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Somehow, summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye! It’s now October, which here in north Iowa means it may be fall for another month or winter might surprise us with an early arrival. Although I’m hoping the snow holds off until December, I wouldn’t mind a few snow days from work before then 😉 With October comes Halloween! This year, I’m not handing out candy or decorating our house because I don’t feel like it. I still have Independence Day and Easter decorations in my living room, so if I were to decorate for Halloween, they would easily be around until Valentine’s Day.
1. Study for Financial Accounting class. Yup! I am chugging along at this class, slowly but surely! 2. Go on 2 dates this month. Yup! Our first date of September was the NeedtoBreathe concert that didn’t happen (hah!) and our second date of September was a simple dinner out at Buffalo Wild Wings. We’re actually not huge fans of B-Dubs, but we had a gift card so why not?! 3. Attend the Women’s Retreat with my church. Yup! I posted about it on Instagram. 4. Write 6 blog posts. Yup! I shared 9 blog posts in September.
4 of 4 goals complete for September. All the praise hands for feeling accomplished! I’m happy that I make these goals lists because I felt like I was treading water for the entire month, so it’s nice to see that isn’t the case!
1. Finish Financial Accounting class and start Managerial Accounting. I have just 3 weeks left in my Financial Accounting class! October 22nd will kick off my next class for this semester: Managerial Accounting. I’m not thrilled at taking 3 Accounting/Finance classes back-to-back (I will be taking Corporate Finance in the first term of spring semester) but I am definitely looking forward to getting them over with! Well, until I go on for my Master’s, that is 😛
2. Study for the CLEP Marketing and Management exams. This freelance article that I wrote for MilitarySpouseFest about CLEP exams came at a perfect time in my life since I’m preparing to take more CLEP exams for my Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree. I’m not planning to take the CLEP Marketing and Management exams until January-ish, so I’ll just flip through the books here and there before seriously studying for the exams over winter break.
3. Go on a date this month/celebrate Andy’s birthday. My husband turns 27 at the end of October
4. Organize my jewelry box. Confession time: I already finished this goal before September was even over! My new Stackables jewelry trays came in the mail from The Container Store and I couldn’t wait to put them together!
5. Finish our honeymoon scrapbook. I am so far behind in scrapbooking it’s unreal!
6. Finish a Bible study. I have two Bible studies sitting on my end table that I’d love to finish.
7. Monogram my pink baseball cap. I have wanted to monogram my baseball cap for months now, but don’t know how to find someone who can do monograms for me! Monogramming is just not popular in the Midwest like it is down South. Oh, how I miss being in the South!
8. Have a “No Spend Weekend.” Ever since we bought my new car, our budgeting has been more laid-back than we would like. We’ve already started talking about our financial goals and travel plans for 2019, and with those goals + plans means we will need to save even more money than we did this year! So, we plan on having a few different “No Spend Weekends” to get our finances back on track!
9. Spend a day shopping in Des Moines with my sister-in-law and nieces. Ha, it’s kind of ironic that I listed this goal after a no-spend weekend, but the Battalion ball is coming up in a few months, and I need a formal dress to wear! There aren’t any good formalwear stores to shop at in our tiny town, so I would need to make a trip to The Cities or shop online. Since my sister-in-law and her kids live down in Des Moines, what better way to have a “Girls Day Out” with my nieces than to go dress shopping with them!
10. Prepare our In Case of an Emergency binder. With the recent hurricane on the East Coast, emergency preparedness has been on my mind lately. I bought an In Case of an Emergency template from a financial blogger, and so now I need to gather the information and complete the forms.
How were your September goals?
What goals do you have for October?