July 1, 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!


  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.

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

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


  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

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

      Thanks for visiting :)

  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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