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How many of you have monthly goals that you write down? I use to do this and then slacked off. But I’m determined to start back again because it kept me on track. So for August, I’m creating a new list of monthly goals that I want to accomplish. It doesn’t have to be done in a month but I want to get back on track with my goals. So how are your monthly goals going? So here is my August list:

  1. Have more me-time
  2. Work on paying off debt
  3. Write at least 10 mins a day for book
  4. Have more date nights/ days with the hubby
  5. Work out at least 4 days

So those are my August goals.

Working on my goals:

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I wrote out some goals that I would like to accomplish this year, but none of them have been met. I wanted the rough draft of my book to be finished next month, but I’m not even halfway done. Life has taken the joy out of writing or maybe I have allowed life to take the joy out of it. But as I work on self-love and self-care I need to get back to doing what brought me joy and that is writing my book. We all have a story to tell and everyone’s story is so important. I’m going to take the time to take care of me and love me the right way. I’m going to get back to the things that brought me so much joy. I’m going to complete my rough draft of my book this year.

Let’s be realistic:

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I was the type of person who made yearly goals and when they seemed so out of reach I started making monthly goals. But I must admit I have been slacking in this area. I have neglected what I need to do because I had lost some motivation. But I know now that I don’t need to make unrealistic goals that I may not be able to reach. I have this huge expectation that I have to do so much with so little time. And I have noticed that when I rush and don’t take my time I end up going back to fix all the mistakes that I have made. I use to have like ten to fifteen goals on my list, but not anymore. I have to be more realistic in the future and even now. I need to understand that there are somethings that will just take longer and that I need to focus on myself a lot more. Things will get done and Rome was not built in a day. 2021 will be the year that realistic me gets things done. Just because you set the bar high doesn’t mean you have to stress about getting everything done. Set small goals and watch yourself crush them. Baby steps are what I’m taking.

October goals:

Welcome to a new month. I’m starting this month out with some new goals.

  1. To work more on my book
  2. To blog a little less
  3. To spend more time with my family
  4. To have a lot more me days
  5. To not let this election stress me out
  6. To read more books
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I’m committed to working on my goals each month. I figure if I write out what I intend to do each month, it will help me get more things done. So what are your goals for this new month?


The year 2020 is fast approaching and I have decided to change the way I look at the new year. People make New Year resolutions and some stick to them while others don’t. Well, this year I decided to work on somethings in my life that are very important to me.

  1. Marriage- I love being married and I want to strengthen my marriage. So many people give up on marriage because it’s not how they want it. But being married to your best friend is the greatest thing in the world. I want my marriage healthy and successful.
  2. Family- I love my family and I need to be more intentional about spending time with them. I need to call more and make sure I check on everyone.
  3. Happiness- I going to make sure that my happiness is a priority this year. I’m always putting me last and well this year I’m not going to be last. My happiness is very important to me.
  4. Love- I love to love and I’m going to express and show it more. Just saying you love someone isn’t always enough in my opinion. 
  5. Life- I’m going to enjoy life more. I feel like sometimes I’m concentrating on things that don’t even matter. I’m going to take time out to smell the roses more. 

These are the areas of importance to me for the rest of 2019 into 2020. I want to focus on what’s important to me then making unrealistic goals. What are your 2020 goals?