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July-August goals recap

Toward the middle of July I made a lists of goals for myself to finish or attempt before the end of August. My plans (as they usually do) changed a lot and I ended up moving to a new house in August so some the things on my list were pushed back, taken off completely or just didn’t get done. I like giving myself a list. Even if everything doesn’t get done it’s nice to have around to keep yourself motivated and always moving forward.

Here’s a recap of my list:

  • organize‚Ķeverything. Get rid of clutter, downsize a little. – Done! Moving gave me extra motivation to do this.
  • take a trip to IKEA. – Sadly, this did not happen. Maybe next month!
  • donate clothes. – Done! Twice I think.
  • take one (maybe two) more roadtrips. – This did not happen. I really wanted to go and I had about 15 different ideas but I just couldn’t justify spending the money once I found out I was moving and had to get ready for school as well.
  • develop film from the duaflex. – I feel like a real slacker for not doing this one. I thought about it alot. ha! This will be going on another list soon.
  • finish two sewing projects. – I ended up finishing 5 different sewing projects and this month I’ve already made two dresses. yay!
  • throw a couple of parties. – I planned a party, but ended up cancelling it because of the move. I want to have a bonfire and smore’s roasting party sometime soon though! The weather is becoming just perfect!
  • read two books – Done!
  • spend a day at lake James. – Nope.
  • see Moonrise Kingdom. – I saw it twice.
  • see to Rome with Love. – It was playing an hour away from us for about a week and then they stopped showing it. I missed out.
  • make a budget for the Fall. – Done!
  • make a schedule for the Fall. – Done!
  • try 4 new recipes. Done!
  • take Emma swimming. – This happened quite a bit after we went the first time. She kept saying “Trish, we go fimming pool today?” you can’t resist that. Especially since she pronounces the sw sound as an f.
  • go to the drive in one more time- Nope.
  • Be Optimistic! – I did really well being optimistic until I got walking pneumonia that lasted for the first two and a half weeks of school, it really put a damper on things.


Goals, Lists, and Things to Come

This week has been rainy, which I’m totally thankful for because previously it was like 105 degrees everyday and all of our beautiful Tennessee green was becoming brown. I’ve also been sick which is kind of a bummer but there’s been time to make lists, do a lot of thinking, and a bit of reading which has been nice. I’m setting some goals for the fall and trying to enjoy my last weeks of Summer as school is right around the corner and while I’m excited to be going back I’m a little nervous, silly I know, I’ve been in college for 3 years previous to this and I’ve always made decent grades and been well-liked by my professors but as I’m going rounding out my last two or three semesters I feel a greater need to excel since taking time off, it’s probably a good thing and hopefully I can keep up these high standards for myself over the next year. But, getting back to Summer, I’ve made up a small list of things I’d like to do over the next 6 weeks before my life is filled with a more strict routine and less chill time.

  • organize…everything. Get rid of clutter, downsize a little.
  • take a trip to IKEA.
  • donate clothes. I have some that I could part with and probably should part with.
  • take one (maybe two) more roadtrips. It just seems like a good thing to do.
  • develop film from the duaflex. I took photos in England with a duaflex II that belonged to my great grandmother and I can’t wait to see them!
  • finish two sewing projects. I’ve already finished one!
  • throw a couple of parties. A bonfire is certainly in order.
  • read two books
  • spend a day at lake James. It’s close to Asheville and it’s a lake that’s set up more like a beach and much cleaner than others too.
  • see Moonrise Kingdom. Done.
  • see to Rome with Love.
  • make a budget for the Fall. I started using the envelope system for money in the spring and I need to make some adjustments.
  • make a schedule for the Fall.
  • try 4 new recipes. Let me know if you have suggestions!
  • take Emma swimming. this isn’t on the list in the picture but I’ve added to that list since those photos were taken.
  • go to the drive in one more time!
  • Be Optimistic! This is a big one. I want to try my best to make the most of everything and really have a positive attitude despite some not so awesome things that have been going on.

Happy Thursday!

Lists: lots and lots of music

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One of my goals this year was to go and see a lot of bands and art exhibits. I usually see quite a few but I really wanted to make it a priority to go to as many as possible this year, so to have a frame of reference I made a list of bands that I pretty much need to see live (preferably by the time I’m 25). Now this doesn’t mean that I’m not going to see bands that aren’t on the list because I definitely am! but I enjoy making lists and it’s fun to plan mini trips to go see all of these bands.

So far this year I’ve seen 7 bands, only one from the list, but it’s been super fun so far and We’re headed to Bonnaroo in about a month and I can’t even tell you how pumped I am about that! I’ll keep you posted on how the list is coming as we venture to more shows throughout the year.

Have a great weekend!