The other day I reached a bit more than halfway to a goal. I was BEYOND thrilled. Even though my progress is erratic, over time it remains consistent. I am looking forward to getting into a consistent routine with cooler weather again.
But today I was plunging a sink in the basement I realized something. Since Jim has started this job where he works evenings and he’s tired ALL THE TIME I’ve needed to learn new skills (like plunging a sink).
That got me thinking again about how, what your perspective is, changes what your attitude is. I could resent that my hubby is tired all the time and how I can’t depend on him to do all the stuff he used to do. OR and this is the perspective/attitude adjustment part… I could rejoice that he has a sorta decently paying job AND that I can learn new skills. Including the skills of being persistent in the face of unexpected challenges.
So when this challenge popped up of goals for the new school year I got to thinking… what other goals might I have?
Support the lad’s education
I have to admit, I’m not exactly sure how to go about doing this, but I very much what to help my lad continue to develop his discernment skills. Learning how to tell non-truth from truth, to be able to discern hidden agendas, will help him when he faces challenges from the world.
Future schooling will bring challenges, as does the ready access to knowledge which doesn’t always speak truth into the lives of people reading/viewing it. How to help him navigate that using good solid judgement is a minefield that I’m not sure how to navigate well. But try we surely shall. 🙂
To learn how to plan out his learning agenda. I’m teaching him to take the number of lessons and divide that by the weeks to completion. Give him a better idea this year on how to stay on track.
He’s already figured out that doing 2 then a different 2 per semester, like the local high school is doing makes more sense to him.
A year or two ago I had this goal of producing a book of poetry. I think this year it is doable. Just pull up posts from my blog, and write some new stuff and mix it all together. Should be fun yes? I’ll need to sort out just how to do that using Amazon…but it should be doable I think. 🙂
I also want to put together an ebook for middle-to-high school on dealing with “errors in scripture” and how to help students figure out truth from error. Give students more than one perspective from which to learn startling details so they can discern better the steadfastness of God.
I have other ideas in my brain, but right now those two are the biggest.
Continue the other goal
Expect reaching the goal that I alluded to in my initial paragraph will take a good year yet most likely. Never-the-less I will continue on my journey. Persistence is a good thing you know? But strict adherence to a regime will probably never happen! But long-term goals are good things to have!
Other goals for the new school year
I’m in the process of painting all my rabbitry trays, and I think I want to paint some of my rabbit cages as well. Slow down the rust damage. Reduce the number of trays/cages I have to buy next year! (at least that’s the plan).
I want to replace the sides on the storage part of my rabbitry. This will give me a bit more space I think, and reduce damage possible by various varmints that wander through.
Hubby is going to build an enclosed room in the basement, so want to be able to help him, possibly learn some new skills. Might not work though as hubby works best without anyone helping him. 🙂
Find a part-time job I think. Just two days a week if I can.
Figure out the whole…. doing a newsletter thing for my blog. I am hoping to increase my affiliate sales this year, you know… actually MAKE some money at this blogging thing. Apparently having an active newsletter helps tons with this.
How about you?
Having goals for the new school year gives me items to aim for. Not just for me, but also to support my family. A huge joy it is to do such. What sort of goals do you have for the coming year?