• 2015 monthly goals {August}

    Every time a new month rolls in I am feeling as if I did not fully enjoy the month that has ended but when I sit down and look at all my GBU posts I realise that I am in fact mistaken because so much happens every single month and my documenting my weekly happenings has helped me appreciate the good stuff more. This is not to say I did not have any bad stuff or ugly stuff happen in the month I just chose not to focus on it and only focus on what has made me happy. I will say this though, every good, bad and ugly stuff that happens in life shapes us but does not make us who we are, we all have free will to choose our paths.

    Last month I shared a few goals which I will be honest have not looked at so not sure if I have completed them or not but let’s see what I shared last month.

    sisterly love


    Weekend Getaways – July is my birthday Monday and it is also my blogavesary month, so instead of hosting a giveaway or detail my blogging journey I will be treating myself to TWO home weekend getaway and TWO abroad weekend getaway this month. PASS – I went to Brussels, a road trip across Europe and I visited Brighton and Dover.

    Me Time – I know this is silly especially since my first goal for July is weekend getaways but I really need to make some time for me and I mean some much needed me time. It was awesome to find myself in Brussels, a city I had never been to and knew no one. Somehow it was liberating and I want to continue doing this. PASS – Whilst in Brussels, in Lithuania and in my own home.

    Make time for Friends – Its crazy that I even need to write it down but honestly I am becoming the worst friend ever, apart from my BF in Korea who I chat with daily and M I hardly talk to my friends so I need to make time. PASS – I managed to stay in touch with some of my old friends which was nice but I can do better and started working on it already.

    Blog Sponsorship – May and June saw me actually get back some profit from blogging, I want to continue this and I am making it my next goal for the blog. PARTIAL – July I spent more time traveling, looking after me that I neglected my blog. I did get some sponsorship but nothing compared to May and June.

    T-25 – I am in week three of Alpha phase and I can already seem some change in my body, I want to make sure I complete Alpha and progress to Beta with noticeable results. FAILED – I completed ALPHA phase and has noticed results then I slacked and did not even start BETA and now am back to square one.


    I am an advocate for ensuring that any failed goals from previous time you move them to the next month but I will not kid myself as I am not feeling T-25 so I will not put as a goal but will remind myself daily to do it for myself.

    The goals for August are as follows:

    1. Read 4 books – I have not read a book since March, I have been slacking big time. I absolutely love reading but put this on a back burner for far too long.
    2. Spend time with family – funny that I even have to document this but I have not seen my parents for over a month now and we only live 2 hours apart. I have my many excuses handy but I need to make time.
    3. Reconnect with old friends – Again funny I have to document this but in this busy day and age I seem to need to be reminded of the norm.
    4. Blog schedule –  I need to recreate my blog schedule, I am not the greatest blog around but I functioned better when I had a schedule to go by.
    5. Blog posts – Do equal amounts sponsored and equal howto, tips, fashions etc. I am feeling as though I am losing myself in all these sponsored posts. Don’t get me wrong am grateful but I feel I am losing the reason I started blogging.

    These are all the goals I want to achieve for the month of August, this is also another special month in my family. Today is my sister’s 23rd birthday, can not believe how grown she is but we thank God for another year and many more.

    What are some of the goals you have for this month?

    How did you do last month?



    1. August 16, 2015 / 5:03 am

      It’s so nice to meet your goals. Next month, my goals are to be more productive and focused. My kids will be back to school and it will give me more time for work and also for me.

    2. August 14, 2015 / 7:17 am

      You did really good!
      I love the idea of journaling so we can remember our accomplishments. Sometimes they can get lost.

      And love your list for August! Go live!

    3. CourtneyLynne
      August 14, 2015 / 3:54 am

      Ahhh I hear ya about the getting lost in sponsored post! Happens to us all. I need more hours in the day so I can get more of what I want to write done lol

      • August 14, 2015 / 6:43 am

        I think I need more motivation on writing non-sponsored posts more than sponsored. I need the 50-50 balance

    4. Rebecca Swenor
      August 13, 2015 / 9:01 pm

      These are awesome goals for the month of August. I love that you set time for your self too. My main goal this month is to get my trailer ready to sale and find a new place to live. Thanks for sharing.

