Monday, August 7, 2017

August!!! + July Highlights




As of right now (3:30-ish CT), Christmas is in 20 weeks, 139 days, 8 hours, and 22 minutes!! 

(That's 3,345 hours, over 200,000 minutes, and 12 million+ seconds!!! SO CLOSE, right?!?) XD

Let's dive right into this post! ;)

July Highlights:

  • Went on a super fun weekend trip to Dallas with my sister! She is working as a rep for an ninja warrior competition league, so we went up there for the comp, got to hang out with a bunch of ninja fam we hadn't seen in a while, and meet even more awesome people!
  • Spent a fun day with my bestie and our sisters. :)
  • Had a mini photo shoot with my sister.
  • Made it past Cow Appreciation Day (ended up working two shifts XD).
  • Started school (not completely sure if I should include this in highlights, but IT'S MY SENIOR YEAR AND AHHHH...pray for me XD).
  • Celebrated my parents' 31st anniversary <3 I MADE A CAKE GUYS XD

Okay, so honestly life was crazy this July...I was sick for the first week of the month, and then it just seemed like there was always something we were doing. I was supposed to start school at the beginning of the month, but we ended up deciding to push it back a little because of busyness at work and being short staffed. Plus, our upstairs floors were being redone thought the last half of the month and into August, so everything has just been a big mess upstairs...So yep. 

The last week of July probably was one of the worst I've had in a while due to a bunch of little things all kind of learning to rely on God is something that's been big, too. :)


Sooo, I wrote a whole lot more than I thought I would in July. Like, yeah. 
I've been lame and started losing track of the amount of words I write, but I can guarantee I wrote at least 10k this past month (most of it in one project!). I'm superrrrr excited about that!!
My problem is too many little ideas from Pinterest that distract me too easily... XD

I did find time to read a couple of books this month, and they were pretty good!
  • A Breed Apart series, books one and two.

  • Hero - Sterling Knight
  • Down to the River to Pray - Alison Krauss
  • The Gospel - Ryan Stevenson
  • Should've Been Me - Citizen Way

Verse of the Month:

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.
Isaiah 55:8 (NIV)

July Goals:
  • Write at least 2,500 words. (I'm dropping this down a bit because I'm starting school this month and not sure if I'll have much time aside to write...hopefully I can still beat this goal, though! YESSS! I'm really proud of myself...ended up writing 10k+ words this past month!!
  • Start my senior year of school! (pray for me, y'all XD) Yup...keep prayin', y'all. XD
  • Get moved into my new/own room! (Two sisters moved out, so for the first time in my life, I'll be getting my own room! Just have to repaint it!) Well, this didn't happen until yesterday (August 6), but since it happened before this post, we'll count it, okay?? 
  • Celebrate the Fourth of July! (Shouldn't be too's one of my favorite holidays!!) Sadly, this didn't go quite as planned...I ended up sick with some sort of cold/flu virus and was miserable the whole day... :/ I DID, however, make it outside that evening to blow up stuff! XD
  • Continue reading the Bible every day. Check!!

August Goals:

  • Write at least 3,000 words (at least half of that in main project).
  • Start ballroom dancing lessons (I'm super excited about this)!
  • Get everything sorted out with the bedrooms (set up my room, do the floors in my sister's room, etc.).
  • Celebrate my golden birthday!!! (17 on the 17th!)
  • Continue reading the Bible every day.

How was everyone's July? For those who participated in Camp NaNo, how did that go? Who's ready to get back into school?


  1. Hi Livi! Sorry you were sick for the Forth! But I'm glad you got to go outside and blow stuff up! I took my younger cousins out for a bike ride around my neighborhood and we watched all out neighbor's blow stuff up for free. XD

    That cake looks yummy!
    Are you talking about American Ninja Warrior? That's pretty awesome!
    The Gospel is so good!
    Happy Golden Birthday! Mine will be pretty epic. I don't want to share the date online, but trust me. It'll be pretty cool.
    Converse girl!!! *fist pump*

    Hey, are you following my blog? Not sure if you are.
    Good luck with Senior year! A lot of my friends graduated this year. Pretty cool to see all of us growing up!

    1. Ooh, sounds like fun!
      Thank you! And yes, Ninja Warrior is my life XD

      I definitely have checked out your blog, not sure if I'm a follower or not. I'll have to look at that soon. ;)

      Thank you again! I know, it is pretty neat!

  2. Nice wrap up/intro! It's nice to see you reached most of your goals this month.

    Congrats on starting your senior year! And getting a ton done in writing!

    That Ninja camp sounds like a ton of fun, did you do Ninja training ?

    1. Thanks, Marrok! And thankfully, yes, this was a good month for me goal-wise! ;P
      No, I didn't compete; I'm kind of the assistant rep and tag along with my sister on her work trips! XD It's a lot of fun! But we both do ninja training!

  3. Whaaa?! Christmas?! Don't even mention that word to be right now, unless you're talking about last year!! XD I walked into Dollar General today and they had Halloween candy. And Thanksgiving cards. -__- Let summer end slowly...please, y'all?

    Great post, girl! :D

    1. Aw, you're one of those people! XD Christmas should be celebrated year-round! XD (Okay, well there is a time for every season, but Christmas is the best one! ;P)