Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy July!


guYS.

IT'S JULY...!!!

HOW ON EARTH IS IT ALREADY JULY????

I honestly don't understand how we're already halfway through 2016. Weirdest. Thing. Ever.

June was the strangest mixture of crazy and laid back. I was fairly busy, but pretty much everything that I was busy with (aside from finishing geometry) was fun or enjoyable, so it didn't stress me out like most things typically do. There was lots of time spent with friends, doing fun things around town, or working on redoing my bedroom. It was filled with doughnut adventurescamp-outs, ballet classes, and Starbucks hangouts. A guest post that I was really passionate about went up, and y'all's response was the absolute sweetest. The weather has been really warm, which I both love and hate. I can't even remember the last time that I could straighten my hair, because with the humidity it would just turn wavy again within twenty minutes. I just *love* that about the South.

I know that some people complain that summertime is boring, but I was never bored in June. I don't really think that July is going to be a boring month, either. Between blogging, novel writing, finishing my room, reading, spending more time with friends, birthdays, and working on completing my summer bucket list, I don't think that I'll have time to be bored!!

July truly is one of my favorite months. It's always just been the epitome of summertime in my mind. Thinking of July makes me think of sunshine, lake days, celebrating the 4th..the list goes on! I just love it. I'm also turning sixteen this month, which is slightly exciting, but mostly terrifying if you want to know the truth.

I'm going to try to knock off some more of my summer bucket list, which should be fun. I might even document some of it via Instagram, but I'll also post any photos on the blog so that those of you not on Instagram can still keep up with the adventures! Maybe a big summer wrap up photo dump towards the end of the summer?

Even though it's only the 1st, I'm already dreading July coming to an end. Honestly, I'm not looking forward to going back to school at all. I really shouldn't be thinking about this already, but I overthink everything on the planet so here we are. Here's to living in the moment and wishing August were just a *bit* further away;)

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R E S O L U T I O N S

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// Post 9 times - I WAS SO CLOSE. 8. UGH. WHY CAN'T I EVER HIT NINE. 

// Read at least 5 books - I'm crossing that halfway off. I only read three new books, but I did some rereading, so I probably did read five. I wanted to read five new ones, though, so I'm only giving myself half credit there. 

// Get back into journaling - Not yet. I've got to get back into that again. 

// Buy paint to redo my room  Not only did we buy the paint, but my room has been painted! I can't wait to finish redoing my room. :)

// Create a blog plan - Again, halfway complete. I'm currently working on it, but I didn't get a chance to finish it.

// Start back on my novel again  I didn't get a ton done, but I did start back!

// Finish up geometry and history  HECK YEAH!! I'm so happy, oh my gosh. So. So. Happy.

// Finish up my photo project - I didn't get to this. Things got crazy with the painting, and so I put off the photo project. I'm finishing it this month, though!

// Organize my room - Another halfway-complete. My room is fairly organized right now (closet has been cleaned, clothes organized, etc.), but we had to take everything out to paint and it hasn't been dry long enough for me to finish putting everything back in and organizing it. That'll be done this week!!

// Make a summer bucket list  Done! You can see that here! 

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J U L Y

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// Post 9 times. I'M SO DETERMINED GUYS.

// Read 6 new books. (Yes I'm ambitious)

// *Finally* get back into journaling

// Finish redoing my room

// Write at least four new chapters of my novel

// Work on a few new hand lettering pieces

// Spend time with people I haven't seen lately

// Attempt some baking

// Drink more water

// Stretch and work out a bit more frequently

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Are YOU excited for July? What are you up to this month? Any exciting plans for the 4th? How was YOUR June? Let's chat!

16 comments:

  1. It truly seems like you are making the most out of your summer. I have a feeling when you do go back to school you'll feel like summer was great for you. I'm sure you can get to nine posts this month! You got it.

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    1. I really hope so! Thanks for the encouragement, Vanessa! :)

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  2. NO WHY DID YOU POST THIS, I DON'T NEED THIS REMINDER!!
    The summer is already going way too fast and I'm freaking out!!

    But happy July ;) Your summer sounds pretty great so far!

    Elizabeth
    http://whimsicalthoughtss.blogspot.com/

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  3. DRINK MORE WATER! do it!! And how about less sugar??? ;) ;)

    AND I WANT TO SEE YOUR BEDROOM

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    1. I SHALL!!!! Well...seeing as I just ate popcorn with chocolate chips, idk...

      I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW YOU!!!!!!

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  4. HAPPY JULY!! I'm trying to organize my room too, but it sounds like you're having a much more successful time with yours x)

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    1. Haha, I'm not so sure about that. I want to see yours!!

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  5. Ohmygoodness, how is it July! Weird. And I HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL YOU GRACE!! I'm going to be in my very first musical!! Sorry, I just had to tell you:)
    And I love your goals!
    xoxoxox

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    1. OH MY GOODNESS YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What show??????? What role?? I WANT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT THIS!!!!!!

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  6. AAJDSKFJFDIF OKAY I AM NOT READY FOR JULY.
    *freaks out* UGH. This year has literally been tearing by. And I honestly don't know what I've been doing. July is a month where a lot of things are going to be happening for me (NAMELY MOVING FJKAF)
    BUT THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING THE SCHOOL FACTOR. i do not want to say next month I'm going to school, but next month I AM AND THAT'S NOT COOL.

    KFJKSDFJSDIOFJ idk what to do. This is sad.
    BUT YOU'RE RIGHT I WANT TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE TIME I HAVE LEFT AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST SOOOOO.

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    1. NEITHER AM I!
      It seriously has, it's insane. Oh my goodness, moving! That's a ton to think about!
      UGH SCHOOL I'M NOT READY.
      This is all sad I NEED TO BE MORE POSITIVE

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  7. I agree with you, Grace Anne — July has always been the heart of summer to me, too. There's just something about it that's so GOOD <3 I vote for that photo dump summer wrap up you mentioned!! :)

    And your sweet 16 coming up! *Throws confetti*

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    1. July is just the best:) I love it! I'll have to do the photo dump!:)

      Eep yay! Confetti!

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  8. HOW DO PEOPLE EVER THINK THAT SUMMER IS BORING??
    It's hot. I hate the heat, sure, but it's not boring. Dude, I'm overflowing with things to do and it's more stressful than boring. xD *tries to enjoy it while it's whizzing by*

    Ooh, and I demand pictures of the hand lettering. Hand lettering is the best and I love drooling over pretty pictures. <3 xD

    // katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. I DON'T KNOW I DON'T GET IT. I've been stressed with too much to do, too XD

      I'll have to post some!!! <3

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