Reflecting on July: She is Fierce
It’s not here yet, but a new design is also in the works for She is Fierce, care of Whitney. Between that and the great sponsorships and blog reviews I have planned for the coming weeks, August should mean some fun changes ’round here.
Reflecting on July: Life
Favorites from July
I mentioned above that I have done yoga every day this past month, but for the most part it wasn’t very organized. The days where I actually watched a video and followed a flow were few and far between, and this month I’d like to make that more of a regularity rather than simply jumping on the mat and doing whatever I feel like (ie. downward dog, cobra, crow, pigeon, and a few miscellaneous stretches for the most part). On the rare occasion that I did follow a “flow”, I really enjoyed Adriene’s videos, so I’m planning on follow her channel for something I can actually do.
I finally managed to cut soda out of my diet in the last couple weeks. But I still don’t think I’m drinking enough water. This month, I’d like to make it a goal to drink at least 5 bottles of water a day.
A few weeks ago, Marielle e-mailed me with an idea for a new link-up – one with the focus on feminism, which is a topic the both of us had noticed a lack of in the blogging community. Thus was born The F-Word, a monthly link-up for bloggers to talk feminism. Our first one is this Thursday, with the optional topic of when did you first realize you were a feminist.
Schedule a full week of posts
I’ve been slowly working on getting posts scheduled ahead of time (although clearly today was not one of those days), and my next goal with this is to get a full week planned! I’ll be on vacation with my family next week, so that’s the perfect time to plan for, I think. What are your suggestions on planning several posts ahead of time?
Work on the A Beautiful Mess design course
Okay, last month I had a goal to complete this course in July, but clearly that didn’t happen. This month, I’m trying to be more realistic in respect to all the things I have going on. I know I won’t complete this course any time soon, but I would like to do some serious work on it! This might mean a purchase in the near future of Photoshop Elements.
I’ve been telling friends and family for a while now that I want to start an Etsy shop with some of my photography and crochet, but it hasn’t actually happened yet. I don’t know if the shop will go live this month, but I’d like to get ready for it to happen – figure out where I’ll print photos and what sizes, get some inventory ready, and build the shop.
I love sites like Unsplash that offer free stock photos for you to do whatever with, but I also think there’s a lot to be said for using your own photography. In the last couple weeks, I’ve worked hard to make sure I use my own pictures in my posts, and I’d like to continue that in August. Over the next few weeks, I want to work towards building a cache of my own “stock” photos that I can use when I need one for a post.
So what about you? What are your goals for August?