In Happier at Home, Gretchen Rubin calls September the “other January.” It’s true, isn’t it? September always means the beginnings of new things for me, even though I’m years past school.
It feels like September started early this year. We got back from vacation, and our schedule was full, new projects were underway, and I was dropping off my husband’s uniform at the dry cleaner.
A little recap of this August that looked like September:
Episode One of Around the Table published last week, and episode two will go out on Labor Day. the other podcast I’m hosting won’t air its first episode until early September, but I’ve already recorded it so counting that as a win!
Sign up for half marathon
Make Mike feel loved on his birthday
It was simple, but Mike said it was one of his favorite birthdays ever. That’s a win!
Make a plan for blog redesign
I spent a lot of time this month making a basic website for our podcast. The plan for this blog is to do nothing but pin ideas until January.
Flesh out the changes in my role at Naptime Diaries
At first I felt obsolete with new people coming on board to take over many of the tasks I’d done, but it’s been freeing to have more of my Naptime Diaries time to devote to writing, business planning, marketing and social media strategy.
Now, on to the real September:
1. Launch Influence podcast
2. Write five posts for 31 day series
I’d like to participate in The Nester’s 31 days challenge in October, but I don’t think I can unless I get ahead. I did it last year without writing ahead, but I had more time to devote to it last year.
3. Set up a capsule wardrobe for fall
I plan on writing a detailed post about this! Even though this isn’t a style blog in the slightest, it feels useful to share how a normal, style challenged person like myself assembles a useful wardrobe.
4. Make plans with two couples/friends I want to know better
5. Submit essay for contest
Real Simple hosts this contest every year, and the deadline is approaching. I have an idea for the prompt, and I’d like to see if I can turn it into something worth submitting.