In an effort to be more like Viva Tramp, I’ve started making and publishing monthly goals. A cheery greetings to September! Last month I made several goals for myself, and I like to think I did quite well at achieving them!
+ GET MARRIED // Done and done
+ MOVE IN TO OUR NEW APARTMENT // Totally done!
+ WATCH 7 MOVIES // I’ve watched five films in August! They were all great, and I am excited for more movie marathons.
+ LAND DREAM JOB // While I haven’t had the opportunity to move in to a full time position anywhere, I have been working a wicked part time job at a show barn. The commute is beautiful, the horses and ponies are adorable, and it’s the most efficient barn I’ve ever been in! In the meantime, I’ve updated my resume and really love it now, so the hunt continues!
+ MAKE 8TRACKS PLAYLIST // It still hasn’t happened! But I made 5 playlists of about seven hours of music for my own wedding, so I’m calling that a win.
+ READ 8 BOOKS // I’ll be honest: with the wedding and the movie challenge and the moving to a new place, I haven’t had much time for reading. I did sync some shorter children’s books onto my Kobo, and have read a total of SEVEN of them!
+ LEARN A NEW WORD EVERY DAY // You can study some of the words I learned this month in my previous post. (Had you heard of any of them?)
With August officially over, the nights are creeping into twilight quicker, and soon enough all the leaves will be changing colour. (We already have a few that have decided to turn orange and fall right off their branches! The nerve.) Here is what I hope to achieve in September 2014!
+ LAND MY DREAM JOB // books books books books books! That’s all I’m saying.
+ WATCH 8 MOVIES // I did so well with my movie challenge in August! With Netflix on my side I was able to make a list of movies, tv shows, and even some documentaries I wanted to watch. I decided in August that rewatches would count, and so far Disney’s Tangled is the only one to have made the list. I think I’ll be able to accomplish this goal without any complications.
+ READ 8 BOOKS // Reading all those children’s books at the end of August helped prevent me from getting into outrageous monthly book counts. If I want to make 50 books in 2014 I’ll need to read 8 books every month for the rest of the year. How is it possible we’re already in September, guys?
+ MAKE 4 CHARACTER EDITS // I am completely self-taught with Adobe Photoshop and the Creative Suite in general. I learned by downloading photos of celebrities and actors I admired, and altering their images. Although the days of Livejournal are long gone, this is still a trend on tumblr.
+ TAKE 4 NEW PHOTOS FOR OCTOBER SHOW // I am participating in an art tour this October. I will be displaying some of my photography alongside my friend, a potter, in her studio. With my farming adventures and my wedding, I have hardly had time to prepare for it! Time to get cracking.
+ COOK AND BAKE EACH WEEK // Considering I’m married to a chef, this seems like an outrageous statement. But I haven’t made myself a proper meal in … months, if not years. And now that we are moving into our own space with our own galley kitchen and a full size fridge (!!!) and stove, I am quickly running out of excuses!
+ YOUTUBE POETRY // I’ve been away from YouTube in a big way, what with the farming (working 60 hours a week with no real internet connection for three months) and getting married (!!!!!) In August 2013, I wrote 15 poems and recorded footage, and uploaded them to my YouTube channel. This September I plan to recreate the project. Finally! I also plan on returning to regularly scheduled programming on my channel. Vlogs, #feministfridays, book reviews, and more!
+ REVISIT GERMAN // Many years ago I took an introductory German language course. I want to revisit my old text book and rehash what I’ve already, technically, learned, so I can keep moving forward with my German language education!
What did you accomplish in August? What do you hope to achieve in September? Leave a comment below!