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Wednesday, August 1, 2018


Oh, hey August. I’m not going to lie, July seemed like a long month for me. I don’t feel like I was particularly busy and I don’t feel like I did a lot for fun, but it seemed to drag. (Okay, that’s probably why…)

But I’m happy to welcome August. As much as I love summer, I haven’t been feeling it this year. I’ve been excited/anxious for fall. And for no real reason. Fall is going to be B-U-S-Y! But I think it’s going to be good.

I think my biggest issue is I came up with a theme for the year, but I didn’t particularly like it. So my motivation and focus haven’t been consistent. It’s amazing what having a theme does for my motivation. 

That being said, how are you doing with your goals? Are you still holding on? If not, it’s okay! Let’s recommit for the last 5 months. Maybe you need to change your goals. That’s okay too. Let’s use each other to stay focused and motivated! 

Here’s where I’m at after July:



·         Read 52(ish) books.

I read 4 (3) books this month

-Girl Wash Your Face (again)

-Where’d You Go, Bernadette: Maria Semple

-So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know: Retta 

-The Little Book of Lykke: Meik Wiking 


·         Learn/try something new each month

I literally forgot I made this a goal until right now. I haven’t done anything really since April. I learned a few things at the beginning of the year and then stopped. Honestly, I don’t see myself getting back on this one before the end of the year. I think I have too many other things going on. What’s sad is I was really looking forward to this challenge. Maybe I would do better if I had someone else wanting to do something similar. Maybe not. Either way…..there hasn’t been any progress. 




·         Attend the temple monthly

I had a date picked in July to attend. And then I had something come up. One year (2016), I had a goal to go twice a month, and I did it! I don’t know what has stopped me this year. My excuse is they’re far away, but living in Utah that seems like a ridiculous excuse. So if you want to go in August, PLEASE HIT ME UP!


·         Read the Doctrine and Covenants

I have been getting a lot better at this and should be done within the next month or so. After that, I will come up with a new spiritual goal to work on until the end of the year. 




·         Run 400-500 miles

I’m still behind where I would ideally like to be, but I have logged 284 miles so far. The good news (and now I’m jinxing myself), but I haven’t been in a slump yet! 

·         Trilogize with Runtastic

I ran my first race for the year in July. I had signed up with two people (and ultimately only signed up to run with them, because I don’t like the course) and they both backed out. It was frustrating and taught me a valuable lesson. I changed one of my races, so I will officially trilogize in November. 

·         Go to the dentist

UGH. I’ve been putting this off and have said I would do it in August. Now August is here and I don’t want to do it. Who is the best dentist in all of the land? (Utah) I have only had crappy dentists, which is why I hate them so much. 




·         Create a bucket list with Mike and cross off at least one item

I’m not sure that we’ll be able to cross off an item per se, but I think we are going to start working towards crossing one off, and honestly, that’s more than good enough for me! It’s a big one! 

·         Travel to 3 places we’ve never been to together.

South Dakota was so much fun, after we drove to get there! I love seeing and experiencing new places. We were able to learn a lot of history while we were there as well and that made the trip even more interesting. I still really want to hit one more place, so we’ll see. 

·         Catch up on scrapbooking

HA. I didn’t work on it again in July. So August it looks like I’m working on two….




·         Create 72 hour kits

Nope. Dang. I’m failing at my financial goals. Madewell is taking all of my money…..

·         Save 10% of income

Kind of working on this one…UGH. 

In August, I’m having a no shopping month (clothes/shoes/accessories…anything to waste my money on). It’s not a full on no-spend month. But I need to get better at watching my money. If anyone has any tips on secretly saving money, let me know! 



So that’s that. It’s been a far from perfectly achieving my goals kind of year. And it’s okay. Some years go better than others. And maybe someday soon I’ll figure out what’s eating up all of my time and things will change. Then again, maybe not. All I can do is keep moving forward and hope at the end of the day I’m bettering myself through learning and growth.

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