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October Goals


One of my absolute favorite things about my job is the opportunity to travel, and ever since my busy spring/early summer, I’ve been saying “I’m sticking close to home till October.” Well, here October is, and I’m gearing up for one of my busiest work travel months ever! It’s all for amazing things and opportunities that I’m so grateful for–my second trip to Bridal Market and my first speaking engagement at a conference in Charleston. I’m equally excited (and a little nervous) for both, and with most of my energy being put toward those trips right now, I’m keeping my October goals simple and straightforward. I’m hoping they’ll help keep me on track with my health and taking care of my relationships this month, even amidst everything going on!

fall decor

September Goals

1. Host Dave’s parents well in our apartment.
2. Serve my first couple well at their wedding ceremony! 
3. Successfully complete my first month of my fall capsule wardrobe.
4. Stay under our food budget. – We haven’t calculated this yet, but I think we were close. Still room for improvement though.
5. Start a new fall tradition with Dave. – We haven’t decided on one, but we have some ideas!

October Goals

1. Complete month #2 of my capsule wardrobe.
2. Make healthy choices during my travels.
3. Send a postcard or letter every week to someone I love.
4. Start brainstorming about Christmas shopping!






  1. Kristina says:

    Happy October 1st! I love the freshness that a new months brings with it. I think you have set great goals with it being such a busy months for you! I especially love #3 and I might or might not have just added it to my list of October Goals ;-)

    • Lisa says:

      Happy October! :) I’m excited about that goal–time to put my stationery collection to good use!

  2. Maureen says:

    Lisa I cannot wait to read about month two of the capsule wardrobe! I am really considering doing it and I love hearing your take on the experience.

    So far I’m liking putting together my goals! I didn’t finish everything in September but it’s still nice to see some progress. :)




    • Lisa says:

      I have another capsule wardrobe post coming up this week and I can’t wait to share a little more now that I’m a month in! It’s actually getting more fun now that it’s chillier and I can layer a little :)

      Can’t wait to check out your October goals!

  3. Victoria says:

    Yay for your fun travels- I bet bridal market is such a blast. Cheering you on as you speak in Charleston. You’re so graceful and I’m sure you will be amazing. :)

  4. Dana says:

    I better be getting lots of mail!!! :)

  5. Richard says:

    I have some travel plans in October too. Maybe we’ll cross paths in an airport terminal somewhere!

  6. Oh I can’t wait for Capsule Wardrobe Post #2!!! Especially now that we’ve finally got fall weather in NC! ;) And good for you for getting started early on Christmas shopping!! It’ll be here before we know it!


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