Hello July || #MonthlyGold

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The word "GOALS" has always had a huge intimidation factor for me.
Whether they have been big or small, short term or long term goals I've set for myself, fear and lack of self-esteem have always prevented me from reaching them...or even taking the first small steps in reaching them.

Even now, writing these words, I have no reason to believe that any of these goals are going to come to fruition...except for one thing that is different...

This time, I'm taking God with me on each step. I'm not going to have the mindset of "work harder, try harder" that I've had my whole life. I've always tried to accomplish everything on my own merit, relying on my own limited mind, all the while knowing that I serve a LIMITLESS God {a subject I'll expand upon at another time}. That mentality has always resulted in disappointment and guilt over not being able to set out and do what I hoped to do. It's time to allow the Lord to go before me, beside me, and behind me.

Monthly Goal Linkup
{Linking up with Autumn}


Blogging Goals

//one// Write a post AT LEAST one day a week. Aim for more, but don't beat myself up too much if it doesn't happen.

//two// Learn how to better manage my blogging social media accounts.

//three// Be active on the blogging Facebook groups I'm part of. Really get to know and befriend other bloggers.

Personal Goals

//one// Clean up my room. I'm seriously embarrassed to say it. I've let my poor living space go for way too long without cleaning it. So much so, that it feels so overwhelming to just start...but I have to just start.

//two// Read one book. I just finished a book by Emily P. Freeman in June that I will write about in another entry, and I'm ready to start another one of hers this month.

//three// Set a wedding date. Putting it off is only going to bring about more and more anxiety, and that's what we are trying to avoid throughout this wedding planning process.

//four// Start writing down my prayers. If only because I so struggle with articulating them out loud, or even in my mind. And also so that I can go back to look through them, remember, and see evidence of God's responses.

//five// Lose 5-7 pounds.


loving. Warm weather and sunshine. 
needing. Summer recital music ideas for my dance classes, particularly the younger groups {my theme this summer is music from movies & musicals}.
wanting.  more time...more time to spend time with the all the people in my life, more time to read books, more time to invest in other things I want to do. 
writing. All the blog posts! A lot has happened recently that has inspired a lot of writing! Can't. Stop. Writing.  
reading. Another Emily P. Freeman book. Finished Grace for the Good Girl, and now starting A Million Little Ways.
watching. Way too many shows! LOL 
listening. Keeping up with all the latest Christian music mostly {cannot wait for the World Pulse Festival in a couple weeks!}  
wishing. That I could be with all of my cousins. 
feeling. Thankful that I had the opportunity to grow up so close to my cousins and relatives. 
craving. Old musicals! There's going to be a showing of Singin' in the Rain this coming weekend in the local movie theater!! GAAAAHHHHH!!!! 
eating. Desperately trying to eat healthy.
drinking. Iced caramel macchiatos from Starbucks...All. The. Time.
smelling. The delightful floral scented shampoo in my hair.
working on. Choreography. And choreography. That's pretty much my summer in a nutshell.
contemplating. Everything. I contemplate by nature.

What are YOUR July Goals?
Do you have a "Currently" post I should check out?
I'd love to hear from you in the comments!


  1. I love journaling my prayers. I have been trying to be more consistent with it while I have been reading Jen Wilkins' book, None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different From Us (And Why That's A Good Thing). Just like you said, it helps remember the faithfulness of God as I peer into old prayer I wrote and see God's goodness on every page.

  2. My current July goals is asking and trusting God more in the midst of my struggles and enjoying mother/son time despite the being special needs family, and staying cool of course! :)