Our goal for this community isÂ to create a safe place for PowerSheets users to share their intentional goal-setting journeys. We're honored to have our Blog Contributor, Meghan Coleman,Â share about her Spring PowerSheets progress.Â Thank you, Meghan, for taking the time to share your story with us!Â If you haven't yet, be sure to read Meghan'sÂ introduction here. - Laura
This spring has been a challenging season for me for no other reason than for theÂ fact that I piled way too much on my plate (I’m still working on boundaries andÂ being able to say no) and of course, it all hit at the same time. Most of this was gradÂ school related; three classes spring semester + being a full-time mama + buddingÂ entrepreneur was nothing short of hectic.
I look back on April and May in my PowerSheets workbook and can clearly see howÂ hectic of a time it truly was for me. Not every page is filled out. Not even close. AndÂ the ones that are? They’re filled with the words "stressed,"Â "frazzled," and "tired." MyÂ goals were simple: finish my spring semester strong by completing all of myÂ assignments on-time, enjoy time with my kids, and show gratitude toward myÂ husband.
I so badly wanted to be working toward other goals, namely my work with handÂ lettering,Â encouraging, andÂ creating letters with heart. They’re the goals that includeÂ some of my biggest dreams and are ones that are about the work that fuels my soul.Â And yet during this spring season, I was faced with the reality that I simply did notÂ have the bandwidth. Try as I might, I couldn’t do it all at one time. Looking back onÂ it now, it was honestly a great lesson for me to be faced with: that it’s okay toÂ prioritize, that patience is important and that it takes time to grow big dreams.
I worked hard at doing the Spring Goal Refresh, simply to track my progress fromÂ the first quarter of the year and to also give myself permission (with a HUGE side ofÂ grace) to let grad school be my focus through May. Though this is my third yearÂ using PowerSheets, it’s my first year of giving myself grace and permission not to fillÂ out every single line or page, to allow my goals for each month to be as simple as IÂ may need them to be considering everything else on my plate, to just allow myself toÂ be an imperfect wife, mama, friend, sister, woman, human, and to know, in my trueÂ heart of hearts, that that is enough.
One of my favorite part of using my workbook this year has been the prep I’ve doneÂ for each month, to recap how I felt the month before and to look ahead at where I’mÂ going in the month to come. For me, this has been such a freeing process and hasÂ felt like a huge breath of fresh air. I give myself permission to be messy and realÂ and honest. I have found that the more honest I am with myself about how I’ve feltÂ and what’s on my heart, the clearer I become in setting goals for the month aheadÂ that are realistic, attainable, and purpose-driven.
With a challenging spring season behind me, here’s a quick look of what I’m lookingÂ forward to in June:
- Enjoying lots of family time with my cousins visiting from Australia
- Celebrating my 30th birthday!
- Making Jules + Henry happen (getting clear on my missionÂ andÂ vision, digitizing myÂ letters,Â sending to printÂ andÂ prepping for my re-launch on August 1st !)
- Send handwritten happy mail to friendsÂ andÂ family
- Monthly date night out with John
- Intentional time with my kids each day
- Daily Write the Word journal quiet time
- Finish reading Boundaries and Wild and Free
PowerSheets tip: Write yourself notes for each month/season! I do this eachÂ quarter and make sure I note exciting celebrations (like turning 30 in June andÂ celebrating seven years of marriage with my husband, John, in September). ForÂ other months, I simply write words of encouragement. I don’t always rememberÂ what I write, so it’s been fun to read them when they pop up in my workbook. It’s aÂ quirky, yet meaningful way to instill some positive self-talk and love into yourÂ months!
Cheers to a fun, love-filled, exciting month ahead, friends!