12 Sep 2016

September Goals 2016

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A little late, but I definitely need to be held accountable for these goals. Like I said in my last post, I’m moving to New York, and since this came about so quickly, I have a lot of stuff to do this month! First, a look at my August Goals. August was a fun and eventful month with a lot to celebrate!

  • Read 5 books: This was a fail. I read TWO books last month. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon and The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. They were both really good though, so that’s a plus. 
  • NAIL this interview (I can’t say anything about this yet, but prayer warriors– please keep me in your prayers for this!): Soo, I guess I did this because I got the job! *praise hands*
  • Celebrate Grandma’s birthday:  We threw my grandma a surprise party!
  • Celebrate Mommy’s Birthday: We had a dinner for my mom’s birthday (She requested a southern dinner of fried catfish and mac-n-cheese and it was DELICIOUS, fun, and just hours before I headed to the airport!)
  • Celebrate boyfriend and my 7th year anniversary (I know, right?!): We had a chill weekend of our favorite foods, Friends and relaxing, BUT we plan to do something bigger in NY!

Now, my September Goals:

  • Find an apartment/a place to stay in New York! At the time I’m writing this, I have my eye on an apartment, so keep your fingers crossed!
  • Pre-Record Booktube Videos
  • Have a Get-Together before I move
  • Go to dinner with friends
  • Pack/Give away clothes I don’t need
  • Social Media Overhaul: Since this is a social media job, I want to get all of my platforms in tip-top shape!
  • Watch some television!! A weird goal, but since this fellowship program is through a television company, I want to catch up on their programming! More to come:)

What are your goals for this month? Leave them in the comments!

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Posted on September 12, in Goals

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  1. Kari wrote:

    I’ve already congratulated you on the job on youtube, but still CONGRATULATIONS again!!!
    Also, congratulations on your anniversary and completing so many goals in the month of August. I am forever jealous on your productivity. I’m like lucky if I complete 50% of 50% of my goals 🙁

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