You guys! It's September! That means that there's only one month left until October (which is factually the best month ever, of course). It also means that everything goes back to a "school schedule". I can take baby E to the park without it being ridiculously crowded, which also makes Barbour the dog a happy camper. Lots of kids + doggie anxiety = no bueno.
But what I'm really looking forward to this month is officially decorating for Fall. I have been sipping pumpkin coffee and eating pumpkin baked goods for weeks now, but I forced myself to wait until September to decorate. That was NOT an easy task for this girl!
With all the fun stuff coming up though, it would be easy to overlook the things that I need to get done, and that I hope to accomplish. And while I'd love to just live in Autumn-land from now until Thanksgiving, life is more than pumpkin muffins and coffee (bummer).
Regarding AugustIn last month's Goals post, I talked about how my only goal for the month of August was self-control. I did that because I was failing at nearly every goal I set- blog, weightloss, etc. I realized that the reason was because I was far too pleased with lesser results as long as I got instant gratification ( i.e. eating 3 brownies instead of splitting one with Taylor, or watching Netflix when I could be creating more blog content).
I am proud to say that I did better with self-control. I ate out less, spent less money, ate MUCH healthier, and spent a tiny bit more time in God's word and reading Wild and Free. Woot woot! Baby steps or not, progress is progress!
Now that September has rolled around, I have a few specific goals I'd like to accomplish.
This month, I am really focusing on growing my numbers on my social media accounts and on my blog itself. I want to create content that really gets people engaging.
As I have mentioned before, my favorite "social media" platform is Pinterest by-far. At the end of August, I reached 900 followers, and I am working towards between 1,200-1,500 by the end of September. I feel confident I can at least reach the lower end of that.
I am also trying to step up my Instagram game, and I feel like I have done pretty well so far. My engagement has nearly doubled in the past month, and for the first time in a while, I am actually enjoying Instagram again.
I created a FREE PRINTABLE for anyone who signs up for my Email list, and I would love to have you all join in. I am also in the process of finishing up a free devotional email series as an opt-in as well. Keep your eyes peeled for that, and if you you are interested in signing up for my mailing list to receive new posts delivered straight to your inbox, click here.
I am now taking orders for my handmade, Fall candles. They come in Apple Cider, Mulled Cider and Toasted Chestnuts, or Pumpkin Pie. Each Candle is 10oz. and burntime is 38+ hours. $10 plus shipping. If interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your goals for the month of September? How are you working towards them?