October Monthly Goals


This year I've decided to set three monthly goals for myself each month. These will be lighter goals that I should be able to finish within the month. I used to do yearly resolutions, but I wanted to try out monthly goals this year. I am really enjoying it so far and I feel like I accomplished a lot with my January-September Goals. The recap for my September Goals will be at the bottom of this post.

Here are my October Goals!

1. Finish Chicago Marathon!
In October I'll be running in the Chicago Marathon. A long time dream of mine that I've pushed back on for so many reasons (excuses) for so long. A dream that will really be happening after EIGHTEEN weeks of training. HARD training... miles and miles of training. I'm excited... I'm nervous... I can't believe it is less then 2 weeks out now. Some of you have asked me what's next? Well, you'll have to follow along next month to find out!

2. Get Back into Reading the Bible
There is a Hobby Lobby 2 miles away from my house. Yeah, this is very dangerous... but, oh do I love Hobby Lobby sometimes! I have been wanting to get back into reading the bible... all I have been doing is going to church and my daily prayer journal. I miss reading the bible and I have been wanting to start Jesus Calling all over again. I have the e-book, but I really thought I'd get more out of it with the HARD copy this time. So, what was looking at me while I went to check out the other day? They had the book (along with a lot of other religious books) right by the checkout and I didn't even hesitate to grab it. My goal is to set aside some time in the morning to read and to work on my prayer journal as well. I have a blogging friend that reads Jesus Calling every morning and she writes a little note on the pages on the book when a prayer is answered, she feels God's presence, etc. I love this idea and want to start it myself. So, my goal for October is to start this up again... and I'll continue it for as long as I can.

I also would like to get one of those bibles that you can journal in eventually (that will be later down the road). 

Oh, and P.S. That Skinny Cow caramel chocolate candy bar is the absolute bomb! I don't buy it because it is low calorie, I buy it because it really IS the best caramel bar ever!

3. Date Day with the Hubs
Brian and I usually take a day off together in the fall, so I thought it'd be fun to set aside a day to do just that. I feel life has been so busy lately, that it would be nice to spend some quality and uninterrupted time together. I was thinking perhaps breakfast at a place known for their gooey butter cake and maybe a hike in a new to us park (with all the pretty fall foliage). 

I know we are going to Chicago for a few days, but with the marathon we will be pretty busy. I am also hoping to meet Jill from Doused in Pink while there!! :)

How did I do on my September Goals?

1. Decorate Inside and Out for Fall
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I did finish this and posted a couple of fall decor projects that I did around the house. I am hoping to share how I decorated the outside of my house for the fall in a couple of weeks.

2. Stencil Bathroom Wall
I did get this done and we have new lighting AND a new mirror! I plan to share a mini-reveal post in late October with what I've done so far.

3. Take a Day OFF, to MYSELF.
Of course, I waited until the LAST day of the month to do this.. but, DONE!


And, my friend Lauren from Mom Home Guide is also sharing her monthly goals today!

Are you doing monthly goals? What are they? I'd love to hear about them in the comments!


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