Sharing my September 2023 goals as a form of accountability and encouragement.
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To be honest, I did not really focus on any goals over the summer. My overall goal was to be present and enjoy. Writing and all of the extra things took a backseat.
With the return of the kids to school, comes regular rhythms where I have more space and time to write. My plan is to share my goals monthly in this space throughout the rest of 2023.
September 2023 Goals
Monthly Action Items
Go through photos on my phone April-August.
At the start of the year, I would go through my phone on the 1st of the month and delete what was not needed. However, I got out of the habit of this.
Read 1 nonfiction and 1 fiction book.
For the fiction book, I have a list I put on hold at the library.
Create a plan for baby books for the kids.
My oldest has a partially finished baby book and that is where it all stopped. For Christmas, I want to gift each of the kids with a photo book of photos of their first year.
Plan out photos on the wall.
I love how Erin does this! Perhaps it is having a freshman in high school, but lately, I have felt an urge to celebrate our moments.
Have one planned family fun activity.
Life can get so busy, especially in the fall. I want to carve out time to do something fun, just the five of us.
Make a fall wreath.
Yes, I have already started decorating for fall. I like to start now since I decorate for Christmas in early November.
Work with the kids on their laundry.
Each month I want to have something I am working on with the kids. This month I want to work on them putting their own clothes away.
Weekly Action Items/Rhythms
Have a weekly family meeting.
I plan to use the printable in this post on family meetings.
Write one new blog post a week.
Prep on Sundays for the week ahead.
This is when I will prep my calendar, check in with my goals, etc.
Read my chapters for the book club.
Daily Action Items/Habits
Bible App or Verse with Kids
On the way to school, we are focusing on reading a Bible verse and praying.
Pray through my prayer cards.
I will be sharing this system soon!
I am joining Sydney Cummings in her monthly workouts.
Walk 10,000 steps.
Write in my gratitude journal.
Drink my water (fill up my water bottle 3 times)
These are the goals I have for September. I am entering the season with grace and open hands.
If you are new to goal setting, read more tips on setting intentional goals.