1. Re-start my bullet journal
Around this time last year, I started a bullet journal. If you’re not sure what one is, it’s a super efficient and customisable way of journaling and organising your life at the same time! It can also be a brilliant creative outlet too, if you’re that way inclined – see the Pinterest search for inspiration. Somewhere along the line, I kind of lost interest, but I’m going to get myself a shiny new grid-lined notebook and start again this month!
2. Buy & style a bookshelf/open shelving
Inspired by the fabulous Kate La Vie (one of my favourite interiors bloggers and the queen of the shelfie!), I’ve been lusting after some open shelving for our living room. Our flat is very much a work in progress, but we’re getting there, and a bookshelf showcasing a few books, candles and accessories would inject some real personality into this room. This goal might be pushed back due to being SUPER poor (new jobs are great but they don’t half mess up your finances!), but I’ll be keeping my eye open for a Gumtree bargain!
3. Improve my book collection
Of course, a new bookshelf requires new books, so I’ll be on the lookout for a mixture of coffee table books & novels to display when I finally get my open shelving! Again, money is an issue, so this may well just involve making a Pinterest board/wish list. It might even be a blog post; who knows?!
4. Regulate my blogging schedule
I know, I know, I say this all the time. But blogging is tough when you’ve got a full time job, you know?! (Disclaimer: I know loads of people manage to do both incredibly efficiently, but I am in awe of you! Teach me your ways!). I wish I could be someone who blogs every day, but I have to be realistic – once a week is plenty, and if I can manage more then that’s even better.
5. Stay on plan during social events
As you might know if you follow me over on Instagram (and if not, why not?!), I’ve been on a slow and steady weight loss journey for the past 2 years or so. I follow the Slimming World plan, which I find incredibly easy and flexible, and generally my willpower and motivation are pretty high – until I attend a social event, that is! I need to re-focus, remind myself why I’m doing this, and learn to enjoy myself whilst eating (and drinking!) healthily too.
6. Plan a trip to Newcastle
Since moving to Brighton 7 years ago, my visits back home have been pretty few and far between. I used to go back every time I had a break from uni, but since starting full time work 4 years ago, trips to Newcastle have become rarer and rarer. It’s been over 2 years since I last went! My friends have visited me here, but I miss my beautiful hometown and the gorgeous Northumbrian coast. I don’t know when I’ll be able to go, but I would love to get some plans together this month.
What are you aiming for during September? Are you like me (missing summer already), or are pumpkin spice lattes and woolly jumpers your JAM?