Chit-chat Wednesday | July

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I can’t believe it’s already August, 2019 is going too fast!! I’m turning 23 in two months and it feels like yesterday I turned 22. Since it’s a new month, it’s time for another chitchat Wednesday! I love doing this chit-chat with you guys and I have new August goals as well!

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There hasn’t happened a lot this past month, it’s been a really nice summer month here in the Netherlands so I decided to enjoy the weather. It got up to 40 degrees on a few days which is insane if you know the Dutch weather. However, I enjoyed it and I was so happy to have summer temperatures and sun. If I look outside at this moment, it’s pretty gloomy with some sun and a temperature of 23. That’s more like it for the Dutch weather!

Read more: Chit-chat Wednesday | June

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Working on my blog

I also focused on my blog this past month. I finished my internship at the end of June which means I had lots of time during July. I’ve been doing lots of behind the scenes stuff like improving my SEO and working on my e-mail list. Not much to see for you as a reader, but I promise I’ve been busy for you guys! I have a few amazing plans for the upcoming month(s) and I hope everything turns out how I want it!

Read more: How I Organize My Life

I bought a new car!

I did one big thing in July and the beginning of this month. I’ve been looking for a new car since the beginning of July. I loved my old car, it was pretty old but a great beginners car and I have had many adventures with it. It was time to have an upgrade to a more stable car so I decided to invest in a pretty new car! Not gonna lie, my bank account hates me for the upcoming months but it’s fine. We’ll figure it out. I bought a red Ford Ka with a titanium inside and I am freaking in love with my car. It’s worth every penny!

Read more: How To Budget As A Student

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The goals I set in June

I had listed a few goals this past month which was exciting. To be fair, I didn’t reach them all but that’s fine. I’ll just try this month. So, the goals I had for July were:

  • I want to reach 500 Instagram followers.

Yay, I’m so happy to have reached this goal! I’m at 700 Instagram followers at this moment. It’s been a journey and I’ve spent a crazy amount of time on Instagram engaging with other accounts and people but it’s so worth it. I love to connect with all the new people that follow me.

  • I want to upload 2-3 times a week.

I kinda got this one? It’s been a struggle and to be honest: I need to find a way to plan everything correctly. However, I have been uploading twice week but did mis a couple of times. This one goes to my August goals for this month.

  • I want to get into the fitness game and work-out 3-4 times a week. Just because it helps me feel good mentally.

Yeah, I didn’t do this. I didn’t even worked out once, oops. One big thing: I did subscribe to the gym so the first step is taken. I bought the perfect gym bag so I took the second step. Now I just need to get my ass over there. That’s the third step. I promise to drag myself to the gym this week. I know that I’ll love it after I have gone the first time. This one is going to my August goals as well. I’m doing such a great job you guys.

  • I want to write down what made me grateful and happy. Everyday.

So I didn’t write everything down. I’ve been going it over in my head without writing it down which isn’t really effective, is it? I need to write it down and look back on it to be aware of it. I can’t really remember what made me grateful on the Wednesday of last week. So yes, this is another goal for this month.

Read more: How To Increase Productivity

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August goals!

With the three goals of last month that I kinda failed, I have a few new goals as well. So here’s all the things I want to accomplish during the month August. Here are my August goals!

  • I want to upload twice a week.
  • I want to grow my Instagram following to 850-900 people.
  • I want to go to the gym for 2-3 times a week.
  • I need to write down the things I’m grateful for.
  • I need to write my e-book for my e-mail subscribers.
  • I want to get organized with my new calendar and plan everything well.
  • I want to get out of the house more and work at different places. It’s better for my creative mindset to be in a different environment!

And I’m headed to Madeira next week which is SO exciting! I’m posting a few more blog posts about Barcelona before you get to see the Madeira content.

What are your August goals?

Love,

Melissa.

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