September Goals

My September goals are much smaller and more personal than my August goals (which I feel were probably 90% successfully attained). I am currently reading The Happiness Project at the urging of my friend Missus Wookie and I am so glad that she recommended it to me. It is definitely a book that I am going to keep and reread frequently. More importantly, it is a book that is giving me concrete ideas of small changes I can make to my life that may have a large impact. So this month’s goals are, in large part, my own small “happiness project.”

Goal One – Sing out loud every day. When I was a teenager, no day was complete without putting an LP on my stereo, cranking up the volume, and singing aloud to every song on the record. I miss that. I have music playing all day long, but I rarely sing aloud anymore, and even more rarely do I sing really, really loud! Some days I feel like I am losing memory of what my own voice sounds like. So for this month, I will be digging out some of my LPs, finding good sing-a-long stations on Pandora, and just generally getting back in touch with my singing voice. Already these first few days I notice that I am happier after even just a few minutes of singing. That’s a good thing!

Goal Two – Play more with making jewelry, both crocheted and beaded. It is just plain fun!

Goal Three – Set up an Etsy store. My daughter Kat gave me a good store name and so there is no more excuses! I don’t anticipate having hundreds of items to sell there, because I get great joy from giving away so much of what I make, but there is always some overflow that I know I could list in an Etsy store and it might help recoup some of the cost of my projects.

Goal Four – Get back into the habit of daily exercise, whether it is dancing or walking or yoga or just anything. I was sad to learn that the yoga class I participated in last winter will not be starting back up in October, as I really enjoyed the class and discovered that I really enjoy yoga in general, but not having a class is not an excuse for not doing anything on my own. I have many options available. I just have to pick something and DO IT!!!

And that is probably enough goals for one month. I really wanted to take an online photography class that Missus Wookie recommended, but I may have jury duty in Tucson later this month that could go on for two weeks. I decided that trying to do any sort of formal class while possibly spending two weeks on jury duty just would not add to my happiness!


  1. Carol

    I love your September goals. I keep trying to add the singing one to my life, too. That’s such a good idea to sing along with Pandora. I’m going to try that.

    DH had federal jury duty the next two weeks, too. At least his is nearby. Chase loved her time on a federal jury.

  2. Missus Wookie

    Yeah! Cultivate your life so that more Joy is likely 🙂

    Singing along is such an easy/simple and yet so often overlooked goal, I used to do this daily. Haven’t for ages – hmm think I’ll create a sign and remind myself to do this. Not going to go for a choir but some singing will do my breathing/lungs good too.

  3. Cee Gee

    Jury duty?? When it rains, it pours! lol

    • Karen

      I am so very thrilled. But I’m sure you knew that!

  4. Tracy

    I’m loving seeing all the ideas you’ve been pinning. I had no idea one could do so much with crochet work! Can’t wait to see what you decide to put in your shop.

    • Karen

      Miss Munchkin, my six-year-old granddaughter, has so many requests of items that I may not have time to put anything in a shop! 😉

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