september goals

Happy September! I always laugh a little when people say Labor Day is the last weekend of summer. I have always lived in the South, where school starts back before Labor Day and the heat sticks around until at least October, so Labor Day is really just a long weekend that starts off September for us.

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Honestly, I’m not a big summer person (I much prefer fall and spring), so I’m not usually sad to see summer go. I love the long days, but it gets so hot in North Carolina, and now Tennessee, that it is unbearable and exhausting to be outside many days in the season. Also, I just want to go outside without dripping sweat. Please, that is all I ask. Even though we still have a while until the cooler weather is around to stay, I do relish the few random days when the temperature dips lower than 80 or the humidity drops. Those are the days that make me excited about fall, warm drinks, sweaters, and all things pumpkin. We’ll get there soon enough though. For now, I’ll focus on the present and try to make the most of the month and my September goals.

August Goals
– Post about our National Parks trip – Nope, but I did narrow down some of the photos!
– Finish reading at least one book – Finished Little Fires Everywhere and honestly didn’t like it as much as I thought I would given all the hype. It was slower than I prefer.
– Try at least one new place in Nashville with Will – Ventured to Opryland and tried a new coffee shop (Stay Golden)
– Be present and soak up time with family on trips – Had so much fun visiting my sister in Dallas and on our girls trip and visiting my brother in DC.
– Attend at least one networking event – Two!
– Brainstorm ideas for September and October recipes (fall recipes are my favorite!) – So excited about these!

September Goals
– Think of three good things, or three things I am grateful for every day
– Edit National Parks photos (taking smaller steps this time :) )
– Try at least one new place in Nashville with Will
– Try a new place in Nashville when my parents visit
– Get outside every day – this doesn’t have to be intense, but I’ve found that getting some fresh air and sunshine can improve my view of the day.
– Get at least halfway through a book (the hardest part for me is figuring out which one)
– Cull photos on my computer from this year to clear up some computer memory

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  1. I started listing 3 good things about each day every night before bed with my husband, and it really does help us to focus a lot more on all the positives there are! I swear it’s increased our happiness levels, for sure.

    Also, I regularly do book posts along with my other content, if you’re wanting some recommendations!

    • I agree! My husband and I do it at dinner now and I feel like thinking about 3 good things changes my perspective from negative to positive, no matter what happened that day. I am always in need of book recommendations so I’ll definitely take a look! Thanks for sharing!

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