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October Goals

Happy October and happy half birthday to me! Is that a thing? Well y’all October is here and so is my favorite time of the year. It’s officially pumpkin time! Tomorrow we are headed out of town for our babymoon/2nd anniversary vacation and I am pumped! Fear not, there will be blog posts up every weekday! Today I am sharing my October Goals as well as a look back on my September Goals and how those turned out!

October Goals

October Goals

In September I wanted to…

  • Read 5 Books – I like the number. Yes I did! I have shared a few of them in this post.
  • Get the nursery started. Yes we did! The furniture is all here (FINALLY), the crib is assembled, most wall art is here, just needs to be hung. His letters are hung, and it’s coming together!
  • Finalize our plans for our babymoon – We leave tomorrow and yes plans are finalized
  • Finalize plans for my trip to NYC with Ashley! We are going on a girl’s trip in late October. Yes all done! We have everything planned out and we are so pumped!
  • Get 10 days ahead on posts and stay 10 days ahead on posts. For the most part this happened. I am actually about 3 weeks ahead at this point. Hopefully I can stay ahead.
  • Organize our linen closet. FAIL! I did not even attempt this.
  • Plan a day trip to Canton. I went last Friday with my friend Liz. We went last year too and it was so fun!!
  • Have a fun date night or date day with Andrew. We had lots of dates this last month. We saw two concerts, went to a movie, went out to eat a few times and even snuck in a lunch date to the new Shake Shack in Dallas.
  • Spend more time with my mom. Yes I got to see my mom a few times this month. We try to hang out once a week at least.

In October I want to…

  • Read 7 books. I feel like two trips with long plane rides can help this a lot. Especially since our babymoon is very relaxing.
  • Actually organize the linen closet.
  • Make some playroom progress
  • Figure out our holiday cards – I like to mail them the week of Thanksgiving
  • Start working on blog posts for when baby boy comes. I plan to have about 2 months of posts written. The kinds of posts that can post anytime, so I need to start on those.
  • Work on more evergreen content for the blog.
  • Outside of our trip, have at least one good fun date night with Andrew
  • Have breakfast with my dad one weekend
  • Knock some items off our pre-baby house list

Do you have any October Goals? I would love to hear them!

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  1. Teresa wrote:

    I love these goal posts so much. They inspire me so much, I think I should start a series like this on my blog too 🙂 Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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  2. Anika wrote:

    I want to become more active in oct. I plan on working out or walking home from work. My goal is to “workout” every day in oct!

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  3. Lucie wrote:

    I wish you good luck with reading 7 books. I love books but this number is something that I am not able to make this year as I try to focus on the college life now haha 🙂 Anyway, nice goals! 🙂

    Lucie // http://www.inbluebox.com

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  4. Enjoy your babymoon! This month my goal is to to find something daily to be thankful for. I know this is normally a November thing but I feel like it’s something I really need right now

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  5. Enjoy this pre-baby time doing what you love and pampering yourself. The trips are a great way to just enjoy the quiet. I love your goals and look backs on last month. I need to do this.

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  6. Michele wrote:

    You did an amazing job fulfilling your September goals!! I am sure you will do just as well with October–well maybe that linen closet can wait until it is a very snowy day and you can’t get out anywhere? No goals here–except maybe to try and ctch up on my reading and get ahead more on writing the revoews up–a never ending battle!

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  7. Chelsea wrote:

    AW I love your goal of having breakfast with your dad. What an awesome goal to have! 🙂

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  8. Kelly wrote:

    I envy you so much with your book goals– I would LOVE to finish one book!

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  9. Kait wrote:

    Love this! You totally inspired me to share my October goals. Something about writing them down for the world to see, makes them actually happen!

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  10. Great job with your goals! And haha I failed to organize the linen closet too…good thing we can add to next month when needed. 🙂

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  11. Bri wrote:

    Great job last month!!! So awesome! I love that you’re goals are realistic each month to keep you motivated!

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  12. Carissa wrote:

    What an inspirational idea! I love Fall, I want to make a goal list now! Thank you!

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  13. Alicia wrote:

    What great goals! I absolutely love fall and can’t wait to see what it will hold.

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  14. Wow, you are productive! Congrats on the baby to come! I definitely recommend building a stockpile of posts for after baby. I did that for my second baby, and I’m so glad I did!! It was a lot of work, but it was so much easier to do before the baby came than after!
    You are doing awesome! Keep up the good work, and enjoy your babymoon!!

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  15. Liz Mays wrote:

    You are awesome at knocking goals out for the most part. I’m blown away that you are 21 days ahead on posts. OH, I wish!

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  16. I need to focus on some October goals,I know I will be traveling for most of October but am hoping to knock out some new personal goals too.

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  17. Emilee W wrote:

    Love this! Thanks for the inspiration this morning. Awesome job with your September goals! It sounds like you have an exciting time in store. Let us know where you end up going for your babymoon!

