Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Goals for October

I'm looking forward to a few fun things in October, combined with a girls weekend! The girls weekend will culminate in a half marathon. . . . Ahh, the things I'll do to have brunch with my girl friends! :-)


  • 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)
  • Determine if we it makes sense to max our HSA & a Mega backdoor Roth, with our tax liability

  • Have one family evening together: cooking dinner, board games, etc
  • Have a date night with my husband, & plan our anniversary
  • 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. 
  • Plan our trip to Hawaii

  • Complete another full round of 21 Day Fix
  • Eat 5.5 servings a day of fruit & veggies
  • Lose 3 pounds
  • Run 8 times & finish a half marathon
  • 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
  • Finish homework books for Sam & keep working on our homework routine

That's what's on our list for October! What about you? Any big goals you're working on? 


  1. I'm feeling a bit rudderless this October due to work and September being a blur. Good for you for carving out Personal and creative goals.

    1. They don't always work out, but I do at least set them as a reminder each month! :-)