Monday, August 29, 2016

September Goals

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This week we enter a new month of 2016, September. They say that September is just an extension of summer.  The weather might still be hot and sunny and my summer wardrobe might still be worn throughout the month.  However, if I look at my calendar I definitely am not getting those care free summer vibes.  My September is quickly filling up with day of teaching, afternoons of coaching, field hockey games under the lights, back to school night, a celebration and a possible weekend trip or two. Looking ahead at the month makes me wish I was away carefree in Vermont again. Unfortunately, I can't be an ostrich and put my head in the sand to pretend like summer isn't over.  I thought some goals were necessary in order to conquer this busy month. 

One:workout five times a week
I think this is definitely doable, but I'm definitely going to need some motivation and self discipline.  I've been doing this for the past three weeks now, but this week my schedule starts to get busier so this becomes more challenging.  I'm going to have to become a night time workout person rather than the early morning gym goer. 

Two: publish 15 posts
A few weeks ago I shared that I will be posting three times a week in order to produce quality posts rather than quantity during my busy semester. My hope is to publish three posts a week plus an extra one or two.  I have been working hard to create my editorial calendar a month at a time and drafting posts a week in advance, so I think this will be an achievable goal.  I am thinking of dedicating a few hours each Sunday to draft my posts. 

Three: create a new 101 list
On September 30th my 101 in 1001 list comes to an end. I certainly have not completed my list, but I got a decent amount of items checked off of it. I think I made my list a little bit of a reach to complete.  I'm in the process of creating a new list, which I hope to begin sometime in October. This time around, I'm being more realistic about what I can and cannot do given my budget and time limits. 

Four: create professional website
In three and a half months I will be graduating college and searching for a big girl job. I've heard from so many people how difficult it can be to land a teaching job fresh out of college. I'm working to differentiate myself from other candidates in order to hopefully increase my chances of getting a job. I'd like to create a professional website that has a digital version of my resume, some lessons I've planned and taught, my letters of recommendation, and more information. 

Five: establish a morning routine
This is something that I think will make my life so much easier if I can achieve it.  I will have to leave my house by 6 am each morning, so I think having a smooth morning will lead to more successful days.  I'm hoping to have time to get ready and eat a sit down breakfast each morning before leaving more my hour commute to the school I'll be teaching out. I'm working on becoming an early morning person, but I certainly do not have it perfected just yet. I'd love any tips and tricks you guys have!

What are your goals for September?


  1. Great list. I am starting to make my list for September now... Good luck! XO, Nicole //

  2. Such great goals and mine are so similar. I definitely need to get closer to 15 posts. Thanks for the overview.

    Sara Kate Styling

  3. Good luck on your goals! Can't wait to read your new 101 in 1001! I'm definitely hoping to continue to work out and to save some money!


  4. Good for you aiming for 3 posts a week! I'm lucky to squeeze two in. Good luck!

  5. I love it! I ca't wait to read your new posts!! :)

  6. These are such great goals! The monthly goals are a good idea. I think mine is to stick with my new workout but I'm liking it so far!

  7. I hope that this is an amazing semester for you! Let us know when you get a routine established... I want to know your secrets!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  8. Those are some great goals. Mine are to work out 3 times a week, to post on schedule and to get ahead of my work load.

    La Belle Sirene

  9. I'm working on working out 5 times a week too! Good luck with your goals.

  10. Great goals! My biggest one is definitely to try to workout at least 3-4 times a week. I've gotten sooo bad about it lately!
    XO Amanda |

  11. Loving these goals! The personal website is really cool!

  12. Such great goals! I love making monthly goals and seeing the progress at the end of the month. Good luck girl!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  13. These should be my goals too! I definitely need to work on my morning routine. Good luck with all of your goals!

  14. These are such great goals! I am so with you on goal number one!

    The Blush Blonde