August Goals

How is it already August?! This summer has just flown by and has kept me very busy. Between working 50 hours per week, moving, and having jam packed weekends, it is no wonder I blinked and we are somehow already at the beginning of August.

August is a bittersweet month for me; there are exciting things to celebrate, but it also means the end of summer break and the beginning of a new school year. While I enjoy the newness of a fresh semester, I do not enjoy the responsibilities that come along with it as my classes progress!

Since it is my last few weeks of summer break before school starts up again, I definitely want to make the most of this month! Here are some goals I have...

+ Get unpacked and settled in at my new apartment
Yes, you read that right, my new APARTMENT! I will definitely share more about this very soon, but I just moved all of my stuff into my new apartment almost two weeks ago (that I am sharing with one of my oldest friends!), so I still have some settling in to do and would love to be all unpacked before school starts. I always love seeing and reading about people's homes, but have never felt like I had much to share, so I am definitely excited for all of the home related blog posts to come :)

+ Celebrate Dai's birthday and our 5 year anniversary
This is the fun part of August! Dai's birthday and our anniversary are just 3 days apart, so these special occasions are always the highlight of the month. I usually plan something for Dai's birthday, but this year I am also handling plans for the day of our anniversary and I am excited :) We are also using these occasions as an excuse to go away later in the month, so it is like we get to celebrate all throughout August, which I am definitely a fan of!

+ Start school
Well, this "goal" is a little inevitable, but I still have to get all of my supplies organized and mentally prepare to start my last year of school! This will be happening this month whether I like it or not ;)

+ Spend time with Dai
July was pretty crazy for both of us, so it didn't really feel like we got to spend much quality time together, even though we saw each other every day. This month I would like to make an intentional effort to spend nice time together, especially since I will be starting school soon and then will have homework and tests to worry about even in my down time.

+ Try out the gym at my new place
One of the great amenities of my apartment is a nice gym (along with a pool!), so I definitely want to take advantage of it and get my booty into a workout routine! Between the gym at home and a pilates class I am taking this semester, I am hoping to finally begin my fitness journey. Gyms are totally new to me and while the one at my apartment isn't huge, it is surely enough to get me going!

+ Have a get together/party with friends
Since I just moved and really love my new place, I would love to have some friends over for a get together or have a house warming party! Hoping we can do that sometime this month maybe, or at the very least get it on the calendar :)

+ Spend some time alone doing things I want to do
As you can see, going back to school is a theme here! I am thankful for my education, but it definitely puts a strain on my free time, so I would like to take advantage of the time I have left before school starts again to do things I have been wanting to do. I would love to do things like have a coffee date with myself, work on a scrapbook, blog, and play around with hand lettering, things I always feel like I have to put off because of school.

+ Give oil pulling a try
My friend and roommate, Laura, and I were talking about giving oil pulling a try and thought it would be nice to have each other as a buddy to do it with. There is a lot of information out there about oil pulling, so I would just Google it if you are curious, but it is essentially swishing around oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes. Sounds weird, I know, but it has tons of health benefits, such as teeth whitening, increasing oral health, aiding in weight loss, killing bad breath, the list literally goes on and on... So, I figured why not start this month?

So there you have it, my goals for this month! Even though it just began, I can already tell it is going to fly by! I think the most important thing for me is going to be being intentional about my time, especially when it comes to wanting to do some things by myself. I am really looking forward to seeing what this month brings!

What are your goals for August? Are you going back to school this month?