june | small goals

Photo by Briley Noel
It's been very goal oriented around here lately, hasn't it? I promise, this is the last goal-related post...at least until next month! May was a quick month, but it was a really good one too. It helps so much that the weather has been gorgeous, and, if I'm feeling down, I can just walk outside and feel 100% better. With that said, let's see how I did on my small goals for May.

1. get out at least twice a week for physical activity | i was totally on the path to be able to do this, and then i fell and messed up my knee pretty badly. it took forever for the wound to heal, and i wasn't up for running for most of the month. i should be back out there next month though!
2. have fun coming up with low-carb, low-fat snacks | i realized this is probably going to be a more long-term goal. i discovered yogurt, and bought some edamame that i need to learn how to cook, so that's a start!
3. enjoy more outdoor activities with Dago | see number one :(
4. finish this darn 30x30 and then give myself a break! | DONE!
5. spend some time in the pool after work | completely forgot that i wanted to do this this month. i did go one time, but it was on a weekend, so i won't count it.
6. make my 24th birthday special | this was by far the most chill birthday ever, and i think that made it one of the best birthdays i've ever had. i also loved sharing the day with my mom, since i don't love the attention that comes with birthdays anyway. it's weird, i actually like being the center of attention, but i like it when it's for something i've actively done, like perform or wear a cute outfit. birthday attention feels vain and unnecessary--all i did was wake up a day older!
7. make an appointment with a therapist | ughhhh. how many months now have i failed at this?  
8. finish How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosely | it took me a long time to get through the first chapter because it seemed like it lasted forever. ultimately, i think the book should have started with the second chapter instead. if that were the case, i'd probably be finished by now.
9. play around with infused water | so, i mentioned that i made sassy water the night that i wrote this post. i loved it that night, but the next day it literally tasted like i was drinking salad through a straw. i decided my next one should be more of a "i put these things in my water glass and drank it," rather than "i soaked these things in a pitcher of water overnight." strawberry and mint was a tasty combo!
10. get together with my girls | yes! even though Shelby has been working in San Antonio, she's come back to Austin a handful of times. we even had a sleepover!

Four out of ten isn't too bad, but I can do better this month. However, I do keep confusing myself into thinking I'm going to have all of this extra free time because it's summer now, even though I don't have any less days off than usual. Oh, adulthood. Here's what I hope is in store for me this June.

1. go to the pool once a week | i love popping into the pool for a bit after work when no one is there, so i think i'll try to make a habit out of it. being in water is such good self-care!
2. run at the park at least once a week | now that my knee is healing, i'm feeling ready to get back out and run.
3. make sure Dago has a fantastic birthday | i work all day, and he'll play soccer in the evening, but i want to do my best to make sure Dago has a great birthday. i'm taking him out for pupusas tonight!
4. take a relaxing, fun trip for our anniversary | we need to tack down our plans for this pretty quickly, seeing as our anniversary is only a little over a week away now. i'll be glad to drive somewhere and just enjoy his company for a day without any pressure to finish an errand or meet up with other people.
5. write letters to Briley while she's away at camp | handwriting letters is fun, and it's even more fun to send to friends at camp. i used to write letters to my friends when they went away to camp in the summers during high school, so it's cool that i can experience that again.
6. visit Shelby in San Antonio to have wine slushies at The Alamo | as much as i love Austin, it's nice to have an excuse to get out for a little while. what better excuse than my bff and wine slushies?
7. write 2 essays for my memoir | i keep putting this off, but i'm feeling really ready to write lately, so hopefully i can finally get started on this!
8. eat fruit every day | i love fruit, and it's good for me, so maybe if i eat it more often i can start to see it as a daily treat to cut down on my sugar intake.
9. make a new flower crown | help me pick which color flowers i should do! i'm thinking yellow and/or white, since the one i have is pink and red.
10. finally donate the big, ever-growing bag of clothes that overwhelms the corner of my room | my thrifting karma has been terrible lately, so it's time i donate a bunch of stuff and gain some points back. 

What do you want to accomplish this month?


  1. Working out is definitely my goal this month. Oh and not eating as much crap. I always try it but I always end up giving in!

  2. You always have the best goals. I wish there was a pool somewhere nearby in Seattle! We've got some lakes but they are way too cold unless it's like 90 degrees out (which doesn't happen very often). I'm trying to get into the habit of going to the gym so hopefully we'll both rock out our fitness goals this month!

    Becca | Ladyface Blog

  3. Low-fat and low-carb snacks- KIND bars are my go-to for that, but pretty much anything with nuts is a good bet. Also, most fruit is about 30 grams of carbs (except bananas which are twice that). Not sure what you consider low-carb. Hey though- it goes with this month's goals too!

    Good luck with this month's goals!

  4. Add #7 from May to June!!! Pick up the phone. Make the appointment. You will be so glad you did. Even the practice of just sharing your thoughts, fears, and concerns is extremely cathartic and helps me function as a person. I can dwell on something for a week, but when its time to explain to my therapist, just hearing myself talk it out usually, well, talks it out and solves itself, or suddenly doesn't seem like such an issue anymore. So do it. Do it.


  5. I will second the Kind bars suggestion! They're so good! I actually forgot you were reading that Sloane Crosley book. I just started the Audible version. Great goals this month, and good luck with your writing!


  6. I vote yellow/white for the flower crown for sure! and you've got some great goals. Mine goals are all pretty related to health - get all my workouts out/minimize treats (alcohol/dessert/bread,etc) and finish reading The Paris Wife (among other things!)



  7. you need a daisy flower crown.


  8. Ah number 7! That's on my list too.
    Good luck, Nicole! :)

  9. Very awesome goals! I too want to get outside more and have made a vow to do way more outdoor activities this Summer and visit new places around Texas!

  10. I really like the idea of small goals. This year, I set myself recurrent goals for each month, but I think next year I'm going to try little ones.

    Good luck and here's to more than four!

  11. I really, really love the idea of coming up with small monthly goals for yourself (and I'm pretty sure I comment about that every month but I just really love this idea). I think I want to borrow it sometime soon...keep myself accountable!! :)


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