As I’ve been excitedly proclaiming for the last 5 days now, IT’S OCTOBER! It’s one of my favorite months and with that come some of my favorite goals. Let’s get to it.

But first, as always, a recap of September.

1. Practice patience. Yes! This one definitely happened in September – there was no way for it NOT to have occurred! It was another kind of emotional month just with where my life is and what my future may or may not look like (vague, I know. #sorrynotsorry). But things are getting better and I’ve spent much more time in prayer this last month, including praying for patience. I really feel that I’m mayyyyybe getting somewhere with this. It’s definitely not mastered, but I’ve absolutely been practicing!
2. Book of John study. I feel really awful that yet again, this didn’t happen like I intended for it to. However, even though I didn’t finish this study as it was started, I have been spending more time in the Word and even kind of, sort of started a Bible study with some girls at the office! So, even though this goal wasn’t met, I’m pretty proud of the reasons why it didn’t. It still very much involves the Lord and spending quality time in Scripture!

Okay, now let’s take a look at October!

Participate in two blog linkups. 
I love a good linkup, as all bloggers do, and really want to participate in TWO this month! I have my eye on a few that will be occurring and can’t wait to get to writing.

Carve a pumpkin.
I honestly can’t remember the last time I carved a pumpkin. Seriously. It’s been years! I’m hoping (and planning) to rectify that this month!

Finish the Book of John study.
Okay, third time’s the charm, right?! I’m digging in my heels and am going to do whatever it takes to complete the book of John study this month. Ready, go!

Celebrate my birthday.
It’s my birthday month!! Which means I want to do all the celebrating. Well, not all of it. I don’t usually make a big deal out of my birthday and in years past have been known to just treat it like another day. However, for some reason, I’m seeing things differently this year. My birthday seems different this year, so I’m hoping it IS different! I’m just ready to celebrate, in some way, shape, or form. C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E (maybe with a thing of two off my wish list?)!

Bullet journal the entire month.
I’ve been trying my hand at this whole bullet journal thing and felt that I limited myself too much in the months past, which is why I haven’t just been in love with it or very successful. However, I really want to stick with it through the entire month of October and just see how it goes, with no restrictions and no limits. I’m kind of excited to see the end result!

Read two books. 
I’ve gotten off the reading wagon recently and am ready to jump back on! But I want to be realistic at the same time, so I’m aiming for two books this month instead of my usual, lofty goal of three.

What are your goals this month? No matter how big or small, I want to hear about it! Leave a comment or link to your own post about your October goals.