Sunday, September 2, 2018

September goals

September is one of my favorite months - I like the transition between fall & summer, & the return of a routine. Our kids go back to school in August, so by the time September rolls around, much of the craziness of getting back in the swing of things has passed.

I'll need to get pretty focused in September, as I have a business trip and also need to get ready for my half marathon! It's now or never time. :-)


  • Stay on track with our food budget, including both eating out & groceries. 
  • Come up with one way to reduce what we need/spend on an ongoing basis
  • Earn another $200 in sidehustle money. Split this between college money for the kids, & an extra payment on our vacation house mortgage.
  • Continue working on our 2019 budget, 2019 vacation plans, & income projections - this is critical as I try to narrow down work options. Decide on 2019 remodeling plans (if any)

  • Have one family evening together: cooking dinner, board games, etc
  • Have a date night with my husband
  • Continue financial help (knowledge, not money) with sister & friend
  • Take the kids to Great America before the passes expire. This is a maybe, based on soccer schedules & other commitments. 

  • Complete another full round of 21 Day Fix
  • Eat 5.5 servings a day of fruit & veggies
  • Lose 3 pounds
  • Run 12 times, complete 1/2 marathon training plan
  • Avoid dairy, as part of my efforts to solve my stomach issues
  • Work from home 2 days
  • Work on my my "homework" from my coach


  • Plan sabbatical!
  • Make one new recipe
  • Spend time with a friend
  • Volunteer at least 1x
  • Again - Order the book "Now What" from the library & complete it

Any big goals for September? Put it out there so we can cheer you on! :-) 

1 comment:

  1. I love your monthly goals, they are short and to the point.