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Thursday, September 28, 2017

2017 ch. 9

"It's not about the goal. It's about becoming the type of person that can 
accomplish the goal." -Tony Robbins 

Not sure how it's already October. Because where did this year go? I literally say that every month, but time just goes by too dang fast. 

September was a fun month! Day trip to Logan, birthday month, favorite race, oh and Paris. (it's own blog all in good time) 


I read some new books in September:

Better than Before- Gretchen Rubin 
Trauma Stewardship- Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky 
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up- Marie Kondo 

I enjoyed Better than Before. I love Gretchen Rubin. But like I said, I'm in a personal development phase this year. I read Trauma Stewardship for work and it was good too, but I don't know that I would recommend it to someone outside of the social services field. Last I read Marie Kondo's book. I was a little intrigued by it because of it's popularity. It gave me some ideas to declutter, but it's also intense. haha. 

12 new authors read this year is done! WHOOO! Always a nice feeling to finish a goal. :) 


I ran my freebie race this month. I had said only new races, with one freebie. I had been saving it for Big Cottonwood because it's my favorite! I didn't PR or even do as well as last year, but it's okay because it was beautiful and fun as always. I can't wait to go for that PR next year. 

Next up is the haunted half SLC! Want to run with me? There's a 5k! Message me for my link! I'm also running Thankful 13, so you have time to train for that one! :) 


I'm kind of behind on this one again. It's been a busy month. But September pictures are ordered. In October I will be working on getting my 2013 scrapbook ordered. 


Somehow, I'm still going with this. Every once in awhile I skip a week, but I've managed to make it up. I don't know that I (or anyone else) will read what I write, but there's research that journaling is good for your mental health, so there's that. 


And last's the best of all. Paris. Oh Paris. Paris was a dream. It was beautiful. Delicious. Friendly. Historic. Everything just wonderful! I can't wait to get back there! I plan to blog ALLLLL about Paris so I won't bore you here. But it was the best. Next up is a quick trip to Zions, which has been on my list for such a long time. 

So, there you go. Slow and steady progress for the year, but progress is progress. There's 3 months left in the year, which is definitely enough time to set a goal. Set one today. It's amazing all you can accomplish by setting one small goal. I've started thinking about what I want to do next year and it's getting me excited. 

Need help reaching your goals? Reach out, I'd love to help! 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Fall!

Happy fall! 

I love this time of year. Sweaters, scarves, soups, chili, blankets...everything cuddly! 

This year I am excited to spend time with the people I love, doing fall activities I love. 

Here's my fall list for the year: 

  • Gardner Village 
  • Oktoberfest
  • Utah State Fair 
  • Caramel apples 
  • Make apple cider 
  • Caramel apple spice from Starbucks 
  • Take a fall foliage drive 
  • Visit Millcreek Canyon 
  • Bake a fall pie 
  • Visit a pumpkin patch 
  • Visit a corn maze
  • Carve a pumpkin 
  • Take a fall hike 
  • Watch: Its the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown, House on haunted hill, Hocus Pocus, Nightmare before Christmas 
  • Be thankful 

What am I missing? What are your favorite fall traditions?