You know, I think I've always been a fan of August. I was that kid who loved going back to school, particularly the school supplies shopping part that falls about at this time of year. Bouquets of sharpened pencils, crisp clean notebooks, a good set of black pens... I'm in heaven. This August will send me back into school mode and I couldn't be more excited! Orientation is next week and classes start the following Monday. Woohoo! Grad school, here I come!
August also marks the completion of my first set of PowerSheets! That is definitely a reason to celebrate! I have shared about these goal setting sheets before on my blog and Instagram, and I'm sure I will be using them for years to come. Lara Casey, the editor of Southern Weddings magazine and founder of Making Things Happen, has come up with an incredible goal-setting method infused with hope and inspiration in her PowerSheets. They are a game changer and definitely worth the investment.
I bought my first set last summer and only managed one month's worth of worksheet, so the five months left over will finish out 2014! Last night I re-read my big goals, fears sheet, core chart, and dreams pages for a little August inspiration. But before I jump into this month's goals, let's check back in with July's progress.
Organize my storage room. Oops. Time escaped me on this one.
Not too shabby if I do say so myself! July appears to be another funny month, but let's see if we can't knock out a few things along the way, hm?
August Goals:Move to Oklahoma State University. The countdown is on! But the prayers have also increased because move-in is scheduled for the Saturday before classes and my apartment building is behind. It's brand new and I am eager to get into my space, I'm just afraid I'll be homeless for the first week of classes. Yikes!
Party it up at Joy's bachelorette weekend! Talk about a small world. Joy went to Baylor, but she and I didn't meet until I moved to Seattle, and now she's getting married in Texas. I cannot wait to celebrate with her and my sweet Seattle friends! And when I say "party it up" I mean spend a weekend on the lake with my gal pals. ;)
Organize my storage room. This is a work in progress. I started going through boxes last night, trying to get a feel for just how much I will be squeezing into my one bedroom apartment. I'm a bit of a
Explore campus/Stillwater. Last week I drove around campus in the pouring rain, but it still looked beautiful! I am eager to find my way around the school and see what all the tiny town has to offer.
Continue the 90 day Bible plan. I get the feeling this will take more than 90 days. Even so, it has already been so refreshing! Re-reading Genesis and Exodus last week brought fresh perspective on the stories I have been hearing since childhood, and I look forward to sharing more with you about this in the weeks to come!
Buy a couch and bed. We sold the ones I had from college so I'm on the hunt for a new set. Wish me luck! I may have found the perfect set of living room furniture and today will be the deciding factor!
Post 3x's per week. I would love to get back to a Monday through Friday schedule, but I need to minimize my stress level this month. The Be You Bravely series will continue on Wednesdays, and check back throughout the week for at least two more updates :)
What are your goals for this month? Anyone else gearing up for school? Also, does anyone have any packing/moving/grad school tips? I'm all ears!