July’s Goal Recap, a little later than usual…

mainly because I have been having a few up and down kind of days throughout the last week. Oh, well that's the way life rolls, I suppose. I really didn't make any progress on most of the goals which is totally lame as I am closing in on the big 2-8. The one thing I did manage is to take a new self-portrait: 
This one is probably my favorite so far, even though it's a little out of focus. Well, lets move on to more important part of how much I didn't get done on my goals for the month. I am already attempting to make up for it this month!

So, lets check in on my list of 27 things to do before I turn 28 list…
(items in orange are the status of each goal, so I can see my progress and figure out what I need to work on more. I want to make sure that I keep up with them and here are the rules/guides I created for myself:

1. try and accomplish all the goals in one years time
2. complete a monthly recap on the blog at the end of each month
3. document goal progress with a photo or a photo for completion (*this one is new)
4. add a page to a scrapbook about the goal (* I think I will make a little mini-book to document the process of completing my goals and this will also help with goal #3.)

The goals:
1. Read 1 book a month (4 down working on the next one… I am still working on this one and hopefully will get it finished up in the next week.)
2. Blog 3 times a week (along with introducing new features) (was doing really well until the end of the month)
3. Scrapbook twice a month (nothing going on here, but i am planning on sorting through all of my stuff and get it organized)
4. Bake once a month a new recipe (either bread, cookies or some other yummy thing) (i tried out a enchilada recipe that i made up and some other random thing)
5. Make 2 full size quilts  (I actually finished 1 quilt and have another in progress which is going to get finished up this month!!!)
6. Use up my fabric stash even the little pieces I have been saving (mostly using scraps in my FWQAL & for a few other projects)
7. Try something new (i tried a few new workouts this month that I really enjoy.)
8. Go bowling
9. Teach more sewing classes using my own patterns (a slacker in the class teaching business)
10. Go to the driving range and practice my golf swing
11. Tackle my sewing work-in-progress list (crossed a few things off!)
12. Take Xavier on an adventure
13. Go through my closet and do some much needed purging and updating (i went through some and really started updating it with lots of fun new things)
14. Participate in one online swap like a pincushion, pillow, or urban home goods (I am going to count this as finished up since participate in swaps in the modern quilt guild)
15. Go all out with the decorating and activities around the holidays (like christmas, easter, etc.)(already started collecting some stuff for fall decorating which is my favorite time of year!!!)
16. Take a new self-portrait once a month (this seems to be one monthly goal that I can stick, too!)
17. Go hiking (hoping this week or next week to go in the early afternoon)
18. Take a new family photo of X and me (planning on a fall one as soon as the leaves start turning)
19. Comment more on all of the blogs I read (i haven't even read any blogs this month, I think I took a little blog reading break)
20. Increase the distance in my morning/afternoon runs (I am working on getting back into the routine and really pushing myself to go farther with any of my workouts)
21. Going swimming when it is really warm out (not sure that this one is going to make the cut)
22. Play a game of tennis (I finally found someone to play with so we just need to set up a time and go for it)
23. Go to thrift stores and yard sales more (i really didn't have a ton of time for this mayeb this month)
24. Make some kits to sell in my online shop
25. Open my own shop on line selling my patterns (I just need to work out a few more paperwork details and do some illustrations for the shop to get up and running.)
26. Attend Sprin
g Market in Salt Lake City with a booth selling my patterns

27. Have a booth at a local craft fair (probably won't happen this year but next year for sure!)

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