Hi there, last day of June! Summer is supposed to be just starting, but in these parts it's been going strong for a good two months. Totally crazy and not typical, yet totally awesome!
|I have the freckles to prove it: the sun is making out with my face every day (I wear SPF 30 daily, I swear). | Watermelon, the fruit of summer.|
Today I am linking up with my friend Mariah from Food, Booze, & Baggage and her group of kick-ass goal getters to maximize my month!
You all know the power of lists, and how much more likely it is to get sh*t done when it's written down somewhere.
But before I share my list with you, let's take a look at June, shall we?
June was a good month for us.
It was filled with lunch dates, a memorable al fresco family dinner, meeting three ostriches, and hours upon hours spent in the shade, sipping cold drinks and enjoying life. We welcomed Donald Duck into our family, and he even did some yoga with me!
Speaking of yoga, take a look at this little video - this is what happens every.single.day., Nina barrelling into me. It does wonders for your concentration! Sadly, it's impossible to keep my mat clean, which in turn means my clothes are always getting dirty. Ah, well. #farmlife
For Rich's birthday we went on a quickie roadtrip to Oregon where we had a fantastic dinner at the Red Star Tavern.
To get an idea of what a typical day in June looked like, you can read it here: A day in my life.
Onward and upward they say, so let's take a look at what I want to achieve in July:
Yes, you've read this right: I am joining the ranks of scrapbookers. Reading ABM daily for years must have left its mark, because suddenly I cannot wait to get started! I want to do it Project Life-style, and I'm impatiently awaiting the arrival of the album and pages. My plan is to do a monthly recap, and my goal is to do all of 2015 in the next month.
Interestingly enough, the idea for this comes from my husband - he said a little while ago that our life is so beautiful right now, we should do an album "or something" to remember it by. Say no more my love, I'm on it! Obviously I will share the results with you here.
Swimming in the ocean
Every year I want to swim in the ocean at least once. We live half an hour away from the beach, but I have to admit that I rarely go - most of the time I much rather hang out with the dogs at home. But in July I want to swim in the Pacific!
Go camping and speed boating
One of our friends invited us to go up to Merritt (our happy place) to go speed boating! You know how people always say "let's do this sometime", and then it never happens? Well, it's on The List, so we'll make it happen!
Yup, I still yoga every day, and I will continue to do so. I wish I could say I am determined to master the freestanding handstand this month, but it doesn't look promising, so I won't. No need to set myself up for failure, right?
Write and read daily
I want to be a better writer, and all the advice I've read basically says the same: In order to be a writer, you have to write. And the more you do it, the better you will get. So this is my goal: Write something daily - either a blog post, an article, or something for the book I'm still dreaming and talking about. The second half of the assignment is the second-most popular advice I have seen: In order to be a writer, you have to be a ferocious reader. I've just started the book Us by David Nicholls, and so far I'm liking it a great deal. More book-reading to be done this month!
Reach 200 followers on Bloglovin'
I'm so close, at 196 - if you like my blog and aren't following me on Bloglovin' yet, what are you waiting for? It would make my month if I'd break through the 200-barrier!
So go ahead, follow me!
Thanks a million my friends ♥
And that's it! As you can see, it's all based on fun things I love to do. The reason is simple: We are not going away on holidays this summer, so I decided to pack as much joy into every day as possible! I have no pressing work goals for now, so July is all about FUN. Ticking off the items on this list shouldn't be difficult...
What are your goals for July? Tell me and/or link up with Maximize Your Month!
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