Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Goals

September was a crazy month. I had lots to do at work, Banned Book Week included, many things happening at home, Dad flying back and forth from Colorado, Window Guy coming and measuring and remeasuring, my grandmother's memorial service, and lots of travel. All of that meant that much of my normal schedule went out the window.

This is totally unrelated to the post, but it sums up my life accurately. I like it. So there.

Keeping that in mind, I have come up with a few achievable goals to help me make it through October in a more healthy way, both mentally and physically.

  1. Keep to an exercise schedule. With shorter days comes less time for me to fit in an outdoor workout. This means I have to make time right when I get home for running, or find another activity that I can do indoors to keep myself moving. Anyone have any favorite indoor exercises I can give a try? 
  2. Declutter. Everything in my world has piled up, from knitting patterns to notes to junk mail to books I don't have time to read. This month I plan to sort, file, pitch, or donate all the things I have no space for in my house or in my life.
  3. Read. I haven't had much time just to sit down and read. I miss reading. I've only been enjoying books in audio or at lunchtime, and I miss coming home and sitting down with a book. Books are awesome. Books are our friends.
  4. Start Christmas and baby knitting. People keep having kids. This is awesome, but my baby knitting stash has dwindled. It's time to whip up a few adorable little sweaters to keep on hand for baby showers or little surprises. Also, I need to start work on Christmas knits. Which means I need to PLAN Christmas knits. Or I could just work on a hat with this and some Halloween socks.*
  5. Get that little knob in my car that directs where the air conditioning/heat comes out FIXED. This stupid thing has kept me from being cool all summer. I waited patiently for everyone else in my family to fix THEIR cars, but I don't want it to make me shiver and freeze all winter. It's my own stupid fault it's broken, too. It was stuck, and instead of waiting patiently for someone to look at it, I forced it. Because I am an idiot.
Those are reasonable goals, right? What are your October plans?

* This sock yarn is sold out, but I have it on good authority that more is coming, so check back if you like it!


  1. These are totally reasonable goals! I especially love the 'declutter' goal. There's a metaphor here about organization and a happy mind, or life, or something, but I can't think of it right now. But it's apt and right.

    My October goal is just to read more. I'm with you: it has been too long since I've sat down with a book daily and just enjoyed it and enjoyed reading. I did it this weekend/beginning of the week, and it was magical. I remembered how much I like relaxing with a book, and how much I find books relaxing. Books are our friends, indeed!

    1. I just started working on my goal by rereading Firebug by Lish McBride. It is so funny, B. You would love it!