Friday, March 26, 2010

One Goal Friday: March 26, 2010

Every Friday we set one goal for the upcoming week. It can be related to work, home, family, or anything at all. My hope is that your goal will be something that decreases your stress and also makes you feel terrific.

Last week, I was blown away by the great goals! Thank you to all of the new commenters for sharing yours. I'm eager to see how everyone did.

Some of you weren't able to meet your previous goals. That's okay. Stop and look at the overall picture. Be proud of any forward momentum.

My goal last week? No writing or writing related activities after 5:00 pm.
How did I do? Umm... I did okay. I skipped out to the library Wednesday evening for an uninterrupted hour of reading blogs. Do I regret it? Nope!
My new goal? Organize the huge pile of old clothes in my closet and drop it off to charity. (Thanks Quiet Spirit for motivating me!)

How did you do?
Last week's goals:

The Alliterative Allomorph: Spend time with fiance!
Joanne: Finish revising that pesky section of memoir
Patrice: Get manicure in anticipation of MVRWA's Spring Book Lover's Event (Anyone in the Toledo, Ohio area Saturday, stop by Sanger Library for this fun event!)
Georgiana: Read another book
Keli: Enjoy time with daughter who is home for spring break
Diane J: Forward progress!
Elana: Stop stressing about things you don't have control over
December: Edit and finish query letter/synopsis class
Katie: Smile and laugh with son each day
K. Harrington: Get back to novel (what does happen at the Greyhound Station??)
Jaime: Find Bible! (And kiss baby's chubby cheeks! Okay, I added that one!)
Erica: Finish critique's of friend's manuscript
Jody: Take walk with daughters (please, let the weather hold up!)
Nancy: Watch a fun movie
Karen L: Organize desk and finish article
Susan J. R.: Re-write eight chapters
Maria: Watch something fun with family
Angie M: Write daily!
Quiet Spirit: Organize clothes to donate to rummage sale
Lynn: Morning pages, comment one blog daily
T. Anne: Cross the 50K mark on WIP!!
Em-Musing: Figure out social networks like Facebook
Sharon Mayhew: Speak kindly to self
Kara: More family & exercising time
Patti: Turn book in to editor

What would enhance your life this week?

Thank you for sharing and best wishes on accomplishing one goal!

Feel free to list one goal in the comment section and update us on how you did with last week's. Don't be intimidated if you're new to this. I love reading everyone's goals and encourage newcomers to participate, but if you aren't comfortable, feel free to lurk!
Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. My goal this week to is plan daughter's birthday party.
    It's coming up soon!

  2. Jill, I love this!
    Anyways, I did morning pages everyday except one and commented daily! So, I consider that a 98% mark.
    This week my goal is to write 1 story and edit 2 others for my short story portfolio assignment.
    Congratulations on your win last week and have great success this week.


  3. Good Morning!

    Jennifer: Birthday party! Your little girl's growing up. Hope you have a sugary good time!

    Lynn: Way to go! And have fun writing the new story!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. Jill,
    Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. I hit "SEND!"""
    I haven't quit dancing since even though we got stranded in Dallas with No bags (I.E., no eyeliner, toothbrush, undies, etc.)
    BUT a bag of BOOKS!!!!!!!!! Of course.

  5. Jill,
    Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. I hit "SEND!"""
    I haven't quit dancing since even though we got stranded in Dallas with No bags (I.E., no eyeliner, toothbrush, undies, etc.)
    BUT a bag of BOOKS!!!!!!!!! Of course.

  6. Patti: That's great!! I knew you could do it. But I'm sorry to hear you had no bags. That's a bummer!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  7. My goal this week is to plan my kid's summer activities -- there is likely a waitlist that I've already missed! Thanks for the post (and the nudge).

  8. Great idea.

    My goal for next week? My sister wants me to find a new Bible study to attend, so I'm going to look up a list she's come up with. :)

  9. Hi Jill, I must've missed this post this morning in my blogroll ... But yay, yes! I did finish, revise and edit that memoir section. It's d-o-n-e! Have a great weekend ...

  10. Susan D: Welcome! And uggh, don't I know it! I signed my son up for baseball last week. How time flies...

    Emily: Fun! I'd love to attend a Bible class with my sister, but we live far away from each other. Hope you have a great time when you do select one!

    Joanne: Sometimes it doesn't pop up--no biggie! And congrats!! Hope you're going to celebrate tonight!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. Help my son finish his "alphabet book" project for school so he can actually turn it in on time.

  12. This is so cool! Signing up for another week of writing daily! Have a happy weekend, Jill.

  13. Hi Jill -

    I missed it by one chapter, but I got seven chapters finished. Yay!

    My goal for next week: finish this task (3-4 chapters, depending on how much I revise).

    Susan :)

  14. I got slammed with a nasty sinus infection this week so my writing was non existent. My goal for next week is to get back in the groove. I'm only about 30 pages from finishing this next novel...wish me luck!

  15. I crossed the 50K mark woo hoo! But just barely, I've been slow this week. Still it's nice to meet my goal ;) Have a great weekend Jill!

  16. Perfect timing for us...we just came up with a new writing schedule that will hopefully have us writing 2 chapters each per week. All of these goals are motivating!

  17. My goal is to make it through my mother-in-law's visit here, with grace and humor. Or at least to make it through somehow.

  18. Kelly: Welcome! The project sounds like a fun bonding time!

    Angie: Great job! I know you can do it another week!

    Susan JR: Awesome! Only 3-4 chaps left!!

    Tess: Oh, sorry to hear you were sick. I am wishing you luck this week!

    T.Anne: The "just barely" times are my proudest. Good for you for digging in and meeting that goal!

    Lisa and Laura: Nice! I hope the new schedule proves uber-productive!

    Common Household Mom: Welcome! Sometimes visits feel more like survival camp, don't they? :) I'm sure you'll handle it with humor and grace, like you said!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


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