My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

Early to Rise — Day 1

In the moon light

“She gets up while it is still dark…” ~ Proverbs 31:15 I am an early bird by nature. However… when the alarm went off at 4:30 this morning, it was painful to get out of bed. The bed was warm. The house is cold. I am grateful for hot coffee, my hoodie, and warm, fuzzy socks, […]

photo by: Veridiano3

February Goals Recap

“We humans make plans, but the Lord has the final word.” (Proverbs 16:1, CEV) Sometimes, things don’t turn out like we planned. Today is the last day of February. Although I accomplished a few things, I fell short on several of my goals. I’m not going to beat myself up too much over it, though. […]

Friday Five: 5 Goals for February

Every year, I wake up the morning of February 1 and feel like I’ve allowed January to slip by. Again. After 55 years of life, I should accept that I’m definitely NOT a winter person. I start off the year in January with the best of intentions, but the gray, cold days get the best […]

Be S.M.A.R.T With Your Goals in 2013

The best laid plans are S.M.A.R.T. goals — Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-based. They are also written. People who record their goals on paper are much more likely to reach them. [For more information about goal-setting, check out this post by Michael Hyatt or this book by Brian Tracy.] During the past few years, I’ve […]

Point the Way

I began 2012 with some lofty goals. Some of them I achieved. Most, however, fell by the wayside. As I meandered my way through 2012 from January to almost-December, I accidentally happened to do a few things I didn’t originally plan. Nearing 2013, I feel as if I’m back on track… pointing in the right direction, anyway. That’s the advantage of a midlife remodeling project. You can change the blueprint and knock down more walls up until the very End…