Blogging has been great for keeping me busy and distracted.  It’s wonderful, you learn so many new things, meet all types of people, and explore the world!

And when I first started, I was writing a “Weekly Check-In” well, every week.  It was also great!  I was able to set my goals for the week and see how I progressed.

 

However, if you’ve read my other posts – depression strikes again.  It sucks.  It’s hard.

 

To give myself a breather, I stopped my weekly check-in.

 

So I still kept up with blogging, but also took some time to work on me.  Because well, how can I do something I love if I’m not healthy to do so.

 

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My day job is great; I get along with everyone and could pretty well do the work in my sleep.  But it’s boring.  It’s the same thing day in and day out.  Routine is great but sometimes I feel very stagnant.  I began to feel incredibly uninspiried, grumpy, lethargic, and overall not very happy with what I’ve become.

 

I wanted to do something and challenge myself to be better.  To strive to be those really outgoing, happy people I see in the hallways.

I thought about it for a while, and came up with a challenge for the month.  Each day I did something different, to work on myself.  Some of it was hard, some of it was tedious, some of it super simple but all of it was worth it.  I feel a lot more grounded and a lot more inspired to explore and be grateful for everything in my life, and in general, my life.  Every day will still be a challenge, but laying down some foundation for myself is definitely what I needed.  My absolute favorite part of my challenge was my mantras.  I gave myself 6 to consistentanly repeat, morning, night, and anytime in between.  It really helped with my self-esteem (which has been pretty low lately)

 

So, I will keep up with a monthly check-in.  I feel that it is still reasonable and will be great to look back each month for my goals.

 

Here we go!

 

July Goals:

  • Finish my personal challenge
  • Keep up with blogging
  • Eat healthier –  I had a little too many chips this month
  • Dedicate a bit more time to my Twitch channel
  • Go for a bit more bicycle rides – Definitely not as many as I’d like
  • Get a few more sponsors/partners for my blog (SO COOL)

Bonus: Got another article published on Thought Catalog! (check it out, here!)

 

August Goals:

  • Create my challenge for others to do
  • Work on physical product
  • Eat healthier
  • More bicycle rides
  • Start saving some money for advertising, and future vacations
  • Reach 1.5k instagram followers
  • Get a few more views per day on the blog
  • Work on sponsored posts

 

I think these are all attainable and not out of reach, and will not leave me feeling overwhelemed or like a failure.  (It’s definitely not hard to)  I’ve been working hard to engage more with my readers by Facebook and Instagram too!

But, I’m really looking forward to what the future holds and how I can create it! Also really excited to work on my challenge for all of YOU to do!  If you want to be put on the waitlist and be the first to know when enrollment will open(aiming for early Fall 2017), head on over to this page!

 

 

 

That’s it for today!  Do you set your own goals every month? Every week? For the year?  Let me know! 

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