Thursday, June 28, 2018

Cultivating June Goals

Well, hello there! Six months after my last post sounds like the right time to hop back onto this space, doesn't it? One of these days I'll get into the nitty gritty of what this season of my life has held, but for now I want to pick up where I am and move forward with purpose! Sound good?

Once again I am writing from a theatre conference, this time smack dab in the middle of the country: Nebraska! Spending a week on a college campus surrounded by 4,500 high school theatre kids is equally terrifying and exhilarating. It definitely reminds me why I do what I do and makes me miss college at the same time. We're here through Sunday then it's back to the Lone Star State briefly before July takes off with even more travel!


So how do you goal set for a summer where you'll be gone 3/4 of the time? 
SIMPLY, my friends, that's how. 

Before I go further into the how, let's take a look at what I'm hoping to cultivate in June (technically what I've been working on for the past three weeks and have one more week to tackle!).



It's also my 5 year anniversary of using the Cultivate What Matters PowerSheets! Woohoo! 


June 2018 GOALS

Monthly Goals:

  • Go to Southeast Asia. Check! Two weeks serving in a new country across the world? Done.
  • Go to the International Thespian ConventionCheck/work in progress since I'm here now!
  • Pack the craft room & garage. Almost check! The garage has been organized, but my craft room is halfway finished. All of the books are packed and craft materials simplified though!
  • Enjoy the start of summer. Check/in progress as well! We're almost one month in and it's so good. 
  • Book my Detroit/Washington, D.C. ticketsCheck! I'm visiting a few friends next month and found some good, last minute deals to make it happen!
  • Research the Enneagram. Starting on this one this week! I thought I was a 2w3 but now I think I'm a 9w1! But as Ian Cron (or maybe Susan Stabile?) says, "It's a journey" and I plan to be on it for a while.
  • Catch up on e-mail inboxes: personal, school, blog. Not quite yet. I'm hoping to make progress this week! I basically stopped caring about my inbox when school ended... a month ago...
  • Read 5+ Books. Almost done! I've read these four so far:
    • Girl, Wash Your Face
    • The Mapmaker's Children
    • Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
    • Red Queen

Weekly Goals:

  • 100 Days to Brave by Annie F. Downs (3-5 entries weekly). I started strong but left the book at home... so this will be halfway achieved...
  • Connect with my gal pals! I'd say this is a yes! I have a handful of girl friends I'm trying to intentionally connect with each week (either in person or via text/FaceTime) and it's been so good for my soul!
  • Call home! It's a little sad  I have to put this down, but I want to be better about making the rounds (Mom/Dad, my sister, my grandmother). So far I've called or visited each week!
  • Finish a book. 3/4 weeks it's been successful so far, hoping to finish book 5 this week!

Daily Goals:
  • In the Word.
  • Time in Prayer. 
  • Drink Water.
  • Read for Fun.
As far as daily goals go, the only ones I've been hitting consistently these fairly consistently, though the times/what these look like have changed as I travel!

See? Fairly simple. I all too often complicate my monthly goals (even after five years of using my beloved PowerSheets) so I knew I had to take a good hard look at June and what could actually be accomplished when I would be traveling 3/4 weeks.  It's one reason why I include the big events on my monthly goals (trips I'm taking/events I'm attending). Even if I look back and don't see all the small boxes checked off, I can see that I had some fun and adventures along the way!

As June comes to an end, I'm already thinking about my July goals and what this space will look like in the coming months. Want to guess the theme? (You've already seen it in this post once or twice...)

Drum roll please...
Keep it simple!

From goals to schedules and even in my clothing and belongings, I'm looking to simplify pretty intentionally in the coming weeks. With that in mind, I'd love to know any ways you've simplified your life or even areas you are hoping to do so!

What about y'all? What did you make happen in June? 
And how do you keep it simple? 


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