Reflections On Summer Goals – Journaling

A few weeks ago, I shared my goals for the summer. I’m happy to say they’re going well. On the updating Lindsay Weighs In front – I updated my About Me page and added some new posts to my Favorite Posts page.

Goals for Summer 2014


With the end of July looming (tomorrow!) I want to talk about this goal:

4) Journal daily in July. I’ve already started this (or I would totally be doing badly on this goal!) and I’m already happy I’m doing it. Though I write 4-5 times a week usually on this blog, I love the idea of journaling with a pen and paper, even if it’s just so much as a thought of gratitude for the day.

I still can’t believe July is almost over, but that’s not what this post is about.

I’m amazed at how much journaling throughout July helped my attitude. You can have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day every once in a while, and it’s easy to let that determine your mood.

LOVED this book as a kid. (Source)

LOVED this book as a kid. (Source)

Or, you can take a moment to think about the good. To realize that while every day may not be good, there is good in every day. 

While some days I journaled a bit, most days I simply wrote a line of gratitude.

Throughout the month of July, I was grateful for my family. My friends. Air conditioning. The opportunity to go to school. For those who serve our country. For modern medicine and my eye doctor (even though getting eye drops stunk!). For life. For Netflix. For my grad school bestie. For opportunities. For the Live Longer & Stronger Challenge.

Something To Be Thankful For

What are you thankful for? 

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Still dying over this. Bahaha!

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