October Goals

Autumn in Ohio I stayed SO busy in September, as evidenced by my lack of blog posts. Here's the thing about blogging. I love it, I really do. As a journalism girl, I get to fulfill my love of writing on this little blog here. However, one thing I've learned while running this business is that I have to take care of my clients first (shooting, editing, e-mailing, meeting) and then myself (exercising, eating right, resting), and that doesn't always provide a lot of extra time for the other things that I reallllly want to accomplish (blogging, shooting for myself, staying super up-to-date with social media). Owning a small business is a whirlwind--a good one--and I'm always learning something new. I promise I'm going to be introducing some really awesome people to this blog soon enough. For now, my reach-for-the-stars, I-wish-there-were-30-hours-in-a-day goals for October. It's my last super busy month of the year, and I'm going to try to keep up with everything. Even if I only get 24 hours a day.

October Goals

  • Finish Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (ironic that I'm having a hard time finishing this book in the midst of my busy season?) and read Everything I Never Told You
  • Continue developing a realistic morning routine, especially as the days start to slow down
  • Finish decorating our kitchen nook
  • Start training for the Cincinnati Turkey Trot (yes, I have to train for a 10K!)
  • Go on a fall hike
  • Take one weekend day completely off to spend with Nathan
  • Host Nathan's family for a weekend
  • Edit all September work and stay caught up with October work through the end of the month

October Goals

Colorful Ohio Fall LeavesHello, fall! 'Tis the season for boots, colorful leaves, cozy blankets and pumpkin spice lattes. I'll be indulging in all of these things this month … except for the latter. Try as I might, I strongly dislike pumpkin spice lattes.

I always seem to let fall get away from me, so this year I really tried to schedule myself in a way that allows for ample fall appreciation. Plus, Nathan's birthday is this month and you know we'll be celebrating!

As I impatiently wait for my Ireland and Scotland film scans, I'll share with you all my October goals. Up next on the blog are photos from our trip! :)

  • Read two books (25 in 12): The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon and The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan
  • Settle on the pieces for our living room gallery wall
  • Finalize my fall/winter capsule wardrobe (a la this blog … a minimalist lifestyle is calling my name!)
  • Have a date at the pumpkin patch
  • Run at least twice a week to get ready for the Turkey Trot!
  • Get caught up on all album design
  • Submit two weddings for publication

October Goals

October Photography Goals October is all about getting caught up! I finish my 2013 wedding season halfway into the month, and the rest of this fall I will be working on getting things wrapped up so I can spend the holidays with my family and start thinking about 2014 (what?!). I am SO looking forward to my October weddings and sessions. I'm thinking lots of beautiful leaves and late afternoon sunshine. Bring it on!


  1. Finish out my 2013 wedding season on a high note (i.e., shoot my last three weddings the BEST that I can and get them all edited and out the door)!
  2. Finish all album design for 2013 season.
  3. Get halfway caught up on Facebook albums (through July 2013).
  4. Get caught up on vendor discs.
  5. Submit at least three weddings.
  6. Blog every weekday.
  7. Start writing content for my new website. :)


  1. Read two books (Weird, Their Eyes Were Watching God).
  2. Celebrate Nathan's 30th birthday!! :D
  3. Go for a bike ride in the national park.
  4. Buy a pumpkin.
  5. Plan a weekend in Chicago (visiting the city around the holidays is becoming our thing!)
  6. Continue training for Cincinnati's Turkey Trot (you guys, I'm only up to 1.5 miles! This is going to be painful!)
  7. Do a "spring" (fall?) cleaning in our house.