Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February's Goals

Today I will share my goals for the month of February.  It's a bit late in the month, but I still have a few weeks to go.  At the end of the month, I will grade how well I've done.  For a while, I've been setting monthly goals for myself, but Kelli at She Learns As She Goes inspired me to share these goals on my blog. Hopefully this will encourage me to accomplish more goals I set for myself and perhaps you will be encouraged to make and follow through with goals as well.

In my opinion, setting goals in monthly intervals is more reachable than setting new year resolutions.  At the end of the month, I will share a little report card to show you how I did.  

My goals for February:

Write at least one blog post per week.  
Sometimes I blog multiple times per week; other times, it might be two or three weeks before I share something with you all.  I have been busy these last few months with my organizations, ministry, and studying for exams, but I love blogging and would like to post more regularly. 

Read at least one book.
Last year, I hardly read anything other than the Bible, school textbooks, and a few blogs.  This year, I want to read more, at least one per month.  Last month, I read The Last Sin Eater, The Horse and His Boy, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  Even though I beat my goal, I'd still like to read at least one book.

Make a B or above on every single one of my first exams.
My first exam of the month is tomorrow, I have three the next week, and one the week after that.  I'm not sure if it will be possible for one class, but I would like to try my very best to make decent grades on every single exam.

Go to bed earlier.
Lately I've been going to bed around two or three in the morning, every single night.  This month, I would like to challenge myself to try to be in bed before two every night of the week (I know, this is a pitiful goal, but I am going to start out in steps).

Get well.
This might seem like a funny goal, but over the last four weeks, I've been struggling hard to recover from a case of the flu.  I'm about 90% better by now, but I want to focus on completely regaining my health this month, whatever it takes.

If you would like to share your monthly goals on your blog, link to the post (not to the main page of your blog) in the comments below, along with your first name, and I'll share your link at the bottom of this post.  We can encourage each another.  Be sure to link to my blog somewhere in your post as well.


  1. Hi Emily! Good luck with all your goals! But I have a question that's really off topic. I was wondering if you ever had any intention of trying to edit & publish your book "because of you."

    I loved reading that on inkpop! and although inkpop isn't around anymore, I'd love to see "Because of you" around again!



    1. Hi Sierra, wow, I can hardly believe you remember Before You! It's been quite a long time since I've had that up! I still definitely have a soft spot for that novel and one day I would love to have it published, if possible. But there is a lot of work to be done to make that even close to possible, and I don't have the time right now to do so. But perhaps someday, Before You will be in stores!

  2. I encourage people who set goals... congrats, oh and like one of my favorite books is the last sin eater!

  3. Hi Emily,
    I stumbled across your blog tonight after reading your article on CRF's website. I was inspired and felt compelled just to write a quick note of thanks to you. You and your blog are a blessing. Stay strong and courageous!