It officially feels like fall around here. The leaves are turning and are falling, we’ve had a couple mornings with frost, and the days are getting noticeably shorter. It feels like just last week it was the middle of summer – where did the time go? Before I got into my October goals, I thought I’d recap my September ones first.

My first goal for September was to take it easy on myself. I knew that transitioning from work to school was going to be tough, but I managed to do it. I feel like I’m in a school groove now. I’ve managed to stay up to date on my readings and get assignments done before they’re due (no procrastination for me thankfully). All in all I’m feeling like I nailed this goal.

My second goal was to eat as healthy as possible while at school. With the exception of one time, I brought my lunch/dinner to school every time from home instead of buying something to eat there. It definitely takes some planning and looking ahead, but it ended up being a bit easier than I was expecting. I’m pretty proud of myself because there’s a few delicious places to eat in the food court.

The Reflector September 2015

Getting involved on campus was my third and final goal for September. I did some volunteer training last weekend, so now I’m ready to do some volunteering with one organization at school. I’ve also been going to weekly meetings for the campus newspaper. I’ve written two articles so far. Seeing the first one in the paper was pretty exciting. I’ve met some great people so far and I’m really glad I got out of my comfort zone and got involved.

Now on to October!

Stop pressuring myself. Every once in awhile I think I’m one of those people who can do everything if I just try hard enough. Logically, I know that’s not true, but it rears it’s ugly head and I get sucked into trying to be Superwoman. As much as I’d like to do everything, I have to make decisions about what I can and can’t be involved in. Two weeks ago I double booked myself. It was a realization that what I was trying to do was impossible. I never do it, but I completely forgot about an appointment I made right in the middle of when I was supposed to be at work. I haven’t been blogging as much as I would have liked. While blogging is definitely a lot of work, it’s also fun and a stress reliever for me. I’ve taken a step back and now I’m trying really hard to only do things that move me towards my goals.

Bowmont September 10 2012

Get outside more. Before I know it winter is going to be here. It’s going to be freezing cold and snowy. I want to take advantage of the outdoors before it gets like that. There’s a courtyard at school that I walk through at least a couple times whenever I’m there. It would be quicker to go through the building, but I like taking in the plants and being outside for another minute or two is worth it. The park that I like to go walking in is amazing beautiful right now with the leaves changing colors and the berries coming out. I know how lucky I am to have such beautiful scenery so close by. I want to make sure I spend as much time as I can there.

Leave a comment with a goal of yours for October. 

October 2015 Goals

5 thoughts on “October 2015 Goals

  • October 6, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Those are all awesome goals. I love that you put ‘stop pressuring yourself’ as one. I need to do that too and I think I’m going to join you for October!

  • October 6, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Great idea to get outside as much as you can. I feel so much better when I am outdoors. Even just one day indoors drives me batty. In fact, I’ve been cooped up all day so as soon as I hit send here…out the door I go! Too late for the sunset but I am excited nonetheless! Have a wonderful evening and enjoy conquering your October goals!!

    • October 6, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      Hope you had a great walk!

  • October 10, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Great job meeting your September goals! I’m sure you’ll knock it out of the park in October as well :) And I agree with you– don’t pressure yourself too much. We are only human and can only do so much before we crack. I find it easy to constantly compare myself/my running/my blog/etc to other people and it never ends well.

    • October 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      I think comparing myself to others was what I was starting to do. I know I never measure up when I do that so it was time for a reality check!

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