Technically there’s still three weeks of summer left to be had, but let’s be honest here folks—summer ends on September 1.

August is summer, September is fall; that’s just the way it works. A lot of great things happened for me this summer: I started working at a fitness magazine, I took two writing courses to help me put my book proposal in order, and I met a pretty special guy. As good as it was, there were definitely things I won’t miss: being an icky, sweaty monster; heat induced appetite loss; and high electric bills for starters.

When I was a kid I would look forward to September as a fresh new start (much like I see each first of the month now). It was the beginning of a new school year and thusly the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I’m taking that school girl mentality with me this month. Here are my September resolutions:

  1. Finish editing sample chapters and send to my agent. I was supposed to have these for her by the end of August, but there’s a bit more editing I need to do. I’m hoping to get these done and delivered within the next two weeks.
  2. Work on date-life balance. Let’s face it; I’m still in the super giddy stage of my relationship which means I want to spend all my spare moments cuddling. I like cuddling, but I have a lot on my plate right now (see resolution 1), and I’m going to need to learn to prioritize better. It’s been a long time since I had a special man friend and the time sacrifice is something I’ve got to get used to again.  Something tells me this will be a wee bit easier once the fella heads back to grad school next week.
  3. More reviews/editorial calendar: My crazy summer schedule led to some serious blog neglect. Now that I no longer have the heat to blame I plan on being more ‘on it.’ My goal is to have at least one DVD review a week, and perhaps some additional editorial pieces.
  4. Stretch. T minus 11-weeks until Operation Hot Bridesmaid comes to a close, and I’ve definitely been upping my game in the gym in order to up my game in that dress! The one part of my fitness regime that I’ve been seriously neglectful of is my flexibility. I am not flexible and because I am not, I avoid stretching. It’s a vicious cycle, folks. While I’ve been dedicated to strength and cardio, I need to round out my workouts better, and take at least one yoga class a week.
  5. Buy a new gym bag. After many years of dutiful service I had to retire my gym bag. I need a new one. Any suggestions?

Now that fall is on the horizon, what are you resolving for September?