Summer to Fall

Summer is over, and the goals were (mostly) accomplished!  Here’s a recap of the goals.

Spiritually, I am going to host an online Bible study. – Accomplished.  I completed this study towards the end of July.  I really enjoyed all of the conversations, and I enjoyed the fact we got to dig in deep into the Bible.

For health, I am going to work up to walking three miles at least four times a week. – Kinda Accomplished.  So, in July, I changed to goal down to two miles because of the Texas heat, and I did do this a couple of weeks in August, but at the end of the month, the weather got crazy and it was either about to rain or raining for a majority of the days each week.  So, I didn’t do it all the way through the summer like I thought I would.  I’m still going to continue doing this through the Fall, though.  Not as a goal, but I definitely enjoy this quiet time/podcast time in my routine.

For home, I want to accomplish three projects. – Accomplished.  I actually got everything done plus some this summer which made me really happy.  I did a jewelry hanging project, turned my office into a library, and completed some little back burner projects too!

For online/writing, I’m going to write every day. – Accomplished.  Thank you for all of your support, follows, and comments this summer!  I think for the fall I’m going to go back to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday type of consistency since I will start doing videos (see below).  Of course, I will continue doing the Saturday Summaries as well, since a lot of people seem to like those posts.  🙂

And finally, the bonus goal, I want to complete nine books. – Accomplished.  I completed the six book series I had left on my bookshelf for years, which I wrote a review of here.  And this month, I completed Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell and Echo: Blue Moon, a graphic novel by Terry Moore (all of which I will be sharing my review in the coming weeks).


Since the summer goals worked so well, I decided to do it again for the fall.  Here are my goals for this season!

Spiritually, I am going to attend a Bible Study.  Since I led a Bible Study this Summer, I thought it would be a nice change to attend one this Fall.  I have a couple of studies to choose from, and I might do both!

For healthI am going to do some type of yoga or meditation every day. I actually did a yoga everyday challenge in March, but I wanted to do it again, only this time I would interchange that with meditation.  I need to learn how to slow down and find time with God.  And now that I’ve found Holy Yoga (which includes meditation), I’m excited to focus on this for this season.

For homeI want to decorate each month.  Since there are a lot of holidays in the fall season, I want to find things to decorate the home each month and go through what I already have.  I’m hoping that my culling and refining will motivate me to go through the crazy amount of Christmas decorations we have.

For online/writingI’m going to do a weekly video check in.  I have already started this one!  My first video is here.

And finally, the bonus goal, I want to get back into my planner.  Since I will have a lot of memories this season (since we have so much planned), I would like to keep up with it in my planner in like a scrapbook sense.

Did you make new year goals?  How are they going?  If you accidentally forgot about them, or they don’t really work for you, or whatever reason, don’t be afraid to recalibrate and create new ones for this month!


6 thoughts on “Summer to Fall”

  1. I love your goals! However, I would be weary of yoga, even holy yoga. The practice of yoga and many things about it can be harmful/sinful in nature, as meditation encourages a person to open themselves up to evil spirits and things like that.

    But again, I love your goals. I need to make some… Thanks for the inspiration to do so! 😊

    1. Thank you for sharing your perspective. I feel that God calls us to meditate on his scripture night and day, which is where I’m coming from with this goal. I want to be enveloped by the word of God daily, and this is just one of the tools I used to do that. But thank you for sharing.

      1. Ah, I see. I understand. I had a Bible study where we did just that– we would spend time on a verse or two and journal, meditating on it. I enjoyed it greatly. I just think there is more than one way to meditate on Scripture. Thanks for clarifying. 😊

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