2023 Word of the Year

This year, important conversations kept me from thinking too much about my new word. It wasn’t even in the forefront of my mind until about a week ago. I kind of thought “hmmm… I wonder what word will be for 2023?” I thought of a few and they just didn’t stick. Then I was reading something and not a word, but a short phrase came into focus. I didn’t want THAT one. Nope. That’s not right.

2022 Goal Check-in and September Plan

I have spent the last few months focusing on being, resting, embracing small steps in a new direction, attending to new priorities, remembering what is true, holding onto hope, and being a person of encouragement in the midst of transition. And doing all that means that goals took a back seat. I’m ok with that.

2022 Goal Check-in and June Plan

Where did May go? This month goes so fast in our family – mother’s day, wedding anniversary, school ending activities, planning for summer camps, Bill’s birthday… so much to do in May. So much. I spent a lot of this month in what felt like survival mode. I tried to enjoy what was in theContinue reading “2022 Goal Check-in and June Plan”

2022 Goal Check in and May Plan

April has come and gone. It was busier than I hoped it would be, fuller of life than I anticipated, and it went by fast it seems. As I look forward to May and the celebrations it brings for my family, I’m taking time to pause and reflect on my goal progress during April. BelowContinue reading “2022 Goal Check in and May Plan”

Automating my Schedule with Google Calendar

Each year I make goals for myself and my family. Goals help me stay focused, grow and improve, and live the kind of life I want to live. For a long time, I’ve used the SMART model of goal development – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound. Using this model helps me develop goals that might…CurrentlyContinue reading “Automating my Schedule with Google Calendar”

Staying Organized with Theme Days

“I don’t know how you do it all.” I hear that phrase a lot. There are various answers I give.  “I don’t either.”  “I choose to let many things go.”  “God just wired me that way.” All those answers are true. Some days I DON’T know how I manage a busy family and career. IContinue reading “Staying Organized with Theme Days”