Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I am here. I am alive, I promise! I went through a bit of a funk and had some adjusting to do. We started homeschooling for the year in August. We've finally settled into a routine and the Autumn air feels so freeing as opposed to the oppressive humidity of August.
Feeling renewed and refreshed in so many ways, I would like to set some goals for myself for October and I thought I'd share them with you:
1. Stress LESS! I let stress get the better of me this summer and stressed about things I didn't really have to. So now, I am going to make a concentrated effort to NOT stress.
2. Exercise! I am joining my cousin's Beachbody Challenge Group for October. I'm not looking to lose weight, but I would like to keep my blood flowing as the temperature chills. Plus, it's just so good for you!
3. More homemade! The cooler weather means I can return to a meaningful relationship with my oven! There's nothing like homemade foods. But, I am also adding homemade household and beauty products to the list. By the way, my homemade make-up foundation effort was a fail and I can't seem to find a homemade product or method to successfully wash my hair!
4. Less Waste! I purchased The Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson (blog in sidebar) and it is full of inspiration for reducing waste. While I will probably never be able to be as successful or zealous (I mean that in a good way) as Ms. Johnson, I like to work towards a greater goal.
5. More time with kiddos, less time online! (As I write this on an online blog...doesn't that irony annoy you? All those blog posts and tweets and facebook updates condemning being online....) Actually, I am increasing my online involvement. I recently started a facebook page for local cottage industries, but I plan on spending less time wallowing online...you know, aimlessly surfing, mindlessly scrolling through facebook, getting sucked into message boards and newsfeed comments....
6. Hobbies! I told hubby, recently, that I miss my hobbies. I'm so busy with so much, I miss those times I had sewing, drawing, singing, knitting, painting. Hopefully, as our youngest gets older and more independent, and as I continue to purge and organize our little home, I can start dabbling again.
7. Planning! The back of my mind is filled with ideas for the spring! We had no animals or garden this year, and next year I want to make up for it! If we don't choose the travel trailer plan this spring, I would like to start a micro farm on our 1/2 acre. Why wait for the farm we dream of? We have a slice of God's creation! Let's use every square inch of it for something (without overcrowding, of course!).
Do you have Autumn goals?