Hey guys! Welcome back. Surprise! This week’s bonus post is here. I know it’s only Monday, but I decided to do this today because I have the time and I feel motivated to write it. I also just felt really compelled to share these things with you. You all really respond well to my life updates and always ask for more. So today I decided to give you one. I know a few of you have been asking for Day In My Life posts and if that is something you would like to see, let me know in the comments below and I will try it out. I know people make videos like that, but I’m not sure how to make it into a blog post without seeming boring. But let me know what your thoughts are. If that is something you have done before and you have some tips please let me know!

But for now we are here for a life update. It is going to be long, but I want to share all of these things with you. I hope you don’t mind. Today I am going to talk with you about what has been on my mind lately, what I have been up to, my goals for this month, and my back to school to-do list. I know it’s the beginning of July, but I really want to get ahead because I am the person that procrastinates. I want this to be a smooth transition. So I really hope you enjoy this. If there is anything you want to know or want me to expand on, let me know. I will be happy to do that.

So there have been some things laying heavy on my heart recently. They keep me up at night and I pray for peace. But it’s hard. I know that these are normal things that aren’t a huge deal, but for some reason I just keep thinking about them. The first thing is that I graduating college this year. That is scary, but also very exciting. My journey thus far has not been an easy one and I have definitely struggled. So my biggest concern will be if it is worth it. I hope it is and I know if I keep working at it, I will be successful. But there are so many obstacles and challenges. Sometimes I feel like I can’t catch a break. Also, I have been feeling really insecure as of late. I don’t know why, but I go through these phases of just not feeling worthy. I’m not secure in where I am or who I am. I still feel like I am lost and out of focus.

I’ve been through a lot in my life and I know it made me stronger, but sometimes I wish I could have had a more peaceful past. I wish I could have experienced the things that everyone talks about and be able to take parts in conversations about happy childhoods. But that just isn’t the case for me. I always write about my past and the things I went through. It’s not me complaining, it’s just me sharing my story. I’m proud of how far I have come and I know it is all leading me to my various destinations in life. But that life is still a part of me. It always will be. I can’t change that and I don’t know if I would if I could. I like being able to share those stories and lessons with people because I know I am reaching people. That’s why I write. Because it’s my way of shedding light into the world and giving others hope in their darkest times. I think everyone needs that and I am grateful that I have the ability to do that. So with that I want to move on to a few other things. I want to share my goals for this month and what I have to do to get ready for back to school. I am super excited if you can’t tell and I hope you enjoy this!

July 2018 Goals:

  • Read three books.
  • Get July and August Content ready (these are going to be busy months!).
  • Work on social media growth.
  • Start packing for back to school.
  • Write something personal.
  • Start making door tags (I’m an RA and it’s part of the job!).
  • Set a routine for back to school.

Back To School To-Do List:

  • Pack all the things that have been unpacked.
  • Finalize schedule.
  • Last minute shopping.
  • Arrange back to school travel plans.
  • Eat good pizza as often as possible.
  • Keep building my personal brand (resume, social media presence, etc.).
  • Get organized.
  • Create a budget.
  • Contact a therapist.
  • Sort out papers from last semester.
  • Organize a workout plan (if you want to see this in a post be sure to comment!).
  • Make a killer playlist.

I do plan on going back to therapy. I just think it will be good. I do have friends that I can talk to, but sometimes I need an adult (an older adult) to help me work through some of things I am dealing with. I don’t feel as though I can really trust or talk to the adults in my life, so I am going to give therapy a try. If you want any posts about any specific things here, like therapy, getting organized, creating a budget, etc. let me know in the comments, so I can get that up for you. I look forward to going on this journey with you and I hope you are also excited.

I love blogging because it allows me to share so much with you. I have the opportunity to give you advice and get your advice in return. It means so much to me. I know this was probably really long, so if you are still here please leave a comment letting me know you made it this far. Otherwise, I will think no one made it this far :). Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I love you all so much. I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!