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August Goals

It’s been about 2 months since we moved to the island and though J seems to have comfortably settled in, there’s still a trace of me that almost feels like I’m visiting.  I figured a quick little list of goals would help me gain more perspective.

1). Be more grateful.  Every night, J and I have this ritual where we share one thing we’re grateful for.  I began thinking about this the other day and realized that it shouldn’t be whittled down to just one moment but expanded into a conscious philosophy to be as grateful as you can throughout each and every day.

2). Make new friends.  There are a lot of retired folks here and inevitably, we’ve befriended a ton of new friends that are much older than we are.  Though I’ve enjoyed their company, it would be nice to have friends my own age too.

3).Spend a day {or several} picking up litter off the beach.  Back in Charlotte, anyone who was visiting would always comment on how clean the city was.  Perfectly manicured lawns and rows of wildflowers, not trash, were commonplace there.  Because in the summer, the town we now live in attracts a ton of tourists, the beach is often strewn with all sorts of rubbish and it makes me unhappy to see all the natural beauty being polluted.  I will say that the sea turtle activists are a strong force here and I’d love to see a bold clean up initiative as well.

4). Take time to stretch.  I exercise a lot of healthy habits {and my share of unhealthy ones as well} but one that seems difficult to maintain is stretching.  Going forward, I’d like to take more time out to stretch and reset.

5). Make birthday plans!  Mine is rolling around next month and because of all the recent changes, we haven’t had much time to slow down and hopefully, my birthday will be a moment to walk at a more leisurely pace {and maybe by then, I’ll finally feel like I live here, lol}!

What are some of your short term goals?


Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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12 thoughts on “August Goals

  • Lester. says:

    LOL. BE A GOAL DIGGER! I love that Angie.


    I am sure you will settle in and feel at home real soon.

    If there is some sort of community center, etc That may be a place to meet new people. Library , church, ymca, ywca also.

    All the best to you and J.



  • brian says:

    Short term more cookies! Hehe

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz says:

    Give yourself time, it has not been long, but your idea of having goals is awesome. Do they have meetup (.com) there with groups to go out? I just set a goal today: get into cardio by skipping rope…slowly.

  • Tandy | Lavender and Lime says:

    Good luck! We have a group of people here that organize a beach clear up once a month. Stretching is something I do daily and I find it kick starts my day in a good way. Love your sharing of gratitude with one another Angela

  • Choc Chip Uru says:

    hahahaha goal digger

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    That’s a fantastic goal, Brain. I think I shall adopt that one =)

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Thank you very much, Les. Happy weekend! ^.^

  • Francesca says:

    Stretch time is so so important for me. It helps me take a chill pill in the morning (and evening), especially after a stressful day.
    Otherwise, there’s always cookies.

    Hooray for birthday plans! Any clue what you’ll be doing?

  • Deepti says:

    Wonderful goals and good luck in achieving those! And hoping you the get the best in your new place

  • Joanne says:

    I need to remember to stretch more also! And making new friends is always a good goal!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Just brainstorming right now but hopefully there will be some traveling involved *fingers crossed*

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I will have to search. Thanks for the recommendation, Evelyne!!

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