This week I discovered something about myself.  If I don’t keep a careful eye on myself and my progress, goals that are not habits yet will simply fall by the wayside.  So, you’ll see I didn’t hit the goals that are new to me, like reading the Bible daily and using the Barton system.  Therefore, I’ve made a chart for myself that I’ll fill out every day; then I can easily see what goals I’ve hit daily and which ones I’m forgetting so I can do those, too.

Oh, and my original goal list had seven goals, but I’ve decided to add a few more.  (I’m putting these at the end of this post.)


Use the Barton reading program with one of my dyslexic children 4x a week for at least 45 weeks. 

This week we used the Barton program 3x, so this will be one of the 7 scheduled weeks when I don’t meet this goal.


Follow the Paleo diet. 

I was about 60% successful with following the Paleo diet this week.  However, I’ve changed this goal to make it more specific.  See all the details here.

Eat at least 6 fruits and veggies a day.

Not accomplished this week.


Blog 3x a week for at least 45 weeks of the year.

Last week I published three blog posts:

My 7 Goals for 2019

Reading List for 2019

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay: A Book Review

Increase my business income by 10%.

No progress yet.


Read at least 30 minutes a day. 

I read for 30 minutes each day for 5 days, so I’m on track with this one.  You can find my reading progress at my  Goodreads account.  I’d love it if you’d follow me there, and I’d love to follow you if you have a Goodreads account.


Read at least 6 religious/spiritual books. 

I’ve picked my first book of the six and have started reading Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves by Jason Evert.

Read the Bible in a year.

Well, this is embarrassing!  I didn’t read one section of the Bible this week.  See why I needed to create my chart!


Raise $1,000 for a trip to Michigan

We haven’t been to Michigan for three years.  Many of my relatives are getting older, so we want to go as soon as possible.  We hope to raise $1,000 so we can go.

Write one thing I’m grateful for a day

I tend, by nature, to be a realist (though many others would say a pessimist).  I want to change this, and right after the new year, I saw this excellent video that inspired me to write down one grateful thing a day.  Hopefully, after doing this for a year, my mind will shift to a more optimistic outlook.

Have you set goals?  If so, I’d love to hear them!


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