Sunday, September 1, 2019

Hello September! My Goals and Plans

Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well. Happy September 1st! It is that time of the year again when I like to go over my goals for the year and see how I am doing and discuss how I want to spend the rest of the year. I think of September as a mini version of New Years in the sense that it is when school would usually begin and we'd go back to school shopping for clothes and supplies and feel the fresh start. Yesterday I was out and about shopping for a dress for my engagement photo shoot that I will be doing tomorrow and saw so many people out shopping looking for clothes for back to school. I used to get excited to buy new clothes and supplies to start the new year at school. I've decided to review my resolutions for the year and to make goals for this month to achieve them down below.

1. Read 15 books

I have read 5 books so far and I am currently reading two wonderful books. They are What to Expect Before You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. I am almost finished them so I will be at seven books soon. I will need to read a lot in the next four months to meet my goal.I really love making reading goals each year because I learn a lot from reading books on different topics and also enjoy reading fictional books which interest me and make me laugh and bring me joy. I would also like to start reading more books related to career development as well and might make that more of a focus in 2020.

September: finish reading two books and start on a third

A book I am currently reading and others I would like to read this year

2. Use less plastic:
I have been thinking of this resolution lately and I have definitely cut back on using plastic this year. I would like to do even better and I have been thinking of documenting my plastic use a bit more so I can improve even more using less one time use plastic and buying more long term use items like reusable straws, containers, and reusable sandwich bags.

September: do a plastic free week or month to try even harder to cut out plastic.

3. Knit a shawl

I bought yarn to knit the shawl but the pattern I found called for very long circular needles that I could not find. I think I will either look for a different pattern or keep looking for the length of needles I need for the pattern. I will be starting a shawl very soon though and especially because this was one of my resolutions this year and there are only 4 months left!

September: start knitting a shawl

4. Complete 12 knitting projects

I have knitted 5 projects so far. I will work on finishing the spiral socks and start the shawl. I have some ideas for Christmas knits as well.
I have finished the first spiral tube sock and have started on the second one.

September: finish knitting socks and start on shawl

Making progress - almost done the first sock!

5. Find and secure a wedding venue

I found the venue we will get married in not too far from where we live and we will be having the ceremony followed by the reception at the same venue. I knew it was the right venue for us after the first tour. I have been getting into wedding planning lately and we have most of the vendors now. I just need to make the final decision on cake, hair and makeup, and flowers but I have been in contact with all three. In eight months I will be married to the perfect man for me and I can't wait to start our married life together.

September to October: secure vendors for flowers, cake, hair and makeup. Begin looking for decor items to place at the venue. Take engagement photos and send out save the date invitations.

Cute mug from Winners

6. Get to my goal weight

I am currently not at my goal weight. I have been making progress slowly over the year to losing weight and lately I have been seeing some progress. I will be trying very hard to get closer and will continue to work hard to attain this goal before my wedding next May.

September: lose 10 lbs (min), eat clean, workout 3-4 times each week

How are you doing with your New Year's resolutions? Does September also motivate you on achieving your goals?

Thank you for visiting! Have a good long weekend


  1. I usually make a list of knitting projects I would like to complete for the year starting in January. And I do look back to see what I have accomplished, but I usually do that in November as I am closing out the year and looking towards the next year. I try real hard not to call them goals or resolutions or anything like that because it always sinks me. It is just my list!

    1. November is a good time to look over goals and it is getting closer to the end of the year then. That is true many people do not like to make resolutions for that reason, so it is good to do what works best for you. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Your list of goals is long but doable...I hope you manage to do all with a smile on your face ;)
    Have a fun week !

    1. Thank you Anna! I know I tend to like to make long lists of things I would like to do. I love making lists of goals :)Thank you I will keep on smiling :D Hope you have a great week too!

  3. You are doing great on your goals considering how very busy you are. Love the mug and your gorgeous ring.

    1. Thank you Meredith! I am trying hard lately to hold myself accountable to achieve my goals and do the things I know will make me happy and feel fulfilled. We always have to remind ourselves to look inwards at what we truly want out of life. Thank you for your kind words and stopping by :)

  4. good luck with all of your goals, all doable!! I do not do resolutions but I have been gym going since 2017 for strength and less pain. I love that I go to the gym!!

    1. Thank you Karen! Yes I think I can do it if I really try hard. That is so great you go to the gym and are feeling less pain and feeling stronger. I have had a trainer for a year and he helped me so much to learn how to work out properly and now my sessions are over but I will still push myself to go. Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Good goals all! Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. Exciting times, eh?

    I fell way short of my goals for 2019 ---- it's been a stressful year and a lot of plans just fell by the wayside as other things too priority. Hoping to get back to some sort of routine soon.

    Happy knitting!

    1. Thank you Dee! Yes it is so exciting and I am so happy to be getting married in 8 months it is coming up soon. That's too bad you feel like you haven't been meeting your goals, but the new year is fast approaching and a great time to start over again :) Thank you for stopping by!


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