Monthly Goals: February

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At the beginning of the month, I shared some of my goals for 2012. To help me stay focused and on track, I am going to update weekly and monthly here on the blog. I’ve been reading the weekly and monthly goals on Money Saving Mom, and have been so inspired by Crystal’s dedication and commitment to achieving her own goals. I’m hoping that by sharing my goals, others will be inspired to stay committed to achieving their goals!

As a nutshell, my goal for 2012 is to live a more Christ’s centered, intentional life, with an emphasis on peace. I wish to be more attentive and be more present to my husband and son. Finally to break my sugar addiction (more on that in another post), do well in my courses and work on some personal development projects ( a.k.a. learn some new skills. 🙂 ).

Here are the goals for February, along with a little update on how I did in January:

Spiritual Goals

1.Daily Mass, daily rosary, daily 10 minute bible study and meditation (Ongoing) Did OK, but missed several times…

2. Scripture Memorization: John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.” (I didn’t memorize a scripture verse in January…)

Spousal goals

3. Write one love note each week to sneak into Michael’s work bag.

4. Ask him if there is anything that I can do for him at least twice a week.

Mothering goals

5. Read at least one chapter book a week and one “smaller” book each day. (I read a lot to Andrew, but I want to focus on being more intentional about this.)

6. Work on Character building. (This month: Obedience)

Personal Development

7. Knit cover for my Kindle Touch (once I figure out how!).

8. Exercise on the incumbent bike or treadmill 10 minutes a day.

Blogging Goals

9. Compose and pre-post a blog series on marriage.

10. Prepare first draft for ebook I’ve been wanting to get finished.

Did you make any goals or resolutions for 2012? How are you doing with them? Let’s support each other. Do leave a comment and share your successes so we can cheer you on and/or share your struggles so we can pray and encourage you!

(Linked to Top Ten Tuesday.)


  1. I love your spouse goals! I strive to be more intentional about caring for my husband as well and these are great ideas. Here are my goals this week:
    Jessica Claire…recently posted…Weekly GoalsMy Profile

  2. Great goals! I just started going to daily mass again and loving it!
    Colleen…recently posted…On My MindMy Profile

  3. I need to make most of these same goals! You have gotten me thinking today!!
    Lynsey…recently posted…Needs vs WantsMy Profile

  4. Excellent goals, Carol, especially love your spousal goals…

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Thanks, Ellen. With my husband away a lot, I really want to make an effort to build him up and let him know that he is loved and missed. I don’t always do a very good job of that, I’m afraid.

  5. My goals are to get to confession every two weeks, to revise a booklet into an eBook and offer it for sale, and get through one day at a time given my physical limitations.
    Barb…recently posted…Sunday Snippets – A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says

      Those are great goals, Barb. I can understand how frustrating it can be to have physical limitations, so it is good that you are focusing on one day at a time.

      Good luck with your ebook!

  6. I’m really interested in the marriage series. 🙂
    Kathleen Basi…recently posted…Loving Touch (My Practices of Motherhood)My Profile

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