September In Review & October Goals

It always seems impossible until it is done.
— Nelson Mandela

Hello October!

I looked up and it was fall.  I am just returning back to Texas after being in New Jersey for a few days and am ready to tackle the month.  I hadn't planned on traveling in September at all but things happen.  For that and some other reasons, I didn't end September on the strong note that I wanted to.  That is the beauty of a new month...week... or day.  You get a chance to start over.  October is the halfway mark for me until my birthday and is a great time for me to reflect and reevaluate.  I am praying I have a much more peaceful month and get some time to myself so I can just breathe.  Let's get to chatting about the goals for the month! 

Make It Happen

September In Review

The Blog

  1. We are going to attempt to do 12 high quality posts. 10.
  2. Get another bank account specifically for blog expenses. No.

Social Media

  1. Pinterest- 60 followers. Yes! I am at 115.
  2. Twitter- 100 followers- Got it! 115
  3. Facebook- 550 likes- Yes! 554, thanks to my lovely friends at Black Bloggers United.
  4. Instagram- 1550 followers- No, I'm at 1517. I put my main efforts into Pinterest and Twitter. Something had to give

Personal

  1. Get back in the GYM. No.
  2. Go to churchhhh. Bedside Baptist.
  3. Treat myself. Yes!
  4. Visit graduate chapters. No.
  5. Respond to text messages faster Ask my friends, lol.
  6. Read a book for leisure!  No. 

Work

  1. Successfully plan academic nights for my two departments. In progress!

  2. Execute social outing for the team. In progress!
  3. Maintain streamlined organization & follow up Yes! Glory to God.

Related Post: August in Review & September Goals

Goal Digger

October Goals!

The Blog

  1. 13 posts.  I still haven't gotten past 12 but I am going to be more focused. 
  2. Draft weekly posts by Sunday evening. 
  3. Newsletter. For. Real.
  4. 5,000 views. 
  5. Finish editorial calendar for the rest of 2016. 

Social Media

Since I plan on having my posts drafted by the end of the weekend, I can dedicate ample time to my social media. Automating items has definitely helped save me some frustration as well. 

  1. Facebook- 700 likes
  2. Instagram- 1700 followers
  3. Pinterst- 200 followers (Do you all remember when I only had 25 followers a little over a month ago?)
  4. Twitter- 200 followers

Work

  1. Prioritize by asking myself. "what fires do I have to put out today?"
  2. Tidy desk up before leaving.
  3. Send out meeting invitations / notes earlier.

Personal

  1. Get another shellac manicure. Treat yo'self.
  2. No snoozing in the morning!
  3. 30 - 60 minutes of "morning medicine" whether it be a podcast, reading, or my devotional.
  4. Do something different with my hair. (I'm getting restless and want to switch it up).
  5. Celebrate my half birthday! (Yep. October 21)
  6. Find a flight to go back home before Christmas.

As I mentioned before, September shocked me.  I was having some anxiety issues.  I got sick.  I attended a funeral.  It sucked a lot of energy out of me that I wasn't prepared to give and even though I am still getting myself back to normal, I am heading into this month with a positive mindset. 

What are some of your goals for October 2016?  I didn't do as much as I wanted to for September 2016 so I can really going to lean in and focus on accomplishing the items I have listed in this blog post.

What are some of your goals for October 2016?  I didn't do as much as I wanted to for September 2016 so I can really going to lean in and focus on accomplishing the items I have listed in this blog post.

What goals do you have for the month? Let me know in the comments and check back with me so we can manifest our dreams.  We've got this!