I had a great May, and thanks to my word of the month, "margin," I feel accomplished and refreshed. So often, those two things seem to be mutually exclusive, but setting core-focused, simplified goals makes such a difference!
That being said, May certainly went very differently than we expected. As you can see in my goal recap below, Woody and I were supposed to close on our first house in May, and that didn't happen. I'm going to share the whole story sooner or later, but in the meantime, we're still trying to wrap our heads around it all. I keep saying, "we're trying to buy a house in Birmingham, but houses in Birmingham aren't trying to be bought by us!" Regardless of the frustrations and disappointments, we know God has a plan and we believe He has the perfect home for us.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." -Isaiah 55:8-9
Woody and I are now trying to refigure our summer a bit since we're not moving on the timeline we expected. As much as I've been thrown for a bit of a loop, I think sometimes it's good to get thrown off course. It reminds me that God is in control, His ways are higher than my ways, and that circumstances aren't what should dictate investing in what matters most. It's not easy to be patient and learn these lessons, but I know the only way through is through, and we're going to continue moving forward. And for now, I'm happy it's June and I welcome the summer sunshine.
May goals progress
- Close on our first home! (still believing!)
Spirit + Soul + Body wellness plan with Woody Celebrate! Christy's girls weekend, Brooke's wedding, and Lucy's birthday! Register for The Influence Conference See my mom for Mother's Day NYC planning night Send my 30th Birthday party Save the Date Date night with Woodyon the front porch of our new home!
- Set dates for North Carolina trip
- Order our new couch! (waiting on this until we find our home)
*reminder: the numbers in parentheses by each goal are identifying which of my 2015 goals the monthly goal connects to.
Make vacation plan with Woody (3)
Clean out my closet in prep for capsule wardrobe (new goal-simplifying my stuff)
Write and post three blog posts (5, 10)
Celebrate Christy's wedding (33)
Continue triune wellness plan with Woody (15, 16, 17)
30th birthday planning (12)
Celebrate Father's Day with my dad (25)
Sigma Kappa work group research (still trying to figure out where this fits--I'm thinking somewhere between 31 and 36)
Make prayer list (16)
Standing monthly goals
Send June birthday cards (31)
Write Woody a love note (4)
Goals blog post (8)
Budget party with Woody (14)
What is one of your goals for June?