September Goals

Ughhh. I’m slightly dreading this. Just slightly because I’m also sure I knocked off some of my August goals. Not sure, though. I realized today that I should probably WRITE MY GOALS DOWN so I can see them. Sometimes I have this internal conflict where I’m like… how old are you, 8? Get with it.

  1. List all of my Poshmark inventory I. was. so. close. 
  2. Hit $4,000 in Poshmark sales I. was. not. close. 
  3. Post 10 blog posts LOL
  4. Read 2 books I read one and started the other
  5. Redo my Whole 30 mocha post I took pictures. That’s close. 
  6. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself I started this blog post. 
  7. Try a new recipe We tried this Southwest Chicken Foil Packet and it was SO GOOD.
  8. Get rid of all but 50 pens Yes! 
  9. Get rid of all but 5 nail polishes I mean, kind of. I think I’m down to like 7 but I didn’t put my energy into actually finishing this. 
  10. Buy fresh flowers Yes! I bought a pretty bouquet from the farmers market down the street!

% Completed: 30%… Yikes, that’s a solid F.

I’m in a really extreme time of transition, so I’m trying to go easy on my goals this month. I want to finish up some of the things I started last month, and I want to be gentle with my expectations as I’m trying to find my footing.

In Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover he has an Irregular Income Budget Planning Sheet. I need one of those for time. Like an Irregular Day Time Planning Sheet. Speaking of. In the market for a new planner. I lost my Happy Planner, which I REALLY liked but I’m wondering if there’s something y’all really love before I just go replace it. Let me know.

September Goals

Anyway on to September’s Goals

  1. Have 500 available listings on Poshmark
    Here’s what I’ve learned. I cannot control how much people buy from me. I recently saw a reseller post her math that took what she wanted to earn that month ($20,000) and broke down the math to figure out how much she needed to list every day in order to get there. I should probably do this, but right now telling myself “I need to do ____ every day,” isn’t reasonable because I’m not a full-time Poshmark seller. Instead, all I can do is focus on hitting a goal that I can control, and I can control it at my own pace. 500 active listings.
  2. Read 2 books
  3. Make a list of 25 things I like about myself
  4. Buy fresh flowers
  5. Read a book of the Bible
  6. Try a new recipe
  7. Get a manicure
    This probably seems so shallow but my nails have been growing like crazy and I just need some help.
  8. Organize the pots/pans
    Every time I go to grab a pot or a pan… or a baking sheet… or a cutting board… (yeah, they’re all kept in the same place) I think, “I really need to organize this.” but then I grab what I need and don’t think about it until I’m putting dishes away and then I think “I really need to organize this,” but I keep putting dishes away.. and the cycle repeats.
  9. Make a list of what needs to get done for our wedding and finish something.
    Eye. Roll. I am so ready to be done with this wedding. Weddings are too much work and money. Anyone else?
  10. Write 5 blog posts
    It’s like one month I can nail 5, then I can’t even post 2, then I can do like 12… man. I struggle with consistency.

Any recommendations for a new Whole 30 recipe? or ways to organize our pots & pans?

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6 Comments

  1. September 10, 2017 / 2:52 am

    Our pots & pans cabinet is insanity. You basically risk your life every time you open it and by risk your life I mean you risk having a juicer and its 5 parts, 3 pans, however many clean pots are there, and 3-4 lids come crashing out on you. It’s a real problem (but we’ve lived here for 5 years and so far no change so………..)

    Haha I also find it super refreshing that you’re more focused on the marriage side of things and less on the one day of celebrating the start of that marriage. (and 500 listings on poshmark?! That’s insanely impressive!!!!)

  2. September 10, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I picked up The Day Designer planner at Target because I liked the size and layout and mostly the price. I didn’t realize Whitney English, who designs them, had such a huge social media presence! Apparently lots of people love them! I’ve been using it since June and I’m loving it.

  3. Bailey @ Becoming Bailey
    September 11, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Oh man, the wedding planning. I actually “wrote” blog posts of my to-do list before the wedding mostly because I had no desire to actually plan and figured it would keep me on track (and allow me to write on my blog instead, haha!)

    I have a Plum Paper planner and LOVE it! I’m actually writing a post about it soon!

  4. September 11, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Before you go off and buy a planner, give todoist.com a try. Seriously, life changing. I recommend taking the skillshare course on it. There’s like a 15 minutes video in there on “how to use it”, but it is so so so worth it.

  5. September 12, 2017 / 9:18 am

    I found your blog through Julie (A Hopeful Hood) and was chuckling to myself as I read through your last few posts…I like how refreshingly honest you are! And I’m with you that planning a wedding is the WORST—I hated planning mine; I definitely did not get why so many girls are so into it. In fact, I was all too happy to let my mom take over and plan much of it, ha ha. Good luck to you with that!

    https://toloveandtolearn.com

  6. Gretchen
    September 15, 2017 / 6:41 am

    I, too, just found your blog through ahopefulhood, and I just wanted you to know that I will be thouroughly enjoying binge-reading the rest of your post for however long it takes me to read them.

    Stay awesome!

    http://theneverendingadventuresofgretchen.blogspot.com

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