Goals for October 2017

Last month I decided I wanted to set goals for myself to make sure I didn’t let the end of summer/ beginning of fall slip away from me because it was so full of weddings. You can catch my September 2017 Goals here, but today I am sharing what I accomplished of those goals last month:

 

  • Go out on the boat once a week – we love week night boat picnics or cocktail cruises
    • Nope. Unfortunately this didn’t happen. Eric started a new position at work so his hours increased on top of all the weddings.
  • Jump in the lake at least one more time.
    • Check! During my stay on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula I took a walk to the water for an evening swim. So refreshing!
  • Get pumpkin ice cream at Plainwell Ice Cream (sounds gross but SO good!)
    • Nope.
  • Workout 4 times a week.
    • Nope. Unless slinging buckets of flowers and wedding days count? 
  • Go apple picking.
    • Check!
  • Touch Lake Michigan one more time.
    • Check!
  • Carve out more intentional time in the morning – reading, light candles, coffee, etc.
    • Check! I started reading and journaling in the mornings. 
  • Spend Sundays resting and doing something fun – after Saturday weddings Sundays are typically spent on the couch relaxing and I always feel like the day is wasted. So I want to spend the first half of the day resting on the couch and the second half doing something fun and relaxing (going for a walk, boat ride, going to Lake Michigan, etc.)
    • Check! We spent a few Sundays on the lake and other just cleaning the house and hanging out together. 
  • Drink more water – this is something I always need to improve on especially during wedding weeks!
    • Check!
  • Post weekly on Sailors Delight – if you haven’t checked it out already this is my new Coastal Lifestyle Blog!
    • Nope. Unfortunately SD took the back seat this month. 

 

If you would have asked me 1 year ago if achieving 6 out of 10 goals was okay – I would very quickly tell you no with a lot of disappointment in myself. But this year after being too hard on myself and a lot of good conversation (check out my recap of the Hygge Retreat for that) I’ve learned that a goal is just a goal and it should be hard and sometimes unattainable or its not really something to strive for. So I am proud of myself for accomplishing 6 goals during my busiest (yeah I said the B-word!) month of the year.

 

And without further ado (and better late than never) here are my October 2017 goals:

 

  • Go camping with friends.
  • Go apple picking.
  • Go out on the boat one last time before the season ends.
  • Bake a pumpkin pie.
  • Celebrate Halloween with friends and family.
  • Get pumpkin ice cream at Plainwell Ice Cream.
  • Find a workout routine that works for me.
  • Have one last bonfire before the season ends.
  • Start having weekly dates with Eric.
  • Finally finish Make It Happen.

 

Those there we go! Almost 1/2 through the month and I determined to make these goals happen. Comment below with your October goals!

 

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Brooke Dumas

Brooke is the owner of Stellaluna Events and a top Michigan wedding planner. She is a lover of celebrations by the water, with extensive experience with Lake Michigan and other lakeside weddings. Brooke believes in tossing away the trends and creating fulfilling experiences for her clients and their guests.

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