The adoption process is daunting. Like, for real. The paperwork alone can make you hyperventilate. I have decided that it's best to break this process up into smaller parts... you know, to avoid any unnecessary anxiety attacks. This month, Lance and I are focusing on our home study process... specifically, this means... 1) finishing our 70 question self-study (we each have to complete this individually)... 2) scheduling our second appointment with our home study agency... and 3) begin baby-proofing our house so we can pass our actual home study, whenever that happens.
I have a feeling February won't be the only month this year that has a goal similar to this one. You see, I have a major commitment problem when it comes to projects. I love to start them... but rarely see them to completion. I am working on this. I have a handful of projects in mind that I would love to see finished in February:) Stay tuned on this one...
I am pretty stoked to be in Louisville for the month of February... yay... no travel!! And I fully plan on taking advantage of some "Julia-time" during my month of hotel-free living. For me, this means a few coffee dates with myself... working on some unfinished projects (see above)... and some much-needed craft time... cannot.wait.
Lance and I have always worked off of some type of budget... but to say it is casual would be a major understatement. Over the past 2+ years, we've had to buckle down a bit... mostly due to our move to Louisville and Lance being in school. We've started doing some major debt-repayment and are working on slowly building up our savings. But now that we have started the adoption process, our financial goals have shifted a little... okay, a lot. Adoption ain't cheap people. It's time to get serious.
What about you? What are you focusing on this February?