Currently, Goals and Mantras for August
I’m doing double duty in today’s post, it’s Currently with Anne of In Residence and I’ll be sharing my Goals and Mantras for August as well. It’s all happening! First up, some current happenings based on the prompts!
~Currently I Am~
Following – My fellow KEEP designers at convention this weekend. It wasn’t in the cards for me to go, but my dear friend and mentor has promised to text and message me all the exciting things they learn about and see in Nashville. Perhaps I’ll be able to join them next year!
Ordering – I just got some credit from a clean-out bag on ThredUp so I might have to make an order from them.
Pinning – Tattoo ideas. It’s been almost a year since my last one and I’m getting the bug for another one. It is so true about once you have one…the next one I want is three little birds to represent my family (and we love the Bob Marley song too)
Watching – Nate just got me started on The Great British Baking Show. I love it! I’m such a sucker for competitions shows based around cooking and baking.
Counting – The minutes until Nate gets home from his work trip tonight. It’s sappy, but he’s my person and I miss him when he’s not here!
Moving on, I’m going to do my goals and mantras for the month too. First up, a look back at my July goals and how I did.
Take donations to the thrift store Done! I am so happy to be several bags of clothing lighter at home. And as you read yesterday, I took my Goodwill coupon and bought a few things I thought would fill the gaps in my closest.
Get a handle on the toy situation at our house – Nope. Not even close. I would like to try to get a few larger items that Ollie doesn’t play with anymore, like an alphabet train, out of the house, I think that would be a good place to start.
Pick out exterior paint colors for the house – I’m going to give this one a check. We aren’t going to paint right now, we made a decision that instead we’d like to finish replacing the windows in the house and would rather wait to paint until that is done. Go to the beach – YES! We had a great beach day in early July on a very warm day. I wouldn’t mind going back on another warm day if we get one. Go on a picnic – Yes. We actually went on a picnic this past weekend for lunch and enjoyed some time at a park near us. Start a happiness project – Again I’m going to give myself a pass on this, because in the end I realized I’m already kind of living my happiness project this year through project: Nourish.
For August, I’m feeling the need to get organized. Might have something to do with the fact that there’s only one month left until Ollie is back at school or something, but I’m just feeling that pull. So my goals are based a lot around that.
~Go through Ollie’s fall and winter clothing
~Go through my own fall and winter clothing
~Clean out the closet in the bathroom
~Get Ollie’s school paperwork turned in
~Go on a date with Nate
~Visit the MN State Fair
~Get the toys organized
~Go to the zoo
Lots of “work” to do, but I made sure to throw some fun ones in there as well. Can’t have all work and no play, right? For my mantras, I’m feeling that summer is slipping through my fingers so fast. I am a Fall girl and I love it more than anything, but I’m not ready yet. I want some more lazy days in the backyard drinking a beer. I want another beach day. I’m just not ready to think about holidays and cold weather and school and all that. So my mantras are going to be focused on slowing down and enjoying the moment. We have another full month of summer and I intend to make the most of it.
Onward and upward my friends! Let’s make August a fantastic month!
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