Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Goals Recap - Month 9

With the start of Fall and all the plans we have in store for the rest of the year, I'll be the first to say that I'm not focusing on my goals like I should. I haven't thrown them out the window just yet but I sure didn't work on them in September like I have in months past. Here is September's recap...

.:BLOGGING:.
As always, I'm slowly working on growing my readership and finding networks that fit my type of blog/blogger. I've learned a lot in the last month thanks to some of my new favorite reads. In addition to educating myself on blogging sponsorships, I'm going to be hosting my very first BIG giveaway next week. It's been a lot of work on my end but I can't wait to share it with each and every one of you. Details on that will be posted here on the 15th. 

.:READING:.
I really wanted to read 3 books last month but was only able to squeeze in 2. I read Sparkly Green Earrings and A Broken Us. Both are great books but of the two, A Broken Us was my favorite. I even reviewed A Broken Us and shared my thoughts here. After reading those two books, I have read 22 books out of 30 for my 2014. I'm on track to hit my goal according to Goodreads but I don't see how I'm going to read 8 books in 3 months! EEK!

.:CLASSES:.
I feel like I should remove this from my goals list because it's the furthest from my mind month after month. Maybe next year I can focus on finding classes that interest me. 

.:DEBT:.
We've discovered that we have a habit of spending a buck here or there and slowly that adds up to a large chunk of money by the end of the month. We've reevaluated where we "waste" that money and have made a very conscious effort of not wasting more than we already have. 

.:ORGANIZATION:. 
I feel like I'm always always always purging the same rooms and closets. However, this month I collected everything that Connor has grown out of and it's ready to go to the consignment shop. In preparation for his birthday and Christmas, I inventoried his toys - dude has ways too much! But with doing so, I discovered he had a lot he has outgrown and we've given those to our younger friends. I really want to tackle the garage (again!!) so that may be a late night weekend project.

.:HEALTH/FITNESS:.
I haven't been pushing myself nearly as much as I did in previous months. Connor and I (and sometimes James) still take walks/jogs/runs 3-5 times a week. Since my boot camp class ended and we aren't members of the Y, it's my only form of working out so it's a must. And if you are a guy reading this, you can stop now ... I also got my Paragard removed. I was having a lot of the negative side effects and now I'm back on the pill. Within 10 days of having it removed, I felt so much better. One problem I was having was that I always felt out of it, like my mind was foggy. Thank goodness that's gone because you need all your whits about you when you spend your day with a toddler.

There you have it. September in a nutshell. When I set out to work on each goal month after month, I didn't a) realize how much I was putting on my plate and b) realize how much I could accomplish in 365 days. But I'm sticking it out and I can't wait to see how the year ends.

Are you still working on your New Year's resolution and goals? Please share in the comments below because I would love to support you in your efforts to end the year kicking ass!

10 comments:

  1. I think it's harder to focus on goals- especially during months that are busier.

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    1. So true. I find that I push them to the side because I'm busy focusing on other things.

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  2. This is so impressive. The fact that you reevaluate where you are month to month is amazing. You've done great with your goals!

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    1. Thanks so much Christina. It's really be amazing to see how much I can accomplish when I write my goals out and stick to them month after month.

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  3. I agree with Angie^. But on the other hand I am a very "goal motivated" person. So having goals is super helpful for me. Isn't it crazy how all of those tiny purchases REALLY start to add up!

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    1. It's like a monthly to do list for me and that works so well. I'm all about list.

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  4. Sign your butt up for another race. That will get you out the door! ;) Love you long time.
    But, for real… You're goal setting, and kicking ass, always impresses me. As for the "waste" spending, totally guilty of that. I blame Target…

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    1. Oh man oh man. I want to. I have the one on Thanksgiving but I think that's enough for now.

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  5. "I feel like I'm always always always purging the same rooms and closets." Yeah, what is that about? That happens here too.

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    1. It's insane really. I'm doing the same thing over and over. Something has to give!

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