September 2016 Goals

Do you ever feel like you just need a little kick in the pants? I'm not a lazy/laid back person. I'm pretty much as type-A as it gets. But sometimes social media and blogging makes me feel like I'm letting something take over my life that provides very little monetary gain to me, which makes me question everything -- why do I do this? should I just scrap the whole thing? should I be spending my time doing more productive things? is all of this too vain of a pursuit to be posting pictures of myself running/working out on Instagram every day?

You get the idea.

I'm an over-thinker. And sometimes that paralyzes me. 

You may have noticed that I've been posting a lot less frequently on here lately. That's because I wanted to spend some time thinking about my motives and taking a break from the grind. Well, this month, I want to lean into blogging again. With that being said, here are my goals -- both personal and blog-related:

  • Post at least 3x a week - I want to get back into a regular cadence of posts so that you guys can know when to expect new content. The goal is to post MWF at 8am MST. 
  • Spend 10 minutes each day commenting on Instagram - While tedious, I know this is the most effective strategy for growing a following. People want to engage with people who engage with them. They don't just want content blasted at them with zero interaction. 
  • Upload a YouTube video every other Tuesday - For the time being, these will be updates about my marathon training as I try to qualify for Boston at NYC. 
  • Read the Bible every day - I started working my way through Psalms this week, and doing a short journal after reading the chapter. 
  • Put things away as soon as I am done with them - My brother-in-law moved in with us and is currently crashing on our couch until our 2BR upgrade is ready next week. With an extra mouth, we go through plates really quickly. And things get messy real fast. I want to do my part in keeping the apartment tidy so that I don't go crazy.
  • Actually try using a budgeting app - I have hopped around between budgeting apps for years. I don't put in enough effort to get used to any of them and then I bail on them. Well, we just bought a car yesterday (Subaru Forester!!), so we need to be real grown-ups and take budgeting seriously. I got the free trial of YNAB and am going to try that out. 

If you see me around or talk to me this month, ask me how these things are going. 

What are your goals this month?