Each month, I want to share with all of you how I’m doing on my goals for 2017. I hope this post inspires you in reaching your own goals! In December I set some pretty ambitious goals for 2017 and broke them down into smaller goals for each month. I wanted to take a quick minute to share with you my progress! If you missed my update post for April, you can read that here.
Complete Courses, Webinars, and Challenges I’ve put off
Last month I completed two more courses in addition to the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge!
I ended up not finishing the Makelight Taster course, as I felt that it wasn’t my cup of tea. I have a lot of challenges and courses to take this year, and I understand that not every one will be for me, which is why I decided not to finish this course. I completed the Everyday Clean Home challenge, and felt that it was a nice refresher. I don’t think this course is currently available, but it was really fun to work through!
Here are the courses, webinars, and challenges I’m taking this month:
- 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge
- Simplify with a Life Digitally Organized
- 90 Day Budget Boot Camp
- From Side Hustle to Success
Read two books
This month I actually read three books:
- The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
- Wild Montana Sky by Debra Holland
- The Organically Clean Home by Becky Rapinchuk
I enjoyed readying The Magnolia Story as I enjoy watching Fixer Upper from time to time. Since I’ve started working to redecorate and reorganize my home, I’ve been very interested in remodeling shows and other books related to tidying. Their story is really remarkable, and I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in their story. Wild Montana Sky was another good read this month in which I would recommend to anyone who enjoys western romances. If you are interested in starting to make your own homemade cleaning products, I can’t recommend The Organically Clean Home enough! This book has been great for new recipes and ideas for cleaning my home.
Here’s what I’m reading this month:
Want to know what other books I’m reading this year? Check out my 2017 Book Club List here!
Completely Minimize and Declutter our Bedroom
Our bedroom ended up producing FOUR garbage bags of clutter! I was stunned by how many things I was holding on to that I didn’t need, and how much stuff we had in there. I got rid of a lot of my clothes, and also made room to put a bookcase with some of our mementos in our bedroom later this year. I didn’t take a before and after photo of this room (silly me) but I promise to show you guys at least the after from the closet!
Our goal for this month:
This month’s “room” is our bedroom closet. I decided to take a full month to do this closet because it is going to be one of the hardest. This is one of two storage spaces we have in our home, which means it will take a lot of careful decluttering and organization to make this space work for us. The contents of the closet are messy, and you can’t get to most of the things stored there, which is why I’ll be tackling the project this month.
I’m sure you’ve noticed this month’s update was a little shorter than the others. This is because some of our goals have been met, and others are going to be ongoing such as the date nights and no eating out challenges. When I do my goal update at the end of the year, I’ll give more progress on these, however since they are still continuing I have nothing to report this month!