3 in 30 Week 52 {A Finish Year} Update

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While I have not kept up with weekly updates as I hoped, this has been a good month. I’ve enjoyed having these 3 in 30 goals each month and hope you have found inspiration here.

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I started this year with a focus on one word for 2012: Finish. Honestly, it feels like I’ve done anything but finish my goals this year, but I never could have dreamed I would move across the country this year. There were a list of things on my goal sheets at the beginning of the year that were left undone, but I have learned that following God’s lead is more rewarding than finishing a goal. Several of my goals were met, just not in the way I expected. I love it when God reminds me that He is “able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20

December Goals:

Enjoy A Memorable Christmas Season

The catalyst for our move was the loss of my stepdad and the opportunity to move closer to my mom. I love decorating for, and celebrating, Christmas. I am looking forward to spending time with my mom of course, but really our entire extended family. This is also our son’s last Christmas before graduating high school (yikes!) so I want to get settled quickly and keep our traditions going.

Settle Into Our New Home

One of the good things about moving right before Christmas is having a deadline for unpacking. I would truly love to have everything unpacked and arranged by the end of the month but I also want to complete my goal of enjoying Christmas. Settling into our new home means that everyone gets acclimated to their new city, school, and work. Hopefully we will be able to have our furniture and belongings delivered right after we get the keys to our new home so I can begin unpacking quickly.

When we came home from Christmas travel, it felt like coming home so I’m considering this goal met, we also completed several more tasks for the actual home.

  • We had the repair people out to fix the kitchen pipes, the carpet cleaners out {again} for our room, and the cable company out {again}
  • We found the last of the pictures and my gallery wall is complete in the dining room
  • We unpacked a half dozen more boxes and gave away or recycled the empty ones
  • We put outdoor lights in the front garden that we received as gifts
  • We have learned where local shopping and dining options are nearby

Write 90 Minutes Per Week

I have been reminded so many times over the last few weeks how much I enjoy writing. Sometimes that is blogging, other times it’s journaling. It might be a card to a friend or a poem after my quiet time. I believe this practice will help keep me grounded.

  • I wrote another guest post and completed two for this blog
  • I did not journal this month as I hoped
  • I am finishing thank-you cards tonight

What are you most excited about finishing this year?