Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Goals

I have been encouraged by seeing some other bloggers keeping track of their monthly goals on their blogs. September is one of my favourite months. Not only is it the month of my birthday, but it is also a month that symbolizes freshness and a new start for me as I begin the school year. September brings the first signs of fall - leaves changing, apples ripening, pumpkins growing - all my favourite things. In light of this, I have decided to use this month as an opportunity to start documenting my monthly goals. I will post them at the beginning of the month and then review how I did at the end of the month. Perhaps this will help me stay accountable and on top of things.

1. Celebrate my birthday (I had to start with an easy one :)

2. Prepare for my BFF's homecoming after her year-long adventure in Scotland.

3. Submit ethics application for my thesis.

4. Complete a draft of the first three chapters of my thesis.

5. Make a new soup recipe each week.

6. Save enough money in the designated savings account to cover Christmas expenses.

7. Get a new hair cut.

8. Start (or I guess I should say re-start) The Love Dare.

9. Complete all canning/freezing/preserving with the produce from the garden.

10. Decorate the house for autumn.

21 comments:

Shaina said...

This seems totally doable! Clearly the best thing on your list is celebrating your birthday. :)

Katie said...

This is a good list! I'm glad you added the one about Christmas savings...that reminds me that I should definitely start doing that!!!!

Can't wait to see the soups you make!

Brooke said...

is it christmas already??

i did the love dare after seeing the movie, but either we've still got the newlywed glow or else i didn't do the dares very well because on day 40 i had to tell him i was doing it!

Brittany Ann said...

You can do it! I believe in you!

Lois Lane II said...

I love your No. 10 goal! I told my husband yesterday that he was going to have to go to the attic and get out our fall decorations, and he said, "You know, one of these days, you're going to need to learn to go to the attic yourself." I said, "Um, NO. That's why I got married." LOL!

Holly said...

Good for you for having goals! I think I'm more in the "those who fail to plan, plan to fail" category.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Lucy.
First of all, happy early birthday!!! Woo hoo!
Secondly, I think this is a great idea. I have seen lots of people put their lists on their blogs too. I have told my husband many times that I should do the same to keep me motivated. I'm excited to see how it works out for you.
Oh, on a side note, my mom was here this weekend and I took her to your page to show her your marathon canning and she was equally as awed as I was. You, my friend are a domestic diva if I have ever seen one! (Diva in a good way, not the yelling at your assitants and having a fit kind of way) ;) Tee hee hee!
Have a wonderful week, Lucy and FD.
Happy September!

XO*Tricia

SnoWhite said...

awesome list! I was just thinking about how much I love fall and how for me it's more of a new year than January.

Re-starting the Love Dare is on my list too -- maybe you can help me stay on track?!?!

Lucky in Love said...

Great idea! I know you can do it!

sarah said...

This list seems completely feasible!

C said...

Aw, a birthday month!! What a great idea! I should def. get around to doing this too...

New England Girl said...

I love that you've written out your monthly goals- that way we can all bother you until you get them done! :) It is going to be such a great month for you, especially with your birthday and your BFF coming home! :) Can't wait to read allll about it. And just as a ps... isn't the weather great? I love when you can feel a change in the air.

Tatiana said...

Your list looks like a fun one! I have tried a bunch of times to do this, but unfortunately I can't always stick to it. You also reminded me that Christmas also is just around the corner and that I better start saving. Thanks for that :)

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Love your list! I think I need to steal two of your ideas: get a hair cut and read The Love Dare. :)

Taryn said...

you got this! good luck on all the school stuff- it always seems to take longer than you think.

Annie said...

i can't wait till it's time to decorate for fall! i usually wait till october, not sure if i'll be able to this year! i think with all the talking on blogs about fall i'm more excited about it then i've ever been, haha!

and your birthday!? exciting! :)

Elizabeth said...

That's a great list!! I love September too... This year mainly because this little man is FINALLY GETTING EVICTED---ha! Oh and my birthday's this month too. I also can't wait to decorate for fall. My glass pumpkin collection is begging release from the basement.

Lindsey Carver said...

That's quite a list lady! I can't wait to hear about your birthday celebrations, and I can just imagine all the little thoughful things you are doing to get ready for the BFF's arival!

Denise K. said...

Whooo hoooo...what day is your birthday? Our son Kyle's birthday is tomorrow, and Tom's is the 19th and mine is the 26th! What a fun month indeed! All your goals sound terrific, what a great idea to write them all down! Can't wait to hear how you progress and how your month unfolds! Enjoy!

Jenny.Lee said...

Very good list! I can't believe it's time to start Christmas shopping already.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I just love reading what others goals are. Sounds like you have a busy month ahead of you! I'm actually inspired to write my own goals for the month.