Reading Time: 5 Minutes I’ll be honest: January wasn’t what I expected. We went from a year of a big move, December of Wes being groomsman x2 (spring? x4. He’s popular.), slowing a business WAY down, and a December where I’m quite positive I worked nearly every day just to calm things down and do my part to move […]
Reading Time: 4 Minutes Well, we did it: we moved, wrapped up the first full financial calendar year of the business (and 42 clients and a partridge in a pear tree) and celebrated Christmas—all within two weeks. Welcome home to the Carter Craftsman! 😉 ‘Twas a cardboard-scented, grace-filled holiday of realizing a lot of my to-do list and Powersheets […]
Reading Time: 5 Minutes It’s pouring rain outside my little studio window, and—this is the first time I’m saying this publicly—this is my last week in the little ranch home we’ve lived in since we got married. The nostalgia’s wafting up like the Christmas Spirit flavor (is that the right word??) essential oils diffusing beside me, but I’m not […]
Reading Time: 4 Minutes Ah, Powersheets—my favorite goal-setting resource ever. My best friend from growing up Becca texted me last week: “Powersheets. Yes or no, since I don’t have a business?” I immediately voice noted her: “Yes. This is the first resource or workbook I found that helped me look at the past year and see exactly what I […]
Reading Time: 10 Minutes The past few week I spent getting the Ashlyn Writes Shop launched—the first big to-do in my Simplified Planner after August’s sabbatical—I wrote my heart out for two guides in the shop’s Stewardship Series: one for ordering your time & productivity and the other for ordering your goals & plans. Sabbatical and intense time putting […]
Reading Time: 4 Minutes Goal setting is one of my favorite ways to worship the Lord and steward my time, leaning into gifts He’s given me (and let’s be honest, without goals, I’d revert to my two speeds: (speed 1) 150 miles an hour working non-stop and exhausting myself and (speed 2) 8 hours of Netflix on British castles […]
Reading Time: 4 Minutes Each month, I tell you about the goals I’m setting for a few reasons–chiefly for (a) accountability and (b) because I used to HATE setting goals, until a certain someone (ahem, Lara Casey) wrote me about how she worked towards cultivating what matters with Powersheets, and a lightbulb clicked. Fun July fact: Benjamin Franklin actually had […]
Reading Time: 4 Minutes 29, huh? As my fingers tap this keyboard, I’m in fact crossing off one of the things you’ll ready below … … so obviously, I’m a big believer in the “you’re 39% more likely to do any goal you write down” rule. On my birthday last year, I published 60 things I wanted to do […]
Reading Time: 5 Minutes Cultivating a life by setting goals helps me mark time and quit the “one day I’ll ____” statements, and you all are always kind to let me share goal ideas each month. Heralding in June with my Powersheets goals posted on the blog, truly my reasoning for doing this is two-fold: It’s easy for me to […]
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In attempt to plumb the depths of REST a little bit more, and to dig into my 2017 word “rooted,” March will be a time of rooting deeper still, back into things that make me, well, me.
Here’s my Powersheets Progress for February, and my March goals!