Each month, I want to share with all of you how I’m doing on my goals for 2017. I hope this post inspires you in reaching your own goals! In December I set some pretty ambitious goals for 2017 and broke them down into smaller goals for each month. I wanted to take a quick minute to share with you my progress! If you missed my update post for August, you can read that here.
My Goals and Resolutions for 2017: September Update
Complete Courses, Webinars, and Challenges I’ve put off
Last month I completed three more courses in addition to the 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge!
- 52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge
- Pinterest power
- Triple your traffic challenge
- Simple Ways to Save
- Love your List
- Simplify your Pantry
- Simple Spring Cleaning Challenge
- Making your home a haven
Can you believe there are only a few months left of the year? This month, I finished four more courses! The three business courses were extremely insightful, but I would consider them as more of a refresher course. The Simple Ways to Save challenge was a great way to get back on track with saving money. If you’re looking to get more organized, the Simplify Your Pantry and Spring Cleaning Challenge are really helpful. I didn’t find the Simple Spring Cleaning challenge was helpful, but if you need a schedule to help you clean your home this is the perfect course. I did not like the Making Your Home a Haven course. While I loved the setup of the course, I felt it was a little too religious for my taste.
Here are the courses, webinars, and challenges I’m taking this month:
- Profitable Info Product Webinar
- Pinterest Party Webinar
- Home in Progress
- Simplify your Pantry
Read 2 books
This month I read these books:
- Uglies by Scott Westerfield
- Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze
- Pretties by Scott Westerfield
- Landline by Rainbow Rowell
- Messenger by Lois Lowry
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
- A Streetcat Named Bob by James Bowen
- The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
- How to Reduce your Power Bill by Sarah Titus (this book is no longer available for purchase)
I’ve officially surpassed my goal and have read 28 books so far this year! This month I was able to read eight books! This is the most I’ve been able to read in a month. I loved the book Uglies by Scott Westerfield, but was a little disappointed in the sequel. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loved the Divergent or Hunger Games series. I didn’t end up liking Love your Life, Not Theirs. I felt that it was too strict, and some of the tips didn’t seem necessary. While I am a fan of most of Dave Ramsey’s teachings, this book is great for getting out of debt but can complicate building wealth, or even buying a home, in the future.
Landline, Messenger, and A Streetcat Named Bob were great fiction and nonfiction reads. I have one book left in the Giver quartet so I’m excited to read the last one. Landline was the second Rainbow Rowell book I’ve read, and I must say that I’m loving her books! They are all so creative and have unique plot twists. A Streetcat Named Bob was a good and interesting read. If you love biographies about animals, you will love this book!
The Best Yes wasn’t as good of a read as I hoped. I wanted to read a book outside of my comfort zone and I’ve never read a Christian novel before. This book does have good teachings, such as being more picky about what you say yes to. I would warn anyone who isn’t religious to be wary of this book, as you probably won’t enjoy it.
Here’s what I’m reading this month:
Want to know what other books I’m reading this year? Check out my 2017 Book Club List here!