As I did a half year review last month, I didn’t post my goals for July, so I will review my stated goals for June.
Review Of Key Tasks For June
My focus was on keeping it simple and balanced for June:
- Read one fiction book.
- Plan a break for me.
- Complete blog posting plan.
- Spend time on side projects.
I actually managed to read two! The first one was a book that i read similtaneously with my 11.5 year old son. You can see or review here The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time by Mark Haddon.
I also read Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan. Thanks to my friend Lou for lending me this. Again this a novel without a happy ending. Think the next fiction I read will be a bit more upbeat! If you have any suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments.
I had a wonderful time away in Sydney and thoroughly enjoyed by online break. The time off taught me a few things, which I wrote about in my post What Did I Learn From My Time Off Line?.
I have completed by posting plan for the remainder of the year. It was harder than I expected to do, as I had so many fab ideas from readers, ideas of my own and the regular posts that I do and I found it a case of so much to say, so little time (just like real life my husband would say!) .
While I still don’t have the balance right between blogging activities and projects I have improved my juggling of this. It is going to be a regular task on my monthly goals over the next couple of months. I find by including it in a public forum like this, it increases the accountability that I have for it.
Key Tasks For August
Just want to say that I am completely excited that it is August – last month of winter.
- Implement Key Learnings From Problogger Conference.
- More Handmade Christmas Gifts
- Spend time on other projects.
- Prepare For Garage Sale
I will post more about the Problogger Training Day that I attended on Tuesday, but in short it was fantastic. Lots of ideas and tips to implement now, so naturally I will need to write myself up a plan and then work my way through it!
We have already made softies, coasters and mini blackboards (tutorial to come on these last two) but my crafting partner Cath and I have been wanting to make something using resin so we will aim to that this month.
I am incredibly motivated to move a project to completion. My aim this month will be to temper my enthusiasm though and try and get a little more sleep!
We are having a garage sale in early September. I am so looking forward to decluttering in a massive way in the lead up to this. If you have held a garage sale in Melbourne before I would love some tips, as I have never had one before.
How was July for you and what are your plans for August?
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