RoGina Montgomery


Chicago Children and Family Photographer

Currently JULY 2018

Currently 2018

I finally realize what I like so much about doing Currently post. The idea behind these types of posts is to document what you're doing in your life at that moment. It's my "right-now" story. I use it as a moment of self-reflection. I keep a running list of things I currently into in my journal and refer to it often.   It's fun to look back and see how many books I've read and shows I've binged. But, this list is also a great motivator that allows me to check in on my goals for the year. 

Is what I'm currently focused on right now in line with the goals I set for myself this year?

My goals are aligned with the  “Level 10 Life” concept from Hal Elrod, author of The Miracle Morning.  (Side Note: I plan to do a proper blog post on this really soon)

Although some of my list this month coincides with my Level 10 Life, most don't.  For now, I'm OK with this. I'm still documenting and writing down what was going on in my right-now life.  I plan to merge the two as much as possible really soon. 

This list is long on purpose. It gives me a chance to go through my journal, slow down and  focus on what I'm really up to. Like I mentioned, it's a great reflection exercise. 

But for now, here's my right-now story for July.


Reading  - The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Playing - The Sims 4. Such a time wasting, but entertaining game. 

WatchingShades of Blue. It stars Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta. Why didn't anyone tell me this show was SO good. 

TryingMinimalism.  I need to get rid of so much stuff in this house.  

CookingVegetarian meals, with as much flavor as possible. 

Eating - Snacks. I'm trying to snack more during the day so I won't be starving by lunch or dinner. 

DrinkingV8 Healthy Greens Juice - Nutritious and Delicious

Calling - Comcast.  To lower my internet/cable bill

Texting - My 9-year-old, who just discovered emojis and text stickers.

PinningUrban Portraits, Ideas to hang prints in my home, and haircuts

Tweeting - About School Daze, Tessa Thompson, and Eddie Murphy's movie Coming to America

Stressing - My health and fitness. I'm what they call "Skinny Fat". Currently developing a plan to take care of this. 

Documenting - My dad gave me hundreds of old photos for my preservation project.  Check out a few & learn more about me here. 

Doing - A photographic preservation project. Scanning old photos to learn more about my family. 

Going - To the YMCA to take swimming classes this summer. 

Loving - The show Love is______ on OWN. Beautifully written and full of 90's nostalgia.  I LOVE it. 

Hating - Social Media. Well, not hate. But I am really tired of online trolls taking all the joy from it. 

DiscoveringChakras and other types of  spirituality that involves energy. 

Enjoying - IGTV...I love having photos and videos all in one place. 

Thinking - About my legacy. What do I want my kids to remember about me. 

Feeling - Nostalgic. 

Hopeful (for) - This summer. I have so many plans for the boys this year. 

Listening (to) - Audiobooks, The Carter's new CD, and 90's R&B playlist. 

Celebrating - The end of the school year. Third grade for Micah was...interesting.

Thinking - Ways to get better organized. 

Considering - Taking more online classes on writing. Especially for the blog and describing images. 

Finishing - Nothing....As you can tell by this list, I either just beginning or in the middle of things. 

Starting - To stop not asking for what I want because I think I'm not worth it.

So, thats what I'm doing this July. What about you? What are you currently up to this this month. 

Let me know in the comments, or on social media on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.