How Am I Doing?


At the beginning of the year I decided to blog about my goals.  I’ve always made resolutions and I’ve always broken them.  But what about goals?  Goals are not ambiguous; they are more specific and intentional. So how am I doing?

Family goals:   Keary had a 4 day weekend and we did something fun every day.  I sent 2 or 3 encouraging text/facebook posts to Keary and the kids.  (Yeah)

Financial goals:  We paid extra on two bill, increased our 401k contribution by 1% and I put away $10 on the 52 week savings challenge. (happy dance)

For more information on the 52 week savings challenge go to

Health goals:  I didn’t do very well.  This month I ate poorly and did not exercise.  So I changed the eating goal a little.  I plan to make one healthy substitution in my cooking each week.  So this week, I plan to make mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes.  (I don’t know how my “man of steel”  will like this.  He is a meat and potatoes man, not a meat and cauliflower man.  We shall see!

Home goals:  On the home front, I took 5 boxes of books to Half Price books and made $35.  Keary bought 2 books there and I bought 2 from Amazon.  So that’s a plus.  Remember I am a book hoarder so I am definitely making headway.  I plan to tackle all the kitchen cabinets and drawers this week.  Do I really need 25 steak knives?

 Professional goals: I posted 8 posts to my blog in January  so I need to step it up a bit.  I have been praying about upgrading my blog and I need to get more content written before I proceed.  I did set up a twitter account but have yet to post on it. (Does that count?)

I have been praying about my book and researching so I’m making a little progress there.

Overall I have done fair this month.  But the wonderful thing about goals is that I can keep working on them.  I have not failed!

Remember Lamentations 3:21-23 (NKJV)

 21  This I recall to my mind,  therefore I have hope.   22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,  because His compassions fail not.  23 They are new every morning;  Great is Your faithfulness.

Thank you GOD  for your mercies that are new every morning.  I will not fail nor give up because God has not given up on me!


About pcobb0

I am a wife and mother to two wonderful adult children who I had the privilege of homeschooling from their pre-school through high school years. While homeschooling, I served in various leadership positions in local homeschool support groups including president. I also served as the Education Coordinator and Director of ENAACT Family Academy, a homeschool co-op in New Braunfels, Tx .Prior to homeschooling, I spent 11 years teaching elementary school aged children in both public and private schools. During my time teaching in the public school system, I earned a Master's Degree in Reading Education as well as a Reading Specialist certification. My hobbies include reading and cooking and I plan to take up scrapbooking and maybe photography in the near future. I am now an empty nester discovering what God has in store for me during this next season of life.
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2 Responses to How Am I Doing?

  1. Shelly says:

    I like having goals and to do lists that I can check off as I complete tasks. However, some do the most amazing moments are not on my lists so I try to be open each day to what The Lord might have for me today. It is a balance of setting goals and accomplishing the things The Lord prioritized for us. Be blessed today and find a way to bless someone else!

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