Let’s do it to it, Lars—here’s my Powersheets review for the month …
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SABBATICAL MONTH! I wait all year for this! More on that in a sec.
Each fresh start of the month, I’ll be telling you an update on my goals, and including what went on last month—there’s a whole playlist of these on the YouTube channel … click here to subscribe!
As a quick backgrounder, each month I post my Powersheets review goals—save a few details and things I keep private—for two reasons: to give ideas and encourage other women, since back in 2015, I needed someone to show ME how to set normal-people goals while I was in recovery for mental illness issues, and to hold me accountable to the person I claim to be online.
Past posts in the series:
A highlight of my whole summer was spending a week in the countryside of France—I was speaking at my friends’ workshop (Abby Grace & Katherine), but REALLY let’s get to it: I got to live in a French chateau built in the 18th century for a whole 6 days.
With no AC, I slept with the breeze (nary a moth or two) blowing in my little bedroom, sat in an old Louis XIV chair for my morning routine each day, and got to pull out my college French as I wound through the little villages on my way to Dangeau, where Chateau de Bouthonvilliers was.
My little bump of a baby boy’s kept growing, praise the Lord for good reports and ultrasounds, too!
I even got to trek home to Alabama for a baby shower for one of my very best friends at my parents’ home!
I’ve been doing Jess Connolly’s free Summer to Thrive series, and so funny—the Fruit of the Spirit we were studying the week I was in France was faithfulness. She had us mentally tick off how the Lord has been faithful through the years to us, and sitting in that chateau was perfect: even down to how He knit me to adore ballet and art, have a Belle-obsession at age 6, study French from 1st grade through college—i.e. give me parents that put me in school—showed: He FAITHFULLY wound a personality in me that’s continued from kindergarten to age 30 … and that’s just the part I’m aware of.
The Blueprint Model strikes again. I’m leading a crew of women through it again starting in January: click here to be first to know when doors open!
BAH! I am so excited about our annual Sabbatical! We plan a sabbatical about a year in advance (click here to read how I do that) for August, our anniversary month, but …
… it kinda got turned into a babymoon this year. 🙂
Someday I feel like I should post my Paris/London itenerary for 2 because I get asked on Instagram for it a lot, but I feel like my masterpiece is our Madrid/Barcelona/Toulouse/Amsterdam itenerary for this month.
We do a mix of rest day, walk day, and alternate years, too—one year’s a slooowww paced beach trip (like our St. Lucia one last year), and the next will be more like a Europe trip.
We’re setting traditions as we’ve only been married 3 years, but this is one we want to stick around!
Again, I always appreciate the chance to share my Powersheets goals with you—it really, REALLY helps me to blog my goals … and I’m SO excited to get to bring you this new video series each month!
By the way, since it’s August, I do get a lot of questions about if it’s worth it to start Powersheets now, and YES! The workbooks actually come in 6-month and 12-month planners, but like Lara Casey says, there’s nothing special about August 1. 😉
BUT … the 2019 ones are coming soon, so stay tuned!
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