New Month, New Goals // Hello August

I almost didn’t write this post. Today, I had quite possibly one of the worst days in awhile. I was strong – I survived through it, but it took \a lot out of me both emotionally and physically. A day filled with crying, anxious breakdowns and stress.

Through all of that chaos, I realized that it might be therapeutic to write up some goals. Think of the future, and how I can control me. My actions, my thoughts, and my life.

Old and new, I have a lot of things I want to do this month. Whether it’s revisiting old tools of my anxiety or learning new lessons, here are my goals for August:

 

Keep up with mindfulness 

In the past month or so, mindfulness has taken a backseat. I so miss my go-to meditations on Simple Habit. They truly eased my thoughts, and helped to build my self worth, confidence, and positive self talk.

Whether it’s listening to a daily meditation on my drive to work in the morning, or getting back into yoga each week, I want to make moves in my mindfulness. I’m much stronger than I used to be with my own thoughts, but that doesn’t mean it should be neglected. I’m only as strong as my good habits. 

 

Take more chances on myself 

Lately, I’m beginning to realize that I’m capable of so much. I’ve gone from a dorm room, to having my very own studio and being able to afford that rent. I’ve started as an intern at a company and now I’m currently a copywriter at a PR firm. I can do great things. I need to be taking chances on my skills, my talent, and my worth.

It’s time to bet on bigger things.

 

Speak up 

More recently, I’ve been learning this lesson firsthand. With situations at work, I am learning that it’s crucial for me to raise my voice when something is not right. My voice matters. Yes, we must all learn to pick our battles but when we find something to speak up against – follow through. Own your words. 

 

Learn something new 

I have a desire, a passion to learn something new. To explore uncharted territory – educate myself on things I don’t understand. I have a goal to research different slam poetry sessions going on around my area and attend at least one this month. Or be part of an open mic night at a cafe – I need to share my words. 

I used to share my writing all the time in college. As a Creative Writing major, you learn with experience and time to build up a tolerance for sharing your work. At first, it’s terrifying. Stepping up to the plate, ripping out your heart and showing it to a crowd just to hear the expected snaps or claps. But once you do it a few times, it’s addicting. It’s intoxicating to connect with others. To feel them resonate with your words. While I love and appreciate how much my words on this blog resonate with others, I want more. I want to get up in front of people and bare my heart. I want to show everyone how much I love, feel, and care. 

 

Well, those are my goals for August. I truly think that I can accomplish these. While I tend to over reach with my goals, I always have a way of teaching myself new things through them. I have a feeling that a lot of new, exciting things are headed my way. I’m stoked for what’s in store. 

 

Do you have any August goals? Share them in the comments below! 

5 thoughts on “New Month, New Goals // Hello August

  1. Those are really great goals, good for you! Hope you continue to succeed and best of luck to you. 🙂 I have a question for you. Do you have any advice based on your experience in becoming a copywriter? I hope that’s Ok to ask. I’ve been contemplating changes in my career sometime in the future and a copywriter has been something I’ve considered. There’s a lot of info online, just wondered what your suggestions were, if you don’t mind sharing of course.

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    1. Hi girl!

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, I appreciate it 🙂

      In terms of my career in Copywriting, the job I have now is the first position where it has been totally and completely copywriting. My past positions have been focused in social media and content, with writing incorporated. What field are you in now, if you don’t mind me asking? If it’s somewhat close like Social Media, Marketing, or content then it’s not hard at all to gain experience in that area. If it’s much different, than I would consider maybe finding something with more of a Social Media focus to start? They tend to not always need so much experience. Or potentially an internship, that’s what I broke into blogging and writing in the first place.

      I hope I was helpful and answered at least a few questions for you!!

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      1. I’m in the medical/research administration field, so it’s definitely far off from my writing passion. I read different career paths for writers online and becoming a copywriter kept coming up, but I wasn’t sure how one gets the appropriate experience/skills for it, even if you enjoy writing very much. My skills using social media are mostly lacking, since I stay away from using them. :-/ An internship might be the best, thanks for the suggestion. I’m just tossing ideas around in my head, for when I finally relocate and hopefully have a little more freedom with my career choices.

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      2. Got it! Yes, that would be quite the change but honestly if you have a passion for it – go for it. Take an internship, start at the beginning and good things will come. I wish you all the luck and please update me on if you get anything in the writing field, that would be so exciting 🙂

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