Sunday, April 28, 2013


I'm a list maker. Sometimes I love my lists and sometimes I don't. 
Some people say they don't make lists, and I have no idea how they do it. I have an ongoing list on my phone, one in my calendar, and the app Shopshop on my phone. Even with all my groceries on the app, I will go to a store and leave one hour and $75 later and forget what I came for in the first place! Ah! 

When Jason and I got married we started talking about our 6 month, one year, 5 year, and 10 year goals. Big and small. We sit down every six months and go over them and make new ones. It's been fun to see what we've done and what's important to us at different times in our lives. 

So when I saw this little idea in Parenting magazine I thought it would be fun to try. It was an article about resolutions and solutions. The resolution was to spend more time with your family. The solution was to make a list of the five things that matter most to you, then make another one of how your time's spent. 

Chances are the lists won't match up, but the idea is to identify areas of your life you want to work on with time. The closer you can make the lists, the closer you are to your goal.

So here's my list of things that matter most to me:

1. Living out my faith
2. Jason, our boys, and our immediate families
3. My friends
4. Exercise/Tennis
5. Having an peaceful organized home

How I spend my time:
1. Zach & Colson
2. Zach & Colson
3. Zach & Colson
4. Jason
5. Exercise/Tennis

I hope I live out my faith in all I do, but this is our life right now. Everything else is still on my list just pushed down a bit.
This is my clean organized home. Ha! At least we are having fun, and that's so important, too.

Give this a try when you have a minute! It's not as easy as you may think. ;)

Give thanks to the LORD, to Him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1,4


Michelle said...

Hi Katie! Great lists! Thanks for sharing. Could you tell me which magazine and month you read for this list idea? Thanks!

Katie said...

Michelle, It was Parenting magazine, and I think it was the March or April issue. I don't have it with me anymore. ; ) I'm sure you could find it online!

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