Friday, November 4, 2011

My Goals for November

We're moving! I'm moving my 3 in 30 challenge work to this blog, so you can visit me here now, to see how I'm doing each week.

(1) Revise my ebook, The Capsule Wardrobe Book: Signature Style Essentials for Plus Size Fashionistas. I am making several changes, including some info I will add about seasonal color analysis.

I'm hoping that making it a goal will get it done!

(2) Kindness toward and acceptance of people in my life who cannot be, do or say what I think I need & know I want. 

Right now, that includes both my mother and my partner. And to some extent, this goal needs to become a part of my parenting, too. I suspect that this is a goal that may need more than one month. 

This goal is inspired by several recent events. The most recent was an Oprah's Lifeclass show this week, when my mother's limitations became crystal clear to me as I watched them play out in another mother-daughter interaction on the show. 

That same episode reminded me that parenting issues, and whether or not the room is clean, need to be the minor thing & my love for my son the major thing. Oprah was talking about Toni Morrison's question: does your face light up when they walk in the room? and it reminded me that that had better be more important than my son's misbehavior.
(3) Evaluate my fall capsule wardrobe to make sure it can transition well into winter. We had coat weather for the first time this past Sunday, and rather than creating a whole new wardrobe, I'd like to add a couple of basic pieces for layering and a few more for the Christmas season.

For this month, I may only need another shirt or two, in orange or in brown. And I may just decide that this month & get them next month, depending on how the budget goes.

Homeschooling update: Decided not to make it a goal this month, but I do have a plan for November and I hope to re-evaluate at the end of this month and create a plan for the second half of the year.

What are your goals for November?

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Warm Autumn:“This woman never pretends. She won’t say something just to flatter you unless she believes it to be true. She cries harder than anyone at a funeral. She is fiercely loyal to her family but will not spare them hard work or spoil them with extravagance. She may seem to absorb a lot of demands but when she draws the line at enough, everyone knows it.” ~~Christine Scaman, 12 Blueprints


  1. I love that quote from Toni Morrison. I'm trying to be more intentional with my kids lately. My transformation stems from a particularly emotional week where I just decided I want them to remember me differently that I am right now.

  2. what an interesting blog u have :) keep up the good work

  3. Hi Melanie! I love that quote, too, and was so glad to hear it again. Hmm, how I want to be remembered. What a good thought, too!

  4. Hi Jen! Thanks!! And thanks for your visit and your comment.

  5. Great goals Jeanine. I had not heard that quote, but it makes so much sense. I agree with Melanie too though, how do you want to be remembered. That can be so thought provoking.

    Have a great month and love the new site =)

  6. Hi Laura! Thanks!! I know, it does make sense, and it's so easy to forget that they are watching every shift and change and facial expression. And that, truly, love is the most important thing.

    Thanks so much, and you, too!

  7. I love your goals. I have never thought to make a fashion goal! I am far from a fashionista! That might should be a new goal dirction for me! I see you homeschool as too! Great to meet you!! Have a most wondrful day!

  8. Hi Heather! I don't know if I'd call myself a fashionista, either, even though I love personal style. How cool that you homeschool, too!

    Nice to meet you, also, Heather! Thanks for visiting and commenting.


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