conversations Worth Having.
    2. Schedule 4 hours each week to read.
    3. Write a book review post when done.
  2. I will attend counseling twice a month, so that I can better know myself and love my family well.
    1. Personal and marriage counseling this month.
  3. I will have at least 30 minutes of healthy movement 3 times a week so that I can fully live life and love my family well.
    1. Attend Mon/Friday 360 class 7 times
    2. Walk during football/soccer practice.
    3. Try a new YMCA class.
    4. Take a family hike.
  4. I will pamper myself at least once a week so that I can remember I am worthy of care.
    1. Massage on April 20.
    2. Get a pedicure.
    3. Get a haircut.
    4. Sit outside in the sun and read or nap.
  5. I will journal at least 5 times per week so that I can process my life, mature in faith, and remember my growth.
    1. Use quiet morning time to journal.
  6. I will take an overnight personal retreat quarterly so that I can rest and plan.
    1. Go to clergy women’s retreat at the end of the month. 
  7. I will have three 1-1 dates each month so that I can strengthen and enjoy my relationships with family and friends.
    1. April 8th – date night with Bill
    2. Use errands and other kids activities as an opportunity to have 1-1 time with other kids.
    3. Have lunch with a friend.
  8. I will plan one family trip per quarter so that we can rest and play together.
    1. Get camper brakes fixed.
    2. Book campsite.
    3. Camping trip after Easter.
  9. I will complete the coaching certification process this year so that I can help others as they lead a life worthy of their calling.
    1. Make final course payment.
    2. Attend 4 scheduled coaching classes.
    3. Read Co-active Coaching.
    4. Complete coaching session assignment.
  10. I will develop a guest speaking/preaching ministry so that I can develop a secondary income stream and live into my calling.
    1. Develop a list of potential speaking locations.
    2. Preach on April 10th and 17th.
    3. Book future speaking events, no more than two per month.
  11. I will save $$$ by Christmas so that we can be prepared in case of an unexpected life emergency.
    1. File taxes.
    2. $$$ to savings.
    3. Create May budget.
    4. Sell something extra and put money in savings. 

Now you know what I’ll be doing this month! What are your goal plans for April? I’d love to hear what you will be doing to reach your 2022 goals. Comment below and let’s hold each other accountable!

Published by Kris

Jesus follower, racing wife, mom of seven, United Methodist pastor... Trying to live a life worthy of my callings.

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