Last month I set some pretty simple goals for myself. I wanted things I thought that I could achieve. My first goals was to do something for others. I wanted to send off a postcard to at least one child on the SendKidstheWorld website. I did it. It was a simple goal, but it reminded me that I needed to think more about others than I have been. And it worked better than I thought it would. I actually got motivated to pick up the phone and call a couple of friends I haven't talked to for a while. Some of them had been sick and I knew it. I just put off contacting them because I was to involved in my own problems to contact them. So that goal was way more successful than I imagined.
My second goal was to eat more healthy. My real goal was to only go through a drive-thru once a week. I did this so the goal was met. And by decreasing that I did eat a lot more healthy. So that was a great thing.
The third goal was to find recipes for the chia seeds I have at home. I did this. I made Almond Bark Butter, which is a really tasty sweet and healthy treat. And I made Super Easy Granola Bark which is also a great sweet treat, but not quite as healthy. So this goal was accomplished.
The last goal was finding balance. I hit a wall with this one. It seems like my work life was requiring so much energy for the past couple of months that I did not really find balance in July. It is a constant struggle for me.
In August, I want to accomplish these goals.
A New Art Journal
I need to put together a new art journal. I have some sketches that I want to put in one. And I just really want to put together one place to work out of instead of just pulling out papers and they end up lying around. I guess I want them to be more organized.
I have been blogging for a few years now, but I have never had business cards. I think it is high time that I got some. So I'll be looking through designs, and ordering some of them. Let me know if you have any suggestions on places I can get a good deal.
Yes, I do spend time working in my yard. Well not as regularly as I should, but I do it. But I've always enjoyed seeing nature and hiking. This month I plan to go on at least one hike. It doesn't have to be the longest hike in the world, but I need to do it. I always feel better after I have hiked.
Clean the Garage
Back in the spring Mr. Picky Pants Throws a Party was a post I wrote about how Mr. Picky Pants and a couple of friends got inside the garage and tore it up. It never got cleaned up well. It's going to happen this month.
So these are a few of the things I want to accomplish this month. What do you think the month of August will bring you?