July Faves & August Plans

It’s that time again, folks!  The first part of the month around here means checking in on how we’re doing on our monthly goals and setting some new ones for the month ahead.

Normally I share this on the first Monday of a new month, but since we’ve been getting to know things around here this week, we’re a couple of days behind schedule.  But!  That doesn’t change the outcome or take a way from what’s coming for August.

So, why do I share these every month for all the world to see?  For starters it helps to keep me accountable!  But, for some reason, you guys seem to like taking a peek at what’s going on in my world, so I’m happy to oblige :).

Was it just me or did July go by in a blur?!  Maybe it’s because I was playing a hermit all month while I was getting my new website ready (not exactly what I had planned going into the summer, but it’s all good!).  As I flipped my calendar to August over the weekend, I couldn’t believe we’re this close to fall arriving (and I actually spotted Halloween candy in a grocery store the other day….NO!  I’m NOT ready for that yet, retailers…you just hold that back in the stock room for a bit longer, okay?!).

Alright, enough chit chat, let’s get down to business, shall we?  

Let’s start with a peek back at July before we dive into what’s ahead for August!

Here's what you were loving

Since I did 'best of' repeat posts the last 2 weeks of the month while I was working away behind the scenes, there wasn't actually a ton of posts to consider for this section! But, of the content I shared last month, these four posts were definitely your faves...

How'd I Do on My July Goals

Last month I was smart...I knew I had a lot to get done with getting my new website ready, so I kept my goals limited to the task at hand.

That's a major accomplishment for me since I routinely overpack my schedule.  But, fortunately I had a moment of insight and kindness towards myself when I set out to make my goals and kept it at just two things...

Blogging Goals | Rebrand & Relaunch my Website {SUCCESS}
Since we're reading this on my new site, this is clearly a goal I accomplished!  Website launched, rebrand complete!  

Blogging Goals | Get my first e-Course Ready! {FAIL}
Since I pretty much spent most of my spare time working on my website, my first e-Course didn't get any love.  I have copious notes and will be turning my attention towards that this month!

My Plans for August

This month is going to be a fun one!  Now that my site is launched, I feel a little bit lighter and have an extra pep in my step.  I still have some more work to do on cleaning up older posts from Random Little Faves, but the heavy lifting is done!

I have a FUN trip coming up mid-month where I'm going to summer camp for grown women!!  It'll be all about bonding, empowerment, self-love, digging deep, and relaxing.  Cell phones, computers, iPads, etc. will be at a minimum and s'mores, bonfires, camp songs and games will be at an all time high.  I can't WAIT to get away!!!  I am overdue for some play time and I plan to savor it and soak it up!

With all of that in mind, here are the rest of my plans for the month...

Blogging Goals | Finish the Cleanup of Content
As I mentioned in Monday's post, I don't have all my content from Random Little Faves cleaned up and available yet on Heart & Moxie.  By 'cleaned up' I mean updating the formatting to be in line with the branding, removing references to Random Little Faves, and updating links.  

Some of the really old posts don't really fit with my mission anymore, so those will be essentially 'retired' and as I go further back, my posts weren't as 'meaty' so it'll speed up a bit, but my hope is to wrap that up by the end of the month!

Blogging Goals | Launch "Define Your Mission" e-Course
The first e-Course I plan to launch is a free one!  I believe in goals and writing down what you want to try to achieve, but I also strongly believe in power of mission statements.  Companies have 'em, websites and blog have 'em, and we as individuals should have them as well!

A mission statement gives you a map based on your values and what you want to ultimately achieve, so it helps you chart your life with more purpose and intent.  I believe it helps you go from floating through life waiting for things to happen, to making each day count by knowing exactly what you're going for, why you're doing that, and how you're going to get there!

So...I'm going to offer a 5 day e-Course to help you set your life mission statement set up and it won't cost you thing because I believe in that so much!  If you'd like to get on the VIP list to find out more once I have more info, then just sign up HERE.

Creative Goals | Make a Mala Necklace
I am chomping at the bit to get this done!  I love to make jewelry, but I don't do it all that often.  But, then I'll see something that inspires me and my fingers start itching to get my crafty on!  I really really really want to make my own mala necklace (click HERE to check out some gorgeous ones on Pinterest).  I have almost all of the supplies I need, so now I just need to find the time!

House & Home Goals | Organize my Bookcase
Not exactly the most glamorous of activities, but every time I walk in my living room, I want to drop everything and re-organize it!  So....me thinks that means it time to make that happen!  Fortunately, that's not a big project or something that will take too long...a Saturday afternoon (preferably rainy!) and Netflix are all I need to get this one done!

Travel Plans | Get Ready for Vacation
Normally by August, I have been on a couple of trips.  This year, except for heading home to Atlanta a couple of times in the spring, I haven't gone anywhere (and I'm SOOOO ready to hit the road!).  The reason for that...all my travels were scheduled for August, September, and October.  For the first part of this month, I need to lock in some final plans and hit the stores to pick up some last minute necessities.  While I am not ready to see the summer start to wind down, I am more than ready to start jetting off to more exciting places! 

And with that, I'm forcing myself to call it a day!  I could easily add on some more goals, but I also need to leave me the chance of having some down time too! :)

Reminder!

If you missed the Giveaway announcement on Monday, be sure to check that out!  You have until Midnight EST (well, technically 11:59pm) tomorrow night to enter to win a fun prize pack to celebrate the launch of my new website!  If you've already entered...go enter again!  That's totally allowed!  Check out and enter giveaway

Your turn, friends! What are YOUR goals for August? I’d love to hear all about them, so leave me some comments below and let’s chat it out!