Fall Goals

Fall Goals -Sequins & StrawberriesI have a confession to make: I love setting goals. I might forget to look back at them but I love setting them. I am that person that without fail sets New Years Resolutions and birthday goals. Some I keep and some I don’t. Well this month’s B Bar Linkup is perfect for me, it’s about setting fall goals, which I have already done because September and “Back to School” is a perfect time to plan!

The summer and all of the craziness that goes along with it is coming to an end (unless you’re me and still have plans every weekend until mid October) and it is the unofficial “new year”. September always meant the start of a new school year and fresh new goals to accomplish during that year. I never understood why school didn’t start January 2nd, it just seemed like it would make more sense but there must be a reason they start in September.

But anywho! The goals I made for myself for this fall, which I consider September-December, all fall under the same category. I want to become a better blogger. I feel like I have it in me but I haven’t given myself the free time to devote to just doing, creating and seeing where things take me. I let myself get wrapped up in the stress of numbers instead of just creating and enjoying. I’m not saying I’m not enjoying blogging, because I really and truly am, it’s more I’ve been putting unnecessary pressure on myself and I do not think I will ever be 100% proud of my work until I give myself time.

I want to really devote this time to learning how to use my camera. I have always loved and admired photography and would love to be able to capture these beautiful moments in my life with family and friends. Being able to have the gift to preserve all of the sweet moments that occur and be able to look back on them and smile would be amazing. For my birthday Bill had bought a camera class for us to take together so I would really like to do that.

I also used to do a ton of crafts and DIY’s growing up and always loved doing them. I want to get back into making again, and not just copying Pinterest tutorials but actually sitting and creating my own things and making my own tutorials! Even though I will be petrified to ever make a Youtube video, maybe one day I’ll bite the bullet and do it! But for now I will stick to  photography instead of videos.

What are your Fall goals? 

And make sure to check out the other talented bloggers involved in this months link up!

Annie Reeves
26 and Not Counting
Alyssa J Freitas
Carly Blogs
Feathers and Stripes
Carrie Loves
White Oak Creative
Sequins & Strawberries
Pieced Together
Knowing Kelly
Something Good
Life By Bri
My Beauty Cloud
La Vie Petite
Wealthy in Health
White Cabana
Mrs. on the Move
Boys and Bombshells
She’s All Smiles
Life Modifier
Everyday Cuvée
A Little Leopard
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
L is for Lucy
Cori’s Corner
Beauty and the Pitch
Dreams and Colour Schemes
Lights Camera Catwalk
Pattern Me Pretty
A Few of My Favorite Things
Chic Glamorous and Splendid
Suzy Speaks
Luv in the Bubble
The Minimalist

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    You’re such a neat and strong person Susie!! You inspired many and the fact that you make goals for a more fulfilled life of living is fabulous!! Beautiful inside and out!!!

  • I also want to learn how to use my camera better! I usually get completely overwhelmed trying to capture the perfect picture but need to take the time and practice!

  • I agree with you – we all put this blogging stress on us, one way or another. it’s normal though, so that should make you feel better! xx

  • The great thing about photography is that it kind of forces you to disconnect from social media. It is a lot of fun to spend a day playing around with photos!

  • Kiki Rampone

    I love setting goals too-I even have daily ones haha, I’m a little obsessive about it! These are great goals, good luck focusing on them!

    xo Kiki


  • Cori Schwabe

    Great goals. Everything is so picturesque in the fall, so perfect time to start practicing photography 🙂 Can’t wait to see the crafts you come up with!

  • I’ve found monthly goals are easier for me to accomplish, but have forgotten to set new goals every month, oops! Fun post!

  • Alyssa Loring

    I love setting goals, too! I find that each season I feel a renewed motivation to accomplish my goals.

    Feathers and Stripes

  • I like to set goals too, it helps me refocus! I’m always striving to be a better blogger and a better member of the blogging community, but sometimes its hard to find the time to stay in touch with all the lovely blogs I come across. I’m working on that for sure! 🙂

    pulls and push-ups

  • Tonya L

    I like setting goals. I try to set them each month, sometimes I’m great at it, sometimes I’m not. This whole year has been about improving my art, right now I’m practicing shading. I’d also like to improve my photography, I basically just point & click my phone. I guess there’s more to a good picture than that 🙂

  • Great idea of getting more familiar with your camera. Photography is so fun and interesting, and not only will it be a great skill to have, it will feed back into your own blog!

  • Ahh don’t we all want to be better bloggers. Hah! Not happening over here in my world. And learning more about a DSLR – I gotta do the same. I love photography but I often shoot in auto because I haven’t sat down and really learned anything else!

  • Brittany

    You got this! You can totally blog, you’re already doing it! Keep up the great work! You should totally give Youtube videos a try. You can do this. And I love crafting. I think that’s a great goal to have especially during Fall.

  • Jessica Wynne

    These are amazing goals! I feel exactly the same – it is so hard not to focus on the numbers! I need to re-focus on being the best blogger possible and having fun with it!


  • I feel you about blogging! I struggle with spending time to create and do things for it as well. I decided to dedicate certain days to just blogging and seeing how that works out. Can’t wait to see how you accomplish your goals!