it was last month almost to the day that i wrote this on our blog:
now it’s august and to be honest, august is my least favorite month of the year. there are no birthdays, no celebrations, no holidays, it’s just that weird month in-between summer and my favorite season, fall. i’m anxious to get through this month, so i can finally wear boots and sweaters, and drink hot tea and bake sweet treats, and get all my fall decor out, and snuggle with my husband without sweating! but…i will not rush this month. i will soak up the last days of summer, enjoy hiking, and making more summer memories. i will be content that it’s august. and who knows…maybe this august will be a really great month!
and just yesterday at work while opening mail with some of the ladies in my department, i said those exact words, “august is my least favorite month of the year.”
we don’t really have any grand plans for this month, so i’m hoping that the weeks go by smoothly, the weather stays as is (cooler and rainy), and life doesn’t speed up…because honestly, i really do want to enjoy this last month of summer. maybe the Lord has something really great and unexpected in store for us!
since it is the start of a new month, i have to do some updating on my july goals and set some new ones for august!
read 2 books - yeah well….i made it half way through vintage jesus, so it’s progress!
1 hour of no screen time a day - i did pretty good at this goal actually. most of the time for the hour of no screen time, i was cooking dinner, taking molly on a walk, doing laundry or other household chores. i was much better at being intentional about it though!
date night 1 night a week - i’d say we did okay with this goal. i think there were two weeks where we didn’t have an intentional date night, but we were at home together and sat at the dinner table and talked about life and that really was the heart behind this goal…intentional face-to-face, quality time.
workout 3 days a week - more like “exercise” said my husband. we went on walks with our pup in the park that is behind our house and i did stretching at night before bed. this is improvement! thanks to the health benefits at work, this month i will be getting a new pair of running shoes and then in the fall, i’ll get some workout equipment for home and be ready to get more physical (ha).
so all in all, i could’ve done better, but that’s ok…there is grace!
now, for august….
be intentional about reading // finish the book vintage jesus and be more intentional about reading the Bible. it’s not that i don’t read my Bible, it’s that i need to be more intentional about sitting down and spending quiet time with Jesus. and if i can start the book a loving life, that would be really great too!
paint the downstairs bathroom // it’s a small bathroom that would probably take me a weekend to paint, i just need to do it. the rest of the downstairs is painted and lovely, now the bathroom needs to be completed. a little paint, a couple decorations, and it’ll look brand new!
have a garage sale // i already talked to my mom about doing a garage sale together, so hopefully in the next couple weekends we can settle on a saturday and get all the junk in our basement sold!
i think these three goals are realistic for this month and i’ll also be keeping to the july goals as well.
also, i am going to take this month to memorize this scripture:
“and i remain confident of this; i will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” psalm 27:13
i hope august ends up being a month of much blessing for you my friend, whatever season you are in, may you feel the presence of the Lord close to you throughout the next 4 weeks.