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Sunday, July 10, 2016

June Look Back and July Goals.


A look back at June's goals:

"Spring" clean my whole wardrobe
"Winter clean just doesn't have the same ring to it. My closet is literally overflowing. Literally. As in, my doors and drawers have recently reached a capacity in which they no longer close (100% due to the aforementioned failure to curb my spending). Let's just say that I'm a hoarder when it comes to clothing, but I'm determined to get those doors closed this month. The good Sammies are going to love me."
Cross: I thought about cleaning my wardrobe almost every single day, but did I ever actually do it? No. No I did not.

"Spring" clean my make-up stash
"While I'm at it.. I'm usually annoyingly meticulous in the neatness of my make-up display, but due to my morning instagram habit causing me to run late every damn day (I will never regret my morning instagram fix), my once beautiful shelving has become a horrible mess that I am ashamed of. Time to trim the fat (possibly the worse saying ever) and re-organise my stash."
Tick: I had me a productive day off last week and got around to spending 5 hours cleaning up my make-up. Bonus points for still getting it done after having just had a root canal procedure.

Build vs. buy - Make a final decision
"Yup! Jesse and I are planning to take the next step and move out together. How exciting! If all goes to plan, we should be out and fending for ourselves either late this year or early 2017. I'm aware that this probably isn't the best "announcement". I really do love reading such posts, but this process really is stressful enough. Let's simplify things as much as we can, yeah? We've been weighing up the pros and cons of building vs. buying and by the end of this month, I'd really like to come to a decision about which one is the best route for us to take (We're leaning slightly more towards building at this stage. Advice is much appreciated. Plz halp)."
Tick: GUYS! WE'RE BUILDING A HOUSE AND I'M SO EXCITED. I'm also so over the approval process.. So over.

Complete every single workout
"I've gotten in to the habit of rushing my gym sessions and skipping parts of my routine over the past few months. I'm lazy, I'm tired, I'm hungry, I want to get home so I can have more Jesse time, excuse E, excuse F.. This month (and all other months), I'm not going to leave the gym until I have 100% finished my workout. No skipping bits or cutting pieces short."
Tick: I half-assed 0% of my workouts this month, and it's a pretty good feeling, let me tell you.

Goals for July:

Spend exactly zero unnecessary dollars
The reality of attempting to building a house has hit me. Thanks to a particularly
expensive (and painful) trip to the dentist, if I'm to have enough money to live comfortably, I really cannot afford to spend a single dollar on food, clothes, make-up.. anything that isn't considered necessary for a while. This is going to be fun.

Refocus on my studies
Once again, Christie's studies have fallen behind. Trying to study on top of juggling working full-time, builders, land, and finance applications/admin/please leave me alone for 10 minutes, attempting to have something of a social life and exercising regularly has proven almost impossible lately. This month my priorities are going to be shuffled so I can put a lot of energy in to catching up by at least 1 unit before the workshop I'll be attending at the end of July.

Look in to affiliate links
I'd like to put my blog's big girl pants on and get in to finding some make-up and beauty related affiliate partnerships. If anyone knows any good (and easy, because derrp) Australia-friendly affiliate sites, or had any tips, hit me up and I'll love you for ever.

Attempt to slow down and be present
By reading even one paragraph of this post, you'd see that my life is basically one big clusterfuck of stress right now. Life's travelling by pretty fast; I'm thinking of a flooptillion things at once and suddenly, It's the end of the day and I don't remember doing a single thing. It's like my body is on auto-pilot, going through the motions while my mind is racing. I guess I need to try and focus on one thing at a time, or more importantly, take some time to relax. Put away the stress for an hour and have a coffee with a friend, or take a bath. Anything to keep from tipping over the edge.

36 comments:

  1. I completely understand your last two July goals. Being abroad for this duration has allowed me to reflect on things that I need to work on as the new school year begins. I also want to look into affiliate links upon my return to the States. Good luck and I hope you exceed your goals!

