Happy February y’all! I am so excited for this month; I adore Valentine’s Day. It’s also the month Doodle turns 14 and we have a great week off from school; I can hardly wait!
As I mentioned, I’m going to be aiming for monthly goals throughout the year in 2017. I have my year long goals already, but I love to have smaller, more attainable goals to aim for each month. I find it helps keep me accountable for the year resolutions as well!
Run/Walk 31 miles! I am so proud to say I not only hit 31 miles but I surpassed it and made it about 40! Most those miles were walking, though I have managed to bring my mile from about 18 minutes the first walk I went on to 12 minutes, 27 seconds! I am actually feeling pretty great about my “get healthy” journey right now. I’ve lost about 5″ from my waist and I feel better than I have in a long time.(Minus the head cold I’m currently nursing.) I shared a little on how I exercise and why I exercise on the blog too. Over all? I say I won this goal!
Post 8 articles throughout the month. I did it! I only posted 8, which I would love to post more in the coming months, but I did it! An aim for mine, while not a goal, is to become more consistent with when I post, depending on the day. Usually I just get so excited I post as soon as it’s ready, something I need to work on! But this was a solid win for this goal!
Two date nights with exciting new date ideas. We did get two date nights, one where we went out somewhere new, Public eat+drink, then came home for some alone time-which literally consisted of me taking a shower and NOT getting dressed in the bathroom! SCANDALOUS. I haven’t done that in four years…in fact I spend more time naked in the hospital after babies than in my own home. The second date night was a date day. We went to one of our good old favorites, The Hub. A win on all fronts for us.
Wake up by 7:15am every day. This was a total failure, if I’m putting it kindly. Bear, our youngest, does not believe in sleep. I’m not exaggerating…last night he slept a total of 6 hours tops and that’s a good night. I even shared some of my favorite things to do during the night other than binge on Netflix. By 7 am I am just falling asleep and I have to be okay with that to survive. Towards the end of January, Bear has started sleeping a little more so I’m going to keep trying to get him into a routine where wake-up is 7ish!
Over all, I’m pretty proud of this months goals! I feel like I accomplished a good number of them and have made a great start to 2017!
Live Video on Bellows in the Berkshires. I did my first live video in a group, y’all, and I loved it. I would love to take that over to Bellows in the Berkshires and make a live video there…just need to get up the courage to do it. Follow us on Facebook and turn on the notifications if you want to watch along when that time comes!
Begin Exploring Neurodiversity. For a long time, I’ve wanted to talk more about different developing speeds, mental health, and the vast neurodiversity our children experience in this world. I want to do this for three reasons: for our children, with our children, and because of our children.As my post on Facebook read:
This series is going to be all about exploring neurodiversity with our children, for our children and because of our children. What will it include?
-Tips on how to talk about neurodiversity with your kids and teens
-Basic information about different diverse mental/developmental/behavior things.
-Tips and tricks for getting YOUR kids, YOUR family, and YOU the help needed.
-Stories from others who have lived or are living with neurodiverse situations.
And that’s where you come in! If you had interest in sharing your story, as a person with, a parent, a child, a sibling of a person with any type of neurodiversity(ADHD, depression, BPD, PTSD, OCD, etc) I would LOVE to add your story. My goal is to get stories of those through the hardest parts as encouragement for those still in the very beginning or roughest points. If you are interested in adding your voice to the world, please fill out this form(https://docs.google.com/…/1pZly6nRiy0m0XUndIcVLkH-s…/prefill) and I will be in contact with you.
I would love to have you join me by sharing your story!
3 Exercise videos a week. Following along with my goal to be healthier, this month I’m going to aim to do 3 exercise videos a week!
7 Days to better intimacy. I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about the 7 days of Sex challenge(which is why I’m getting the book-I know we’re not doing it at the right time, but hey no time like the present!). I’m so interested and excited for it. I’m passionate about teaching about sexual abuse and healthy sex to my kids and I’m also passionate that sex can be a wonderful beautiful thing. Josh is excited about this goal too…haha!
What are your February goals?