His & Hers: Goals for August 2016

Posted on August 1, 2016 by Lindsay

Jason and I are back to look at the progress of our July goals and set new objectives for August 2016. Time flew by this month so I hope we can keep our heads on next month.

We didn’t do too bad with our projected goals in July. At the very least we came close to finishing everything on the list. Now it’s time to reevaluate our priorities and plan ahead for next month. Let’s talk about goals:

LINDSAY’S GOALS

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LAST MONTH:


VISIT A BALTIMORE BUCKET LIST PLACE:

Alright so I didn’t really do this one. I did visit a couple of places that I probably could have profiled but I didn’t make much of an effort to photograph them. I will do this. I promise.

BACKUP & ORGANIZE PHOTOS:

I basically did this right away. The same week I wrote this goal I sat my ass down and did all of the backup over a course of a weekend. Hell yeah.

SHOOT ON A FILM CAMERA:

I finished a camera roll! It was actually from a thrift store camera I picked up so I have no idea how the photos will turn out. Random side note – I like to find thrift store cameras that still have film left in them and get the rolls developed. Fingers crossed on this one.


AUGUST 2016:


SCHEDULE SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES

I used to schedule a lot of non time-sensitive social media updates for my other blog but I fell off the wagon for a while and haven’t gotten back on. I like batch posting things when I can so I hope to find some time over the next month to get a few posts ready.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MY CAMERA

I found a great set of tutorials for my DSLR and what I’d like to do is try a new one out every few days in conjunction with my weekly photo recaps. So far, I’ve just bookmarked the article and let it collect internet dust. Hopefully I make a solid effort to schedule out some time with it in August.

VISIT A BALTIMORE BUCKET LIST PLACE

I’m just going to keep it on here until I get my ass out there and do it!

JASON’S GOALS

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LAST MONTH:


DUST OFF MY MOUNTAIN BIKE

I had a lot of fun getting back into the swing of things with my mountain bike. Last month I explored new trails and even traversed a few with Ellie. Getting back on my bike has made me more excited than ever to keep pushing myself.

MEAL PLAN EVERY WEEK

I fell flat a little on this one. With Lindsay’s help, I was able to prep two weeks out of the month but I still need to work on some improvements to get my regime down.

BECOME MORE ACTIVE IN THE BLOGGING COMMUNITY

I’ve been writing more and having a lot of fun responding to feedback on my posts. I also made it a point to read other blogs and comment back. It’s rewarding feeling like I’m starting to get into the groove blogging.


AUGUST 2016:


BUILD A NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE

Like I said, I’ve dived back into this hobby full speed. I’m becoming a lot more comfortable with my skills and I’m looking to take my hardware to the next level. I hope to revel the new bike and build process in an upcoming post.

START RESEARCH FOR 2017 TRAVEL PLANS

Lindsay might say I’m crazy for this one considering we don’t have all of 2016 locked down yet but we have big ideas for 2017 and I think the sooner we start researching the better. It’s never too early to start working towards a goal.

HAVE FUN!

It’s the last month of Summer and although I hope we still get out and camp in September, I want to make the most of these few remaining long summer days. I want to stay active and explore the outdoors as much as I can this August.


JOINT GOALS: JULY 2016

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LAST MONTH:


FINISH EDITING OLD PHOTOS & PLAN NEW POSTS

So no not really. I did edit a lot but there are still a few folders left. I want to get these out of the way so that we can both finish up posts we’ve written. Jason also finds it easier to start writing when he knows what photos he’s using for the post.

GO CAMPING OR HIKING

Aw yeah we had a great time with this one. Between Jason’s mountain bike and random dog activities, we hiked often 2-3 times a week. Unfortunately, we had to post-pone two camping trips (one thanks to poor planning and the other because of weather) but we hope to continue our streak outdoors in August.

FINISH BOOKING TRIPS FOR THE YEAR

We did this! Sort of. We finished booking all of the trips planned at the beginning of the month but somewhere mid-July we added another big trip to the schedule. We have to finish booking lodging for that trip to be fully caught up.


AUGUST 2016:


WRITE A TIPS + TUTORIAL POST

We both have a giant list of ideas here. I know Jason has some more personal posts he would like to write and I’ve been trying to draft up a few posts that are a part of a large series. We should be able to find more time for these posts once we finish our overdue recaps but I hope we can at least put out one write-up a piece by the end of August.

FINISH BOOKING TRIPS FOR THE YEAR

I have to add this back now since we added another destination. Once we book lodging I have to start putting together trip itineraries!

FINISH EDITING OLD PHOTOS & PLAN NEW POSTS

This will remain on the goals post until it is complete! Once we finish with this a giant weight will be taken off our to-do list.


Do you write monthly goals?

What do you hope to accomplish next month?


2 Comments

  • Lenae Brooks August 3, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Let me just say that I love how you guys write togehter #relationshipgoals lol. Your goals are really nice! I am trying to complete my bucket list, so Lindsay I understand. Jason, I love that you are building a mountain bike. I want to get a bike, and ride on a trail one of these days. I truly like this blog, keep it up guys!

    Reply
    • Lindsay August 4, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Thank you so much! I think I really truly need to write a bucket list out instead of just verbally acknowledging that I want to do something. Also, I’m a little obsessed with lists so…

      I’m off to go check your blog out!

      Reply

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