embracing august {monthly goals}

First of all... can you freakin' believe it's already AUGUST?!?!  I know... me either.

That being said... I also I'm pretty impressed that I've kept up with this whole month goal thing so far this year...  this definitely seems to be the best fit for me.  I like the idea of having just a small handful of things to focus on each month... and I like that if I fail epicly on some of my goals, I can simply move on the next month.  No hard feelings.  I might repeat those same goals the next month... or I might not.  It's a no-pressure relationship... me and my goals.   Nevertheless... here is how I'll be embracing the month of August...

fundraise. fundraise. fundraise.
I apologize to those of you who follow me on Facebook or Instagram and are constantly bombarded with my shameless attempts to corral you to our Etsy shop or our new coffee fundraiser.  Okay, okay... that was a weak attempt of an apology... because really that was just another subliminal message to get you shopping.  I mean... you probably want to go check both sites out right now... you know... do a little browsing... a little buying... a little help-lance-and-julia-bring-home-their-baby-girl-shopping....

finish // photo editing.
I have majorly slowed down my photography gig for a while... I've stopped taking wedding bookings for a bit so I can adjust to my new job and focus on adoption stuff.  But even though the photography calendar is clear for a little while... my editing to-do list is not.  I am hoping to finish editing some mini-sessions this week.  This is a big goal considering it's a busy work week as well... but I desperately want to get these sessions out the door.  Photos in hand = happy clients!!

find time // to create.
I couldn't even tell you the last time I actually sat down to do something creative... (spray painting doesn't count).  I desperately need to get some creative time this month.  I would love, love, love to catch up on some scrapbooking... perhaps make some more jewelry for the Etsy shop... or maybe even work on some fun projects for baby girl's room...  The goal is to create something... anything.

fixate on // truth.
Last month one of my goals was to memorize scripture.  I didn't do so great on that one.  So I'm going to give it another go this month.  I want to fill my mind and heart with truth.  I see the need for this even more as I so easily am pulled into the "what ifs" of adoption.  When my mind is consumed with fear and worry, I want His truth to shine through... to push through the webs of lies and fear so that I can only hear His faithful promises.

What about you?  What are you focusing on this month?
In case you're interested... or super bored at work... here are my previous monthly goals: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay, June, and July.