July 1, 2014

MONTHLY GOALS: JULY, 2014

goals for the month of july; always, al blog
 
Happy July everyone, and Happy first days of summer to the Northern Hemisphere! It has felt like summer here in Coastal Virginia for a good couple of months, and I am really starting to pick my old summer habits back up. I'm not sure if my wallet appreciates a daily Starbucks run for iced coffee and to get out of the frosty, overly air-conditioned office, but I sure do.
 
Before I get into my goals for the month of July, I wanted to recap my goals for the month of June:
  1. Keep a headache journal. I have been successful at this so far! I bought a planner from Target, and I have been logging when I have headaches, how bad they are, and what the triggers were. I need to continue this through August.
  2. Finish The Goldfinch. I am SO CLOSE. I probably have about 45 minutes left on the audio book. Guys this is such a good book. But it is so. long. A serious time investment.
  3. Try some new gluten free baking recipes. I made this Blueberry Buttermilk Banana Bread, and subbed out gluten free all-purpose flour. It turned out amazing!
  4. Clean out our utility closet. Because spiders. Haven't gotten to this yet.
  5. Send gifts to my college friends just because. I haven't done this yet, just because I'm a horrible friend.
  6. Get my butt in gear for the 10k I signed up for in September. Nope.  
  7. Get started on a graduation gift for my little brother for graduating high school. I did start this. I purchased the materials!
  8. Get a better planning system for blog posting. I am using the same planner that is holding my headache journal to keep track of my blog posts. I am trying to plan ahead about a month out, and keep track of my social media and link ups a little bit better. This isn't anything remarkable, but it works for me so far.
Now, on to July goals! (these are going to be much simpler):
  1. Get my butt in gear for the 10k I signed up for in September. Duh. I have to do this sooner or later.
  2. Join an insta-swap. This seems redundant, since I didn't get my gifts out last months, but maybe I can send out both gifts at once. I have seen a couple on Instagram, and I would love to be a part and make some new friends!
  3. Have a date day in the Finger Lakes with Dave. We are going home to visit family in JUly, and I would love to spend some time relaxing just the two of us.
  4. Make some pinnable images for old posts, and create a Popular Posts page. I am continually working on my blog, and these two things are something I'd like to get done in July.
I think 4 is going to be much more doable (and four is my favorite number, so we are going to keep that). I'll be back on August 1 for a goal update!

9 comments:

  1. Great goals and I am sure you will accomplish them all.. I need to write down my goals and see if they are done by the end of the month.

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    1. Thanks! I kept the list a little shorter this month, since I didn't accomplish June's goals. We will see!

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  2. great goals and i'm sure you'll be glad when you accomplish them all.

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  3. I love these goals. Good luck with the headaches.
    I’d love for you to share this (or anything else) at The Weekend Social, starting Thursday at 9pm EST at www.thequestionablehomesteader.com

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    1. Thanks Ricki! I'll be sure to link up!

      Thanks for visiting :)

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  4. Great Goals! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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