So when July rolled around I started this look back / look ahead posting series on the blog and I think it’s healthy and productive on so many levels so I think I will keep it up! Do you do the same? Would love to see your links and see your thoughts in the comments!

In July there were lots of ups and downs but what matters is I can honestly say I was grateful to be living and learning through all of them. A couple other favorite highlights last month included taking a look at my writing process and thinking about vision casting for kids.

Ok so this month includes alot of the same from last month. Get ready to start school and start a business. And maybe, just maybe – after two false starts/failed attempts this summer – get in some kind of getaway before all that really kicks off. Would also love to make that happen before a very busy September arrives. September will be the first month I can ever really remember with weekend long plans for each & every weekend of the month – it’s conference season, woohoo!

My wedding anniversary is at the end of August and I’d love to make some meaningful plans to celebrate with my man! Anniversaries of any kind are always such a special time to reflect on how far you’ve come and praise God from whom all blessings flow. Blessings like this guy 😉

Have you seen the summer giveaway and blog hop going on these first two weeks of August here at She Lives Free? You won’t want to miss this one! Hope you have some time this month to soak up the summer. “Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit.” ~ Henry David Thoreau


What do your goals look like for August? Always LOVE to hear what’s on your heart!

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