Wow, um, October is here and so is quarter four of 2019! The fourth quarter is always the busiest in my life – and I’m not just talking about holidays. I think half my family has birthdays in the next three months as well, and this year, two of my cousins are getting married three weeks apart – including one this month. I’ve told several friends that I’m going to blink and 2020 will be here already.

October Goals

That being said, September didn’t quite go the way I thought it would. I got sick the third week of September with some seriously swollen tonsils and it really threw me for a loop. That week after, I worked overtime at my day job every single day to try and catch up. Thankfully, I wasn’t in the middle of writing a book with a deadline at the time.

So, how did I do in September? Let’s take a look.

September Goals

PERSONAL GOALS


  • Buy at least one wedding present for the wedding in October
  • Go to the gym at least 3 times a week (preferably in the morning)
  • log every day in My Fitness Pal (The app I use with my dietician)
  • lose 7 pounds

If it’s crossed out, it means I got it done. 

CAREER AND MONEY GOALS


Career and money goals focus on my long goal to save money (and failing at it) plus where I want to go in my career. 

  • Actually hit my 60% threshold for my job to get the bonus (I work in chat sales for an internet company and missed the 60% goal by less than a percent in August)
  • No Spend Month (this means no going shopping on the weekends, besides for groceries. I tend to spend a lot of my money on the weekends and I need to knock that off to save money for a variety of things)
  • Make one big credit card payment
  • Save $350 (outside of the 20% of the paycheck that goes to savings automatically)
  • Make a payment for the cruise I’m going on in May 2020

WRITING GOALS


These should be pretty self-explanatory!

  • finish the current round of edits on Cameras and Confessions
  • send this draft to my three ladies
  • Last round of edits for Bullets and Bylines
  • format Bullets and Bylines
  • get the cover done for Cameras and Confessions
  • finish the content calendar for 2019
  • grow my newsletter to 50 people (you can join below)

Eh, I tried. I really tried.

That’s okay, new month, new quarter, one more chance to get stuff done. So what’s on my list for October?

October Goals

PERSONAL GOALS


  • lose 7 pounds
  • Go to the gym 12x in the month
  • Close your exercise rings every day
  • Log in My Fitness Pal every day
  • Complete Defensive Driving
  • Go to College Station for my brother’s swim meet
  • Celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday
  • Celebrate my dad’s birthday
  • Celebrate my cousin’s wedding

There’s a lot going on in October. #woohoo

CAREER AND MONEY GOALS


  • Hit 60% at work (I would have in September had I not missed three days)
  • No Spend Month (besides birthday presents)
  • Make a Cruise Payment
  • Finally get a damn toll tag

WRITING GOALS


  • incorporate changes from readers into Bullets and Bylines
  • one more read-through of the book
  • format the book
  • book cover for Cameras and Confessions
  • launch the new Laura Teagan website
  • build newsletter to 50 people
  • Read three books

I have a lot of goals this week, and I’m going to need to be intentional with my time and making sure I stick to things on my list and not goof around. Checking in with my goals every week, creating tasks associated with these goals. This is hustle time, y’all.

Tell me, what are your goals this month?