Man, November was a whirlwind in the Rice home!! We are in the midst of so much transition, it’s hard to keep our heads on straight sometimes. (All good things, just so much happening all at once!) We settled into Daniel’s parents’ house where we’ll be living until our new home is finished being built in a few months. We found out this month that several things are changing at the church, making my full-time job as a youth pastor quite exciting! On top of all of that, Daniel got hired on full-time at the church, something we’ve been praying about for over 3 years now! God is doing some incredible things in this season, and I can’t wait to see it all unfold!
As for the photography side of things, I’ve been working really hard over the past couple of weeks to make myself a better businesswoman and to take better control of my time. I haven’t felt like I’ve been suffering, but I know I can always improve myself. Time management and effectiveness has been and will be my focus for a while. One of the things I’m working on is being very intentional with my goal-setting. A newfound mentor of mine (that I’ve never met), Ashlyn Carter of Ashlyn Writes, is basically a productivity genius. She has SO many excellent practices in place, all to help her stay on track spiritually, mentally, and emotionally to be the best version of herself that she can be. I’ve been working my way through her blog posts and resources, and am ready to start implementing some of her practices!
One thing that I love that she does every month is she publishes her goals on her blog. This helps her to take the time to reflect on how the previous month went as well as have accountability for the goals that she sets. So here I am, sharing my December goals! It’s one thing for me to write them out for me to see, but it adds a whole new layer by publishing them for others to see. Hopefully this helps me stay on track, and maybe inspire some of you to set monthly goals, too!
If you stuck with me through all of that, you’re awesome! Honestly, even if no one reads this it’s just as much for me and my growth journey. There’s power in writing things down, and I know my month will be fruitful because I’ve taken the time to share the things I’m working toward this month. I hope this inspires you to write out some goals for the month! No one said goal-setting had to only be done for New Year’s! Growth happens year-round, so goals should too!
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