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April Goals


I am writing this post with the windows wide open, a little boy (who seems more grown up every day) snoozing away down the hall, a bowl of chips and guacamole on the table next to me, and so much joy in my heart. This Lent was a game-changer and Easter meant more to me this weekend than it ever has before. On top of that, it finally feels like spring in Raleigh and my 28th birthday is less than two weeks away! I did the seasonal goal refresh section in my PowerSheets at the end of last week and the word “renewal” stood out to me when I was looking ahead and dreaming about this spring. I’m diving into this month with renewed faith, renewed energy for some projects I’m working on, and renewed gratitude for my little family and the life we’re creating together. I think you’ll see my hopes for keeping these admittedly “high” emotions strong through my goals for the month ahead!

(Note: this year, I’m setting a monthly goal per yearly goal. I hope it will be fun to follow along with my specific goal progress!)

Polish Easter dinner

1. Continue my Lenten fasts and commitments and joyfully prepare for Easter!
2. Type and print our “Rule of Life” to post on the fridge
3. Update the artwork + add shelves in Charlie’s room
4. Support, encourage, and pray for Dave as he takes his first exam for the CPA 
5. Host my sister and her fiancé well when they visit for spring break!
6. Continue to attend barre and PiYo classes every week, and go on at least one long walk per week as the weather improves (Well, the weather didn’t really improve till this weekend :P I did make it to the gym at least once a week, sometimes twice.)
7. Launch my Beautycounter newsletter! (Sign up here–I have a birthday month giveaway coming up that you won’t want to miss!)
8. Have a finance meeting with Dave
9. Read The Life of St. Gemma Galgani
10. Back up photos to our external hard drive

April Goals
1. Pray the Divine Mercy Novena and read sections of Divine Mercy in My Soul during morning prayer
2. Tweak Rule of Life to implement some more regular chores
3. Decorate front steps and plant flowers by the mailbox (suggestions for low-maintenance flowers that do well in full sun more than welcome!)
4. Go on a date night (We kind of skipped February and March since we’ve had so many visitors!)
5. Send out thoughtful cards/gifts for April weddings and birthdays
6. Keep up my twice weekly workout classes and go on one long walk per week
7. Outline a special writing project I’ve been dreaming up :)
8. Have a finance meeting with Dave
9. Read My Sisters, the Saints






  1. Jadzia says:

    Vincas for around your mailbox! They come in many colors, love the sun, and don’t get too tall!

  2. Dana says:

    Excited to see your landscaping! Happy April!

  3. Anneka says:

    Oh, I love these goals! They’re just perfect for Spring! And I can’t wait to hear more about your special writing project! Happy April!

  4. Kristina says:

    So excited to see how you will decorate your front steps this year. Last years set-up was so beautiful!


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