August, august. I’m so thankful for the changing of the month and the cooler weather that August seems to be bringing us so far. I’ve always been a lover of the summer, but I have to say that I’m seriously looking forward to the fall this year. As we gear up for fall, I’m looking forward to so many things – college football and tailgates, mums on our front porch, taking my pup for more walks when the sun’s still up, and lots of layered clothing. But before I wish away August, let’s talk about goals for this month.

On the blog in July:

July Goals Recap:


  • [Faith] Ask someone to be my mentor – Womp womp. I’m really bummed that I didn’t put more thought and prayer into this in July.
  • [Faith] Keep working on my faith binder – I made some serious progress on my binder this month
  • [Health/Faith] Complete Camp Reset – This project overwhelmed me quickly due to the amount of time it required, but I kept up where I could.


  • [Creative] Do something creative for myself – I loved being more intentional about this in July!


  • [Health] Food journal – I feel like I did great on this, continuing the progress into August.
  • [Health] Work out – I randomly joined a boot camp in July which really kicked my butt into gear and got me excited to work out again. Even though boot camp is over, I’m looking forward to continuing this through this month and beyond.
  • [Creative] Instagram – I posted 8 times in July, which is a bit more frequent than I have in past months.
  • [Faith] Quiet time – I really just need consistency here.
  • [Health] Oils – Last month, I used DoTERRA oils every single day. I don’t know if I’ve ever completed a whole month of a daily goal – so I’m super pumped about this one.

August Goals:


  • Celebrate turning 26 – I had the HARDEST time with turning 25 last year. You’re probably rolling your eyes, but I honestly felt like there were so many (ridiculous) expectations I had placed on myself that I hadn’t met yet. I have a feeling that turning 26 will go more smoothly.
  • Schedule a hair cut with a new stylist – I’ve been going to the same stylist for a while and finally got the name of someone new who specializes in curls. I’m ready to keep the most open mind possible.
  • Read Artist’s Way and complete challenges – I read this book two years ago but didn’t have time to complete all of the challenges. I picked it up again at the end of last month and have really been focusing on the challenges.
  • Send two cards using the INK app – The INK app is an app that makes a post card out of your photos – all you have to do is upload the photo and add your message to the back. I’ve used this app once before and was so happy with the quality, so I really want to send a few more this month.


  • 8 Hours of sleep each night – this will be next to impossible, but it would even be worth it if I could do it a couple nights a week.
  • Low FODMAP foods – I mentioned last month that my doctor suggested the low FOD MAP diet for me, so I want to do better at eating foods that fit into these categories as opposed to taking antacids to make me feel better.
  • Journal – I’m doing morning pages each morning, which goes hand-in-hand with the Artist’s Way.
  • Workouts – Just trying to be consistent with working out this month – probably more of an every other day thing as opposed to daily.
  • Oils – Keeping my DoTERRA streak going from last month!

You’re turn! How are you going to kick butt this month?