Monthly + Goals Review // August 2017

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This month hasn’t been a game changer, but I can see that it is a small step forward. I took this month to focus on myself and to try to heal from a breakup. It’s a new beginning. I’ve rekindled old friendships, spent Sunday nights drinking Margaritas and watching Game of Thrones, walked aisles and aisles of antiques and vintage goods, started my Organic Chemistry class, and binge-watched That’s 70’s show to get a good laugh. All the free time I had this month made me realize that while I prep for nursing school, I’d love to be a Certified Personal Trainer. The idea of having that job excites me so much.

currently

Listening

Die Antwoord’s : Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid. There music isn’t for everyone, but for me it gets me pumped to workout with it’s quirky and fast beats. Listen on Spotify.

Dua Lipa’s: New Rules. Oh my gosh. This song is my anthem right now for my breakup. Not that my ex was a player or anything, but I need this time to myself, and I don’t want to jump back into a relationship with him, so I’ve been singing these rules to myself haha. Listen on Spotify.

Feminist Friday Playlist: I love this playlist, and honestly, it really does empower me. I found Dua Lipa’s song in this playlist. There are a lot of upbeat songs in here. Listen on Spotify.

Watching

Gauge Girl Training: I’ve been watching her videos, so I can educate myself on fitness and health. I just last watched her video on pre-workout supplements because I ran out of mine, and I wanted to buy another, but I wanted to make the most informative decision. You can watch her on Youtube.

That 70’s Show: I needed something to lift my spirits, so I turned to a show I used to watch when I was really young. I also really like to gather inspo from Jackie’s & Laurie’s outfits.

Game of Thrones: Sadly, I just finished finished season 7, and now I have to wait two years till the series last season airs.

Wearing

Guess Corduroy Jeans: My cousin had found these jeans for me at the thrift store in the men’s section. They are super cute and fit me perfectly. They aren’t good to wear in the heat though. I wore them on the few days where it was nice and cool – the days that led me believe that fall is finally coming on time. Check out my post with those jeans!

Black Cotton Romper: On the days that I sit home and blog, I like to wear this piece. It’s comfortable, it’s nice and cool, and it’s cute.

Loving

Spending time with family: Mostly my cousins. The rekindled friendship I mentioned earlier is with my cousin. She’s the one who has been taking photos of me as well. It was nice cause she took me out last week to get tea.

Golden Devil’s Ivy: I just stole this plant from my mother, and I was worried that it was going to die in room because I don’t get much natural light, but it’s been growing pretty well. And, I just love the vibe it gives in my room.

DINING

So, what was I able to get done from this past month?

  • Simplify my Life:
    • Declutter space
    • Sell items on apps/ donate
    • Free self from relationships that don’t add anything to my life
    • Read Simple Living
  • Focus on Self Healing & Self Improvement:
    • Try Al-anon meetings on Sundays
    • Follow daily habits  (not everyday, but for the most part)
    • Strength train 3x a week
    • Jiu jitsu 3x a week
  • Increase presence online:
    • Get 100 followers on blog and 250 views  (I smashed this goal with 125 followers & 317 visitors – thank you so much all for reading my blog!)
    • Get 200 followers on instagram (Achieved this, but bumped back down to 190, but I’m still going to count this haha)
    • Get 20 subscribers on youtube >> Going to hold off to this goal as I haven’t produced any content
    • Collab with Mickylene for Instagram

 

 

How was your month of August? Tell me some highlights, and what were you able to accomplish or couldn’t? Let me know in the comment section!

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20 thoughts on “Monthly + Goals Review // August 2017

  1. I absolutely loved this post!! I may have to snag this idea: I have been thinking about doing monthly wrap ups alongside my monthly favorites…. and the way you have done this works SO WELL!!! Also: Die antwoord is fantastic! I always love finding other people who feel the same way. Can’t wait for your next monthly wrap up now– Natalie

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    1. Yes! It really does help! I know – it may be impossible, but I hope George RR. Martin publishes his books haha, so I can read them in the meantime

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  2. Giving ourselves free time is really important. It helps us to reflect and strategically decide our next moves. As with the case for you, I think being a personal trainer would be awesome! I nominated you for the unique blogger award by the way, but do not feel any pressure to accept! 🙂 x

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Yeah, I’m always unsure how personal I want to get, but I feel like if I do, people can connect better to my story. Thanks for dropping by! xoxo

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  3. Waoo nicely done. Congrats for achieving these goals. I can see you’re doing a great work here. Let’s together make this new month legendary and also ping me up when you create your video. Have a great day 🙂

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