    Courtney | thirty30courtney.com

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  2. I love reading goals! You have been doing so well. If you need any help with not spending money head over for tips ;-)

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  3. This is such a good idea! I really need to work on setting more goals. Also, do they not have Amazon in Australia? I use them for affiliate everything!

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  4. Ashley StephensonJuly 12, 2016 at 4:55 AM

    Congrats on building a house! What an exciting process!!

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  5. I really love hearing people's goals. It is so motivating for some reason! It's good for the person putting it out there too for accountability! Good luck accomplishing it all! ;)

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  6. It's always inspirational to see how well you are doing. Also how you think everything through. It's the key to success.

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  7. I'm glad you crossed off some of your goals girl! Furless Cosmetics has an affiliate program and theyre a cruelty free Australian brand!

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  8. LOL. "Once again, Christie's studies have fallen behind." STORY OF MY LIFE!!! lol

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  9. These are great goals!! I only take classes now, because I just can't force myself to work out. If I'm in a spin or barre class, I have to give it 100%, which really helps.

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  10. Building your own house, that's amazing! These are all super good goals; I use shopstyle for my affiliate links and I'm also looking into a few others like Skimlinks and Rakuten. Have a great July! ;)

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  11. Good choices of goals. Congrats on building a house! xx

    www.annanuttall.com

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  12. YAY Girl! You did great on June's goals! How exciting that you're building! So are we! As stressful as it is, i'm excited!

    You can totally rock July's Goals, too! Most of yours are mine, too. I'm all about slowing down and being more present. I'm also looking into affiliate links and sponsored posts!

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  13. Oooh! I'll be sure to check them out - thanks, girl! x

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  14. Thanks, Alice. :)

    I've heard a lot of good things about Rakuten, let me know what you think if you do try it! :) x

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  15. Aw I'm glad you've found some clarity. :) Good luck with everything upon your return home! x

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  16. I could use me some tips aha thanks. :) x

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  17. Thanks, Ashley! It definitely is exciting. Stressful, but exciting. :3 x

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  18. Definitely motivates me to get shit done! Thank you. :) x

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  19. I struggle to get myself to work out if I'm alone. Taking a class would definitely help. :) x

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  20. Thanks, girl! I'm so excited for you too! Us builders gotta stick together during such stressful times. :P
    A woman after my own heart - good luck with your goals! Let me know how you go. :) x

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  21. Definitely! Seeing that I actually did well with my goals the previous month really motivates me to do the same the next time x

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  22. We do! :) It's not s big here as it is in America, but I should definitely look in to their affiliate program. :) x

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  23. Congrats on deciding to build a house! Lots of well wishes for you in July hopefully you can save money this month and make money with affiliates to help with the house.

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  24. I need to do a massive summer clean of my makeup and closet... I think you just gave me the kick in the butt to get it done

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  25. Congratulations on beginning to build your house! I cannot wait until my husband and I are ready to take that leap :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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  26. Great goals to focus on for the month! Being present is a big one that I always try to focus on as well, it can help so much with keeping a positive perspective on things.

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  27. Congratulations on your decision to build a house! One day I will build a house. When I decided to buy the house I live in now it was all about timing. I didn't want to pay rent while waiting for the house to be complete. The next house I won't have to worry about that. :)

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  28. Thanks so much, Dia. <3
    That's the goal: affiliate money for the house (as much as I'd like some new shoes aha). x

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  29. It's so worth it! I always feel great after a clean out. :) x

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  30. Thanks, Jordyn!
    Such a busy thing to do, but worth it. Best of luck for when you two do make it happen! :) x

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  31. Definitely! Something I really need to remember. :) x

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  32. Thanks, Kari. :)
    I hear you there! All about the timing. We're just lucky that our parents let us live with them whilst it's getting built. You're all set for your next house now. :) x

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  33. StayWithMeonThisJuly 19, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    I love that you're well rounded and have a goal for every area of life. I do that too! It helps me not loose site of who I am as a person.

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  34. I couldn't agree more! Hope you're doing well with your set of goals. :) x

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