Goal Review: Month 3

Accountability is the name of the game, and it’s the game I’m playing, so here we go.

1. I finished reading the Bible in 87 days, so I bested the 90 day plan by three days. Go me. I’m now reading Proverbs and following my church’s seven week tour through the Bible as my “what’s next.” We’ll see how that goes.

2. Those of you following along know that I fell ill the first week of March. Today is the first day I’ve felt at least mostly like myself. So, today I start back on the treadmill to get ready for my 3 mile adventure in, gulp, 23 days. I know I can do this, but I’m going to have to plan carefully and build up a little quicker than I would have liked. Wish me luck, I’m likely going to need it.

3. There has been zero movement on the organizing and decluttering plan. Well, okay, a little movement. I’ve sorted through Katie’s clothes and culled out everything that’s too small. I’ve boxed it up and it’s ready to ship to my friend up in Boston whose daughters (yes, twins) are 9 months younger than Katie. Other than that, no progress. Will resume this month.

4. I finished reading The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun. It wasn’t necessarily the most profound thing I’ve ever read, BUT it did challenge me to change my thinking about some basic things in my life and how I approach the things that have to be done. I can find a way to be happy or I can be miserable. It’s utterly my choice.

5. Gratitude journal continues to sail.

6. Katie’s image journal is doing well. I love that I’m capturing, with dates, all of the amazing developments of this year. This is why I liked doing this for Ben and why I’m loving doing this for her. I hope she enjoys it as much as I do.

7. Given that I spent a significant part of this month unable to eat most foods because I was so sick, I think we’re going to call this a wash. However, my buddies over at The Shredheads have started an April challenge that I’ve decided to get in on. I’m a member of Sparkpeople (under adjunctmom, if you’re looking for me), so I’m going to use their software for tracking purposes. Here’s hoping this helps me bring my eating habits back inline with what I want them to be. Plus, watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution about turned my stomach last week, so I know *know* that I have to do something about how we all eat in this house.

8. The continue moving part was seriously curtailed with the so sick I couldn’t stand issue in March. Hopping back into it for April. Considering doing the 30 day Shred rather than working out at the gym because it will fit better with the walking 3 miles thing. I only get so much time to myself and I want to focus on the walking for the next little bit.

9. We have a plan. We’re working the plan. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

10. I believe I have a homeschooling plan for 2010-2011. I will be detailing it in another post either later this week or next week. Suffice it to say, I figured out an organizational strategy and a methodology and I think we’re going to be very, very happy.

11. We’re trying a three pronged (possibly four pronged) approach to our issues with Ben. All revolve around books. We’re just starting, so I don’t want to get too far into it at this point. If it seems to be working, I’ll give more information about what and how we’re doing it. Last night we had a hurricane style tantrum at 11:45p — it was dreadful. Just dreadful. But, I consider it clearing the air for a new day and a new way. So, we’ll see how things go.

I really feel like we’re making true progress and finding a happier path for all of us. And, ultimately, that’s what Goals 2010 is all about: Finding our happy place.

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