Happy August, friends! Ya know, I can’t even believe it is already August! This year is literally zipping by so stinking fast and I can barely catch my breath. In just 3 weeks, I will begin the Fall semester at UTC pursuing my Bachelor’s. So crazy! This month (to me) means that Fall is oh so close and I look forward to it! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you’ve probably heard me talk about how that is my favorite season of all!
Although I love Summer (and every other season), there really is nothing that beats the beauty of Fall. Winter is a close second, but Fall takes the lead for me. I am almost positive that I didn’t get to knock out a lot of my goals from last month, but that’s okay. I am happy with just simply making progress, even if it is small!
This month has been a whirlwind of a month, and I found out some rather sad and devastating news this past weekend (I will explain in a future blog post, but for now I can’t speak about it). Last month, I knocked out a few of my blog + personal goals (which was more than I thought would happen). So, let’s see how many goals I knocked off last month and make some new goals to “try” and accomplish this August!
JULY GOALS | PERSONAL REVISITED:
Aim to spend more time with Jesus regularly.
-Because my husband and I have been doing counseling the last few weeks, it has really encouraged us to spend more time in the Word. So, we are beginning to make it a habit which is really awesome.
2. Be more productive + watch less tv.
-Nope. I haven’t accomplished this. Netflix and chill is a really hard habit to break! Hopefully I can get better about it though.
3. Read more + worry less.
-I haven’t gotten around to this one yet, but am planning on doing them!
4.Work on my attitude with little things.
– This is a work in process. But, slowly but surely I am aiming at getting better at this.
5. Be outside more.
-This one hasn’t happened yet because it has been so insanely hot. So, hopefully once it cools off I can get out more.
JULY GOALS | BLOG REVISITED:
1. Work on growing my following.
– This is a work in progress and is happening slowly. But, that is totally okay!
2. Work on freebies for my email list + grow that.
– I have been really struggling with this. Growing your email list is really hard and a lot of work, It is also a learning curve, and one that I am still figuring out.
Research marketing tips.
– Haven’t made much progress in this area this last month, I have made a little though.
Learn how to use Instagram stories.
-YES! And I really really love it so much! I am actually laughing at myself now for waiting so long to try it.
Research more about being a blogger + entrepreneur.
– I have done a little of this. I know it will be a lot of hard work, but one that will be worth it!
I am pretty proud of the results from this past month! I got several things marked off, and am super happy with the progress that has been made. A new month means all new goals and another opportunity for improvement. Looking back at goals and seeing progress, even if it is just a little, reminds me of the quote “progress over perfection”. I don’t think there has even been something said that is more true. It’s always better to strive for progress–even if it is small–over perfection.
I know it may seem like I talk about progress a lot (and I do). I feel that progress is so so important! Especially for me with my goal being to be my own boss and turn this blogging passion of mine into my full-time job. There are so many things to learn and goals to work toward to make that dream a reality. Right now, it is all just in my head, but I don’t want it to stay there. I want to strive for progress. Because, without progress, you can’t make things happen and your dreams will just remain a dream and not a reality if you aren’t actively working towards making the progress you need to do so. Now that a new month has sprung upon us, let’s set some new goals to make progress toward this month!
AUGUST GOALS: PERSONAL
1. Make progress in becoming a healthier + more fit me.
-I need to tone myself up a bit, and quit being so darn lazy. My goal is to pick one part of me to get fit first and stick to that!
2. Get things in order + organized for classes starting back.
-Organization keeps me sane. I need to get all my stuff together for school and organize it so I can be at least a little less stressed throughout the semester.
3. Practice getting up earlier.
-As much as I seriously hate it (strong word, I know), I need to start getting up earlier in preparation for school. I gotta be on campus at 8am to get parking, so I need to start practicing so I am not a complete zombie the first week of classes.
4. Enjoy the last few weeks before life gets crazy.
-Seriously, ya’ll! I only have 3 weeks left until school starts. The week before though, my husband and I are going to Missouri to see friends and I am so excited! I am going to enjoy every single second before all the crazy hits.
5. Get rid of all the gosh darn gnats in my house.
-Does anybody feel me!? We have soooo many gnats right now and they are like my least favorite thing. And they are annoying. All the more reason to love Fall, cuz…..no bugs.
AUGUST GOALS: BLOG
1. Post more on IG stories.
-Sounds kinda lame, but I need to use it more (even if I don’t post on IG that day). The thing is, I feel like I have such a boring life most days lol!
2. Be more proactive on Pinterest + grow.
-I keep hearing that the surefire way to grow your blog is through Pinterest. Well, can’t do that if I am not being proactive on it! So, I am aiming to be on there more pinning + repinning some great things! Join me!
3. Create content in advance.
-Scheduling blog posts has become a major struggle lately, ya’ll! I used to be so good at it, and now I have seriously slacked. So, maybe I can find some resources to help me step up my game!
4. Create new freebies for my email list.
-I’ve been using the same ones for a while now, and it’s time for a refresh! I’ll be storming the Pinterest to get some ideas. If you aren’t part of my list yet, and you wanna be, there’s a signup form in the sidebar OR you can click the “Extras” tab as well! Join me!! <3
5. Get a few more people to sign up for a Fall recipes series.
-Starting in September, I’ll be doing a series for Fall themed recipes! If you have some fabulous recipes you’d like to share and be part of this series, email me at [email protected] 🙂
I think I will have my hands full this month will all these awesome goals! I am hoping that I can get (most) of them marked off or at least started. Progress progress progress over perfection, friends! Just simply choosing to start makes all the difference. I look forward to seeing how I did with all these next month!
Q 4 U:
What progress do YOU hope to make on your goals this month!?
I hope that you can make lots happen with your goals this month, friend! Have a happy Wednesday (What’s left of it)!