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Setting Monthly Goals for August 2021

Setting monthly goals helps me prioritize what matters most in my life, and helps me separate the must-dos from the want-to-dos. Here are my monthly goals for August 2021.

setting goals for August 2021

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Highlights from July and Goals for August

July flew by in our home. I turned 41, and I took the kids on a road trip. We visited my very spry 93-year-old grandmother and then drove up to my family reunion in the Sawtooth mountains. The three hour gravel road was painful, but the view once there was incredible. We loved all the family time!

Our front left tire has a slow leak that the shop can’t find, but I had to pull out our power tire inflator several times. I’m glad technology like that exists. If anyone knows how to find a leak mechanics can’t find, please let me know… Our van is more than ten years old and needs to be replaced some time, but I’d like for it to live a while longer.

highlights from July and August goals

On the way, we stopped at my brother’s house. He was fostering some puppies, and the kids were thrilled!

We came home and Mike took the kids to Disneyland. And, suddenly, the entire month was gone. I’m still not sure where it went. My 2021 July goals were at least super simple, and I’m happy to say I mostly accomplished them. You may have noticed this site was pretty quiet. Hopefully that will change in August!

Monthly Goals for August 2021

School starts EARLY in August for my children. This fall they are all going to public school. Hopefully that works well. But I am not teaching this fall, so could always switch them back to homeschool if needed.

I hope to get a few more things done with the kids all in school. Here are the goals I have for August:

  • Swim every weekday. Focus: mindfulness
  • Get out on a date with Mike once a week. Between a pandemic and his cancer diagnosis (he’s fine post radiation, thankfully!), this past year was crazy. We’ve been better about working in dates for a few months now, but I think it would be fun to get a little more organized with them. If you have fun date night ideas, I’m all ears! Focus: gratitude
  • Celebrate Lily, Anna, and Mike’s birthdays. August is a busy birthday month for my family. Focus: gratitude
  • Get the kids all settled in at school. Focus: education
  • Start writing my second book. Here’s the first one, if you missed it. Focus: education
  • Sew. I’m finally putting together a very complicated Annie Unrein messenger bag kit that I bought ages ago. Well, so far I cut most of the pieces out. Hopefully it will get stitched together in August! Focus: education

That should be more than enough to keep me busy.

What are your goals for August 2021?

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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

4 thoughts on “Setting Monthly Goals for August 2021”

  1. Happy birthday!

    I’m glad to hear Mike is doing well, and it gets harder as kids get older to go out for weekly dates, there’s this sweet spot when they’re tweens for scheduling dates and then it gets busier again.
    At least that’s my theory.
    I’m going to go check out the messenger bag pattern/kit, I always like a good messenger bag.

    1. I think we’re as close to the sweet spot as we’ll get, so trying to maximize it now! Eventually I will have four teenagers (for six months!) and then just as suddenly we will become empty nesters, which is so strange to imagine right now.

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