July is my second favorite month of the year. If you know me, and my obsession with Christmas, I’m sure you guessed that December is the first. But July is almost as magical. It’s my birthday month, my husband’s birthday month and marks the beginning of the second half of the year. In July, I look back at the first half of the year, and the goals that I set for myself in January, and figure out whether I need to get started (hi, fitness goals), get back on track (hi, organization goals) or if I want to set completely new goals for myself. This year, I knew I was having a baby during the first half of the year, so I didn’t set any concrete goals. I just wanted to soak up the sweet newborn phase and give myself grace during the transition from two to three kids. I did set one writing goal for myself, but I knew it would have to wait until later in the year.
In February, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Ella James. And we transitioned from a family of four to a family of five (almost) seamlessly. And because that beautiful baby girl is the world’s easiest and calmest baby, I am itching to tackle some big goals in the last six months of 2019. I have a never-ending list of things I want to write about on the blog and I’ve mentally written at least 100 blogposts and essays in my head. So it’s time to sit down and get back to work. I ordered this goal setting workbook and I’ll be spending every free minute of this week filling it up.
I just wanted to stick my head in and say hello again! I will likely be posting twice a week during the Summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays. But I’ll probably move to three times a week once Harper goes back to preschool in the Fall. And in between blog posts, you can follow along on Instagram @jerrelleverett.
Thanks so much for reading this little blog and for cheering me on as a writer and as a mother. Some of you have been reading my words for almost ten years! I appreciate you guys more than I could ever express! And I hope you’ll continue to follow along for years to come.
photos by Alyssa Anne Photography