Monday, August 8, 2016

August Intentions Collab

FALL is among us! Although my fiance would like to say otherwise. I know fall is in the air. Kirkland's has fall decorations out and Bath and Body Works is already equipt with fall smells. I'm impatiently waiting for the International Delight Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer. August is one of my favorite months because it's like the benchmark of new beginnings. A new year of school and leaves falling which means a new year of growth. There're lots of new things in store for me this upcoming fall so I'm excited. I'm ready to make some goals for this month. I'll be teaming up with these lovely ladies to bring you this month's intentions. Let's recap July, shall we? 


I got engaged!!! I was not expecting this one bit my boyfriend and I had talked about marriage but I was thinking he'd propose in 2017 or something. So this caught me by surprise. We were out with his family for the 4th of July at Marro Beach in California and he popped that big question "Will you marry you?" We've been friends for 8 years and "dated" online for a year. Do to the lack of understanding we had about relationships in 8th grade we decided to remain friends. He's been my best friend ever since. Whenever things happen both good or bad he's the first person I want to tell. He knows all of my secrets vise versa. I couldn't imagine spending my life with anyone else but him. I'm one happy camper. 

This summer was my first time being in California and it was such a fun experience. We drove all the way from Iowa to California it was an 18 hr drive but it was fun to stop at the places along the way. I took lots of pictures and had a blast. I even decided to make a California bucketlist for the next time we go. 

I didn't  get a chance to spend time with my mother. She works two jobs so the week I was home I spent most of my time binge watching on Netflix. It was nice when I did get to see her on the weekends but I wish I had more time with her before the move. 

I had to say goodbye to my favorite places in my hometown. I've moved from Illinois for the third time now. It seems like this one has been harder than the others most likely because I'm older and the definition of "home" means more to me than it did back then. I have so many memories of elementary school to middle school, favorite places around town, and of course the lovely people I leave behind as well. It hurts realizing I won't see it as much. It's like everything I took for granted became something I never want to let go. I know it'll always be a part of me and home is where I make it but it doesn't make it any easier.  

July Goal Recap: 

Finish Packing for college
All packed up and ready to go to college on the 14th!! 

Finish my couple bucketlist 
We accomplished some things on my bucketlist however we also did things that were never on there. I'm happy with my summer overall even if I didn't accomplish everything I wanted to. 

Start Wedding Planning
Yep, I'm going to get married in May 2018. The theme is going to be vintage/rustic/country. The colors are going to be mint, light pink, and light yellow. I've got Pinterest boards and an organizational system set up already. I'm ready to start operation marry. 

Enjoy the rest of the summer
Despite my little rant previously I know summer isn't official over until I step my foot into my first class. So I'm ready to enjoy the rest of it and whatever it has in store for me. 

August Goals:

1. Give my blog some TLC
I've been neglecting my blog this summer which I feel guilty about but as I said I've been enjoying the summer. The whole point of a lifestyle blog is to have life experiences I can share with ya'll and the only way to do that is take a step away from the computer and live a little ( or a lot). So I'll be sharing my adventures and thoughts with everyone really soon I promise. 

2. Save Money 
I'm not all that great when it comes to finances and budgets. I understand the concept of money and saving but I also strongly believe in therapeutic shopping. It's cheaper than a psychologist plus the things I buy last longer. All joking aside living on my own now means I need to get my shit together, which means I need to learn how to manage my money better. I currently have 2.75 in my savings account and I'd like that to change. Especially since I'll be planning a wedding and getting married in a few years. 

3. Finding home in my new college town
As I said above I hate the idea of leaving home has been tough. I start to reminisce and begin missing my childhood. So I want to make this new place feel like home as well especially since this is where I'm going to be attending school until I graduate. 

5. Picking my battles

After my previous relationship, I learned that you can't nit pick everything your spouse or other people say. I'm the type of person that nit picks and argue's without being aware I'm doing it till half way through the argument. I regret some of the things I tend to point to out because I realize that they're not all that important and in the long run it doesn't matter. So I want to have more patience this month and start picking what's worth fighting for and what's not. 

Don't forget to take a look at the other ladies I'm pairing up with this month to bring you August Intentions. 

What are your goals for this month?

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