First off, thank you EVERYONE for all your support and love on my post Tuesday. I'm anxious to see where this venture might go and I was thrilled to hear how excited some of you are! You all rock :) Here's another quick peek at some goodies coming soon:
I've been so wrapped up in creating pretty stickers that I almost forgot about making/updating my monthly goals post! I rarely succeed at every single one in a month's time, but it definitely keeps me on track and keeps me motivated. As long as I'm making progress, I feel good. My August goals went pretty well:
1. Make an extra-large mortgage payment. CHECK PLUS, baby! Probably the largest chunk we've put down on our house since we purchased it. Definitely felt nice to see that loan number jump down.
2. Work on a business venture. Duh! I was finally able to share Plan in Color with everyone :)
3. Make more time for friends. While I did celebrate Kayla's birthday and got to meet Kristin (two major happenings in August) I don't feel like I did much else to reach out to friends last month. It was busy at work and I just didn't make the time.... Oops.
4. Journal more often. I got started on a one-line-a-day type of journal this month and really enjoyed it! I think I probably wrote something down about 20-22 days of August, which isn't bad ;) I'd like to continue to write more though- and not just the one line a day, but it was a nice way to ease back into using a paper journal.
#1 this month is making times for friends and family. After chatting with my mom last night I realized it's been entirely too long since I've hung out with her :( And that got me thinking about how long it had been since I saw my Grandma, my BFF, etc.... Yikes. I live an hour from a lot of people I love, but there's no reason I can't dedicate time to each relationship.
#2 Try a new fitness-related activity. I mentioned last month that I tried barre3 for the first time and really enjoyed trying something new. I want to keep things interesting in the health/fitness department so maybe I'll try a new class or do a new activity with a friend!
#3 Host an awesome first game-day partay! Is this any surprise?! ;) The Bengals open up the season in Oakland this year and I can't wait to have a house full of people to host and feed. WHODEY!
#4 Start some Christmas shopping. Don't judge, don't judge. With Swagbucks, I've been stockpiling all kinds of giftcards all year and I'm ready to start buying. It's so nice to get ahead of the game and not let the holidays stress you out last minute.
#5 Have some fun!!! July and August were crazy months at work for me. We hosted four concerts in July and August was all about the prep-work for the season. Weirdly enough, I feel like this month things are going to slow down a bit, and become a little more routine at work, which I'm looking forward to. I need more time for fun with Jared, downtime and just enjoying the changing seasons.
Happy Thursday everyone :)