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  18. Keating wrote:

    Great job with your September goals! I very much envy you for being able to read so much. I call it a success if I’m able to read ONE book a month lol also, how on earth do you manage to be so far ahead in your blog posts?! I scheduled out this entire week last night and it felt amazing but it just doesn’t happen every week like I’d want haha something always comes up.

    xo, Keating | Mimosas and Manicures
    http://www.mimosasandmanicures.com

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  19. You have some great goals, girl! October is my half birthday month too!! (It’s totally a thing!) I’m hoping to get my content calendar scheduled through the end of the year. It makes writing and scheduling so much easier and quicker when I have it all pre-planned and thought out.

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  20. Rachel wrote:

    Hooray for progress with baby things! So awesome that you’re able to schedule posts so far in advance too!

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  21. Nellwyn wrote:

    It’s great that you’re so far ahead on blog posts! I’m usually about a week ahead but I’d like to be more like 10-14 days ahead. This October I have to submit another 10 000 words of my manuscript so that’s my main goal for now!

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  22. I mail my holiday cards the week of Thanksgiving too and this year I’m stumped. Normally by now, I have an idea of what I want the card to look like.

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  23. Shann Eva wrote:

    Nice job on September! Looks like October is going to be a fun month too. Have a wonderful babymoon. I can’t wait to see pictures of the baby’s room and playroom

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  24. How many books do you often read in a month? Seven books would be a lot for me, but I’m always trying to read as much as I can. Have a Kindle really helps!

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  25. These are really great goals! I am currently working on some projects for what was our guest bedroom that will be my daughter’s new room. We have a baby boy joining our family in December and we have some things to do before he arrives! 🙂

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  26. The biggest thing to do on my October list is to clean out old winter clothes from last year and switch out our summer clothes for fall and winter and pack everything away accordingly. This is for 3 people so it’s usually an undertaking but I’m determined to get it done!

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  27. Jenine wrote:

    I can’t believe you read 5 books in a month. amazing. One of my goals is to just read 1 a month lol. Great job.

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  28. Mistle wrote:

    You did a great job at accomplishing your goals last month! Good for you for wanting to write out at least two months of blog posts before your baby. That’s awesome! Good luck on your goals this month!

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  29. Jenny wrote:

    Good luck with this month’s goals, Neely 🙂
    I am sure you’ll rock them as usual.

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  30. I hope you have so much fun on your babymoon! We never got to take one and I am admittedly a bit jealous when I hear of others 🙂 I love that your goals involve so much reading and family time, it tells where your priorities are.

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  31. Rachel G wrote:

    I hope you have the best time on your vacation!! Vacations are definitely good for accomplishing book-reading, in my experience. 🙂

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  32. Kiara wrote:

    I love these goals, Neely! You’re so ambitious with your goals each much and I love that!

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  33. Great list of goals! It looks like you are going to be very busy getting ready for baby! 🙂

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  34. Best of luck with your goals! I have quite a few but the biggest one I want to get established with is having my drafts done by the weekend so I can focus solely on promotion and social media throughout the week. Wish me luck!

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  35. Greta wrote:

    Have a great time on your babymoon. Can’t wait to see the photos!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

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  36. These goals sound great – good luck!!

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  37. Yay!! Babymoon and anniversary trip- sounds like so much fun! And girl, that is SO impressive, being three weeks ahead. I’m just happy with one haha.

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  38. How cool that you are putting together your nursery, that is great. Congratulations! Having evergreen content on yoru blog is a good practice =)

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  39. Exciting times! Have fun on your babymoon.

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  40. Pam wrote:

    You have a great list of goals and so many fun ones too. I love that you are taking a girls trip to NYC. That will be so much fun. You really are a very busy person and you still manage to read quite a few books. Good for you!

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  41. The fall is my favorite time of the year too. I have already started fishing my leggings and boots out of the closet to start wearing.

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  42. Kristin wrote:

    My goals right now are just to stick with a schedule. It’s something i’ve struggled with a lot over the last few weeks and needs to happen!

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  43. It sounds like you did amazing on last month’s goals! I am confident you will accomplish all of your October goals ♥ I think my main goal this month is to keep my head on straight ha ha.

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  44. I love the idea of having monthly goals. Makes each day so much more purposeful!

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  45. Danielle wrote:

    My October goals aren’t really goals this time; more so to just stop taking myself so seriously and LIVE IN THE MOMENT MORE. I’d love to read a few books as well though 🙂
    Danielle @ afloat on a full sea

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  46. I think I am going to start publishing goals on my blog! Just to have an accountability. Also miss you! XO

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  47. Shafi Khan wrote:

    Good luck with these goals. It is important to set goals as they help us in staying consistent and work hard.

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  48. Alisha wrote:

    Half Birthdays are DEFINITELY a thing lol

    xo, Alisha Ricki | Life(Style), Travel, & Culture

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  49. Zee wrote:

    Trip to New York! Yes, that would be a nice goal. 😀

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