photo by Chelsea Laine Francis
October is an exciting time: everything smells like crisp air and spice, sweaters fill the racks in my favorite stores, and the holidays are nearly upon us. Something about the final quarter of the year always gets my gears going thinking about goals for the new year. I’m already thinking about ways I want to improve various areas of my life in 2016, and my goals for the last quarter of the year will definitely reflect that awareness. I’m very excited about a new year, but first we have to get through this new month! And, even before that, we need to take a look back on last month and see how we did.
Here’s a reminder of September’s goals:
2. finish Unspeakable | Not yet, but I did at least finally pick it up and I’m making moves! And by making moves, I mean turning pages, of course.
4/5, y’all! Not bad! Here’s what I plan to get up to in October:
1. find a signature scent for the cooler months | Is this a weird goal? I’ve never been a perfume wearer, but I’ve always wanted to be. I feel like fashion magazines always talk about needing a summer scent and a winter scent, so I guess I’m going to go out and find a perfume for fall that I love and wear it ’til spring. Do you have a favorite?
2. organize my desk space at home | I have a confession to make. If you walked into my house and went directly into our office (or, “desk room” as Dago and I call it), you would think I’m a hoarder. Literally no other spot in my home looks like this, but my desk and at least a foot in every direction around it is piled high and wide with old bills, thank you cards, half-read books and magazines, various art supplies, and more. If I don’t know where to put something, I’ve just put it there. For two and a half years. So, it’s time to take care of this. Trip to Ikea, anyone? I need an organizing strategy!
3. finish a goddamn book | It feels like I make a book-related goal every month and never finish — the goal or the book. This month I’m going to finish a book, any book, if it’s the last thing I do.
4. clean out fall and winter clothes that don’t fit anymore and make a wishlist | I had a super hard time not making every goal this month home related because I’m in an intense nesting mode lately. At least this is a different side of the house! I need to figure out what needs replacing because it doesn’t fit anymore or isn’t in good shape anymore, and then make a solid list of things to keep an eye out for this month.
5. go to the farmer’s market | I have been killing it at my 26 before 26 list, y’all! It definitely helps that I’ve been spreading them out through my monthly goals. I feel like fall is the perfect time to go to the farmer’s market, so I’m excited to go early one of these weekends with Dago and pick up some goodies!
So that’s what I’m up to this month! I’ve already seen lots and lots of monthly goals being posted in the blogosphere, and I’m SO EXCITED! Be sure to link up below if you’re posting your own small (or big!) goals for October!