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Can you believe that 2015 is almost over?

October is always the beginning of the end for me, at least in regard to my credit card balance and clean eating resolutions. As I gear up for a long three months of holidays, presents, and parties: I am resolving to nip the holidays in the bud by planning homemade gifts for family and friends, reusing an old Halloween costume (Halloween is a big deal in our house, the Fella has been working on his costume for over a year), and keep up meal planning through the holiday season.

All in all, I’m feeling pretty good about October. I have a lot on my plate, and the above aren’t really my focus this month,  just a general game plan for the next three months. I took some time off from resolving after I handed in the first draft of my manuscript last month. I needed break from accountability, but it’s time to get back to the real world…and book writing (I got my notes back from my editor yesterday, so it’s back to the coal mine for me).

My resolutions for September are:

  1. To stick to a work schedule. Working from home can make scheduling a bit haphazard. It also means there’s no real end to the work day. For September, I’m keeping a 9-6 work schedule, just like I would if I worked in an office. That means I have to close my laptop at the end of the day.
  2. Look for new work. While I’m working on book rewrites, I’m also going to be looking for a part-time or possible full-time gig to help pay our enormous COBRA bill each month. Health insurance is not something I’m willing to go without. Who wants to hire me?
  3. Spend 30-minutes a day with my Pimsleur Hebrew learning lessons. Becoming functionally bilingual is on my bucket list, and the bucket is getting pretty full, so it’s time to start taking things out.
  4. Work on my flexibility and core strength. I’m currently doing a PiYo (Pilates/Yoga) DVD series that I’m finding super helpful. I’ll review when I’m done.

I think that’s a lot of resolutions for one month. What are your goals for October?