July 2017 goals marks the 7th installment of the monthly goal series I started end of 2013. Every month I put together goals I wish to accomplish in the new month and effortlessly try to complete them. Whilst I don’t guarantee 100% completion I always aim for it and sometimes I reach it sometimes I don’t. For me it’s about trying and if I don’t succeed I move it to the next month until I do. Every month I share with you my goals from the previous month and show how I fared. I do not always accomplish all goals but I make an effort to ensure I try again next time.

Let’s review last month’s goals and how I fared…

June 2017 Goals

For the month of June 2017 I shared the following goals, let’s review:

  • Reading – prepare for the post grad exam in 2 weeks. I will be taking reading material with me on vacation to ensure I study and prepare well for my exam. {Successful – passed the exam too}
  • Quality time – you wouldn’t believe how jam-packed my June calendar is. I am not complaining because it’s all fun for me but I still feel I need some me time in there. {Successful – intentionally took time for me}
  • Be more social – it’s funny that this is still on my list. I try to bring this back every couple of months when I notice I am not being social ‘enough’. Does spending time with your sister count as being social, because if it does then I am ok. {Successful – spent more time with my sister and made new friends}
  • Review my finances – because of the crazy traveling I am embarking on this month, I need to review my finances. It’s funny how easily we spend overspend when we are not looking and being intentional. I like budgeting and knowing where my money is going but sometimes I lag. Not on budgeting but on the later and I need to look into it. {Failed – didn’t review anything in June just spent too much}.


July – Sep ~ 2nd Half

As regular readers know I put together what I call yearly goals {NOT RESOLUTIONS} broken and review quarterly. The review period is like a checker for myself on how I am progressing with what I wish to accomplish in 2017. You will notice that the yearly goals are focused around three {3} areas in my life. Travel, Saving and Saving.

  • Travel – finish 30 Before Thirty travel bucketlist
  • Saving (Mortgage) – save up to 20% of deposit target
  • Saving (Emergency Fund) – added another £500
  • Start second year of post grad

July 2017 Goals

July is a special month for me, it’s NOT only my birthday but FOURTH {4th} blogaversary too – a day apart. Whilst I do not wish to set unrealistic goals for my self, I still want to put something together.

  • Celebrate and Enjoy – I turn 30 on July 7th and I am treating myself to an awesome trip. Check my Instagram for a sneak peek of where I am off to, I am so excited as I will be turning 30 in the air.
  • Plan and Prepare – I have a busy three weeks ahead after my birthday due to work. I am still looking for more Blogger guest posts to help this blog tick over whilst I focus 100% on my day job.
  • Review my finances – I am a stronger believe in carry unaccomplished goals forward and trying again. This goal is one I know will be challenging for the next couple of months. As I am no longer getting funding for my postgraduate from work I need new avenues and need to review my finances.
  • Funding source for Postgraduate – as mentioned my work is not longer sponsoring me with my studies so need new avenue. I know it wont be easy probably will be one of the most testing times but need to stay positive.
  • Take time for me – Sometimes I feel silly for adding this in as a goal but I know the importance of self-care. I suffer from insomnia and on a good day I wake up at 4 am or even 3 because my body functions on little sleep. So for me 75% of the time, me time is spent sleeping at home during the day as I can’t manage it at night.

As mentioned already, I am not one for unrealistic goals so that’s it for now. July is and will be an extremely busy month for me but I am still excited. After all, it is both my big milestone birthday and four blogaversary month.

Read the full original post here authored by Miranda Malanga. You can visit her blog here.

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