July 2015 Goals

1 July 2015

There is a season for everything. You can do it all, just not all at once. I don’t typically think in profound statements like those, but if I had to sum up my general philosophy about leading a full, happy life, they pretty accurately fit the bill. The last few months have been a season of major travel in the Thomas household, and to fit it all in while not quitting my job, letting our house fall into complete disarray, abandoning my Etsy store, forgoing friends and family, or becoming an unhealthy noodle, I wrote fewer blog posts in the last few months.

And I’m okay with that! I’ve said before that I’m not interested in “building” this blog to the point where I have to write a post before going to bed or going on a walk or spending time with John. But I love writing here and I love y’all, and I’m sad when we’re apart! So as you’ll see, one of my goals for July is to write eight blog posts. I may or may not get all the way there, but I’m excited to try! There’s a season for everything, after all.

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Revisiting my goals for June:
Enjoy our France trip to the fullest! Yes! So good! Much more to come!
More travel: Virginia, Connecticut, and Kentucky! Flying home from Kentucky today… see above!
Celebrate Father’s Day, older sister’s birthday, and younger sister’s graduation with my family Yes! Despite those things we were celebrating, it was one of the rare times we were home together without a major event (Christmas, wedding, etc.) on the calendar, and it was wonderful and relaxed.
Have lunch dates with two dear friends Yes!! So happy I was able to squeeze these in while in CT!
Replace my everyday bag while in France (no. 40!) Yes! I replaced my small black Longchamp bag with… the exact same small black Longchamp bag. I was waffling between black, navy, and charcoal, but in the end my “revealed preferences” (as John would say – econ term) won out. Bonus: Longchamps are significantly less expensive to buy in France!

July goals:
— Pick blueberries at our favorite local farm
— Plan and co-host a sweet summer co-ed baby shower for Natalie + Joe!
— Eat in and eat healthy. (Our dining out budget is a bit busted at the moment after a harried month of travel. I also really want to focus on enjoying all of the delicious (healthy!) produce this time of year!)
— Write eight blog posts.

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

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July 1, 2015 9:19 am

I’m so glad you had a lovely time in France! :) My July goals post can be found here: http://www.kylamary.com/2015/07/july-goals-2/

July 1, 2015 2:16 pm

I would love to know what local blueberry farm you go to! Blueberry picking is one of my favorite summer activities.

I posted my July goals here: http://alwaysemmyhope.com/2015/07/01/july-2015-goals/

July 3, 2015 5:42 pm

Girl, we are sooo much alike! I love the “unhealthy noodle” thing! That cracked me up.

I posted the link to my July goals below, and one of my goals involves hospitality as well. :) (IF:Table) Blessings on the baby shower! Post photos! :)


July 9, 2015 6:33 am

I have to say, you are one of the bloggers who inspired me to start my own blog this year! So far, I’m loving it! I switched to writing in German a while back, but if you’d like to take a peek, you find my goals here: http://www.kerstinthomas.com

July 14, 2015 3:17 pm

I got a Longchamp in Paris as well- the great price was too amazing to miss! :)