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June 2016 in the Books

June Retreat

Writing retreat inspiration

Now that June 2016 is done,  I’m trying to figure out why I wasn’t more productive last month. After I took I my last CPCU test last month, I thought I would have all this free time since I’m not studying. Here’s what I did manage to accomplish.

1 – Book read, a different educational book – Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach, now to finish the homework.

1.4 – Pounds gained in June.

2 – Blog posts, including my first recipe in a while.

3 – Days at a writing retreat, a wildfire moved it from the mountains to the valley. I missed my pine trees, but it worked out good due to other family events.

4 – Friends enjoying a beach theme dinner. I’m exited to share the photos and projects!

June Newsies12 – Social events. There was shopping, dancing, dining, a photography meetup and even a trip to the theater.

17Workouts this month. I met or exceeded my goal, but didn’t do as many as other months.

18 – Projects completed. There were boring house cleaning projects, creative projects and chasing my dreams projects.

19 – Photos on Instagram in June

861 – Just Wanna Be Me page views

2940 – Words added to a couple of different projects.

5214 Pinterest average daily impressions.

One of my favorite things about these monthly posts is it helps me keep things in perspective. Even though I didn’t feel like I was utilizing my time as well as when I was studying, when I list out my month I see that I am still working toward other goals. Now that the year is half way over, it’s great check my progression. I’ve completed three of my goals and am on track for the all but two. We don’t need to discuss I haven’t even started on those two. But even if we do go there, the year is only half way over so there is still time!

Top Posts of June 2016

  1. Book Theme Party
  2. Humilty Family Home Evening
  3. Working Together Family Home Evening
  4. Spiritual Thoughts Family Home Evening
  5. Pizza NachosSummer Goals

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April 2016 in the Books

CPCU

April CPCU

Another month down, and April 2016 is in the books. I’m approaching my last big test to complete my CPCU, an insurance designation, and I’m pretty overwhelmed. After my test, I’ll catch up on all those things that are building up while I’ve been studying.

-.2 – Pounds lost in April. My first weight loss this year.

2 – Blog posts, including my heartfelt Leaving Motherhood post.

3 – Books read. including my last CPCU book!

12 – Social events, I was sure a social butterfly last month! There was a couple of girl’s nights out and a couple more where we let boys come too, there was family dinners and even a birthday for a cute little boy.

April Party14 – Projects completed, including finishing my taxes and I helped my daughter with her’s too. I’m so glad tax season is over.

23 – Workouts this month, one of my goals I’m doing well on.

38 – Photos on Instagram in April.

1301 – Words added to my new project. I’m not doing good at finishing a project, but right now I need to work on whatever story is in my heart.

1044 – Just Wanna Be Me page views, more than twice as many as last month!

64,650 Pinterest views.

Last month was crazy. Crazy busy. There were some good days, and some really bad days. But life keeps rolling along. Every day is a new opportunity to learn, grow and move forward. Here’s to another month to discover and explore.

Top Posts of April 2016

  1. Book Theme Party
  2. Humilty Family Home Evening
  3. Leaving Motherhood
  4. Summer Goals
  5. Raingutter Regatta
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February 2016 in the Books

February 2016 was longer than most Februarys, so it’s taking me an extra long time to sum it up. Or I got overwhelmed with test preparations. Either way, it’s in the books so let’s get it wrapped up!

1 – Book read, I enjoyed a second Brene Brown book

2 – Social events, one of which was a delicious dinner at Abuelo’s with a few friends from work

2.2 – Pounds gained, can I blame it on too much studying? I did come up with a new strategy. I’ll let you know next month how it worked

3 – Blog posts

February 2016 Muffins4 – New recipes tried, my favorite was the Gouda Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

16 – Projects completed, including apply to go back to college for my Bachelor’s degree and  a makeover for my coffee table

21 – Photos on Instagram

41 – Sealed with a Kiss Muffins baked, and I love how the photo turned out

92 – Words added to my book

100 – Reasons why I love my sweetie from the Dating Divas

391 – Just Wanna Be Me page views

37815 – Pinterest views

Top Posts of February 2016

  1. Native American Blue and Gold
  2. Beatitudes Family Home Evening
  3. Book Theme Party
  4. Pizza Nachos
  5. Simple Blue and Gold

There you have it, and March isn’t even over yet! How did the shortest month of the year go for you? Let me know in the comments, on Facebook, or Twitter.

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January 2016 in the Books

January 2016I feel so behind since I just shared my 2016 goals and February is more than half over. Before any more of the month slips away, I better get it in the books. Valentine’s Day is over, so now I need to look forward to the next holiday. St. Patrick’s Day?

2.2 – Pounds gained, grrr….

3 – Books read, including Angels of Morgan Hill by Donna VanLiere

3 – Social events: comedy, night hiking and a girls night out

4 – Blog posts

January 2016 Comedy8 – Family members to Jesterz

14.5 hours of inventory for Performance Bearing

15 – Homemade biscuits, only some of which did we cover with chocolate gravy

19 – Projects completed, including getting the Christmas decorations packed away in the middle of the month

25 – Workouts in January 2016

35 – Books donated to Changing Hands Bookstore

37 – Photos on Instagram

38 – States that visited Just Wanna Be Me

January 2016 Flower196 – Photos taken on a solo photography hike around Veterans Oasis Park, I’m going to enter one in a photo contest

618 – Just Wanna Be Me page views

1532 – Average daily Pinterest views in January

Top Blog Posts in January 2016

  1. Lehi’s Dream Family Home Evening
  2. Book Theme Party
  3. Pizza Nachos
  4. Native American Blue and Gold
  5. December 2015 in the Books

January has been a great start to 2016. I hope it has been for you as well. Please share in your January 2016 accomplishments in the comments.

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