As many of you know by now, Summer 2015 was not my favorite, for many reasons, but mainly because Dustin and I haven’t had our own home since April and have been apart for the last 6 weeks. I’m so ready for September, so ready to watch the seasons change and to welcome new change in my life. Dustin and I will be moving into our new apartment in Arizona on the 10th and he’ll be starting his new “big boy” job on the 14th. I’m ready for September and I am welcoming the end of this summer gladly.
With a new month comes new goals and I have a ton. August’s goals were pretty hefty and with a week at my family’s beach house and a week full of doctor’s appointments in Boston, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted, but I was still able to make significant progress. Here’s how I did in August:
Blog/Finish Blogging Course: Nope. Not even close. But I have worked on it and am taking my time to implement what I’m learning, so that counts, right?
Blog/Affordable Fashion/Beauty: I was able to bring some posts in this category, including 6 Best Blushes under 7 Dollars and The Perfect Summer Lippie. It’s been hard to do fashion posts lately without my regular photographer (Dustin) by my little sister has been helping me where she can! (Thanks, Kate!)
Blog/Get 1K on FB and Twitter: Soooo close on Twitter (sitting at 956 today)! Facebook has been taking some time to grow, so I’m hoping to hit 1K by Christmas.
Read/5 books: oops. I’ve read three. This goal always takes the back seat and I need to be better about that.
Personal/Sign Lease: YES! What a relief! Dustin and I found an apartment in Scottsdale, put a deposit down and signed the lease! We move in on the 10th!
Health/Eat Breakfast Everyday: Meh. I totally forgot I made this goal
My September Goals are as follows:
Blog/Hit 1K on Twitter-Pretty self explanatory, right?
Blog/Amp up my Pinterest Game-I want to be actively pinning everyday, working on cleaning up my boards and finding new people to follow. I know that I’m totally overlooking a great source of blog traffic by putting Pinterest on the back burner.
Blog/Organize myself-I have been all over the place this month with answering emails, keeping track of sponsored posts, etc. It’s just hard to do without a real office and knowing I have to pack it all up again. So once I get to AZ I am going to organize the snot out of my blog!
Read/3 Books-Lot’s of driving in a week (Utah to Idaho, Idaho to Vegas, Vegas to Scottsdale) so I’m hoping to power through a couple of audio books.
Personal/Decorate our home-Dustin and I got rid of a lot of our stuff when we moved out of our apartment in Idaho to try and make moving easier. Now I get to fill our new apartment up with some new things, like throw pillows and new plates! I want to take my time and curate new home decor pieces and make our home nice, cozy and “us.” I seriously can’t wait.
Personal/Reconnect with Dustin- We’ve been apart for 6 weeks. Sure, we talk on the phone every morning and evening, but long distance sucks. Dustin flys to NH on Thursday and we get to spend a few days in New England before flying to Idaho to get our stuff and moving to Arizona. I can’t wait to spend time with him again and to reconnect after being apart.
September is going to be a good month. I can just feel it in my bones. I’m ready to turn my back on this summer and move onto fall!
What are your goals this month? Are you sad about summer leaving or are you ready for fall?