September, the month that is supposed to be the start fall. However, most Arizonans refer to it as the final leg of summer. Mainly because it is still 95-98 degree highs for the remainder of the month, but those days with 90 degree temps are straight up magical! Either way school is now in session and I am cracking away at a bunch of different projects. So I thought I would do a quick check in and monthly goals, even though I have been sucking at the blogging game.
September Check In
You remember when I said that I had 15 posts sitting in the Que and all they needed were graphics? Yeah... they are still there! Turns out August, as well as September now have both been really hectic, hence the post almost towards the end of the month. Normally there is one last push at work and then it really starts to slow down, but that has not happened yet.
I dropped a class. While this sucks because I am not technically listed as a full time student in the schools criteria, it was the best decision I have made this year. I plan on taking the class later, so that I really did not waste $130 bucks on a book, but it just wasn't in the cards this semester.
I've also started doing several little design projects! Really it is just me playing in Adobe Illustrator to make sure that I don't lose my skills, but so far I love everything that I have come up with. At the moment they are all logos, but I'm starting to get the hang of this thing. Plus I am getting really good feedback from the family and friends I am making them for.
Another thing on my goals list, was to get back on budget and cook more. Both of which are still happening! I have been cooking a lot more, but then I have SO MANY LEFTOVERS!!! Last week alone I had chili for 5 out of 7 days of the week. But really $50 dollars in groceries for 7 days worth of food was totally worth it. I've slimmed down on my subscriptions too, getting rid of things that I haven't used in 30 days. I cut it down from $250 a month on monthly services to $169. Not too bad considering this amount includes my Blog Boss Babe membership, adobe, and HBO.
Okay so normally I would put, hey i'm going to finish these posts up. But lets face it every time I say that it never happens! So for this month I really just want to try a ton of new things and live a little! Right now my check in and goals are in the middle of the the month So I still have almost an entire month to get these accomplished.
Re-added item of the month is to change up my about me and contact pages. I really want to add in a media kit and some photos, but I am not sure that I can get both in there this month. So this is going to be a solid try to get done this month item.
Keep on budget, but go to one new restaurant. I cannot tell you how much I have been dying to go to yelp and pick out the highest ranked, hole in the wall restaurant and then just eat dinner with friends. I really just need a professionally made margarita.
Keep on cooking! And write down my recipes. I used a basic chili recipe and made it my own and it became this amazing super chili! But then forgot what I changed and added in, and I didn't write it down. So if you don't see a post about it until November, just know that I haven't figured out the right amounts. So my goal is to cook more, and cook more meals meant for one person.