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Things we’ll do this month: August 2019

by Carly-Ann

This month marks the three year anniversary of my things we’ll do this month lists. I don’t know if it’s that or if it’s a combination including the New Moon from yesterday, but I feel a deep need to recommit to it, not just making a list and then forgetting about it. If I take it back to its roots, the idea behind the whole exercise was a grasp at slowing time down, putting focus on the things that nourish us instead of busting our asses all week long to just coast through an entire weekend without doing anything meaningful. It’s mindfulness, really, and I need a good dose of that just now.


Goal setting is fun. It’s great motivation to sit down and hash out the things we want to do and fantasize about the roads that will take us there. When we talk about goals, we talk about money and career and real estate and competition, but we rarely talk about good, old-fashioned leisure. What I’ve found is that having some fun and light-hearted goals is a nice way to interrupt the monotony and drudgery of obligation. Month to month, I will publish a list of things I would like to do during the month ahead. Of course, this list doesn’t take the place of all of my standard goals related to health, wellness, money and spirituality, but I reserve the right to, in some cases, blur the lines.

  • Go swimming in the ocean – I’ve been dreaming about this and when I close my eyes I can feel the current
  • Ride our bikes ????
  • Have a picnic
  • Get a spray tan
  • Start Christmas shopping – I know, I know, but I always leave it until the end and then never get to enjoy it because I’m so wound up about it
  • Organize fall travel
  • Instagram August – this one is for Hillary and I don’t really know what it means, but basically the idea is to give Instagram a real shot
  • Plan a getaway in September
  • Plan a celebratory dinner (the celebration is a secret at the moment)

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Lesley Maisey August 1, 2019 - 8:40 pm

Hmm, celebrating that you guys finally have a decision on the “get married or not” question?!

Carly-Ann August 2, 2019 - 9:16 pm

I love you for believing that I could make that kind of progress so quickly!


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