January Wrap Up and Free Book

I’ve decided to add a new feature to by blog and I hope you’ll like it.  It will replace my free books for the month post.  There is a free book in this post somewhere but you must read on to find it 🙂  They’ll be free book with each of these wrap-ups.

So, I bought this great planner because I decided to enter the world of the productive again instead of the “I’ve got a baby and I can’t get anything done” whine that I had been using.  I make monthly, weekly, and daily goals and I have a way to track them.  I get to check off goals and it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something. I had 5 daily goals for the month: 10,000 steps (22/31), meditation reading (29/31), 8 glasses of water (keep in mind that I HATE water 22/31), a note to Jason (14/22), One Line Mom Diary (29/31).  I think I did okay and look forward to improving on these numbers in January.

I’ve added two more things to my daily goals for February.  One is a secret til the end of the month, but it is a true challenge and the other is this challenge…

A Month of Letters. This goes along with my bucket list goal of writing 1000 letters, so I’m going to give it a try.  Why not join in?  If I have your address don’t be surprised to find something in the mail from me this month 🙂 I want to thank Care for helping me find this one.

I have a friend named Molly, some of you may know her as the Bumble, and she has been doing a series of posts about lessons learned in Regina Brett’s book, God Never Blinks.  I have enjoyed this series and hope you are reading it too.  Regina is a local writer and has a new book titled Be the Miracle.  She will be signing books in the area this month and I plan on attending one of these events.  Would you like to win a signed copy?  Just leave me your email address in a comment.  I’ll accept entries until I attend the signing, but neither of us knows when that is so better do it now, the next signing is Sunday 🙂

Those are my thoughts for my January goals and a few of my plans for February.  Are you someone who needs a list to accomplish things, too?

12 thoughts on “January Wrap Up and Free Book

  1. Care says:

    I have that goal to drink more water but I have a twist – it is watered down cranberry juice that I make myself and it is light and easy and no bad sugar (only a tsp of Stevia for 32 oz so not much sweet, either.)
    LOVE your goals and your success in January. Will you write me and tell your secret goal?

  2. Kathleen says:

    Sounds like you are getting organized and that is never easy with a baby at home! I am definitely familiar with Molly from The Bumbles and LOVE that feature on her blog. Please enter me for the drawing. My email is pizzo underscore kathleen at yahoo dot com.

  3. thebumbles says:

    Glad you are a fan! Please tell Regina that she has really helped my blogging while I use the “I’ve got a baby and can’t get anything done” whine these last few months. I get excited to look at her lessons and think about how they apply to me in my life or how I might include them in the future. And since I’m a fan of her lessons, I’d probably be a fan of her latest book too!

  4. Staci@LifeintheThumb says:

    I loved reading this post, Stacy! You’ve inspired me a bit, girlie!! I think writing letters is such a great idea and I’m sure that people will love receiving them. I always reflect on letter writing whenever I read Austen and how one was always anxious and almost beside themselves when she would receive a letter. Too bad that with progress (maybe?) came email and IM and texting!!! I’m off to check out Molly’s posts. I don’t know why I don’t have her blog on my sidebar! 😀

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