      • August 14, 2015 / 6:44 am

        Thank you and good luck with your goal and hope you manage to sale the trailer

    5. August 13, 2015 / 12:25 pm

      Great goals! It’s very helpful to set goals no matter how big it may be. Good luck on your goals, hoping you would accomplish them all!

      • August 14, 2015 / 6:45 am

        Thank you so much, big or small I love to set me some goals

    6. August 13, 2015 / 8:05 am

      These sound like great goals. I can’t imagine going to a place I’ve never been and didn’t know anyone.

      • August 14, 2015 / 6:46 am

        Thanks, I never thought I could go anywhere I did not know anyone but I did and can not wait to do it again lol

    7. August 13, 2015 / 7:21 am

      I love reading and doing goal posts! You did a great job on July (Happy Birthday) and, Hello, Brussels? How cool. I’m a little jealous. Good luck on all your upcoming goals. I only picked 2 books and think that will be a challenge haha.

    8. August 13, 2015 / 5:40 am

      Having a schedule really helps in your blog. It spreads out post evenly for your followers.

    9. August 13, 2015 / 2:02 am

      Great goals! I need to work more on my blogposts, too as I have been slacking lately. I also need to catch up on my reading.

    10. August 13, 2015 / 1:25 am

      I need to follow in your footsteps and set some goals too. I’d love to do some more reading since my book queue has been growing.

    11. August 13, 2015 / 1:08 am

      Great goals! This month I definitely focused on having a solid blog schedule since I’ll be traveling nonstop until September and I didn’t want to have huge gaps between postings. Hope you reach all your goals this month <3

    12. August 13, 2015 / 12:05 am

      You have some amazing goals I am sure you will be successful at! Taking time for yourself is just as important as getting sponsorships since it refreshes yourself.

    13. August 12, 2015 / 11:16 pm

      I tend to make too many goals and then fail at them because I wasn’t being realistic. So I tend to try to simply quite a bit, I’m just happier that way. But some obtainable ones I think are always good to keep!

    14. August 12, 2015 / 8:51 pm

      Hang in there – it sounds like you are doing great work! Being aware of your goals and writing them down is a huge step in achieving them. You got this!

    15. August 12, 2015 / 7:47 pm

      Looks like you did a great job overall! The workouts are definitely hard to keep up with, but never too late to jump back on 🙂

    16. August 12, 2015 / 1:47 pm

      I have no goals for this month–I generally go with the flow and am perfectly happy. Sure bad things happen but all in all I generally enjoy what I do and how I do it.

    17. August 12, 2015 / 11:01 am

      Happy belated birthday! Awesome attainable goals for August. I wish you luck with each one of them. I ditto you on the blogging part 😀 It’s been awhile since I neglect the blog.

    18. August 12, 2015 / 10:47 am

      What great goals and I am always curious what goals other people set and achieve! I will wish you the best in completing this month’s goals too!

    19. August 9, 2015 / 11:52 pm

      I enjoyed the month of July (birthday month) but I slacked on some of my goals. However, back on track this month, one of my goals is to complete a blog series I’m putting together.

    20. August 9, 2015 / 10:05 am

      Hope you meet your goals this month. Time flies too quick every month so don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t tick all the boxes.

      • August 9, 2015 / 5:52 pm

        Thank you Izabela

    21. August 8, 2015 / 5:00 pm

      I find when I spend more time on me my blog suffers to from it. I still need to find that balance. Good luck with trying to find your happy medium for August.

      • August 9, 2015 / 5:53 pm

        I am the same, I am trying very hard to find the balance. Wishing you a wonderful August

    22. hannah
      August 8, 2015 / 4:32 pm

      It’s good you have all these goals to pass. Wishing you all the best x

      • August 9, 2015 / 5:54 pm


    23. August 8, 2015 / 9:46 am

      Great to have goals in place. Keeps you focused.

      • August 8, 2015 / 4:16 pm


    24. August 8, 2015 / 8:50 am

      My goals this month is to continue on my weight loss journey and go on a road trip. Fingers crossed you get to see your parents this month

      • August 8, 2015 / 4:17 pm

        Thank you Leighanne, I wish you all the best on your journey and the road trip too.

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