My monthly goals posts have always included a “better late than never” mentality regarding posting “deadlines”. Meaning, yeah, I’m a couple days late. But I usually am. (Maybe I should make one of my goals publishing on time.)
Anywho, July’s over and the ship has sailed on those goals. Below is a recap of July and then I’ll move onto August.
You can see my reasoning (or lack thereof) for these goals in my July post.
1) Write 5 blog posts/
Yeah…no. But I have been working on one that I hope to flesh out eventually and I’ve got a few ideas rattling around.
2) Compile my summer reading list
You can see my summer list as well as a list of a few of my favorite books here
3) Read: Finish “A Christmas Carol” and one other book
July was apparently good for book-related goals. I finished a Christmas Carol and read Catching Fire (which was great!).
4) Make a summer budget (spending limit)
-Result: √ (more or less)
I calculated how much I had already spent and set a limit for the rest of the summer. Then I divided that by the summer of weekends before I came home. So…I set a budget. Whether I kept to it is another matter.
5) Get ready for the new school year
-Result: not really…
This goal contained a lot: prepare for another year working with campus ministry, prepare for the semester, and all that. But I still have pretty much all of that to do.
6) Compile my road trip playlist take 2
-Result: still working on it…
I’ve started. But I don’t have a playlist–yet.
July was an ok month for goals. But I’ll be playing catch up for the next several days before I leave for school.
On to August!
1) Blog! Darn it! (At least one post a week)
Last summer I blogged a lot. This summer I didn’t have as much free time and blogging definitely suffered. August is going to be a busy month…but I’m hoping to get a few blog posts in.
2) Set Semester goals
Yes, one of my goals is to set more goals.
3) Read one book
This will probably be one of the novels I have to read for seminar this semester. #englishminor
4) Set my schedule for the semester
When am I cleaning my room? When am I exercising? Working? Office hours? Classes start the 27th so I’ve got a few days to try out the schedule and make any needed adjustments before the end of the month.
5) Figure out how to save money/spend less this semester
Okay, I’m terrible with budgets. But something needs to be done. Maybe it will be that I put a certain amount every month or a set percentage of each paycheck into savings (where I won’t touch it!). I’m hoping to add to the “car fund”.
So there are my August goals. It’s going to be a busy month! Check back at the end of the month to see how I did!