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Monthly Goals for October 2021

Straightforward, attainable, and actionable monthly goals to get things done when life is busy. Here are our monthly goals for October 2021.

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October 2021 monthly goals

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Setting Monthly Goals for October 2021

If you read this blog regularly, you know that I’m a big fan of monthly goals. I keep them simple and usually include at least one fun goal that is something I know I will enjoy.

First, Let’s Look at September Goals

With my kids going to public school (in person, for the first time since March 2020) and I am only blogging and freelancing as a photographer and writer from home (not teaching myself), I made good progress on my September goals.

I swam on weekdays, made great progress on my book, and finished sewing my bag. Isn’t it pretty?

Annie Unrein messenger bag

It was a lot more complicated than my messenger bag to put together! I enjoyed making it and learned a couple of new techniques. I couldn’t find the exact pattern I used online, but it’s very similar to this Annie Unrein bag.

We threw a fun pool party for Anna. I still need to schedule Lily’s birthday party.

Mike and I enjoyed weekly dates.

I wrote some new content for my other sites, Great Family Reads and Top Toy Finds, but honestly got less blogging done than I hoped. We’ll see how that goes in October.

October 2021 Goals

autumn leaves

Here are my goals for this month:

  • Keep swimming on weekdays. Focus: mindfulness
  • Keep up with the Linus mystery quilt challenge I signed up for. Focus: education
  • Finish the manuscript for my book! Focus: education
  • Schedule Lily’s birthday celebration and hopefully fit it into this month as well. Focus: gratitude
  • Keep up weekly dates with Mike. Focus: gratitude
  • Sew Anna’s Halloween costume. She wants to dress up as Sara from A Little Princess. I love that she chose a book character this year! Focus: gratitude
  • Keep blogging here, as well as at least a little at Great Family Reads and Top Toy Finds. Focus: education

What are your monthly goals for October 2021?

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MaryAnne at Mama Smiles
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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

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