September Goals.

Graduate school and the high school I work at both started this week. To say the least, it was an exhausting, difficult, tearful week. But after handing out a whole bunch of syllabi, receiving my own stack of them, and juggling a few things, I think I have some idea on how the next 4 months or so are going to go. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though, because September has a lot in store for me.

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1. Find an actual way to keep organized.
Despite going through the whole process of finding yet another paper planner and customizing it to my needs just a few months ago, I am still unhappy with my organization. Now that I am in the trenches of two full times schedules and everything else going on in my life, I am slowly finding out exactly what I need from an organizer. I believe I need something electronic, I need something with a to-do/document section, as well as a calendar/planner attached. I don’t know if something like this exists in the app store for my MacBook, but I am beginning the hunt.

2. Keep up with homework. AKA don’t procrastinate.
All through community college, university, and even now in grad school, I have been a serial procrastinator. Granted I have always overloaded myself and pushed my workloads to the limit, but leaving work to the last minute only adds to the stress and frustration of it all. In conjunction with getting an electronic organizer and hoping to stay sane for the rest of the year, my goal is to continually be on top of my homework as much as humanly possible this semester. I went through my first full run through of classes this week, and I gotta tell you… my homework load is incredibly insane…

3. Focus on my health.
I hafta me honest with you all on here. I’ve been having a hard time. Obviously I had a pretty difficult time physically and busy wise last year when I took my hiatus, but even since I’ve been back and just in general for some time, I’ve been having a hard time all around. Thankfully with Drew’s support and really just realizing I can’t continue down the road I am on, I’m finally figuring some stuff out. Work and school is definitely important, but me, as a person, my mental and physical health is taking a priority this semester.

4. Try to keep blogging through this craziness.
Even though I’ve done nothing short of only complaining this whole post, I still want to keep up with blogging this semester. Even if it’s just on weekends, or a post a week. I want to in some form keep blogging and reaching out to you guys. I have a lot to share, I just need the courage, or time, or will to get it all out there.

Cheers,
— Brey


11 thoughts on “September Goals.

  1. I’m so proud of you, and happy for you. You have a lot on your proverbial plate, but putting yourself first is something that a lot of people don’t realize is incredibly important. I look forward to your future blog posts! Best of luck to you this semester!

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  2. If you haven’t considered Google Calendar, it’s worth a look. I never used it during school but I use it all the time now! It has both saved me and failed me a few times… but mostly the former. I don’t know how it works with Macs but it’s definitely worth the look. Best of luck! And kudos for taking care of yourself. We forget that so easily when we get busy.

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    1. Thank you, Anna!
      I have peeked at Google Calendar before, but I am also looking for an app where I can add in tasks/to do lists with my planners, not just events. Does that makes sense? I’ve been looking at a new one called “Planner Pro” but I’m not sure about it yet. Luckily I have this 3 day weekend to look around 🙂

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  3. I highly recommend you check out the bullet journal community for a planner! Seriously, I was just like you. I looooved paper planners, and invested good money into some of them, and then I…. never used them. I started off strong, but it fell by the wayside in no time. However, the bullet journal is basically 100% customizable!

    For me, as a student, I know the date when something is due, but I don’t necessarily know the exact date I will do it, so I like to have a running list of “tasks”, and put the due dates on the actual day. I prefer weekly views, as I am a student, but you can do monthly views, or even daily, and have a whole page, or half a page, or whatever, for a day– if you’re really busy, or are trying to track a lot of things.

    The bullet journal community is huge on Pinterest and IG, so check it out! Also, don’t get intimidated by how artistic some of them are– I was at first, but now I just kinda do my own thing, and my BuJo is the most functional planner I have ever had!

    Good luck! 🙂

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  4. Another note– on the aspect of staying motivated/not procrastinating, I find that searching the tag #studyblr on tumblr is super motivating! It’s basically a bunch of high school/college/grad students who post pictures of their notes, and all the methods they use to study. I know my notes will never be that pretty, but seeing how much effort someone else puts into studying really makes me want to get up and study too.

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