Commitment Check-in: September

Oh how I love Fall, although it was fairly short lived here in Calgary (hello snow!). The change of season reminds me that everything is temporary and helps me to unwind from the excitement and all the activities of summer. It's mother nature's permission slip to get into my sweatpants and take more baths. Yes please. September was a jamming month and flew by. Here's how my commitments held up!

No new clothing purchased in 2018 - I managed to get through another month without purchasing any new clothing for myself! I returned to my other job this week and the pull to get new "office" clothes is real. My birthday is coming up soon as well and my friends and family know I haven't been buying clothes, so they are all offering to take me shopping or get me a gift card for some clothes, and I am curious to see how it goes. Now that I am on this minimalist journey, I'm much more careful about what items I bring in to my life, so the rule for the next month (and perhaps the rest of the year) will be: one new item in, 5 old things out!

Live debt-free - Still on a great path with this. As I return to work I'm looking forward to getting a new budget together to keep myself in check.

Plan ahead for family time - Let me remind you of all the things we did in September:

  • Labour Day weekend away with friends
  • A charity softball tournament for the Brandon Flock Foundation
  • Family visited from Montreal
  • Ran Beat Beethoven 8k in 44mins!
  • Attended Babes Who Brunch event and it was great
  • Attended lululemon's Autumn Affair dinner - so fun!
  • Ran a leg of the Lewiston Ultra Marathon in support of The Love for Lewiston Foundation and completed my 12km leg of trail running in about 1:15 and spent the weekend with some of my best gals

Phew! October is pretty low-key with the transition to childcare etc. So our family time will mostly be spent together on the weekends and also celebrating Thanksgiving and some birthdays this month. We are also headed to Vancouver for an adult-only weekend this month! Stay tuned for how it goes!

Do one crossword and read for 10 minutes every night - I have kept up my crosswords, but I did not read as much in the back half of September. I got excited and bought a bunch of books all at once and now I am having a hard time choosing which one to read. Too many options! I am committed to picking one and sticking to it for October.

Happy Thanksgiving!

xo Syd

Sydney Guevremont
Sydney Guevremont