I honestly can not believe it’s already AUGUST! I feel like I say this every month but it doesn’t stop being true when the months just keep flying by faster than I can keep up. Now before I get to my new goals for the new month, let’s see how I did with July’s goals…
- Write a handwritten letter – check!
- Start Instagram course – nope 😉
- Start Google Analytics course – nope 😉
Side note: I did start a “creative non-fiction” course
- Have a fun girls day – no girls day, but I did have dinner with some girls I don’t get to see very often
- Try a new recipe – check! Pesto zoodles with baked cod!
- Pitch at least one brand for blog idea – check! (Though I got a ‘no’ and a few no responses but at least it’s something!)
- Finish two books – check! I read ‘You Are A Badass’ by Jen Sincero and re-read ‘The Defining Decade’ by Dr Meg Jay
- Get ahead on blogging – I was a bit better about this but didn’t get as ahead as I was hoping to
- Apply for at least 1 freelancing job (to get more of a side income) – check! But no word yet…
Overall, I would say I didn’t do too bad on my goals but I’m excited to do even better in August, so with that said, let’s get to it.
- Read 2 books
- Write 1 handwritten letter
- Work on a craft project
- Help my mom with garage sale – I actually already did this last weekend by going through boxes
- Go to the pool (I’m not kidding, I haven’t been yet!)
- Work on IG course
- Plan out content calendar through September
- Get 2 sponsored blog opportunities
- Work on strategy for a secret project
- Use a gratitude journal everyday
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What are your goals for August?
Did you set any goals for July and how did they go?
Great goals Katie!
I love these type of posts and have found that writing them each month really helps to keep me on track. Looks like you have a busy month coming up. Good luck with your goals and thank you for sharing 🙂
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Those are great goals to have! And great ones to come too! 😉
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Good luck with your goals this month! I hope you kill them all.
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You did great on your goals last month! I have You Are A Badass on my list of books to read soon! I really want to get better at planning my blog content out. This was one of my goals for last month and I did decent at it. Good luck at accomplishing your goals this month!
That recipe sounds amazing…I love trying new recipes!
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Good luck with your goals this month! I’m hoping to get ahead on blog things this month too!
I love the idea of monthly goals…gives you something to strive which is awesome! I’ll have to do this too…put my thoughts into action!
Overall I think you did a really good job with your goals! You altered them to make them work for you and you got a goos start on some! I’m sure you will kill it this month.
La Belle Sirene
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I love the mix of your goals personal and professional. So wonderful! I hope you accomplish them all!
I love this! I did okay with my goals for July but really need to focus and stay on track to accomplish my August goals. I am busy trying to put the finishing touches on a course I have been working on since April. I hope to have it go live in September. I hope you spend more time in the pool, it is my favorite way to relax and clear my mind.
How are you enjoying the creative nonfiction course? That’s actually what I’m doing my masters in now and I love it!
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I love your goals! I keep saying I need to write mine down too, although I do write down “Friendship goals” where I write a list of friends I need to hang out with in a given set of months – and make sure I do it! Living in DC everyone is very busy and I have to be more intentional about when I hang out with friends.
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I loved The Defining Decade! I want her to be my therapist and help me figure out my life now that I’m 30! Keep up the great work!
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Those pesto zoodles look AWESOME. My goal is to remain consistent with my workout routine and learn how to better use Pinterest to drive traffic to my blog
What has been your favorite freelance job resource? One of my major goals for the next several months is to begin applying to some freelance jobs and I’m not sure the best places to be looking!
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I can believe it’s August either. I’m in denial about it. Are you developing these courses or taking them? My goals are getting ahead on blogging by setting up and editorial calendar, start using Snapchat, and put more work into an online class I’m creating. I should probably read a book, too, since I keep buying them and they keep piling up.
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Google Analytics course….that sounds so interesting! I feel like I know Google Analytics, but not that well. It’s okay; just because you didn’t accomplish things last month doesn’t mean you never will! You got this girl!
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Awesome list of goals. All the best for August.
I think you did great for July. It’s so hard for me to be productive in the summer. August sounds like a busy month. Can’t wait to hear how you do!
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I need to step up my game again about planning my posts and writing them ahead of time! I was doing so good about it then the summer hit and I just wrote them right before.
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Awesome list of goals! I’m working on trying to read and journal more on a regular basis in my free time. I’m also working on trying to run at least 2 days a week and do an overall toning workout 2 days a week!
It is great to write down your goals. It makes it more accountable I think!
Love gratitude journals!
I”m working on a side project, and I would like to do 1 hour on it at least 5 days a week!
Love the gratitude journal idea! I also loved You Are A Badass, but haven’t heard of the other book you read. I’ll check it out! Your creative non fiction curse sounds interesting, are you writing a book? I just wrote down my goals yesterday too if you would like to take a peek!
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Sounds like you have the perfect month planned out! Enjoy girly!