Here’s the link to my August Goals post: Getting Personal #219: August Goals
Here are my goals for the month of August:
- Donate blood. — Semi-Achieved.
- Celebrate my birthday! — Accomplished!
- Finish the book I’m currently reading, and publish the review. — Accomplished!
- Get the photos and other wall hanging items off the floor in my office and get them on the walls. — Did not accomplish.
- Make at least one thrift store donation run. — Accomplished!
- Start the second round of editing for my first novel – Translate my handwritten notes from April’s Camp NaNoWriMo session into my computer. — Accomplished!
- Get my P.E.O. President materials organized. — Semi-Achieved.
- Write a blog post about my July Camp NaNoWriMo session. — Did not accomplish.
- Put away all the clean laundry. — Did not accomplish.
- Commit to putting away clean laundry in a more organized, efficient manner. — Semi-Achieved.
- Participate in a fun pet portrait session that was a giveaway win. — Accomplished!
- Finish re-organizing the filing system. — Did not accomplish.
- Finish de-cluttering the dining room buffet. — Did not accomplish.
August was a bit of a strange month!
My iron was high enough to donate blood at our drive on August 1st, but I wasn’t able to fill the bag. I got SO CLOSE, and my vein decided to clot up at the very end. I was so mad. But, I’m able to donate again in October.
I enjoyed my birthday, as much as I could with COVID-19. It fell on a Friday. I took the afternoon off of work, started a Jurassic Park movie marathon, and then my mom had us over for Cuban sandwiches, sweet potato fries, ice cream, and chewy fudge brownies. I felt so much love! Debbie D. was there, and I was able to celebrate my birthday with my Grandpa for the first time in years.
I finished reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
At the end of the month, I was asked to take mandatory leave. One of those days was August 24th, so I capitalized on the time off to make some progress on the second draft of my first novel. I was blown away with the headway I made. I was able to edit the first 40 chapters! And then I was able to finish the draft on Friday afternoon. I currently have 48 chapters. I’m excited to send it to my list of readers this week!
The house projects are still works in progress. This past weekend, however, I made more progress with my office, a.k.a. the Lady Lounge. I took out the old set of three DVD shelves, removed a full bag of trash, dusted thoroughly, and gathered several boxes for donation. Al helped me assemble my new six-shelf room organizer and navy blue bins, and it looks so much better. The dogs and I have a lot more room to navigate now!
I also posted 45 photos of American Girl doll clothes and accessories on social media, and made my first sale! I shipped those items off today. I still have three plastic storage boxes of items to photograph and post!
What about you? Did you have any goals for the month of August?
Come back tomorrow to see my goals for September!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂
She celebrated her birthday! 🙌
Yes, I did! It was definitely different, but it was nice to have something fun to look forward to.
Hope you’re doing well!
Not bad. I struggle with this blog.. some days I want to start up and some days I want to delete it… just been reading a lot and commenting. I think I’m more annoying than usual.. nobody says anything but they disappear quickly and for various lengths of time lol..
I understand. I think many of us have struggled with that, especially in the craziness that is 2020! Hugs!
It’s been going on before 2020..
Thanks for the hug!
Oh. My mistake. I’m glad you liked the hug!
It’s fine 🙂
My goal was to survive. I did. That’s just about the only goal I have for September too.
Yay for surviving! That’s an accomplishment!
You had a super productive month! Go you!
You’re welcome! Keep up the great work!
I shall do my best! How are you doing?
I’m doing well… a bit anxious, but I think that’s completely situational. I’m getting my mental health in order, though, which is good! Thank you for asking! ❤
I’m glad you’re getting it in order! My anxiety has gone up and down over the last several months. I’m starting to look for a new therapist or counselor. You’re welcome!
I think that a lot of situational anxiety and depression is something we all need to expect and recognize right now. I’m not saying people shouldn’t get mental health, of course; if we need it, we should get it (and it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg or be a freakin’ ordeal to do).
But… stuff is messed up right now! I’m glad you’re looking for a professional to guide you through the mess. You deserve to feel comfortable and happy. ❤
Thank you! And I agree! This is the weirdest and craziest year. So many struggles.
Oh, we all know. Even the smallest bumps in the road seem massive this year!
Yes! And I’ve learned what executive dysfunction is.
That’s true on so many levels.
Yep. We both want to go out to eat or go see a movie, but don’t feel comfortable doing either one.
I’m right there with you. But, I also want to go and do something crazy… I think I’m getting cabin fever. LOL