Hey friends! It’s been a hot minute (since May) that I shared my goals here on my blog. I’ve still been setting goals, but I took a step back from blogging for a bit.
I’m slowly coming back to blogging more regularly (ish) but on Friday I asked if you guys wanted to see my goals for September and it was a resounding YES from the people who voted in my stories! So here we go!
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I use Powersheets, which is a goal-setting planner, to help me cultivate, come up with, and track my goals for the year. You can read all of my big-picture goals for 2020 here. All of my monthly goals go directly into one of my big-picture goals to help me get to where I want to be by the end of the year.
My goals are broken up into things that will take all month/one time tasks, things I do weekly, and things I want to make a daily habit.
September Monthly Goals
Finish my current draft
I am so so close you guys! If you want a chance to read my book (soon!) and get writing updates, be sure to click here to get on my author newsletter! But my big, end all be all goal is to finsh this round of edits this month (preferably by Sept. 14, because that’s when my semester of school starts!!)
Pick beta readers + send my book to them!
Okay. So this is a big deal. I have an editor hired to read my book at the end of this year
I need a few people to read it and give me feedback so I can do another round of edits before I send it to her. So, again, if you want to read my book + help me make it better, all the details will be going out on Friday, so just put your name + email in here and you’ll be on the list!!
Send out first Author Newsletter
Oh hey, still talking about this ?I’m not an author yet, but I’m getting this quarterly newsletter started NOW because I will be an author someday!
Finish Budget Bootcamp
I just started Budget Bootcamp by Jordan Page. Yes, we bought a house!! But, our spending habits have been out of control and I feel us slipping into some very familiar money habits that got us super into debt a few years ago. I’m nipping it in the bud before it gets worse and learning some more $$$ skills to help us get back on track with our financial goals.
Sign up for Budget Bootcamp here. I don’t have a code, but from Jordan’s blog you can use code “FCFBLOG” for 10% off
September Weekly Goals
Family Home Evening (FHE)
Even though we’re home every night together, on Monday’s people in my church do something called Family Home Evening. Usually, there’s a little gospel lesson, a game, and a treat. We have never been good at doing FHE consistently, but I’d like to start now! Plus, now we get the Friend Magazine which has activities to go along with what we’re studying in church!
Budget Bootcamp Videos
There are 27 videos in Budget Bootcamp, some pretty short and others a little longer. I’ll be watching a few each week then doing the exercises with each video so I don’t get overwhelmed by trying to do it all at once.
September Daily Goals
Last week on Instagram I shared my new morning routine which includes doing my Write the Word practice (read more about why I love Write the Word journals here) and a quick 10-minute yoga practice. I needed something simple to start my day. I’ve only been doing it for a week and I love it!
It’s crunch time! I need to be working on my book at least 30 minutes a day, if not longer so I can get it done before school starts!
I’m also joining Rachel (@happygolovelysleeves) in a spend free month! She’s focusing on not buying books, but I’m not going to buy books or anything else for me. Regular expenses (groceries, bills, etc) are not included in this spending freeze. But I feel like I’ve had a lot of impulse purchases recently, and I want to stop that, so no spending!
Those are my goals for September!
What are your goals this month? I’d love to hear about them and then we can cheer each other on!