But first, a recap of my summer goals:
>Complete Whole30 and reintroduction plan: did it! And it was awesome.
>Finish Liam’s stocking: Check plus!
>Go to the beach: Nope, we didn’t make it happen. We are such homebodies. Sadness.
>Read a long book: Spent most of the summer reading Lonesome Dove, which I finished and loved.
>Meredith’s birthday party: We had a great family day at the park.
Now about my fall goals. Truth be told, I haven’t been in the best mindset for goal-setting. Things have been kind of chaotic and what I really want to achieve (a perfectly agreeable & compliant toddler, for example) doesn’t lend itself to measurable steps. So I did a little journaling and took some areas where I have felt stalled or disorganized and tried to figure out some steps to take in the right direction.
>Run a 10k: Well, this snuck up on me and I’m signed up to run one on Saturday! Because of issues at home (sick husband / crazy toddler) I haven’t been able to run as frequently in the past couple of weeks. So my goal is really to run the whole thing, even if it takes awhile.
>Finish quilt: For REALZ. This thing needs to get DONE. It’s been almost two years, and I want to move on to the next project!! I only have the second half of the binding left, anyway.
>Take the Grocery Savings Made Simple e-course: Finances are always a struggle since having a second child, and food is one of the biggest variable expenses. I love that this course focuses on real food without couponing or stalking the sales. It helps you set up a system tailored to your own family that you can set in motion. That’s the method that works best for me, I just need a little guidance.
>Christmas gifts done by the beginning of December: I’m always stressing about gifts all the way up until Christmas, and I don’t want that this year. I’m also intending on doing as many handmade gifts as possible, although I didn’t make that a goal because I’m not sure if it’s doable or not (especially for some people).
>Read a parenting book: Let’s face it, I don’t know what the heck I’m doing. As a very calm and compliant person all my life, I’m finding it quite difficult to deal with a strong-willed child. I think it’s time to do some research. Any recommendations?
So, those are my fall goals. There are a bunch of other things I hope to get done, but I want to prioritize this stuff to help me make progress in all different areas: fitness, personal projects, food/finance, holidays, and parenting. What are your current goals?