Oh my. This year is over half way over! Can you believe it? Time seems to be flying by!
At the beginning of the year, I set personal goals. I'm sure you did too. Have you achieved any resolutions yet? I hope so! I'm certainly working on mine. I didn't post them here (except for my reading list which I'll get to in a moment) but I did write them down and place them in my Homemaking Binder.
I tell ya. That Homemaking Binder can either be my biggest asset or a huge black hole. I'm not sure I've even looked at my goals sheet for quite some time so I'm lucky I'm accomplishing anything at all!
So how am I doing? Well, not as good as I'd like but better than I'd expected! How's that for optimism?
One goal I struggle with that may shock you all after my 30 Days of No Sugar, is my addiction (yes, I'm calling it that) to...soda. It's awful. Number one on my goal list is to give up sodas completely. It's August, people. And I'm still drinking sodas. Not as much as in, say January. But it's the 'completely' part I'm not doing well in.
Number 2 on goal list: Give up juice completely. That one has been conquered! Yay! One down for me! I just stopped buying juice. So you could say the whole family gave it up.
A lot of my goals still need work and may for quite some time but the point is that I'm working towards them, right? Right!
So how is my family doing on our green living goals? A few weeks ago I asked myself if I'm even following my own green advice. You can re-cap that here. I also challenged myself to start regaining my passion for making our home a healthier, more sustainable place. I am happy to say there have been improvements in this area (passion has a way spurring us to change, doesn't it?), mainly in the foods we eat and prepare. Nothing makes me feel better than knowing I'm putting healthy foods in my children's body!
We've also gotten fully back on the cloth diaper wagon and I couldnt' be more excited. I spent a few days last week stripping our diapers and getting them ready to be worn again. Caleb has been wearing cloth day and night. I've had a few moments of doubt, especially when I'm swishing a dirty diaper in the toilet. But it's been worth it and I'm happy to help our budget and the environment in this way.
I'm still behind on recycling like I would want to be. I'm fairly certain Calhoun doesn't have a recycling center. I could be wrong. I would be more than willing to drop off recycling in Owensboro when I go to get groceries so maybe some of my 'neighbors' can help me with that? If you know a place that I can do drop offs, let me know! That would be a great help!
Our lives are a work in progress, aren't they? I'm glad I can check off some goals this year and strive toward others but, in reality, there will always be a goal list. And that's the way it should be! As long as I'm moving forward...
What goals have you been able to 'cross off' your list this year? And green goals your still working on?