June 2016 goals

1 June 2016

So as I mentioned in my last post, May was a bit of a busy month for me. I worked, we had visitors, I traveled, we had more visitors, and we did laundry in between it all. On a normal day, once June is in bed and we’ve eaten dinner, I usually only have about two hours, max, to get things done before it’s time for us to turn in. (These include but are not limited to hanging with John, working on Etsy orders, blogging, reading, opening mail, watching TV, meal planning, answering emails, chatting with friends or family, cleaning, and washing dishes.) I’m not explaining all that to complain, as there is nothing I’d rather do earlier in the day than hang with June, but just to give some context as to how my time has shifted a bit! I am learning that the scope of my goals also needs to shift during months like these. Even though it doesn’t look like I got much done in May, I did everything I needed to.

And now onto June! :)

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Revisiting my goals for May:
Get an estimate from one more landscaping company (I tried!! They dropped off the face of email.)
Apply to our HOA to have a tree removed (See above.)
Finish our will (No… sigh.)
Master an updo from the Small Things archive (Nope.)
Paint my toenails (Victory!! I’m glad and also a little alarmed so many of you identified with this goal.)
Read “168 Hours” for the NR Book Club (Not yet.)
Read two novels (Definitely not.)
Plan for and enjoy our weekend trip to Bald Head Island (Planned but didn’t get to enjoy because of threat of tropical storm!)
Have fun with our weekend visitors (YES!!!)

June goals:
— Perfect the scavenger hunt John and I are developing for my Fourth of July cousin reunion
— Get an estimate from one more landscaping company
— Finish our will
— Master an updo from the Small Things archive
— Read “168 Hours” and “Radical” for the NR Book Club
— Have fun in Brevard with our friends the Henrys
— Host my two dear friends from elementary school
— Plan out our July road trip to Maine

I have a good feeling about June :) As a reminder, here are my 2016 guideposts. If you’ve posted your goals somewhere, I’d love to see – or just drop them in the comments!

8 Responses to “June 2016 goals”

  1. Goodness, May was such a full month for y’all! But you definitely handled it with grace + joy, it looks like!! Also, Radical is one of my very favorite books – so convicting. I think you’ll like it!

    My June goals are on my blog: https://stephseekingjoy.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/june-2016-goals/

  2. Sounds like May was a wonderful, full month and congrats on balancing working and being a mama! Happy June to June & your sweet family! :)

    My June goals!: http://www.robynvandykephotography.com/blog/2016/06/goals-june-2016/

  3. It’s your first June with June! Yay! :)

  4. I love this! Goals are just the best, especially when they’re just a guideline and a starting off point for the month! I’m planning on having my June goals up by the end of the week – excited to start this! xoxo

  5. I love keeping up with your goals, Em! So glad to see you are not perfect and don’t get all your goals accomplished every single month! I feel like you normally do, which makes me think sometimes, “What am I doing wrong?!” haha

    Here are my goals this month! http://dianakerr.com/june-goals-2016/

    Hugs!

  6. Erin

    Do you have any amazing new mama time management tricks to share? As a fellow new mama, I’m curious how you get so much done! Also – any tips for road tripping with a baby? We’re embarking on our first road trips next month!

  7. Em

    Hi Erin! Thank you! I’m not sure that I actually DO get that much done, but I will think on any tips I might have! All I know right now is that splitting my attention doesn’t seem to work for me – I get frustrated easily if I feel like I want to be paying attention to June but am trying to do something else at the same time (unless it’s something like washing dishes!). As for road trip tips, I’m sure I will have a few more after our big drive to Maine later this month, but for now I will say one thing we learned is that as far as possible, it worked best to keep June on her feed-wake-sleep cycle. It’s tempting to get back on the road right after feeding, but that pretty much cuts out the wake time since she’ll pretty quickly fall asleep in the car, and that eventually caught up with us. Also, having someone sit in the back with her kept her from getting bored and cranky, I think!