Wednesday, September 6, 2017

IWSG #3 -- September

I use this time to put my goals in place and review my goals from last month.  I feel like September has been going on forever already.  J

Round up of my goals for August!


Goals for August:

  • Finish Chem II -- any tips or tricks or motivation is appreciated.  -- I still can't get the course mentor to approve the final for me.  Bleh.  Weekly meetings still under works.  Cross your fingers for me for approval. 
  • Actually start the Missouri National Parks Challenge.  -- Fail
  • Start cleaning out the extra bedroom and see what treasures I can find. -- I started on the extra bedroom, but I completely cleaned out the shed!  That was something that was almost four years in the making!
  • Solar Eclipse goal will be accomplished.  -- this was the most amazing thing!  I blogged about it.  It made my heart so happy after what a day it was.
  • Participate in blog link ups.  -- did this. 
  • Start rebuilding my teaching portfolio.  -- Working on this!
  • Participate in the August Baking Challenge-- Fail
  • I want my August to be a month to get things done.   -- I did get things done other than what was on my list.  I was made Head of Recruitment for my roller derby league and had to do a lot of things in a short amount of time.  But it's going well.  Getting people in to play the derbies.  Check out the recruitment blog I'm running. 

September Goals:

  • Keep running the recruitment blog and have people stop by to check it out.
  • Work on getting more people into training.
  • Up my own training for Derby.  I have slacked tremendously this summer and I feel it.  Need to make a plan and stick with it.
  • Keep participating in blog link ups.
  • Finish Science, Technology and Society Class
  • Study, study, study for the Biology Praxis.  (November or December test date)
  • Make more contacts for my Northland Encampment programs.  Even though I am not fond of the theme everyone but me voted for last night.  I wanted an Amazing Race – World type theme.  Everyone else wanted “There is no place like camp” So corny and I can’t do anything with programs around it.   The reasoning was that the girls wouldn’t know what the Amazing Race is.  Really?
  • Apple Picking. 
  • Visit the Sunflower Farm.
  • It's Birthday month for two of the children, so we will have fun with that.

September’s optional question - Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in?

 I have not surprised myself with my writing.  I am boring.  I like to stick with the same old things.  Travel, Girl Scouts, Education, Sports, Books and children’s things. 

I’m not terribly creative and I don’t know how I would fair in the world of fiction.  I love reading fiction, and I know I will never be able to write like others. 


  1. Looks like you had a pretty good August, all in all. Onward to September!

  2. I think "childrens things" takes more creativity than writing for adults!

    I know what you mean about feeling like September has been here a long time; although August felt like it was never gonna end too. Probably the heat!

  3. I don't envy you on the chem final. Of course, I dislike science, so there's that. I'm sure you wouldn't be doing chem if you didn't like it. ;)

    Even though you didn't accomplish everything on your list, it seems you did a lot. I definitely wouldn't stress about the things you didn't get to. There's always September. (Though it looks like you have an awful lot of goals for this month too!)

  4. Many accomplishments and even more plans for more. Good luck reaching all of your September goals.