The Post I Don’t Want to Write

This is how I feel about writing this post.

I don’t care that it’s immature. I don’t care at all.

Sometimes I would rather be a baby about things and just cry about it thankyouverymuch.

Grrr…I guess I better just get it over with. This is my monthly goals check-up. Only it’s not monthly because I never did one for February. Here are my original goals & my January check-up. Today is my March check-up.

To make things easier to read, I’m going to do 2 lists. The first will be goals I haven’t done. And then I’ll end with the good stuff.


Run a 1/2 marathon– Yeah. About that. I was planning to run one on April 14. But I haven’t been increasing my mileage like I should have. So I don’t think I can run it well. It doesn’t mean I won’t run a 1/2 marathon this year, but I’m just disappointed I’m not ready to do this one. Sadness.
Do 25 push-ups daily– And yeahhh…about this one. Well, I realize this sounds lame, but my wrist started hurting. lol – I feel like a 2nd grader explaining why I didn’t run in my homework. Anyway, after several days of not being able to play the piano because of wrist pain, I decided to cut it out and do other ab exercises. The pain went away, so I think it was a good choice.


Learn about Astronomy– Haven’t done 1 thing on this. Fail.
Practice the piano 1 hour/week. – Well, suffice it to say – life has been rather busy lately. A week of revival, my hubby being out of town several times, etc. This is usually the first thing to go because nobody really knows if I’ve practiced  or not. But many people are affected if I don’t cook and do laundry.


Write weekly in my prayer journal. – I got a 20% score on this goal.

Mom goals:

Write 2x/month in my kids’ journals. – I wrote in my daughter’s the other day for the first time this year. I still have yet to get a journal for my little man.

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Now the good part:

Get back to pre-baby weight. – D.O.N.E. I love having clothes that fit. Still working on the toning part that needs to happen after birthing a child. But Jillian is helping me with that, so we’re all good.

Read 12 books this year. (here’s my tentative list) – Still up to date with this! Loving the Little Years & Organized Simplicity are the ones I’ve reviewed. March book review coming next week.

Learn more about photography – specifically by participating in this program– Check! And you can see my pics for proof!

Organize certain areas in my home (specifically my dresser, craft shelves, bathroom cabinet & pantry). – Still gotta work on those craft shelves…

Have others in our home regularly (at least 2x/month). – We “overdid it” again this month. Love it.

Continue weekly book study with friends. – Yep. And we’re growing. Now there are 4 of us meeting together instead of 2!

Read books to my kids every day. – One of my fave times of the day. And one of my little girl’s fave times too!

It’s nice to end with the good stuff, huh? How are your goals coming? Need to make adjustments? I know I do! But the thing to remember is this: I wouldn’t be where I am now if I had never made the goals.

Make goals. You’ll be amazed at the perspective they provide.


p.s. Need help making goals? Here’s a great post on how to make goals that will work for you!


Also, today is the final day for our Bloggy progressive dinner! Ending with DESSERT…of course:

Bloggy Progressive Dinner Poster

Beverage: Minty Peach Iced Tea
Appetizer:  Cucumber Pizzas
Entree: Apricot Glazed Ham
Side Dish & Bread: Simple Crescent Rolls & Cranberry Feta Salad
Dessert: Strawberry & White Chocolate Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing


  1. Bobbie says:

    Don’t Scare me like that- my computer froze with the baby picture and the words “the post I didnt want to write” I was imagining things like you had to stop blogging or something awful- I am glad its just missed goals! you can learn astronomy- in Sunday school lesson format on our church’s website Pastor has been teaching the little kids astronomy lesson in the adult class and I think they are posted as pod casts
    SO glad you arent leaving us!

  2. Ha! I am going to be joining next week on a goals post I don’t want to write 🙁 Except I think you have more on your “done” list than I do. Don’t know what happened to March is my “month to get everything done” but I am going to declare April my “REALLY going to get something done” month” 😉

    BTW, back to pre-baby weight already?? wow! If I were you I would totally not feel bad if I could cross that off my goal list even if I didn’t get anything else done – great job! 🙂

    and overdoing on your hospitality – great job too! 🙂

  3. Christa says:

    Thanks, Christina! I have yet to spend the Kohl’s gift card. 😀 I tend to hang on to things like that for.e.ver. because I love the thought of having them to spend… 🙂

  4. Rachel says:

    I appreciate your honesty in sharing what you didn’t reach (yet!) but CONGRATS on all you did accomplish!=) I’m a very goal-oriented person, but can become discouraged easily if/when I don’t reach them by the time frame I set for myself; this post encourages me to be thankful for any progress I’ve made and just keep on keeping on…! =)

  5. Christa says:

    Thanks, Rachel. I’m glad it was an encouragement to someone. 😉 It’s helpful for me to have the accountability in writing about my progress. I don’t want to have to write the same thing 2 months from now! Yes – keep on keeping on!!!

  6. I just found your blog through the SITS girl linkup on Facebook and wanted to say WOW! So many of your points and goals sound like my life. Keep persevering (James 1), it sounds like you’ve accomplished a lot, and every morning His mercies are new. God bless, Tammy

  7. Christa says:

    Thanks so much for the encouragement, Tammy. Just checked out your blog & found you on twitter! So fun that we’re both memorizing James!

  8. Jelli says:

    Gotta love Jillian to keep you in shape. I actually just bought (with a lovely gift card!) 2 more of her videos for post-baby and gelato-induced toning needs. Can’t wait to get them!

  9. Christa says:

    Hey Ana! my prayer journal is where I write down ways God has answered my prayers. My hope is that it will be an encouraging thing to look back on in months/years to come.

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