Happy June 1st! We are now officially in the middle of the year. It’s been a productive first half of 2022 for me overall and now the summer energy is strongly approaching.
My June Blogging Goals
This is becoming more of a lifestyle blog, but it will continue to have a literary flair with the book reviews and writing pieces I’m sharing. I’m sticking with 4-5 posts/week, but sometimes there may be more. I find it’s not that hard for me blog regularly at this point, so I figure I might as well ride this wave of blogging inspiration while I’ve got it.
I’ll continue posting A Season To Fight, my YA fantasy novel, for free this month. There will be a link at the bottom of each post for you to purchase the novel if you’d rather not wait for the next installment (and a book sale is always a nice thing for an author!). If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, here’s a list of the chapters so you can read it in order (So far I have posted chapters one to five).
As promised, I’ll also be posting a couple of my poems. They are quite personal and based on a few of my experiences from 2019-2020 so there’s some I wouldn’t ever share for free, but there will be a link after the shared poem to purchase the entire book if you’d like to read more. You can check out the first one I’ve posted here. ❤
My Reading Goals
I’m sticking with reading just one book per month for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s easier to really focus on the book you’re reading when you know you have ample time to sit and enjoy it. I think I rushed a lot of my reading in the past when I was frantically buying up a lot of indie books. I’m already well past my yearly reading goal of 20 books (haha I knew that goal was too low), but for the remaining part of the year, I’ll stick to a nice slow goal of reading one book per month. I enjoy reading, but I don’t want it to eat up all of my time either. Balance is so key.
My Health & Fitness Goals
I’ve always been into fitness, but I’d like to up my game for the summer by working out for at least 20 minutes per day (I was previously slacking a bit and choosing shorter workouts) and walking 7K steps per day. I go on a lot of nature walks (At least once or twice per week) so I’d like to continue that trend, but just make sure I’m getting my steps in.
I’ve been cooking a lot more at home and I think my diet is pretty good, the only thing I’d like to do is up my protein intake a little so I can show more of my results from the workouts.
My Saving Goals
You might recall that I did a low spend month earlier this year and I’m thinking of ways to save more money. That’s still very much a thing and I’ll be posting an update soon about how I plan to do things that can help me save more money.
I hope everyone has an amazing and fun-filled June! What are some of your June goals?