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Sunday, August 7, 2016

July Look Back and August Goals.

A look back at July's goals:

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."
Cross: I did really well at the beginning of the month, then utterly terrible at the end. Oops.

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."
Tick: I completed my unit like the good little schoolgirl I am and am halfway through the next.

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."
Tick: I am a big girl blogger now.

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."
Cross: I tried. Kind of, but then I felt as though I were wasting time that I could be using to get shit done.. Too much life to deal with right now.

Goals for August:

Book my car in for a service
You know when you're trying really hard to save money, and THAT'S when everything comes up? Welcome to my life for the past few months. I discovered just today that my beloved car is due for its next service. Yay, life.

Fix my rear bumper
Further to my statement above, some wonderful fellow citizen of the world decided to leave my car with a some beautiful decorations permanently indented in to it. AKA some ass drove into my car in a parking lot and bailed. It's bugging the shit out of me - time for a new one.
P.S. I hate all humans.

Complete the Event Concepts unit
I'm part way through this particular unit, and it's a biggie. Though big, it's actually a fun one (!!!), so I definitely want to get this whole unit submitted come September.

Clean the fish tank
I'm a terrible mother and should never be in charge of life. But I am. AND my fish have all (somehow) lived for over a year now, thank you very much. But.. their tank is disgusting. More than disgusting. And I've been putting cleaning it off for months now. Terrible.


  1. I've been trying to slow down and be present as well. I tend to overthink situations and think of a million "what ifs" and it really builds up my anxiety/stress, which isn't fun at all! I recommend reading the book "You Are Here" it's helped me so much!

    Jasmine / www.jasminekeclipse.com

  2. Love this honest review of life goals. I totally understand the big girl blog pants - that can be an intimidating step! Good for you for checking that off your list, and good luck!

  3. I like how simple your goals are Christie. Sometimes its better to just focus on these small day by day steps and things we need to do so we don't blow up." It's like my body is on auto-pilot, going through the motions while my mind is racing." This is me on a daily basis! *thegoodthingscomin.wordpress.com

  4. I need to watch my spendings and look into affiliate links, too. It's always on my mind to slow down and be more present, too!

  5. whatthegirlssay blogAugust 9, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    These are great goals. What a fun post!

  6. When I had a fish I was the worst too! Its oK they still love you!

  7. All the best for your August goals. I really like the fact you are trying slow down and be present. I have been trying to do so for a while.


  8. Good luck on your goals! I, too, want to look into affiliate links and put on my big girl pants. Best of luck on your endeavors and don't forget to love on your car and fish babies!

  9. Aha as long as I keep the food coming. :P x

  10. Life can be so hectic, it's super important to try to be present.
    I highly recommend Rakuten - it's a great affiliate program. If you're keen, I'll email you a link to join (I get paid a commission if you do ahaha). :) x

  11. Thanks, girl! It's definitely important to slow down as much as possible - all the best! :) x

  12. Thanks, Courtney! I highly recommend Rakuten - it's a great affiliate program. If you're keen, I'll email you a link to join (I get paid a commission if you do ahaha).
    I'll definitely keep my fish and cars in mind this month! :) x

  13. Reading your goals has inspired me to do something similar. I have A LOT of things I could be doing to get things done, and perhaps if I look at them simply, I won't feel so overwhelmed. Hopefully things tone down for you! :3

  14. Oh yes, spending unnecessary is so important, but I'm not good at it. The best is not to go shopping at all! :)

  15. I enjoy how you include the day to day chores. Cleaning the fish tank, oil change, getting bumper fixed. Normal daily life.

  16. I love these posts! They really inspire the rest of us; congrats on all your successes!

  17. I need to work also on not spending money on things that don't matter.

    Sarah || http://www.stylishsassyandclassy.com/

  18. Being present is definitely something that is so important. I'd love more info on that affiliate program, please. You can e-mail me at Lesliew21282@gmail.com

  19. I always use Amazon for affiliates links. They have everything.

  20. Aw I'm glad I've inspired you - laying everything out simply really helps me to get shit done. Best of luck in all you want to achieve! :) x

  21. Aha I try to stay away from the shops, I really do. :P x

  22. Haha or maybe it's bad that I'm so lazy that I have to treat normal daily chores as goals. :P x

  23. Good old Amazon! Would be perfect if we could get an affiliate program for Amazon Australia - sigh. x

  24. Sounds like you did pretty good last month.. good luck with this month! :)

  25. I love posts like this! It's nice to see others accomplish goals, even if it's simply everyday ones. I try not to spend money on unnecessary things too, but I always fail. And I need to get my big girl blogger game on me, and look into affiliate programs!

  26. These "goals" posts definitely help me get shit done. :)
    Aha I feel you, sista. Shopping is life.
    I can send you the link to the affiliate program I ended up choosing if you'd like - Highly recommend. :) x

  27. I would love that! Thank you!

  28. I've been trying so hard to not spend any unnecessary money. I was really good at it all during July. I'll slipped a little in August, but for the most part I've stayed on track. It's just such a difficult thing to stick with. Good luck on your August goals!

  29. It definitely tests your self control, good on you for sticking to it! x


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