June 5, 2017

I love reading bloggers’ goals post at the beginning of each month, but I never think that anyone will want to read mine. This month so many bloggers posted their goals on June 1 and it got me really motivated.

I’m going to give it a try this month. One thing that I always found with Nick gone is that having a project and/or a goal gives me more things to do on my own and things to work towards.

So, I think it will be good to cross things off of my list that I have been meaning to do for months — or, really, since we moved into our home 11 months ago! And, honestly, some of them will be a lot easier to accomplish with Nick gone.

1. Read 4 books. I’ve been slacking in the reading department, so I’m going to try to read one book per week. I finished The Couple Next Door a few days ago, so I am off to a good start! Our Beyond Words Book Club is reading The Handmaid’s Tale this month, so if you’re looking for something to read, you should join us here!

2. Print a canvas from our trip to New Zealand to hang in our bedroom. We have a huge empty wall in our bedroom that is just depressing. My plan is to get a big canvas of a picture to New Zealand and put a few other pictures from our travels. I have been meaning to do this for approximately one year, but we have so many pictures that going through them seems daunting. Also, I try to spread out the things that we buy for the home, so this keeps getting pushed aside when I want to get other things.

3. Print one other canvas for the living room and rearrange some photos we have hanging up. We have a big world map that we pin with all of the places we have been and I’m trying to turn it into a gallery wall. I have frames on the wall that don’t have pictures in them, so I need to just get that done.

4. Print photos for our 2016 & 2017 scrapbooks. To make each scrapbook, first I buy the pictures, then I buy the supplies, and then I start working. I am one year behind on my scrapbooks. They are usually my gift to Nick for Christmas, but when we PCSed from Hawaii to Connecticut over Christmas in 2015, I got behind and I have been a year behind ever since.

Each scrapbook takes a lot of work, so I need to start working on them now if I am going to give them to Nick for Christmas this year. I would love to catch up and give him two this year.

It’s been hard to motivate myself to scrapbook in Hawaii because I never want to stay home. But with Nick gone, I can work on my scrapbook at night. I also can leave all of my supplies out all over the table. I make the scrapbooks for Nick, so I always hide everything when before he gets home so that he doesn’t see me working on it. He absolutely would not mind the mess, but I like to make it a surprise. So, it will be a lot easier to do this with Nick gone because I won’t have to keep cleaning up everything and taking it out again.

5. Go on a hike once per week. This is partially to enjoy Hawaii and partially to keep busy while Nick is gone. Over the weekend, my friends and I went on a new hike that I had never done before! It was so fun and so beautiful!

June Goals

6. Workout 3x per week. This could be yoga, a hike, or going on the elliptical. Whatever gets me moving.

7. Start volunteering regularly. I just finished two rounds of interviews to volunteer at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and I hope to officially start training at the end of June. I hope to write a whole blog post about this once I get started. I am so excited to begin volunteering for an organization that I believe does so much good.

8. Get a morning routine. My routines have changed a lot with Nick gone, starting a new job, and hopefully now volunteering. Without a morning routine, I feel lost, so I want to nail it down.

9. Clean my car. Where is Nick when you really need him?!

10. Avoid seeing a cockroach in my apartment. These guys are everywhere in Hawaii, and I have absolutely no idea what I will do if I see one while Nick is out to sea.

What’s on your to-do list this month?!

11 responses to “June Goals”

  1. Lots of awesome goals for the month! I am ALWAYS behind on my photo books… why?! I have them in my goals every month with a bit more progress each time. I’d love to be caught up.

  2. I definitely need to work on my scrapbooks as well! I still need to finish our engagement scrapbook, let alone start our wedding, honeymoon, first year of marriage, and “first home” scrapbooks!

  3. Jen says:

    These are great goals! I need to work on some photo books, I’ve been slowly compiling photos of E’s 1st year.

  4. Carly says:

    I tend to be bad at setting goals but always love reading other people’s lists. You have such a good variety for the month– scrapbooks can be so time consuming but always so worth it in the end. I can’t wait to hear more about your hikes– it’s so cool to get to explore Hawaii even though I’ve never been.

  5. Audrey says:

    Ewwwwwww. Your cockroach goal makes me squirm! I think they’ve been bad here, too, lately. My dad said they had one at their house and I wanted to barf. Hahahaha. Thankfully I haven’t seen one. I think I’d die. Honestly.
    I love your hiking goals! And the volunteering one! And the book and scrapbooking ones! I’m glad you decided to share your goals!

  6. Katie says:

    I love reading goal posts to! I think you have some great ones. Cockroaches are the worst – we had them all the time at our house on Bragg and I still mentally prep myself when I open cabinets or walk into the kitchen, even though we’ve moved. I REALLY hope your successful with that goal!

  7. Rachel says:

    These are great goals! I like seeing what other people are working on and prioritising. I’m impressed that you do real scrapbooks, I think I did one for about 6 months before giving in. I love it but never get around to doing it!

    Once we’re a bit more settled I think I’ll make some decent goals too, and maybe even write about them…! For now I just have one mega to do list and that’s no fun at all.

  8. Sarah says:

    Ahh I love this, I hope you make it a regular thing! Would also love to see the finished products of the canvases if you get to them this month! I’m also a scrapbooker (or used to be… I haven’t found time for it the past few years!), it is SO time consuming but it’s really engrossing 🙂

  9. Janelle says:

    I love your goals! They all sound like ones I would hope to achieve as well. I would love to be able to read one book per week like I used to – that’s the longterm goal! I squeeze in reading when my daughter is in bed for now, so it’s more like 1.5 – 2 books per month!

  10. Casey says:

    Awesome goals! I too, prefer to avoid seeing any insects until Greg gets home. Never works out in my favor. Ever. haha!

  11. Julie says:

    Ahaha, I had to laugh at the last one!! That’s how I feel here, I just pray to god one of them never make it into my house cos I would flip out. Girl, I never realized you’d been to NZ! I’m so jealous!!

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