July 2016 Goals

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As I write this I am coming off the high of a 4 day weekend. In a bit of a denial that i’ts July 4th! I’m finding myself extra excited that I am starting at a new job tomorrow and this weekend it’s my birthday!

I had some fun goals last month lets see how they went.

June Goals

Personal Goals

  • Finish reading Girl Boss. I have to do this. At this point it’s just embarrassing!

No but I don’t feel bad. I think I needed to get away from work type reading and just read so for fun. I read a book called Smart Boys and Fast Girls by Stephie Davis.  It was a really easy and fast read. It was one of those books you find yourself shocked just keep turning the page and before you know it you’re done. Smart Boy and Fast Girls is the story of Natalie, a young track runner who has two big problems; a crush on the wrong guy and she is failing geometry. This was a fun read. I might be older than the target demographic of this book but who cares! I enjoyed reading it and rooting for Natalie. 

 

  • Enjoy the hell out of my 2 hour massage on Saturday.

It went by way too fast! It was great, my only complaint was the runny nose I had during it. I don’t know if you’ve ever had a runny nose during a massage but it’s pretty inconvenient. 

  • Find more time to creative write for myself.

For the 4th we went out to my friends river house and to be honest it was the first time in a while I had a creative writing idea. I haven’t gotten much writing done on it yet because I was enjoying myself but unplugging was so nice.

  • Have a great mini vacation with my Mom and sister.

Sadly my sister’s boyfriend lost his mother. The weekend of our trip was the funeral so we had to postpone. 

  • Book my hotel room for Blogher16. I’ve gotten my plane tickets and conference pass just need a place to sleep.

I did this! I am beyond excited. 

Blog and Freelance Goals

383 Wow so close. Have you liked my Facebook page? Do it! Please 🙂 

1929! 

613! Heck yeah! 

546 at the end of the end of the month but as of 7/4 is 549!

  • Increase my email list by 10 people

Woot Woot! Done ! Thanks to any new subscribers. 

  • Create at least one new Resource for my Resource Library

I don’t think I added anything in the month of July.  I don’t want to create a new item just to say I did. I created a Resource Library to provide value not crap.  

  • Post twice a week.

Done!

  • Publish 2 posts on other sites.

I’ve gotten some requests but since I have stopped writing for free I haven’t had the time to pitch anything new. I did do a blogger post swap with Brittney Lynn from BrittneyLLynn.com.

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  • Finish my e-course and launch on schedule. Launch date: June 14th.

Done! The course is continuous, so if you are looking to define your niche you can sign up here

  • Spend at least 10 minutes a day engaging on each of the above social media sites. That means repinning, responding to tweets of others or seeing what their links are, etc.

I have been doing really good about trying to get on social media and commenting and liking on others’ posts.

  • Pick which topic I will use for my first digital product.

I am still very much all about this but have been focusing on other things, like my personal life.

Health and Fitness

  • Walk 6,500 steps a day

I am really proud of myself! Besides going to the gym a little more often I have been working hard to go above this. I’ve been walking in circles around my coffee table to hit this.

  • Track all my meals

My fitness pal log is on point. I am debating trying a new program like Whole 30.

  • Make meals at home 80% of the time or only eat out 4 times of the week.

Partly because I’ve been cash poor I managed to be really good about cooking at home.

  • Work out twice a week.

This was up and down but I did finish the month strong.

All and all not a bad month at all. I had a lot of stuff going on and I’m feeling pretty good about June and excited about July!

July Goals

Personal Goals

  • Read one book this month.
  • Have a blast at my birthday.
  • Get everything ready to go for Blogher 16
  • Save up money for my trip.
  • Work on the creative idea I had out at the river house.

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Have 400 Facebook page likes
  • Have 2000 Twitter Followers
  • Have 645 Instagram Followers
  • Have 540 Pinterest Followers
  • Increase my email list by 10 people
  • Create at least one new Resource for my Resource Library
  • Post twice a week.
  • Publish 1 post on another site.
  • Spend at least 10 minutes a day engaging on each of the above social media sites. That means repinning, responding to tweets of others or seeing what their links are, etc.
  • Pick which topic I will use for my first digital product.

Health and Fitness

  • Walk 7,000 steps a day
  • Track all my meals
  • Make meals at home 80% of the time or only eat out 4 times of the week.
  • Find a kickboxing class near me I can afford.

I am super excited about the new editions to my goals. I have a pretty busy social calendar this week so I am really looking forward to getting stuff down and having fun.

Wish me good luck and share your big July goals in the comments.