Does anyone else feel like October was forever and a half long? I know I did, but I barely scratched my to-do items off the list. Between health issues and car issues, I think I just had a lot of big life events packed into one month. I’m hoping November is a little slower, and I can accomplish more of my long-term goals. Let’s get started!
October 2020 Goals Update
one | read all the books on my October tbr
I participated in a reading challenge on Instagram, and I planned on reading four books. Like most plans, this fell through. I started every single book, but I only finished one, The Favorite Sister. That’s okay, better luck this month! I will try to read the rest of my TBR in November which consists of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, and Assasin’s Apprentice.
two | bake a pumpkin-flavored treat
I didn’t do ANY baking this month. I know for sure I will be making some tasty treats in this upcoming month, so I’ll definitely make up for it then.
three | keep up my 15-minute cleaning routine
Done and done! This is one of my new favorite things I’ve instituted in my life, and it’s made it so much easier to focus on work in the morning.
four | learn how to crochet
Another incomplete goal! I didn’t have as much downtime this month as I was expecting, but I’m going back into my hermit shell as the pandemic hits its third wave in Nashville, so I’m fully expecting to be a crochet expert by January.
November 2020 Goals
one | read all the books on my November tbr
I’m really liking the idea of TBR lists again, but I’m only going to include them in these monthly goals and on Instagram. This month, I’m hoping to read the books from my October TBR, but I also want to finish City of Girls, A Conjuring of Light, and Big Little Lies.
two | complete marketing courses from Julie Solomon
I recently purchased a bunch of social media and marketing courses from Julie Solomon, a marketing and social media genius, and I really want to buckle down and take them this month.
three | practice a “no spend” month
I’ve overspent drastically for the last two months, so if it’s not an absolute necessity, it’s not getting purchased this month! I’m making an exception for gifts for Christmas because I have a separate budget for that, but otherwise, I am going into this month with a very strict budget! Strict rules like this work best for me, but they aren’t for everyone.
four | go to bed by 9 p.m. and wake up at 5 a.m. during the work-week
I only deviated from this schedule in the last three weeks because of some health issues, but I’m looking forward to getting back to it. Sometimes I wake up at 6 or 6:30 if I’ve stayed the night at my boyfriend’s, but other than that, I love getting up early and starting my day with a workout, journaling, and reading.