Life is slowly, slowly starting to return back to normal. Not fully, but the pace is definitely picking up as more and more people are venturing out of their homes. I’m still mostly keeping to myself, but more calls are being scheduled for activities outside of work and more friends are wanting to socially-distance hang, so my calendar is quickly filling up again. I secretly love that life is getting back to “normal” because I love keeping busy and crossing things off my list. Since coronavirus isn’t going away any time soon (please, just wear a mask), we are all having to adapt to a new normal. Here are my July goals for this new normal, and an update on last month’s goals! Let’s get started.
June Goal Update
1// Develop my plan for continuing to educate myself on racism and how to be an antiracist.
Proud of myself for this one! I’m known for jumping in head-first with things like this, but antiracism education is a marathon, not a sprint. I’m committing myself to read one non-fiction antiracist piece of literature and at least one book a month by a Black author for the foreseeable future. I’m also incorporating more LGBTQI literature and other more diverse works into my regular reading schedule.
2// Work out four to five days a week, and focus on eating whole foods.
I half-accomplished this goal. I’ve been working out a steady four to five times a week, but I really need to do better with my eating. That’s the goal of July, and I’m starting off strong with fruits and veggies stocked in my fridge.
3// Highlight important passages in The Road Back to You.
Unfortunately, I didn’t find the time to do this task this month. There’s no deadline for this self-imposed homework, but hopefully, I get to a chapter or two in July.
4// Determine my new responsibilities as a marketing chair of two non-profit boards I sit on.
I definitely flopped on this one. It’s number one on the priority list for July.
5// Read two non-fiction books.
Check and check! I read White Fragility and The Hidden Power of F*cking Up last month, and I’m on track to read two non-fiction books in July, too!
July 2020 Goals
1// Finish Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series.
I’ve actually been reading this series for almost a year now! I started the first book on my beach trip back in September last year, and I finally cracked the last book this week. It’s almost 1,000 pages, so I hope I can finish this book this month and cross the entire series off of my list.
2// Try two new, healthy dinner recipes.
I’m really trying to focus on healthy eating this month, and that means trying new recipes! I’m not the world’s greatest cook, mostly because cooking seems really time-consuming to me, but I think it’s something I just have to accept. My boyfriend and I trade off nights feeding each other (neither of us loves cooking), but I’m going to try to embrace cooking for him more in this upcoming month — cooking for someone else is always more fun and I can ask him what his favorite things are so I don’t make the same meal every time. I’m committed to cooking two entirely new-to-me recipes in the next 30 days.
3// Watch a documentary.
I’ve been meaning to watch a documentary for months now, and I’ve just never gotten around to it. I’m interested in continuing my antiracist education with a great documentary like 13th, but am also interested in true crime topics like Unsolved Mysteries. If you have a good documentary to watch, please let me know! I’ve got a few on my Netflix list, but I can always add more.
4// Plan a fun trip for the fall.
Or next fall at this rate. Honestly, I just need something to look forward to. I’m going to the beach, safely, with my mom next week, but I’d really love a weekend away in a cabin with a few friends. I don’t usually crave the mountains since I’m from Florida, but they have been calling my name lately.