Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July Goals

It's July! A month of celebration- Independence Day, our first anniversary, and and fun travel adventures on the docket. :) I've been waiting for July for a while, and I am so glad it has finally arrived. In June, I began my new job at WFBC, and I have now settled in and am enjoying my time so much. It has definitely been an interesting transition from the world of teaching to church life, and I am really loving it. God knows me better than I knew myself, and He knew just exactly what I needed.

Just for a refresher, here's what I was working on in June:

read The Finishing School
establish a new morning routine
finish content for devotional
establish a workout routine
pray for Rory intentionally every day
begin planning anniversary trip
set up my war room

talk to a family member on the phone
talk to a friend on the phone
blog at least twice
write someone a note
recite James 

read the Word
encourage Ror
encourage a friend
encourage a stranger

The Nitty Gritty

June was a really great month. I started my new job at WFBC and have really enjoyed my morning time for the first time in a while. It has been really nice to be able to ease into my morning and not feel rushed. I have been able to establish a morning routine that really works for me, and it has also helped Ror not feel so stressed. My new morning routine is:

6:00/6:15 - get up, quiet time
7:00- iron clothes, get lunches ready, tidy up, pray with Ror before he leaves
7:30- work out or blog
8:00- get ready, eat breakfast
8:30- leave for work

This routine has been so wonderfully refreshing. When I was teaching, I got up around 5:45/6:00, and I had to be out the door by 7:15ish. ;) It was much more frenzied and I felt bad as Ror was stressed getting out the door because I was always pushing it to the last minute. Timeliness is something that I struggle with, but I want to be more considerate and respectful, so it is also something I am working on. :)

In June, I was able to finish reading The Finishing School and will have a review up for that soon; it was so so good! This past month I also finished my content for a devotional I have written and am now putting some finishing touches on it. Hopefully I will be able to tell you more about that soon! :)

Annndddd we painted our master bedroom and bathroom! It was kinda stressful and trying  mostly fun. The end results are awesome; I'm sure I'll do a more official post on that in the near future. We also bought a new desk for our office/media room space and moved the old desk to the room which will now be my war room/office/workout room. :)

I've definitely struggled with my James memorization lately because I just haven't had the accountability for it, so I am going to try to make reminders on my phone to do it at certain points during the day at work and at home.

What I Was Grateful for in June

In June, I finally cut my hair, and I love my new style. :) One of my best friends welcomed her sweet son into the world, which was very exciting. I loooove my new job. Bible study every other Wednesday with the Watty Hotties has been a blast. We went to the beach for a couple days and I've been able to see lots of friends I hadn't seen in a while plus make new friends and cultivate some growing friendships. June was good to me.

What I'm Working on in July

put the finishing touches on my devotional
organize the office/war room
tidy my papers and books using the Konmari method
meal plan for August
budget meeting
get brows done (self-care, peeps...gotta plan for it)
set up a prayer schedule with Ror
get master bathroom organized/decorated
catch up with Andrea

work out/be active for 20-30 minutes 5 x a week
call a friend
call a family member
write someone a note
blog at least 2x
weekly gratitude with Ror

read the Word
read James
encourage Ror
encourage someone else

That's all, folks! What are you working towards this month?

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