Waste Not, Want Not: April

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about goal-setting, which led to a full bucket list of future plans. While working toward checking things off of it, I was intrigued by another blog that posts monthly goals.

Inspired by lists of all kinds, “Waste Not, Want Not” was quickly born! Classically, the idiom is expressing how if we don’t waste what we have now, we will continue to have it in the future. And so it should be with our time!

I don’t see “someday” on my calendar. Do you have it on yours?

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I don’t want to feel like I’m wasting all of my days planning for my life to actually start, because eventually I’ll turn around and realize I don’t have time left to actually do what I planned. That’s where this series comes in.

“Waste Not, Want Not” is all about planning, accountability, and self-evaluation.

Each month, I’m going to post a few goals I have for the upcoming weeks. When the next month starts, I will look back on those goals to explain if they were completed or not, examine how I may have grown or fallen short in the process, and set up new goals for the following month.

One of the best ways we can efficiently use our time is to plan it out and evaluate where things are falling through the cracks. I’m not saying I’m opposed to spontaneity, but if that breeze I’m enjoying is really from where my tire is leaking air, it’s only a matter of time before I can’t move forward anymore.

So without further adieu, here are my April Goals:

  • Write 10,000 words of my manuscript for SheSpeaks in July
  • Finish reading Fervent and choose next book
  • Complete the Logos 30-day training challenge
  • Finish editing footage together from our trip to PA
  • Increase training to get to a 5 mile run
  • Enjoy a fun weekend in Georgia with Melody!

Check back to see how these progress and in the meantime I hope you will join me on this adventure of self-evaluation! Set a few goals for yourself this month: get up earlier, read a book, go to the gym for the first time, run a marathon–there are no goals too big or too small!

Leave a comment below to let me know what you’re planning on accomplishing so we can support each other as we go. There’s no time like the present!


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