Goals for fall

Goals for fall

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Fall is our favourite time of year. Recently, Steph very poetically and evocatively described the beauty of autumn. It just carries such a coziness in its coolness; the delicious anticipation of crunching leaves, big ol’ mugs of tea, and lazing about with a good book or podcast.

The opportunity to change with the changing leaves is also a tempting one. Of course every day is a chance for a fresh start, but sometimes we need a point of demarcation to really galvanize a transformation.

So, when Shop the B Bar announced its latest linkup on goals for fall, we were positively tickled pink. Read on to hear how we’re hitting refresh for fall—and be sure to check out the other bloggers who took part in the linkup!


I have a ton of goals for fall both professionally and personally. Some of them include, in no particular order:

  • Learn to play the ukulele.
    Good grief: I bought my ukulele back when everyone was making the très mignon, quaint purchase. I’ve attempted to self-instruct, but the gathering dust show that isn’t realistic. I recently enlisted the help of a friend who teaches music on the side, in hopes that he’ll keep me on track.
  • Get office attire on point.
    I have an abundance of dresses, but my slacks are lacking. This is fine in the sweltering summer months, but pants are a must for dipping temperatures. As fall and winter approach, I want to experiment with fashion while still keeping it “profesh’ to death.”
  • Make the most of my time.
    As soon as I get off work I’m exhausted. All I want is food, tea, and bed. In fact, as I write this, I sit in my sweatpants with my second mug empty before me, having already consumed a slab of cake and tacos. (#Attractive.) But, I have been making the effort to work out every night when I get off work. Listening to podcasts—especially my new favourite, Radiolab—and fitting in a little light reading make me feel better about relaxing. And, finding time to enjoy good food and drinks with friends revitalize me at the end of the week.


I have one goal for fall that fits into all the areas of my life where I’m trying to improve. I want to cultivate discipline. I bring total energy but not total focus to each action, and this requires discipline.

  • Sit longer in meditation.
    When I’m with a group of people, I can sit for any length of time but I lack the discipline to sit by myself for more than 20 minutes. My scalp starts to itch and I want to jump out of my skin. My body wants to distract me with movement and I want to achieve the mental strength to sit for any period of time alone.
  • Be more attentive to detail.
    I have a bad habit of taking on too many things and then rushing to get through each task. This process causes me to make mistakes. Small mistakes, but hiccups along the way that could be avoided. As I cultivate more self-awareness, I’ve discovered just how self-deprecating this process can be and I’m trying to be more attentive to detail.
  • Hold a forearm stand.
    Scorpion represents the epitome of physical endurance for my personal yoga practice. I find this pose alluring, graceful, and incredibly difficult.
  • Wear my glasses, more often.
    I’m ruining my eyes wearing contact lenses every day for long periods of time. I’ve decided that before I can buy a new pair of specs (looking at a pair by KOBORAUM or frames by Anne et Valentin) I have to wear my old glasses every day until Christmas. And then, I’ll buy myself a pair with an updated prescription for my birthday.

All of the bloggers who participated in the September linkup

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

Read our previous linkup post, on Hidden Talents.


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