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June Goals


From a schedule point of view, May was one of our busiest months of the year, but it was such a good one! Of course, we road-tripped to Savannah and Florida, but I also booked a big new copywriting client that I’m so excited about, did more freelance work than I usually do (hence a little bit of blog neglect–sorry!), spent a bunch of wonderful quality time with friends, and started setting the pace for summer. My childhood summers hold some of my sweetest memories, and I hope and pray that we can create the same thing for Charlie. He’s still so young and not in school, so summer isn’t too big of a difference from the rest of the year yet, but I don’t see why we shouldn’t get started with Operation Magical Childhood Summers now!

(Note: this year, I’m setting a monthly goal per yearly goal!)

May Goals
1. Plan ahead for May Feast Days we want to celebrate (not as well as I had hoped, but plan to do this for June!)
2. Tweak Rule of Life to implement some more regular chores and updated routines for spring, and finally blog about our Rule of Life (find it here!)
3. Decorate front steps and plant flowers by the mailbox
4. Celebrate our third anniversary!
5. Send a care package to my sister when her fiancé leaves for his deployment
6. Buy new running shoes and find a half-marathon training plan
7. Exceed expectations for the freelance projects I have due this month
8. Have a finance meeting with Dave
9. Continue reading Brideshead Revisited (paused this when I picked up the book from my April goals list, My Sisters the Saints, and then couldn’t put it down. Highly recommend!)

June Goals
1. Write thank you letters to our beloved priests (who are both transferring this month–cue the ugly cry!) and go to confession with one of them
2. Make much-belated dentist appointments for all three of us and map out appointments for the rest of the year.
3. Clean out our guest room
4. Celebrate Dave well on Father’s Day!
5. Write graduation letters and get gifts together for my sister and niece
6. Keep up with half-marathon training plan
7. Write guest posts for Blessed Is She and Spoken Bride
8. Decide on some new action steps for our financial goals in the second half of the year
9. Finish Brideshead Revisited






  1. I love that you write out your goals and then hold yourself accountable. Because while it’s fine to not meet all your goals, by doing this, I bet you meet SO many more of them than you would otherwise. I am definitely going to start doing this!

  2. Chelsey says:

    I’m curious – what half marathon training plan are you doing (if you don’t mind me asking!)? I’ve been looking for a way to get back into running, but haven’t found any plans that I love.

  3. Dana says:

    You forgot “help sister find a wedding dress!” :)


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