Monday, July 3, 2017

Goals for July

July is a crazy month with multiple trips & vacations. Super excited for the personal trips, less so for the work trip to Japan. Here's what I'm hoping to accomplish in July.

1) Financial - 
  • Wrap up all last minute projects for the Seattle house sale. 
  • Finalize our budget list for our (new) house
  • Finalize family budget for post rental house sale
  • Find one alternative cost cutting option
  • Keep July grocery spending to a minimum, and use as much as possible on our family vacation/avoid waste.
  • Sell another $100 of items on either eBay or my local Facebook swap site. 
  • More decluttering & organizing in our new house (would like to get the boys closet shelving installed, so they can put away/organize all of their games & toys)
  • Stay on budget for all our July events.
2) Family - Spend more time together as a family!

  • Do a minimum of one fun activity/month with the kids. This can be family puzzle night, cooking dinner together, board games, going out somewhere, etc. 
  • Be more present with the kids & M - play games, minimize computer time, exercise together, etc.
  • Enjoy an adult only vacation with M, to celebrate his milestone birthday. 

    Fitness/health - Lose 4 pounds in June
    • 30 miles of pace training for my relay
    • Stay focused on my fitness, despite all of the many trips
    • Eat five servings of fruit & vegetables (combined) per day
    • Complete 1000 minutes of cardio
    • Complete 6 strength workouts.
    • Complete 6 stretching workouts. 

    4) Work/career - Improve my work life balance.
    • Keep better perspective at work/reduce stress 
    • Work from home 2x this month.
    • Brainstorm how I would spend my time if I wasn't working. Really think creatively about what this would mean, what the challenges would be, etc.

      5) Personal/creative - Spend more time on myself/creative pursuits.
      • Try a new recipe
      • Do something social at least once per month.
      • Volunteer a minimum of 1x/month.

      What about you? What are you hoping to accomplish in July? Any big goals for the month??


      1. Have a great July ( even the Japan work trip). I am behind in my comments on blogs so belated congratulations with the rental house sale. Things do often work out as they are supposed to!

        1. Thank you! Fingers crossed that we get all of the way to closing smoothly this time around. :-)