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July Goals


If I had to describe June in a few words, it would be quality time with friends. I was definitely inspired by a series on friendship that my boss just wrapped up (you can download it all here!), and now that Dave and I are a bit more settled into our new routine, we put a lot of effort into making plans and connecting with people we care about. We’re super blessed to have some wonderful new friends here in North Carolina, and we also tried to catch a few long-distance friends on the phone to catch up. I love this reminder about the importance of strong friendships in the Bible: “Two are better than one…If the one falls, the other will help the fallen one” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). Here’s hoping July will include some more of the same!

summer-picnicCallie Davis via Southern Weddings

June goals:

1. Celebrate one month of marriage!!
2. Blog twice a week. 
3.  Run three times a week. – I’m counting this as a work in progress–I missed a few runs due to travel, but am proud of the runs I did go on! 
4. Research places to get my wedding dress cleaned (Triangle friends, any suggestions?) and bring it in.
5. Take a weekend trip to Virginia to visit my BFF and her husband. Yay!
6. Officially change my name!

July goals:

1.  Drink a glass of water every morning before work.
2. Work through the 28-day challenge in the Tone It Up book.
3. Finish writing our wedding thank you notes.
4. Invite someone I don’t know very well out for coffee.
5. Choose (and start) three books to read this summer. If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears!






  1. Dana says:

    Have fun with FFF! I should make these my July goals as well. Already picked out 4 books from the library for Singapore!

  2. I hope your July is already going wonderfully!

    Callie asked for some book recs last week, and I thought I’d share with you, too, in case you need additional suggestions!

    Summer/beach reads:
    To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee’s new book, Go Set a Watchman, comes out next week!!)
    The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
    any books by Liane Moriarty (perfect for a beach read – Big Little Lies, The Husband’s Secret, What Alice Forgot)
    The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm (great mysteries by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling!)
    Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
    All the Light We Cannot See

    Some favorite Christian reads:
    anything Shauna Niequist (Bread & Wine + Cold Tangerines)
    Love, Skip, Jump by Shelene Bryan
    Love Does by Bob Goff
    Mere Christianity by CS Lewis
    Same Kind of Different as Me
    Make it Happen by Lara Casey
    The Reason for God by Tim Keller
    The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst


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