Our (own) kids don't give us much choice but to spend lots of time together and do things with, since our lives revolve around their schedules. And I do love spending time together and planning kid-friendly outings, etc. However, my poor hubby is often a little neglected (I'm sorry!!) So my goal this year is to be intentional about our grown-up date nights and putting them on the calendar. MY PLAN: Have you discovered The Dating Divas yet? Oh my goodness, they are a fabulous group of wives and mothers who have The. Most. Creative. and fun ideas for not only family dates, but grown-up date nights! Their mission is: "Strengthening marriages, one date at a time." They have freebies, printables, a store. . . I gave my husband a Passport Around the World, where I've scheduled a date a month, each one on an airline ticket with destination (for example, flying to India. . .we'll go out to an Indian restaurant, etc). The passport came with clipart to use as country stamps; it'll keep me thinking and will ensure we spend time together regularly! Be sure to check them out!
MY PLAN: I'm going to use the amazing planner from Erin Cobb (Lovin'Lit). She laid it out so perfectly and generously gave them to TpT'ers in her session in Vegas, and I haven't used it yet!! (since July!) Ugh! So no more excuses!
PLAN. Luckily, my friend Kerry Tracy is a fantastic curriculum designer and and expert in STEM, so I'll be relying on her wealth of knowledge over the next few months! You can read about one of my first attempts at STEM here. My kids were hooked!! I'm nervous but very excited about teaching science next school year! (And as my daughter said, "Mom, then you can create science products for TpT!" Gotta love that thinking!)
Lastly, my personal goal is to try my hand at scripture journaling. If you've never heard of the term, it is basically choosing a Bible verse and as Erin Leigh says, "The best way to start art journaling is simply to start. Choose a scripture that you love and doodle to your hearts content. Keep adding lines and dots and more lines until you are finished." Easier said than done! Check out her GORGEOUS work on Pinterest.
I followed her 31 Days to Scripture Journaling blog posts and even bought all the supplies, but then froze and never started! So MY PLAN is to go back through those posts and just start! I tend to be a perfectionist and do NOT think of myself as artistic, so I just didn't start at all. Lucky for me, Erin Leigh & Melissa from Pink Paper Peppermints will be continuing their Faith Art Fridays blog posts!! Come join in the fun!!
MY PLANS and goals for the year!! Of course there are tons more mini-goals in there, but I need to keep remembering to focus!!
Now click on the picture below to read about more teachers' goals and plans to help motivate you! Happy New Year!