Intentional October 2016 Goals

Intentional October 2016 goals.

It is my favorite month! October! Fall, orange, leaves, crisp winds, pumpkin, apple cider, hay rides, etc! I love autumn so much. And, we are finally beginning to get a respite in heat and humidity. It’s still in the low 80s every day, but it’s a little more rainy. I’m also glad it’s getting closer to the holidays. I love the last quarter of the year. Also, there are only 92 more days until Evelyn’s due date! Woohoo!

September was a bit of a roller coaster with this pregnancy. Nothing dramatic or dangerous, but it was definitely hard. We definitely ate out a lot and I had a bunch of down days. This PPD/anxiety  affecting my pregnancy really is killer.

Intentional October 2016 goals.

How I Did In September

Blogging & Work

Vamp up content posts | Meh. Didn’t really do much content-wise.

Network better and engage in friendships. | Meh. Didn’t really do that either.

Update my pages and media kit. | Done! Didn’t really do much except update my media kit and work with me page.

Send out 3 inquiries/proposals. | Done! Had negative/no responses to all three, but at least I put myself out there!

Get ahead of blogging schedule. | Nope.

Create a balanced schedule/routine for blogging and virtual assisting/freelancing so I don’t feel overwhelmed. | Still working on it, but I’m getting a bit better.


No snacking after Rhys goes to bed. | Total fail! I also put on a few pounds this month…I really need to work on it again!

Workout 3 times a week for 20 minutes a day. | I was about 50% good with this. But, I also did go on a few long walks with strollers.

Marriage & Family

Game night with Justin twice a week. | About 50% with this…about two weeks ago, I pulled out a few Wii games to play with Rhys during the day, like Wii sports and Mario. Then, Justin and I really got into playing the Wii version of Mario World again. Rhys loves watching us. He says, “let’s go” like Mario, and gets all of us (including him) a Wii-mote. It’s so fun to do as a family. We can’t wait until Rhys can actually play with us!

Stick to meal planning schedule for dinners. | About 75% successful in this. We did try 2 new recipes.

Let Rhys have at least 30 minutes outside or in a big play area at least three times a week. | We are getting better at this, especially since the weather is getting cooler. And, I’ve had the car quite a few times this month.

Personal & Religious

Go to all three hours of church all month again! | Success…except for the last Sunday in September…the last Saturday, we went to 6 Flags, and I must have overdone it as a pregnant, because I could barely even get out of bed that Sunday. But, I did read scriptures, devotionals, and watched the Women’s Session of General Conference to keep it a spiritual day.

Be more intentional with personal scripture reading each day. | I have been reading scriptures, but I need to still be better about being intentional and getting up before Rhys to not get distracted by Disney Jr or Nick Jr shows.

Finish Rough Stone Rolling (the only book I’m working on reading this month–it’s a big one). | I’m about 3/5’s done with the book.

Come up with and plan idea for the Morrell family Christmas ornament exchange. | I have a few ideas, but I haven’t settled on one yet.

October Goals

Blogging & Work

  • 4 pitches for collaborations
  • Get all my history lesson plans I created when I taught history onto Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Prepare everything for my new Etsy shop I’ll be opening in November…that’s all I’m saying for now! But I’m super excited about it!
  • Earn at least $100 a week in freelancing/virtual assisting


  • Work out 3 times a week for at least 20 minutes each.

Marriage & Family

  • Let Rhys play outside 3 times a week
  • Do tot school with Rhys at least 3 times a week
  • Go to the library’s story time at least 3 times a week
  • Play video/board games with Justin at least 2 times a week
  • Have a NO SPEND month!

Personal & Religious

  • Finish Rough Stone Rolling
  • Study at least 3 chapters in Preach My Gospel
  • Be more intentional with scripture reading and my prayersWhat are your goals for this month? How are you going to be intentional?Tayler from The Morrell

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. I’m still trying to figure out how to get ahead of blogging (writing, reading, replying). Just when I think I’m ahead of the game, poof, I’m not.
    Pregnancy is hard work! You’re body is doing so much. Give your self a some slack.
    You have some great goals lines up for this month!

  2. These are some great goals! I’m excited to see your Etsy shop. One thing that helps me to stop snacking at night is brushing my teeth earlier then I don’t want to dirty then and have to brush again.

  3. i need to have a no spend month as well. i have been spending money like crazy lately. i still really love your word for the year. i am already thinking ahead to next year. i think i have a word picked, but i may change to intentional.

  4. Looks like you had a great month with your goals! And the ones you have set for this month sound interesting. I am still working on getting up the nerve to try pitching brands on my own. Here’s to hoping you success on the goals you deem most important this month! 🙂

  5. Low 80s, huh? Here in So Cal it has actually dropped to the upper 60s and low 70s. Crazy!

    I’m sorry September was such a rough month for you, but I hope you’re feeling better and that you are able to do all the things you want to this month.

  6. September didn’t look bad at all. It looks like you are going to be busy this mo8. Good luck and congratulations on your soon to be addition to the family.

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