Hello and welcome to September (well the second week of September in truth)! September is my absolute favorite month for so many reasons, 1) my birthday is in September (omg it’s in 3 days!), school starts at the end of this month, and autumn begins! I’m so excited to see what excitement September brings in terms of my life, school, and blogging.
The start of a new month always puts me in a mood to plan out my goals because they help me stay on track and do the things that I want to do. I think I might do this bimonthly with a set of goals at the beginning of the month and then a goal recap towards the end!
Also because why not this is going to be a sort of August Re-Cap too because #yolo
General September Goals!
I’ve kind of fallen off track with some of my blogging things, mostly keeping up with social media because it’s a lot of work to update Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram every single day, but I want to keep being active on these sites to help my blog grow so my goals are to…
1) Update all my social media daily.
This is going to be difficult for me, but as long as I use some scheduling tools for Twitter and Tumblr, I should be able to do this consistently.
2) Start a monthly newsletter!
I see a lot of bloggers with newsletters and I think it would be fun to have one of my own. I’m planning on putting the newsletter out on the last Friday of every month and giving each of my newsletters a cute monthly theme. And of course this month’s theme is going to back to school. I’m really excited to start doing this newsletter and I have a lot of fun ideas for it.
3) Consistently post 2-3 times a week and schedule 5 posts for October.
I don’t start school until the 30th of September (yay quarter system!), so I have an entire month to get a lot of posts written and scheduled for when school starts at the end of the month. I’m planning on having some posts already written so by the time I get really busy with school I don’t pull a month long hiatus like I did last year.
4) Reach 35 followers on Bloglovin’
1) Save $400
I plan on studying abroad in the spring and having some money in my savings account would make me a lot less stressed.
2) Go the the gym 3 days a week
My final week of Couch 2 5K is this week and I leave for a cheeky vacation at the end of this week, but I want to maintain the stamina I’ve gained from doing this program for the last uh…8 weeks, more like 10 weeks for me.
3) Read 3 books
Autumn Quarter Goals
My first year of college was pretty meh socially, pretty awesome academically, and on the whole could have been a lot better. I’ve learned a lot since then and I think I have a better idea for how I can make my college experience a lot better, which leads me to my goals.
1) Exercise 3 days a week + 1 weekend day
Your girl is tryin’ to stay healthy, plus exercise makes me feel a lot less stressed, anxious, and mentally in a rut. It’s gonna be crucial that I stick to this goal.
2) Maintain a 3.9 GPA
I’m really nervous about this because I’m taking a few harder classes this year, but after my hellacious year in a quarter of Arabic, I think I can do it.
3) Declare a major
Speaking of that brutal summer quarter, since I got 15 credits I’m about halfway through a degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations! I don’t plan on solely majoring in this course of study, but it’d be great to declare one major on track (so I feel like I have my life together).
4) Use Google Calendar and Planner All Day Every Day
I’ve written here
all about staying organized in college and I need to get better at taking my own advice. I feel a lot better when things are planned out, so I’m going to try to create a schedule where planning becomes a daily norm.
5) Read 5 Books
Don’t know which ones, but the September books I’m reading don’t count towards this goal sadly.
6) Make 2 Close Friends
I really want to make some new friends this quarter! I’m not the most social butterfly, but I’m hoping that putting myself out there by speaking up more, sharing more of my lovely personality (if I do say so myself), and being more engaged on campus will help me have a better social experience 🙂
7) Join 2 clubs
8) Blog 2-3 Times a Week
I don’t want to wear myself thin by blogging too much, but I still want to keep blogging because it’s been a really fun experience for me. By planning my time better I should be able to keep posting on my regular Monday, Friday, and the occasional Wednesday.
And those are all of my goals for this month and this quarter! It’s kind of a lot, but I’m really excited to tackle my goals and get on track 🙂
The last month on the blog was really great. I wrapped up my College Series, updated ya’ll on my natural skincare routine, and on my capsule wardrobe. Here are the last month of posts if you missed any:
What are your goals for this month and this quarter/semester? Let me know in the comments!