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Monday, October 2, 2017

September Look Back and October 2017 Goals


A look back at September's goals:

Walk more
"I had every intention of exploring our new neighbourhood when we first moved in. We're surrounded by parks and there's a nice little café down the road, but two months later and I haven't so much as walked around the block, let alone to the park. With the weather finally starting to warm up (YAY Spring!) I'd definitely like to spend some time walking around my new hood."

Cross: There were a few times when I thought "Hey! Now would be a nice time to go for a walk" but that was always quickly followed by "nah CBF".

Bake
"I've always loved to bake, but I haven't baked something in SO long, you guys. Our spiffy new(ish) oven is just calling for a big ol' cake, or a batch of muffins, or some cookies, or any damn thing. Berries are starting to come in to season, too. There are so many possibilities!"

Tick: I forgot how good baking makes your house smell.

Take more photos
"There was a time that my camera was permanently attached to my hand. This hasn't been the case lately. In fact, I can't remember the last time I took a photo of anything (in case you didn't notice how MIA I've been on Instagram recently). I'd definitely like to start capturing moments again, and I'm always down to improve my photography skills whenever I can. Perhaps on these walks."

Tick: Even though I didn't go on one single walk, I still managed to take a few photos over the course of the month.

Meal plan
"I'm the kind of person that can't have the same thing for dinner in the same two weeks. This makes dinner pretty difficult now that I'm living out of my parents' house. I usually have a semi-planned weeks worth of meals, but I'd definitely like to get to planning more effectively, preferably before grocery shopping day to avoid it feeling stressful and rushed (as per usual)."

Tick: I feel so much better for having meal planned in advance all month. No stress, no last minute rushing to the shops for ingredients. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner.



Goals for October:

Find something fun to do for Halloween
Halloween isn't something that is really celebrated here in Australia, but I really do enjoy the idea of it. There are a few events around town that may be fun to drag Jesse to attend over the weekend, and a scary movie on the 31st is a must.

Get back in to blogging
In case you hadn't noticed, I've been pretty incredibly slack when it came to the ol' blog. I was definitely stuck in a blogging rut, but a mini break and a fresh new season have inspired me once again and I'm already starting to draft up new blog posts again.


Plant the back garden
Finally laying the grass in the back yard was the best feeling, and I'm super excited to fill up our empty little garden beds with pretty shrubs and plants this month, before it starts to get too hot.


Get back to the gym at least 3 times per week
There was a time where I went to the gym 4 days a week, every week, without fail. Ever since I've moved into my own home, I've been seriously slacking in that department (there have been a few weeks where I haven't gone at all). If I can make myself stick to going at least a three times per week, every week this month, I'll be happy.



What are your goals for this month?

40 comments:

  1. My Veteran Woman LifeOctober 2, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    Just keep working towards them, even the ones you aren't making progress on. Eventually, you will get there!

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  2. Gym is definitely on my list, plus one major thing is to cut down on my shopping

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  3. Ohh I hope you will reach your october goals! If not everything but hopefully atleast one! Mine is aswell to hit the gym three times a week and writing more posts! But I try not to stress about it because doing sport and blogging are about having fun! I cant wait to hear at the end of the month if you have managed !

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  4. Good luck on your goals. I'm glad it's warming up for you and will encourage you to get outside.

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  5. Yay for knocking most of your September goals out. You did awesome with that. I've been in the mood to bake lately, too. Something about fall makes me want to cook and bake all the time. My hubby doesn't complain ;)

    I've been in a blogging rut lately, too. I was able to sit down and pre-write a few posts over the last couple weeks and it really got me back in the groove so I hope that you get back into the groove again, too. Something about the season change inspires me, too!

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  6. Good luck on your October Goals! I missed baking a lot and still waiting for my landlord to replace my broken oven so I guess baking will be included in my October.

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  7. I literally was just looking at the goals that I've set for October right before reading this. For me setting goals is critical. It allows me to stay on track professionally, emotionally, financially and even spiritually. Best wishes in having a successful month.

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  8. Good to know you shall be back active on blogging:). For me I need to be more active in garden with my running and then baking. We have Diwali this month, so its going to be full of fun, glitter and lights

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  9. Wow october will be your busy day! You be nice to share us your gardening activities and some tips. :)

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  10. I feel ya on the working out - that's a goal of mine, too! Best of luck in your goals!

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  11. I need to get back into the gym soon too. I definitely slacked off this summer.

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  12. Hallowen and octoberfest are worth planning every year ... Fun to be part of it

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  13. The moment you put fun things to do on a goal/to do list two things happen - they no longer remain fun but then you do tend to do it! I am a big believer in lists... and I hope you achieve most of what you planned this month :) :)

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  14. Ellie Scotch & StilettosOctober 4, 2017 at 7:12 AM

    I love those September goals you set! Those are always on my to do lists, I used to go out and do photography of the city at night but I haven't in a couple of years now, I need to get back in to that. I'm not so good with gyms but walking outside in the fresh air is a goal of mine for this month

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  15. One of my goals is to plant an herb garden this Fall!

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  16. I love all of these goals and ideas. Walking and baking especially are fun things that I really have to stop and slow down into order to do them!

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  17. Thank you for your support, girl. :) x

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  18. Oh man. Good luck with cutting down on shopping! I really need to be more mindful of that too - oops. :P x

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  19. Thank you so much! Good on you for not stressing too much about it, you're right - it IS supposed to be fin. :) Good luck in accomplishing what you want this month.

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  20. The warmer weather is definitely helping to motivate me. :) x

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  21. Ahaha I sure wouldn't complain, either hehe. :P
    I've actually been seeing a lot of bloggers coming out of their ruts lately - maybe the was something in the air over the past 5-or-so weeks haha. I'm glad that you're back in to the swing of blogging again! Fingers crossed I can keep my footing, too! xxx

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  22. Oh man - that simply will not do. :( Hopefully your oven is fixed soon; Autumn is the perfect season to bake. x

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  23. I couldn't agree more, Lorraine! Glad to have found someone with the same mindset as myself. :) x

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  24. You go girl! Goals aren't supposed to be super easy but you did a great job!

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  25. it's funny because our october goals are almost exactly the same. I want to continue exercising several days a week, blog more consistently, and start my garden! Good luck with your goals!

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  26. Kaitlyn Fickle KillebrewOctober 5, 2017 at 5:57 PM

    Awe I would love to have a garden in our backyard! That sounds like such a fun October project!

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  27. Looks like you got a lot more ticks than crosses this month, good on ya girl!!
    I should really attempt all your new goals too, all things I've been thinking of doing, lol, good luck this month! Xx

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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  28. Diwali! How exciting! I hope you've had a successful month. :) x

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  29. Thanks, Summer! Starting is the hardest part. :) x

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  30. Summer is the month for slacking off if you ask me hehe. Good luck in getting back to it. :) x

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  31. I completely agree, Pragati! Thank you for your kind words. :) x

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  32. Cities at night happen to be my favourite type of photos - so stunning, definitely get back in to it. :)
    Good luck in achieving your goals - enjoy that fresh air, girl! x

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  33. Yesss, Allison! I absolutely love herb gardens. :) x

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  34. I agree, Kelsie. They're both worth taking the time out to do them if you can. :) x

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  35. Great minds. ;) I Hope you've achieved all that you've set out to, girl. x

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  36. I don't have much of a green thumb, but it's been fun getting outside and planting a little garden of my own. :) x

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  37. It's rare to see more green than red in my goals posts haha. I hope you've been more successful over October than I have aha oops. x

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