Is it August already?! Sheesh. Where did this summer go?! I had a lot of goals for myself over the summer – most of them having to do with getting a tan, putting the final touches on the house, finally getting it sold, and moving away to some exotic new location.
But… things never quite work out the way we plan, right?
Major home renovations were put on hold about a month ago when Daniel messed up his shoulder, which meant the house didn’t go on the market. My only chance to tan came when we visited the Sea of Potatoes in June, and any chance of moving to some exotic new location went out the window when my trusty Civic finally bit the dust and we had to use our savings to buy a new car.
But I like to believe that everything happens for a reason. While we aren’t moving to an exotic new location right now, I have fallen back in love with my adopted city (remember, Daniel is from Colorado and I am from Nebraska originally).
We’ve been making a point to get out more this summer – try new restaurants, visit new parks with the pups, meet friends for happy hour – and my love for this city has been renewed in a way that I did not think was possible just a few short months ago. So we’re staying put for awhile. And I’m okay with it. I’m more than okay. I’m happy. We may not be here forever, but I’m going to enjoy the time we do have here and not waste it dreaming of where we could move to, you know? There’s just too much fun to be had.
Oh, but this post wasn’t just about the not moving stuff… the title said “August Goals” so I wanted to talk about some goals I have for this month. I made a goal in July to FINALLY stop drinking Diet Coke once and for all and I did it(!), so I want to keep on making goals for myself (and letting people know about them) because it seems to help me stick to them. So… for August I have a few goals…
1. Write at least twice a week on the blog. Three times preferably. I have been a bit spazzy about my publishing schedule lately so I want to get back into a routine, but also…
2. Not spend more than 1 hour per night doing blog related things (writing posts/taking photos/answer reader emails/posting on social media). I want to spend more time focusing on Daniel, the dogs, and frankly, myself. The blog can be a bit of a time suck, and while I luuuurve writing it, I don’t want the people (and animals) who live with me to suffer because of it.
3. Re-finish one piece of furniture.
4. Work on Moby’s leash skills.
I’ll write how I did on each of these goals at the end of August and then make a new set of goals for September. What do you think of my goals? Do you make monthly goals for yourself? Do you have any goals for August that you are planning on working on?