July was an awesome month.
I started more things than I finished this month, but that’s okay with me because this isn’t a race. I started reading Hellboy* (and finished some of the volumes + met Mike Mignola the creator of Hellboy at Comic-Con!) this month and I’m in love. I haven’t finished reading the book for the NovelTea Book Club, but I hope to finish it this weekend…
The biggest change this month was my abrupt change in the posting schedule…nothing ground-breaking or life-altering, let’s be honest, but I feel like 3 days a week is much more manageable right now. I’m operating on the “do less to get more shit done” idea that I shared with the Campfire Chic mailing list last week and it’s working out for me. Instead of saying, sure why not?! to different opportunities, I’m saying, try me again in 2015. Opportunities are nice, but my Fitbit* (and how I’ve been physically feeling for the last two weeks) has been showing me that I need more sleep and more movement in my life right now — sitting in front of the computer is the opposite of those things.
While some things fell apart this month (my keyboard is on my lap right now because my desk is a mess), I had a good month with my moonlighting gig that I mentioned last month and I’m staying pretty well hydrated. It’s the small things. I’m going to be more cognizant of keeping a running list of things that are going well as well as the things I finish in August to get me back on track.
If you’re new to Campfire Chic, I like to share the posts that were published during the month in one place for easy reference. Here are the posts that went live in July 2014:
Wild with Reece Witherspoon will be out later this year so I wanted to share a bunch of other books that may inspire you to get outside and try new things.
It’s pretty terrible that I’ve lived at about 30 minutes away from the beach for the past 10 years but rarely go and enjoy the sand and water. Alex and I recently got into kayaking and in Campfire Chic let’s-try-some-new-stuff-and-
Not everybody wants to work a 9-5 and worry about office-CYA (cover your ass) nonsence. Here are some tips from from Krystal for planning your escape.
Alex and I updated the write365 iOS app with some more prompts and I took some time to go through the Three Sixty-Five ebook and update some of the content …including bringing the number of ideas up to about 400!
Now that I’m blogging less, I think these Around Here posts will be my favorite posts to put together
I’m super behind in my Project Life binder this year (and let’s be honest, there are some gaps in the previous years, too) but I shared three completed layouts and shared a simple document I use when planning out my weeks before ordering my photos.
I was able to finally announce that I was asked to be a brand ambassador for Teton Sports. I’m thrilled to work with a company that has been so helpful and supportive over the past year+ of me stumbling across their weekly Twitter chat. I’m looking forward to putting some faces to names next week when I get to meet a few other Teton Sports Mountain Adventurers and the Teton Sports crew at Outdoor Retailer!
If I knew how easy it would be for me to create a mini-album documenting a month in photos, I would’ve made this mini a long time ago. I’m thinking of using the same method for my December Daily album, too!
I’m really into going to comic/pop culture conventions and so I shared the “basics” I always make sure to bring with me when attending a Con. This post includes a short review of a new-to-me external backup battery
Alex and I ran away for a weekend in Sequoia National Park.
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