July Goals and June Recap

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How did you do with your June goals?  Have you conquered and are you now standing at the top of your mountain, or are you like me, still struggling to get there?  Well, I guess I’ve given you and idea of how well I’ve done with all my June goals.  I’ve kept on getting up quite early, so my exercising goal is still going strong.  However, I’ve not achieved Tae Bo status yet.  Hopefully this month.  One of my exercise goals was to walk eighteen miles per week, and that went well.  My average mileage was 21 miles per week – so good for me!  My fiction writing has not gone very well, with other things taking precedence.  I did go to a movie and had some fun as well in June, so that was wonderful!

Here are my July Goals:

  1. Work on coaching certificate.
  2. Write more fiction.
  3. Keep exercising and add some Tae Bo to the mix.
  4. Organization.
  5. Cleaning.
  6. Again, and one of the most important – have some fun!

Let me know how you’re doing on your own goals.

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Positivity and Photos

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I’ve been feeling in need of a little positivity lately and thought that I’d share a few quotes along with some photos of nature that I’ve taken over the past few weeks.  Enjoy!

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Words to Live By

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As we start into one of the busiest weekends of the year, I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes with you.  I hope you like them, and have a wonderful weekend.

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Announcement – I’m Making a Change

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I have been writing this blog since June, 2014, and for all that time, I’ve been putting three posts per week out into the world.  It’s been fun, and I’ve learned a lot, since many of my posts have taken some research.  However, lately my level of commitment has been leveling off, and I don’t feel as compelled to post as before.  Four years is a long time, and I need to write fewer posts in order to spend more time with my fiction writing and study commitments.

So, I will be posting only on Monday and Friday from now on.  In the future I may add a few Wednesday posts, maybe, but right now I need to focus on some other parts of my writing life.  So, rest assured, I’ll still be posting, just not three times a week.  Hope to share some of my creative pursuits with you in the future!

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Wasting Time

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Wasting time – we all do it.  Falling down the black hole of social media, minutes pass by turning into half-hours, and then before you know it an hour has gone by, and you haven’t gotten anything accomplished.  Anything to distract ourselves from what’s going on in our lives (or, not going on).

I’ve had to limit myself to only ten minutes at a time on Instagram.  Yep, I’m the person who gets on there, and two hours later looks up and say (with surprise) “look at what time it is – I haven’t done anything!).  From what I’ve read, I know that more than a few of you can relate.  After all, procrastination comes in all kinds of guises.

Unfortunately, the only trick to combating any kind of “time waste” is to not do it.  Limiting time on such a pastime is good, but having a few days a week off from those time wasters is better.  When I write, I listen to instrumental music to keep myself from wondering about other things.  My brain is an unruly child and it wanders all over the place if I don’t give it something else to do.  Apparently writing and being creative isn’t enough for my mind – it’s usually thinking about all kinds of other things, all the time.  What is your favorite time waster, and how do you combat it?

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Having Motivation and Positive Thoughts

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Life can seem like a series of negative stuff thrown at you from out of the blue.  Or, it can seem like opportunities to start over, and learn new things.  How you look at it makes all the difference in the world.  Of course, while you are caught up in a life-changing event, it can be difficult to see it in a positive way.  But that is precisely when you do need all the positivity and motivation you can get.  Here are some quotes to help you out.  And, even if your life is going along swimmingly, positivity and motivation can always be welcomed!

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Some More Motivations for a Monday Morning

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I thought that I’d share some motivational quotes for a Monday morning – because we all know we can never have enough encouragement!

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