Personal Goals: Five in Five


This post is all about me!  Yes, I know – how incredibly self obsessed is that?!  No matter, I shall doggedly continue without guilt, because I think homeschooling mums can get a bit lost among all the, well, homeschooling.  In my quest to still be interesting to people other than fellow homeschooling mums, I am attempting to ensure a small part of me is developing away from my children’s education.  So here are my personal goals for this forthcoming five week term (because five weeks really does sound a very sensible amount of time to plans goals for, don’t you think?):

  • I want to lose the next ten pounds (as well as a few I may or may not have put on over the past few weeks.  I get the feeling this will be a life long battle….)  I want to be at 15 stone 9Ib or less by the end of the term.


  • Finish the hospitality book I am currently reading.  I adore having people round and we do it multiple times a week, sometimes multiple times a day.  Books about improving one’s hospitality skills are always fun to read!  Tip for the future: Never, and I do mean never, lend me a book.  I will take it in the bath with me (the only time I get two minutes of quiet to concentrate) and instead of looking only a week old it ends up looking like it’s been hanging around for generations (ahem):


  • For everyone’s benefit, I want to start actually going for these daily one hour nature walks, instead of just talking about them!


  • Make more of an effort to create a beautiful quiet time with God.  Right now I read God’s word at my computer or in my bed last thing at night.  I would like it to be a more anticipated, special time.


  • Finish chapter six and seven of the book I am attempting to write.

These goals are exciting because for me they are going to be hard goals to reach.  I am looking forward to seeing how well (or badly) I will do.

13 comments on “Personal Goals: Five in Five

  1. Awesome goals! I carry books all over the place, including the bathtub, too. I am on the hunt for Teaching Textbooks answer key for our 7/6 book that is from 1992! Talk about old. Thanks for taking a peek, but don’t waste to much time on it.
    Blessings, Dawn

    • Sorry Dawn, I thought you needed Saxon answer books. I haven’t ever used Teaching Textbooks 🙁

  2. Exciting-what is the book that you are writing? Looking forward to reading the finished product.

  3. My books look like that too.

  4. anislandfamilybygrace

    I can see why they are exciting goals for you! I am also interested to hear about the book you are writing 🙂 I have the Karen Ehman book too, and should probably re-read it now that we have moved house! Thank you for sharing all this.

    • It’s a great book, isn’t it? If only I could find enough to get all the way through it!”

  5. almostunschoolers

    Great goals! I would love to take off 10 pounds…but with all the Halloween candy, followed by Thanksgiving, and Christmas…I think my goal will be not to put any on 🙂

  6. Claire, want a weight-loss partner overseas for moral support? It’s on my list, too (and I have the very sore legs and abs to prove it!)

    That book looks interesting! Do you find it disheartening to read it, or inspiring? Does it depend upon mood?

    • Always inspired!
      Yes, I’d love a weight loss partner! It would be huge fun to do it with someone else.

  7. Ugg. That photo of fat just makes me sick! (Only because I know I have a bit?? of it myself. HA) I’ll be checking out that book. It looks good.

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