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I’m letting the cat out of the bag here in the beginning.  September month didn’t go very well.  I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve been wasting more time than not.  I’ve also really struggled with routines.  Different things led us to being off our routine and I’ve really had difficulty in re-establishing them.  I will say though, in the last few days, that’s gotten much better.  Maybe it’s the kick that October is here or maybe I’m finally ready.

Nonetheless, my goals are still important, so let me review my (lack of) progress and set some new ones for October.

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Self Care & Development

Not only were our routines off in September, I also really struggled with self care.  When I look back at it, I haven’t worked out since the beginning of the month.  Uggh!  In that time, I’ve also struggled a bit more with my appearance and the weight I’m holding onto since Turtle Boy’s birth.  Usually I hold some for breastfeeding, but Turtle Boy will be 1 soon and I still can’t get into almost all of my pants.

* I’m not one to diet, though I do believe in healthy eating.  I make a lot of homemade breads, biscuits, and tortillas, so maybe this is contributing to my weight issue.  Either way, my fitness is really important to me, so I’m definitely getting back on that track this month.  I know as the weather gets cooler, I may struggle even more, so getting back to it now will help to establish the habit better.

With that said, I plan to work out at least 3 times a week.  I’ll be using Kettlebell Burn and MomsIntoFitness programs.  I just may start some Pilates, as well.  I will be using this book.  I’ve used it before and really loved it, so I’ll use it again.

* Although I have yet to finish the crochet project I started a few months ago, I did finish 2 quick projects and have started on a new ones.


The boys now have new slippers for when it gets cooler.  I’m making some bright socks for me which I’ll likely use in conjunction with a pair of new slippers, too.  Hun still has his slippers from last year.

*I’ve been so off our routines, I haven’t spent much time in creativity at all in September.  So, for October, I definitely want to spend more time on this.  My goal is to spend a little time on hand lettering in my journal again this month.

Family, Relationship, & Home

Of course, my guys are a huge part of my life.  I really am so very grateful to have the three of them and they truly make my life more whole.  Spending my time and energy on each of them is so important.  Providing a nice home and tasty, wholesome food is all part of that.

* Last month, we had some great family adventures!  We took a trip to a national park out of state and spent the day exploring, learning, and playing in the river.

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These are some of the products we love when we’re out hiking!

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* I really struggled with playing and reading to the boys in September.  October will be better, I’m claiming it now!  Getting back to our routines will definitely help.  My not wasting time on mindless activities will be the biggest part of ensuring consistent play time and reading with the boys happens.

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* Hun and I struggle in getting time to ourselves, but we managed to carve out a little bit here and there.  In fact, I even shared the ways we keep our relationship strong (link here), despite not getting any time away.

*We’ve had quite a bit of rain which has completely disrupted my getting into the garden to finish de-weeding it. It’s getting really late though, so I’m not sure we’ll have enough time to grow something.

*Hun’s birthday is this month and though he doesn’t want to do anything special (he never does), I’m still going to do something.  I’m not sure what just yet, but I’ll definitely come up with something.

Blogging and Business

I’m intent on growing this blog and expanding my community through blogging.  I’ve had a great time the last couple months as I’ve consistently published posts and worked in the background a bit.  With blogging, there’s always so much, so setting goals and working on them every day is very important to me.

* The blog has a new look.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

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* I’m really working on upping my blogging game and have even been accepted into a few new affiliate programs, which is very exciting!  I plan to keep up with the image templates I’ve created and engage more on social media.  I’m actually thinking of focusing more on 2 social media platforms (Instagram & Facebook).

* I didn’t meet my goal of doing any Facebook live posts.  I definitely will do some this month, though.  Actually, I’m planning on doing one this week, so make sure you’re following me so you don’t miss it!  I’m so nervous, but I’m intent on starting!

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And that, my friends, is the recap on all that didn’t happen in September and my goals for October!

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What are some of the goals you achieved last month? What are some goals you’d like to work on this month? Let’s encourage and support one another with tips, suggestions, and support by sharing together! Also, since I want to start a fall garden, give me any tips and tricks you have to make it successful.

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14 thoughts on “Setting Goals for Achievement this October

  • October 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Love the new look. The colors are so bright and inviting! I think it’s hard to keep up with everything else as a blogger. There’s just always so much to do! Cheers to getting October off to a great start, and thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
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    • October 4, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      That’s what I wanted! I’m so glad to hear it’s coming across! It is hard to keep up because of all there is to do, somehow I keep coming back though and I think it’s worth it! 🙂

  • October 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I enjoy reading other peoples goals for the month. It is motivation for me. I also LOVE when people are real. It keeps things in perspective. We aren’t always going to meet our goals but the idea is that we dream big and go for it. Even though you didn’t do everything you wanted it sounds like you still had a productive month. Thanks for sharing your month and being honest too. I hope you have a fabulous October!

    • October 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      I have the same idea as you. In fact, that’s why I started *making* and posting goals for the month! I tend to make all these grand plans and ideas in my head, but only some (or none) of it gets done and then I’m all “What the hell!?!” or “I don’t know why I didn’t get anything done”, so it’s really helpful to have perspective, as you said!

      Thanks for your encouraging words! I hope you also have a great October! 🙂

  • October 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Good luck with your working out goal. I am with you…it’s important to take care of yourself! Exercise for me = patience as a mom. 🙂
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  • October 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    First off, you have such a gorgeous family!

    Some months are just a little off and it’s okay! October is going to be a great month for you.

    I’m trying to up my blogging game too and am in the process of refocusing things. It will take a little time for me to do it, but it’s going to be great when it’s all set. Anyway, I hope you find some awesome opportunities and new friends!

    • October 7, 2016 at 12:28 am

      I’m all for new opportunities And new friends! The blogging world is such a dynamic and ever changing one, but it can be oh so fun!

      Thank you for your well wishes this month! I certainly look forward to some great things happening! 🙂

  • October 7, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I love how you and your family venturedoing out. You have a lot of good things planned.

    • October 7, 2016 at 12:30 am

      I find such joy, peace, calm, freedome, and beauty when we go out in nature! I’m glad to share this part of life with the boys and hope to spark their love, respect, and admiration for nature and the world around them! 🙂


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