August 2015 Goals

3 August 2015

By the time August rolls around, all I want to do is go to the beach, eat peaches, and relax. Which is not a particularly conducive environment for setting goals, if you think of goals only in the traditional sense of workmanlike drudgery you have to check off. Happily, I don’t. My goals are about living a more marvelous life, and while sometimes that involves hard and tedious things, sometimes it just involves eating peaches.

sunflower field

The most beautiful sunflowers at Buttonwood Farm!

Revisiting my goals for July:
Pick blueberries at our favorite local farm Checking this one off because while we didn’t go to our local farm (it was closed all three times we tried!), I did visit another one with my work ladies.
Plan and co-host a sweet summer co-ed baby shower for Natalie + Joe! Done! See here!
Eat in and eat healthy. We borrowed a friend’s spiralizer, and liked it so much I think we’re going to buy our own!
Write eight blog posts. Wrote nine! Success!

August goals:
— Frame and hang our two new pieces from Framed & Matted
— Finally paint the tray I primed about a year ago (this is my inspiration)
— Make progress on goal no. 37 (maybe the weeding out part)
— Post an updated house tour here after our tour appears on Southern Weddings
— For my most ambitious goal: do some sort of exercise every single day this month, whether a walk around the neighborhood, a run, a bike ride, or something else. Yikes!

If you’ve posted your goals somewhere, I’d love to see – or just drop them in the comments!

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August 3, 2015 3:09 pm

SO excited to see the house tour!!! :) And I love your outlook on goals – they should indeed always be about living a more marvelous life! By the way, if you haven’t read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, I’d highly recommend it! It talks about how you only keep the things that spark JOY and I absolutely loved it!

August 3, 2015 8:26 pm

Em, the first paragraph of your post is why I love your goals posts every month. :) (I said almost the first thing about August goal setting at the beginning of my post this month! haha Take care and God’s blessings on all your great goals!

August 3, 2015 11:22 pm

I totally agree that goals should help orient your life towards more marvelous living! I’ve also been eating peaches like crazy; they are so good this time of year!!

I shared my goals for August (both personal and business, which was fun to do!) –

August 5, 2015 9:30 am

I’d love to see how your tray turns out! The inspiration is adorable. I posted my goals for the month here: :)

August 5, 2015 10:23 am

I can’t wait to see your home tour! The tray looks to be a wonderful inspirational project.

August 5, 2015 10:47 am

Really looking forward to your home tour! I’m also hoping to get in a few bike rides in August.