New Season, New Goals

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There is a quote by one of my favorite authors F. Scott Fitzgerald that sums up how I feel about the months ahead: “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall”. With October looming I could not agree more. My favorite season is finally here, and this is definitely the time of year I feel most inspired.

So what better time than to start looking at where you are in life and where you would like to be, and creating some goals to get you there? Today I am sharing with you a couple of my goals for the month of October and beyond and how I am planning on getting there.

First things first let’s talk about the tools that I am going to use to help myself plan, stay on track, and stay inspired. I love agendas and notebooks, but I have not found a lifestyle planner that works the way I would like it to. So I created my own. I used the website Canva.com to create a Lifestyle Planner that works for me. I am not going to share pictures of my planner as it contains private information, but let me know if you would like me to share with you the downloadable versions of the pages I created!

01 My first big Goal for fall is Budgeting. I want to get a better handle on my finances and start building a savings for the future. I have created a calendar spread mapping out my weekly income, the bills due that week, how much I have left for miscellaneous spending, and how much I can put into savings. I will also be savings my recipes and tracking each charge for the month so I can have a bigger picture of where my money is going. Am I spending too much on takeout? Coffee? I am going to find out.

02 I have said it before, but this month I am taking it seriously – I will drink 2.7 liters of water every day for the entire month. At the end of the month I will track how I feel and see if it really does make a difference. I have been getting headaches quite a bit this month, and I am curious to see if they are less frequent the more water I drink.

03 I took the last two months off from the gym, and despite the fact that I have still been eating relatively healthy and lost another 3lbs, I never felt better than when I was going to the gym at least four times a week. So for the month of October I am getting back on track and moving closer to losing those last 10lbs.

04 The past four months have been a whirlwind of events which has been a complete blast, but I am ready for a break. October is all about having “me time”. I want to relax, read a book and sit at a coffee shop, binge watch a new show, learn a new recipe, and spend some time alone.

05 All of my goals so far have to do with bettering myself in some way and setting myself up for success in the future. My goal for October is to begin writing out a five year plan and focus on where I see myself going personally and professionally in the next couple years.

And there you have it, my goals for the season. Does anyone else feel inspired as the leaves begin to change? It really does give you a sense of new beginnings, and I am ready for it.

xx Casey

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