September 2016 Checklist


For whatever reason, Fall has always been one of my favorite times of the year. To me, Fall is a new start. I find the change of weather and change of pace to be welcoming and exciting. Fall is the brink between the summer months and the holidays, it’s like a happy medium between two great seasons!  Here are a few things I’m checking off my list this month:


Enjoy The Outdoors

I’m a sucker for the Fall because of the foliage that comes along with it. The changing colors of leaves are so so soooOOoooOoOoOo beautiful, especially in upstate, New York, where I attend college. One of my goals this month is to spend more time outside enjoying the outdoors and going on hikes.

Get Sh%t Together!

The first semester of my junior year of college just started two weeks ago and a lot of things are going on. This month I want to need to sort out my life and prioritize some pretty important stuff. Between figuring out everything about studying abroad next semester as well as when I need to take certain teaching certification exams, things are going to get a bit hectic this month. No worries though, I can handle it….  I got this guys. 


 Celebrate The Boss’s Birthday

For those of you who live under a rock, Bruce Springsteen’s birthday is on September 23. Bake a cake, throw a party, and celebrate the man’s birthday!

Stay On Track With My Routine

When things get stressful, it’s easy to fall in and out of your routine. I want to stick to my current routine and make sure that I am being as productive as possible…. like I said, I need to get my sh%t together, and that isn’t going to happen if I start to get lazy.

Try Out A New Recipe

This year I am cooking for myself rather than eating at my school’s dining halls. This was a big switch for me considering I rarely ever make any food for myself other than cereal. I have been whippin’ up some basic dishes with chicken and veggies but would really love to spice things up and try something fun this month.


Head Over To Starbucks

Let’s be honest, is it really the Fall if you’re not sipping on PSL’s every day!? These drinks are seriously addictive, and I love it.

PRO TIP: if you want to ditch some cals on this drink or just think they’re a bit too sweet in general, ask for only one pump of pumpkin rather than the normal amount!

Keep Up With Goals

Goals are awesome… when you actually achieve them. Something I want to do this month is check in on my goals and make sure I’m on the right path to complete them. Whether it is a long term goal or a short term goal, I want to achieve at least one this month! Cheers to a new semester with lots and lots of new goals to achieve.

Have A Picnic 

Picnics are awesome. The Fall is such a beautiful season to enjoy outside, I would love to have a lil’ picnic sometime during this month. There is a lake close to my school that is very inviting and open. Hopefully, I’ll be able to gather some friends and get my butt over there sometime this month so that we can have a picnic!


Apple Picking

Apples are awesome and picking fruit is awesome… so why not combine the two and go get some fresh apples?! I personally never been apple picking so I feel like this would be awesome to try.


The college I attend has a certain program for all education majors: you have a single major in education itself and then another major in whatever it is that you are concentrating in. For example, I want to teach English Language Arts, so I have one major in English Language Arts but also have a major in Education. My point is- as an English major I get assigned a TON of reading. I have read so many novels for my assigned classes, and they have been great (for the most part). BUT, something I really want to do this month is to try and read a book of my choice, rather than just the assigned novels that I am required to read for class.


Updates to come with this checklist, hopefully, I will be able to complete everything on it! Do you have anything on your September check list? I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and enjoy it!


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