LIGHT : march

April 6, 2015

I’m going to break format this month for my one little word update. My primary reason for choosing the word “light” was because that’s how I want to feel on the inside. Overall I do feel that way in most areas, either making progress or doing well, but with parenting I feel like I’m going backwards. It’s been a huge struggle and I’ll probably write more about it in the days to come.

The prompt this month was all about making concrete plans and actionable steps toward multiple goals. When I thought about it, there were five areas that I wanted to make progress in that are separate from my monthly goals. I chose three actions to take for each of them, and here they are:

real food

1 / continue using frugal real food meal plans.

2 / don’t bring into the house what we shouldn’t eat.

3 / try baking bread.


1 / purge one area or room each month.

2 / actually take stuff to goodwill.

3 / do a “no buy” month.


1 / sign up for a race (at least a 5k) every three months.

2 / run twice per week.

3 / aim for 10,000 steps per day.


1 / put a devotional book by the coffee stuff to read while it brews.

2 / begin bedtime prayers with the kids.

3 / choose one more way to volunteer.


1 / spend one-on-one time with Meredith most every day (even if just 15 minutes).

2 / go on adventures.

3 / pray for my kids and my parenting daily.

Here is what this month looked like in my album:

one little word march 2015 : light

one little word march 2015 : light

one little word march 2015 : light

one little word march 2015 : light

I printed out the handout on kraft paper and wrote on it using a white gel pen. This was completely inspired by Donya. The only other thing I did for the month was update my monthly reflection card and add a couple of filler cards.

These action items are year-long quests so right now I’m not too overwhelmed trying to fit them in.

Posted in: documenting, one little word, personal

Comments on LIGHT : march

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    love the way the white gel pen looks on the paper you picked!

    Confession: I’m struggling with parenting already, and the girls aren’t even here. it’s hard to be a long-distance parent and I’m really worried about this summer for some reason; excited, but worried (I think it’s because my oldest is nearing pre-teen stage!) Knight & I are taking a Love & Logic class once a week for the next five weeks. I hope it helps us or at least removes some of my anxiety.

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    From Delaney:

    I loved Donya’s use of Kraft paper as well and was disappointed that I’d already done the March prompt! I think it’s great how specific and measurable your actions are. You’ll feel so satisfied as you check them off your list!

  3. 3

    From brooke:

    I have a “no buy” two week period on my goal list to complete this year, but I keep putting it off. I like seeing it on your list – and you’re even going to brave a whole month!

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    From donya:

    Awesome! Love the way you broke your goals down as well.

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