• {Monthly Series} August 2017 Goals 

    August 2017 goals marks the 8th installment of the monthly goal series I started end of 2013. Every month I put together goals I wish to accomplish in the new month and effortlessly try to complete them. Whilst I don’t guarantee 100% completion I always aim for it and sometimes I reach it sometimes I don’t. For me it’s about trying and if I don’t succeed I move it to the next month until I do. Every month I share with you my goals from the previous month and show how I did.

    Let’s review last month’s goals and how I got on…

    July 2017 Goals

    For the month of July 2017 I shared the following goals, let’s see how I did:

    • Celebrate and Enjoy – I turn 30 on July 7th and I am treating myself to an awesome trip. {SUCCESSFUL}
    • Plan and Prepare – I have a busy three weeks ahead after my birthday due to work. {SUCCESSFUL}
    • Review my finances – I am a stronger believe in carrying unaccomplished goals forward and trying again. {SUCCESSFUL}
    • Funding source for Postgraduate – as mentioned my work is not longer sponsoring me with my studies so need new avenue. {SUCCESSFUL}
    • Take time for me – Sometimes I feel silly for adding this in as a goal but I know the importance of self-care. {SUCCESSFUL}

    It is such a thrill to see that I managed to accomplish ALL of my goals for July, I honestly didn’t think I would. But look what the lord has helped me achieve, I am at cloud 9 right now. I am now even more eager and excited to put together goals August 2017 goals. August 2017 goals

    August 2017 Goals

    Nothing in life is sort certain but planning gives us hope and direction. I am someone who loves to plan for the future, maybe not 10 years into the future but long enough. The August 2017 goals are what I am hoping to accomplish in the next 31 days and I am excited about it.

    • Savings – Whilst I have managed to find funding for my next two modules, I need for the next 2. I think setting a target to save money for my next module is the best way forward. If I was truly realistic and cut some things off in my life I know I can save enough.
    • Budgeting – The only way I will be able to save the amount that I need for my course is by learning to budget. Budgeting is not something new to me, I have practiced it a lot over the last few years. Trying to pay of my student debt required a lot of budgeting which I did quite well.
    • Planning and Preparing – Again this is for my upcoming modules for my masters program. I was so focused on finding money I forgot to think about reviewing the course material.
    • Self-Care time – I think it is very important to always pencil in time for yourself. We all lead different lives and my self-care time might be different to yours but we all need it.

    There are so many goals that I want to plan for and put in place but I know I need to pace myself. There is nothing worse than over committing and then achieving nothing.

    If it doesn’t CHALLENGE you it won’t CHANGE you!!



    1. August 31, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      Congrats on meeting your July goals and now that it is the end of August, I am curious to see your update for this month! Happy belated birthday and welcome to your 30s! 😀

    2. August 14, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Way to go on so many great goals. I wish I was a goal setter like this. I could change that though. I love that you added in taking time for yourself.

    3. Margarette Puno
      August 12, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Congratulations on achieving your goals. I will definitely follow this tips.

    4. August 12, 2017 / 8:04 am

      Ahh this is amazing! Congrats on all the goals you have acheived and good luck with this months 🙂 I’m sure you will succeed them all!

    5. Dogvills
      August 12, 2017 / 6:30 am

      Congratulations on reaching your goal. I was not able to meet two of mine, but that’s okay, 3 out 5 is still good. I wish the best for you this August. Your goals are very realistic and would not be difficult to achieve.

    6. Annemarie LeBlanc
      August 12, 2017 / 6:22 am

      What I really need to work on is to take care of myself. I know there are pressing deadlines to meet, but it I can afford it, I will need to delegate some tasks to free up precious time. Congratulations on achieving your goals and wishing you all the best this August.

    7. OhNikka
      August 12, 2017 / 4:55 am

      Great planning and great goals. Taking care you yourself is the best tip.

    8. David Elliott
      August 11, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      It sounds like you have some great goals ahead of you. I wish I had learned to budget better so I could have saved for grad school instead of taking out student loans. That’s so much better.

    9. Adriana
      August 11, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      You were so successful with your July goals, how awesome!! I think budgeting is a great goal – it’s something I strive to do, but totally am not good at haha! Good luck with this months goals!

    10. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz
      August 11, 2017 / 1:36 pm

      First of all a belated happy birthday. Secondly, we do tend to put me time very far down the list even though it is very important. These area great monthly goals.

    11. Marceline Dementori
      August 11, 2017 / 11:01 am

      I need to be more strict when it comes to following my budget. I think saving is always such a great goal especially if you’re planning to reward yourself with classes or a trip, or something special.

    12. Christy Maurer
      August 10, 2017 / 10:17 pm

      These are great goals! It really isn’t fun to budget, but it is the right way to save! Don’t get yourself into a bunch of debt. Save first 🙂

    13. August 10, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Congrats on achieving your July goals! Your August goals are perfect. I also need to start a fall budget. It really should be a year-round budget, but I focus more on back to school stuff 🙂

    14. blm03
      August 10, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      I love your August goals. I really need to start making monthly goals for myself and actually writing them down.

    15. August 10, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      Good luck with your August goals, I could definitely do with planning and budgeting myself as well I’ve let everything run away from me of late.

    16. Jeanette
      August 10, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      I hope that you make all your goals in the month of August. I know budgeting can be a hard thing to do, but it’s like you have it under control.

    17. Shirley Wood
      August 10, 2017 / 1:19 pm

      Goals are great and how awesome that you accomplished all of your goals in July! Congrats! I may give this a try!

    18. Candy Kage
      August 10, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      You did great for July way to go. Glad to see there is self care included important to take care of you.

    19. Alli Smith
      August 10, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      Congrats on accomplishing your goals for July! I think it’s wonderful that you pencil in me time. We need to take time to relax, unwind and do our thing. You’re rocking it!

    20. Anita
      August 10, 2017 / 12:30 pm

      A very inciteful post. Goals in my opinion are very important when it comes to accomplishing your goals. Excellent post.

    21. August 8, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      I think really writing out what you need to do like this can be so helpful, I wish you so much luck with your funding!

    22. August 8, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Well goodness me, that looks like a super successful month. It really works having your targets, this is definitely something I should do. I hope your 30th was a birthday to remember. Mich x

    23. kerry norris
      August 3, 2017 / 7:09 am

      You’re right, self care time is so important. How was your 30th birthday? X

      • August 6, 2017 / 1:58 pm

        My 30th was epic Kerry thanks for asking and yes self-care should be on all of our lists.

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