September Goals

Can y'all believe it's already September? It seems like just yesterday that Will was finishing up his college classes and that was three months ago! Time really does fly. Someone said the other day that Christmas is less than three months away and that's equal parts exciting and horrifying. As awful as 2016 has generally been all over the world, I wouldn't mind too much if it slowed down a little bit!

As I look back, it's weird to think how much my life has changed since last September. A year ago yesterday was my car wreck, which changed pretty much everything, and a mere week before that was the sudden and incredibly jarring death of my grandmother. Since then, it's been lots of very high highs and very low lows: living in a new city and spending most of my time alone; going to lots of physical therapy and generally working on recovery; working for three different companies (and finally finding the right one for me); losing my other grandmother and a very close family friend; finding out that my grandfather has terminal cancer; moving back to my hometown; finding an amazing apartment that I get to move into this month. I feel like all the instability and confusion present in my life this time last year has mostly subsided, and now I find myself back where I belong, close to my family, working a job I love, and finally feeling like a real adult.

That's why I decided to start my monthly goal-setting posts this month. Now that things are calming down around me and I'm settling into a routine, I can start looking ahead and devoting more time and energy to my goals. Also, the goal-setting process makes me feel organized and I really enjoy checking off to-do lists, so this is just another way to achieve that natural organizational high - and who doesn't want that? :) In no particular order, here are my goals for September:

1. Three blog posts a week, no ifs, ands, or buts
2. Reach out to other bloggers and start leaving comments on every post I personally connect with
3. Cut my Starbucks spending in half (this might be the hardest one!)
4. Start putting 10% of each paycheck into savings
5. Go for a 1+ mile walk at least three times a week
6. Clean out all my old clothes and sell/donate them
7. Get back to drinking 8 cups of water a day
8. Read at least one book

That's where I'm going to start. All those goals are simple and very achievable, and it'll help me remember them if I have them posted here! Try to help keep me accountable, okay? :

What goals have you set for yourself this month?


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