Happy September y’all! The start of a month is always so refreshing to me, because it’s like a clean slate, a chance to try again, and the perfect time to set new goals. I have always enjoyed reading the goals other bloggers set for themselves. It’s fun to see how they did with the past months’ goals, and it’s such a neat way to hold yourself accountable to what you planned on accomplishing. The past few months I’ve thought about setting goals for myself and sharing it on the blog, but it never felt right. However, now that it’s almost fall (my absolute favorite season), the start of a new school year and the beginning of cooler weather (and Christmas!!) I feel more inspired than ever to finally make the plunge. I don’t know what it is about fall, but for some reason it symbolizes a time for fresh starts, and a chance to get my life in order. Although honestly, it could be simply the break from the summer heat that makes me feel like a new person! Which is why today, I’m excited to share my September goals with you.
For the Blog:
- Prep all posts one week in advance
Especially now that school has started back, this will help me tremendously on time management and not stressing out about the blog on school nights! To achieve this, I’m dedicating a few hours a day to work on the upcoming posts and Facebook groups.
- Make 4 posts SEO friendly
This means making pictures more pinnable for Pinterest, modifying as needed to increase the SEO rating, and even retaking pictures on my older posts. Let’s just say I’ve learned a lot more about blogging than when I first started out years ago.
- Grow my Instagram account
I don’t have a specific number of followers I want to achieve, but I really want to increase my engagement on Instagram and plan my pictures and timing of posts better. I also want to start using Instagram Stories more. They are so fun, and I love getting to connect to my followers!
- Start a challenge on the blog!
I’ve been waiting until the fall to do this, and I’m so excited it’s finally here. I am planning on hosting a healthy living challenge this month to kick off my favorite season, and to help you feel your best. I’ll be posting about it on Instagram as we get closer. You won’t want to miss out!
- Finish Country Heat
I have been off and on with working out and eating healthy ever since we got back from Romania. I started Country Heat this week, and it’s been a game changer! I look forward to working out (because who doesn’t love dancing in the privacy of your living room?), and am more motivated than ever to stick to my meal plan. I’m not following the meal plan 100%, but I’m doing pretty well, and I’m happy with it. I’ll be writing a review of the program when I finish, so be on the lookout for that later this month!
- Work on my running mileage
If you were on Instagram the other day, you saw that Isaac and I decided spur of the moment to sign up for the Alamo 13.1 (and by spur of the moment I mean we were both at work, I messaged him saying that they were having a 30 hour sale, and by noon we were officially registered). I am SO excited, because we ran it earlier this year and it was the best race I’ve ever run before. And it gives us extra motivation to keep up our running, especially since Isaac wants to run it at least five minutes faster than our last time. So now it’s time to start working on distance and speed!
- Read two books
I have a few books I’ve been planning on reading for a while now, and I really want to make an effort to read them. My problem is just making time for it!
- Go on a fun date with Isaac
One of the things I have loved the most about being married is always being with Isaac. But that makes it harder to plan dates like we used to. In college we would go to Dallas a lot, or out dancing all the time, because it was how we were able to see each other. So this month I want to have a fun date night like we used to!
What are your goals for the month?
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