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July to September 2015 Goals

This summer was such a busy summer with a lot of technical problems, such as my laptop. So, I never got to do a recap of my July goals nor introduce my August goals.

July’s goal was to Explore My City.
Sub Goals:
– Go to the library at least twice.
We went once, but got a lot of books that Rhys really enjoyed. Even Justin got a book!
– Have a picnic twice, in different locations.
We never had any picnics.
– Visit one new place (aquarium, park, museum, local restaurant, historic site, splash pad) per week.
We did go to a few local restaurants and the splash pad, but didn’t do a lot–mainly becuase we just didn’t have the funds.
– Visit the Community building and try to get involved
This was a definite bust!
– Go to Bear Lake for the Morrell Family Reunion!!
Going to Bear Lake was the best thing this summer! It was so fun and I want to go back!
Although I didn’t really hit the goal in the ways I intended, I still feel that I achieved it. Rhys and I went running quite a bit and biking, and always took different routes. We also spent a lot of time in the park in our backyard. I also took a few de-stressing drives around the city in places I had never been before. 
August’s goal was to Strengthen My Family:
Sub Goals:
– Plan a small anniversary
Check! We had my parents watch Rhys for two days while we went out to Texas Roadhouse and watched Jurassic World and slept in.
– A date a week (doesn’t have to be spending money)
This didn’t really happen. But, we did spend time together watching shows or playing games.
– Visit the temple once with Justin
Sadly, this didn’t happen. But we need to!
– Have sibling dates
I had lunch with my brother, but didn’t do anything with my sisters.
– Have deep and honest conversations with my other relatives
This didn’t really happen.
– Do learning games/adventures/activities with Rhys every day
Rhys and I have spent a lot of intentional time together. We read a lot of books, played a lot of one-on-one games. We had dance parties, explored the creek in our park, and learned a few body parts.
I kind of did really crappy with my August goals and to be honest, wasn’t the best wife. I was pretty lazy as wife and not equally yoked to my husband. I have to really be intentional and work on that.

September–Work from Home
Since I won’t be teaching after the first week of June, I still want to help earn some sort of an income–some play/date money for the family. I want to get into tutoring or small online transcription/free-lance jobs. I also want to start selling something–maybe Scentsy. I think since I will have time, also learn more about and sign up for blogging campaigns and affiliate programs.
Sub Goals:
– Find a sell-from-home job and learn all there is about it
– Find work-at-home freelancing or transcription jobs
– Join blogging campaign sites and participate in campaigns
– Join affiliate sites and learn all there is to it
– Learn more about couponing and money-saving skills

This is actually a pretty important goal as I don’t have anymore teacher income. Justin and I are a little nervous about being able to afford the rent of our townhome on just his income. So, wish us luck!
What are your goals for this month?

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Favorite Things of August!

Today I’m linking up with Ashley at Dancing With Ashley for her Favorite Things series.
This was a very fun month!
First of all, I had my first anniversary! We went camping at Yuba!

Participating in two different, awesome letter exchanges!

Reading a lot of books!

Not working and sleeping in!

Playing a lot of video games!

Going to my first concert ever!

Starting my new job as an English teacher at a charter school, and decorating my adorable classroom.

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.