Goals for August

I’ve always been a goal setter. It helps me stay focused and have something to achieve. I don’t know how I would get anywhere if I didn’t set goals. I’m very thankful for my family for encouraging me to set goals for myself and striving for more. As a result, I’m always looking to improve and do more. So, I thought I’d share my 5 goals for August, and then review them on the 1st of September:

1. Study Thai for one hour each day. 

I haven’t made the time to study Thai for a long time. Sure, I use Thai on a daily basis, but I haven’t made a conscious effort to improve my Thai. I’m not planning on studying for one hour straight, but with short sessions throughout the day, to make use of time when I might otherwise be doing nothing, eg. while traveling, cooking, and time when I’d otherwise be on the internet!

2. Finish a website I’ve been working on

I have 4 more months for the 1000 Baht business competition (you can read about that here), and I have my business idea now, and I’ve started to develop a website, and now I just need to finish it! Easier said than done, but I’m hoping that soon I can reveal it for you all to see!

3. Finish the visa application

We are in the final stages of getting everything organised for Eight’s visa application, and if you’re wondering what for, read this). And, once the visa is finalised, we can book flights!! So exciting.

4. Hand write letters

A good friend is moving back home, and we’ve promised to go back to hand written letters at least monthly (as well as Skyping!). Writing and receiving a hand written letter is so much more special then an email. It’s the simple things.

5. Go on a date (or two) with Eight

When we first got married Eight and I had Friday night date nights, but then work, studying and life started getting in the way, and so we really want to start bringing those back. Having the set date meant that we always made time for each other, and focused just on us.

Do you set goals? Do you have any goals for August?


# 15: The 5 before I turn 25

I’ve already spoken about plans previously in this blog and this post just shows how my thoughts on planning has changed. I now have a “before I turn 25 list”. I’ll be 23 in September, so I have 2 years for this.

1. Buy a house. This is a big one. One that I hope to tick off soon, it’s a big step. But, I want to renovate and be able to decorate. Renting has been fun, but I’m ready to settle.

2. Have a baby. Wow. I’ve just realised how big these “before 25” items are. This is something that we are hoping for sooner rather than later, but obviously. there is a lot, and I mean, a lot, to take into consideration before bringing a baby into the world, so this is just a.. it would be nice one.

3. Plant a vegie garden: I love plodding around in a vegie garden. I think it goes back to when I was a toddler and I’d eat all the snow peas and my parents would always wonder why there were NEVER any snow peas! I guess this will have to wait until we complete no.1.

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