Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy September!

September is here! Finally!

My favorite month has arrived and these past two days in Washington, DC have actually felt like autumn. I can't wait for the leaves of the few trees we have here to change colors. I want to paint pumpkins and drink apple cider. One day I will live somewhere that has a more pronounced fall than the one we have here and I will love every second of it!

My graduate school classes start back up again tonight. They are a reminder of the structure that I crave in my life and that naturally starts to set in with the new school year. That said, here are my humble goals for this month:

-Stay on top of my reading for class. Program "study time" into my Planner Pad.
-Work out or do yoga at least 5 days a week.
-Eat healthy and hopefully lose between 5 and 10 lbs
-After a procedure I am having done on my legs on September 18th where I can't work out for a week, still get on the treadmill and do some doctor-approved walking.
-Do a lot of journaling, especially as it gets closer to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, particularly around the topics of renewal and forgiveness.
-Study up on advanced Spanish grammar so I can pass my oral exit exam for school.

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Melita said...

i too love fall. it's definitely one of my favorite times. i really enjoyed this post. i could almost taste the apple cider :) mmmm, i love the stuff!! your september goals sound great.

Carolyn said...

Oh how I WISH it felt a little like Fall here!!

Crystal said...

I love fall too, but you're right, it's not as pronounced here in DC. :P I might need to roadtrip up to New England to see the leaves change!

Vienna said...

Happy Autumn! Let me know if you need any help or recommendation with your Advanced Spanish Grammar. I'll be happy to help.