09 September 2021

September Goals

Y'all, how is it September. I ended up having a crazy end of August at work as we were in the process of hiring two new employees. Working on the Admin/HR team meant lots of late nights finalizing interviews, checking references, and then prepping and onboarding everyone. Now that work has calmed down a bit and it is starting to feel like Fall since it is after Labor day, I thought I should get back to this little blog and of course, start off the month with my goals. Here are the five goals I am focusing on this month.

one. Walk at least 5,000 steps a day. 

I want to get back into a workout routine and being healthy but with mask mandates, I don't think I can make it through a whole 60 min dance cardio class at the Y masked up quite yet. I am terrible about getting up and moving when I work from home so this goal is to make sure I get outside and move my body especially as the weather cools down. I actually took the step count from my Apple watch and looked at the last three months' averages and they were all below 5,000 so that's where my goal began. This way my monthly average will be at least 5,000 steps if not more. So far I have only missed one day and that was by less than 70 steps so it's working.

two. budget/track all expenses with my new The Budget Mom workbooks. 

I ordered last year's Budget By Paycheck Boxed set (they are undated) on sale and dove in after watching lots of Miko's YouTube videos. Her new designs go on sale next week and she has a lot of free printables as well if you want to try out her Budget method.

three. enjoy my vacation. 

I am headed to the west coast at the end of the month to see my best friend's family (and meet her son born in August) as well as see most of my mom's side of the family. It will be good to see everyone and I can't wait for the memories (and meeting 5 little ones that have joined the family since I was last out there in October 2018 including my cousin's daughter born last week). 

Here's my Mom's side of the family back in 2018 (almost all of us) 

four. use up items in my pantry.

I am terrible about going to the store and buying items when I know I have a lot of food in my pantry and freezer. I want to be a better steward of the items in my home so I am challenging myself to use up some items in my pantry every week. These items could be trail mix, popcorn, pasta, tomatoes, rice, etc. 

five. Breathe study.

I am going through Priscilla Shirer's Breathe study with Going Beyond Ministries. The study began this week on Tuesday and is 5 weeks total. Each Tuesday Priscilla is teaching on Instagram live and you follow along in the workbook for the weekly study/homework. I think this is the perfect study on Sabbath as the Fall is here and schedules are changing especially as some things are going back to normal, like going to the office a few days a week. If you want to study along, feel free to grab the study journal (here's a link to the digital copy) and watch the IGTV from Tuesday.

Bonus goals:

  1. Finish posting my clothes on Poshmark
  2. Finish 5 books
  3. Paint my nightstand navy blue - I have all the supplies, now to wait for good weather
  4. Decorate for Fall.

What are some of your goals this month?

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