New Year’s Resolutions in September – family, creativity and planning

September means a lot of things for me – there are loads of birthdays to remember, lots of weekend plans (there’s always a food festival and I’m still supposed to be doing Alphabet dates with my husband) and of course teaching starts again.  If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know that I’ve been busy enrolling (if I have to write enrolment in my Filofax one more time I think I’ll go mad) and this week is the last week before teaching starts.  For me, as a result, September is full of good intentions, a fresh start and a new year.  My ‘New Year’s resolutions’ are therefore made in September.  By October they have normally gone out of the window but I continue to make them every year.  I read somewhere recently that if you write down your goals you are 40% more likely to achieve them, so we’ll see if it works.

My goals for this academic year are:

* To spend at least one day of quality time per week with my husband

* To do something creative on at least one day of the week (I’ve made a good start with this, I’ve been decorating my weekly plans each week and have signed up for a couple of online classes, including the journalling one I mentioned last week)

* To spend more time on lesson planning and less time on marking (I really enjoy planning lessons, it’s the creative process of it, I think)

Hopefully I’ll last beyond October!  Here’s this week’s inserts:

wb 01-09 mon wed  wb 01-09 thurs sun


I’ve also been taking part in the #ohsnapaday photo challenge on Instagram so head on over to my Instagram page to see my very poor efforts so far!

Do you view September as a ‘New Year’? Let me know in the comments, how do you make new plans, and do you stick to them?


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