Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Simplify: May 2017 Goals

Is it any wonder that the May goal update is coming in the final days? Y'all should know me all enough to understand it's a miracle that they're up at all! May meant the wrapping up of my first year of teaching, and OH MY STARS it feels so good to be finished! I haven't truly had time to process it all, but my oh my I'm so relieved to have that first year under my belt.

Plenty of other things were on the agenda for this month, so let's take a look at what the goals were to begin with and how I did as things went along!


Monthly Goals:
1. Go to NYC with RHS Choir & Theatre. What a trip! If you were following along on instagram, you'll have seen our wild airport adventures as well as the pizza tour that was AH-mazing. We had such a good time and the students handled it all so well. We also saw three amazing shows: Wicked, School of Rock, and A Bronx Tale. Honestly it was such a blast that it deserves its own post in the very near future.

2. Go to Seattle for the Illustrated Faith Retreat. I have been on the Illustrated Faith creative team for around two years now, and these woman mean oh so much to me. I joked about having a team retreat probably on week one, and this last weekend we finally had it! I'm currently in Seattle, basking in the beauty of our time together, as I write this. The retreat was more than anything I could have asked for! It also deserves its own post, so stay tuned.

3. Finish the school year strongEveryone says that their first year of teaching was the most difficult, so I have a feeling my year at RHS will fall into that category. The good certainly outweighed the difficult, but there were more than a few struggles along the way. However, I will say that I finished the year strong as planned! We had a lovely theatre banquet (even though I totally dropped the ball on student directed shows) and celebrations in our classes at the end of the year. I'll see a handful of my upperclassmen next week to see a musical together, so the goodbyes weren't too hard.

4. Take and pass my teaching exam. Done and done! I was a bit more worried about this exam since I did not study any of the topics in college, but with a few practice tests and online modules, I was good to go! I have passed and I am ALMOST finished with my certification program.

5. Post DaySpring Gift Guides. I had two gift guide collaborations with DaySpring that were oh so fun. The first was for Mother's Day and you can find it HERE. The second was for Graduation which can be found HERE.

6. Read 5+ books. This did not quite happen... I started several books, but only completed one, A Court of Thorns & Roses. I'm definitely hoping to pick back up on this one next month!


Weekly Goals:
1. Active 3x's per week. Eh. Not so much.
2. Finish a book. Only once.
3. Sold a Young Living Kit. Twice!
4. Essay for Savor Your Season. Once!

Daily Goals:
In the Word + Active + No $ spent + YoungLiving 
 + Up @ 6:00 + Ketogenic + Top 3 Done

Overall May was a bit of a mess, but I'm covering it all with grace! May was full and busy and delightful even though not every box got checked off, and I have a feeling that June will be much the same.

How did your May turn out?
What goal are you working on this week?

*Please note, this post contains some affiliate links. They won't cost you a penny more, but they might help this first year teacher to an extra Sonic run after rehearsal ;)

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