March Goals // 2014 / by Ally Willix

photo courtesy of Lara Casey 

photo courtesy of Lara Casey 

I’m so excited for March! Warmer days will be coming soon, I’ll be taking a trip to Charleston, SC with friends for spring break, I have lots of engagement and bridal shoots planned, and I just know big things will be happening this month!

It’s so easy to worry about my future in this time right before I graduate. There are so many mysteries and uncertainties ahead and I’m not quite sure what to do about it. But the Lord has definitely been speaking to me through my Jesus Calling devotional this past week. These are some of the things it said: Secret things belong to the the Lord, and future things are secret things... Whenever you find yourself worrying about the future, repent and return to me. I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that.

“Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.” Psalm 73:23-24

I certainly found security in these words. I don’t need to worry! I just need to relax and enjoy the journey in His presence and with His counsel. “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 

 

March 2014 Goals:

-create 5-10 portfolio images

-use my crockpot at least two times

-finalize my logo

-watch one of my brother’s baseball games!

-memorize one verse

-buy my portfolio book

-work out three times a week

-blog twice a week

-read my bible daily

 

When I read blogs that include monthly goals I always wonder, “How did they do last month? Did they accomplish their goals, do more than their goals, or did some get pushed to this month?” So I thought that I would include a recap of my previous month’s goals in my post!

February Goals Recap:

-I definitely retracted on how much I was going to the gym, instead of moving ahead to three times a week. Classes picked up and I slacked off on making it part of my schedule. That’s why one of March’s goals continues to be go to the gym 3 times a week! I have a gym buddy now so hopefully that will be more motivating :)

-I memorized “We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

-I created more than 5 images that I think will be going in my portfolio! yippee!

-I bought two more external hard drives and a CF card 

-I blogged once a week and this week twice!

-I’ve been reading my Bible almost every day which has been awesome. But I still really struggle with making breakfast a priority and just my mornings in general. My long term goal is to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier for time with Jesus in the mornings along with breakfast!

I’m still figuring out what the format of my monthly goals blog posts and I don’t think I’ll be writing about a goal planning tool every month but I do plan to post about tools that help me in other blog posts, so stay tuned!

If you post monthly goals on your blog, comment a link to your post below! I’d love to help cheer you on this month in accomplishing them :)