So first here’s how I did in on my goals for September 2014: personal, blogging, reading, and social media – with thoughts on how I can improve on these for October.
Personal goals: Still not enough exercise, but did go on bike rides with my wife as I mentioned in previous Rewind/Fast Forward post. I also got outside a lot more than I did the previous month, as evidenced by the photos above, some from walks and bike rides on my own too.
Blog goals: Cut from 5 to 6 days a week to only 3 days a week most of the time. Thursday’s Thoughts, Flashback Friday, and The Sunday Salon.
Reading goals: Still no reading challenges and still reading what I want.
Social media goals: Limiting myself mostly to weekends on Facebook. Not so much with Twitter.
Reading: A total of 4 books for the month; 47, for the year. Continuing to read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, which I wrote about here: “Scheduling ourselves so that down time is part of the equation.” About book blogging slumps and possible solutions.
Watching: Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Listening to: Syro by Aphex Twin. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone by Lucinda Williams.
Photographing: #100happydays, which I reviewed on the surface and a little bit deeper.
Doing: A four-day Labor Day Weekend. 2 bike rides with wife and neighbors. New wing place.
Saying: A lot to start the month, mostly about roadwork, and then less toward the end of the month.
The view ahead
Reading? More 7 Habits. Watching? Parks and Rec, Season 6, on Netflix. Finishing M*A*S*H marathon. Listening? More machine music, of course. Doing? Sister-in-law’s wedding. Saying? Less is more.
How about you? How was your month of September and what are you looking forward to in October? Read any good books, heard any good music, watched any good movies, taken any good photographs last month? And/or what do you have on tap for October?