September, oh my!

Wowser do I have a busy month coming up. Undignified Event is happening on September 26th, and with it comes advertising and meetings and phone calls and practices and emails and website updates and social media posts and oh my. There’s a lot to be done.

Having said that, I think it is necessary that I get back to goal making and accomplishing!

Spiritual Aspiration

I want to spend more time in prayer. As it is, I pray focused prayer for about 15 minutes in the morning, and then I talk to the Lord chatty-style throughout the day (unless I’m fasting or feel the call to intercede, because then who knows how long I’ll be in prayer). It’s time to up the anty.

I want Him to be the very first part of my morning. As it is now, I usually browse on the socials, workout, hang out with the family and then get to Him. But I say He’s my priority. It’s time to act like it.

So my aspiration for September is to spend a minimum of thirty minutes with Him, first thing, every morning.

Mental Health Aspiration

Prayer is helping in a big way. God is restoring my joy through the people in my life, the beauty of His creation and the sound doctrine of His Word. Life has been hard, it’s still hard.. But it feels a lot easier these days.

I’m supposed to see a psychologist in September (I’m not sure if I’m supposed to share that with the public, but I ain’t about secrets. 😉 ). Chronic illness is a lot to deal with and it’s recommended people seek counsel during that time of their lives. When you add on top of that the mess that my life has been… Well my mom and I have prayed about it and decided it’s okay to seek help.

I don’t know if this will be a one time thing or if I’ll come back on regular basis. For now, I’m taking it one day at a time and seeing where the Lord leads me.

Physical Health Aspiration

I HAVE BEEN WALKING EVERY DAY! *throws confetti and cheers and dances and has a grand ol’ time of it because it’s a big deal* Even more than 30 minutes! Yesterday, I hit 10,000 steps before 11 am. I’m basically a success at life (hehe). Aside from that I’ve been doing dance workouts and arm exercises daily.

Let’s take a second to enjoy this peaceful scene from a recent walk:


Back to business. Even with all the walking and dancing and working out them arms, the muscle mass I’ve lost over the last month has been terrible. I suppose it’s because I really don’t eat enough. I mean, on some days I do, but on others I really don’t. When I eat, I eat like nobody’s business, but it’s not uncommon for me to get caught up in work, look at the clock and realize I haven’t eaten in well over 8 hours.

That’s so bad for anyone’s health, let alone someone who’s illness destroys muscle mass.

It’s bad when you can’t open your own water bottle because you don’t have the strength. That realization, plus the experience of losing 20 pounds in 3-4 weeks, has really shaken me up. I gotta get on this.

I will eat more. I’ll start small because I’m scatterbrained and have the attention span of a squirrel. Every day in September, I will eat breakfast. There. I’ve said it. Now to actually follow through. *insert exasperated emoji*

Blogging Aspiration

I recently received an email entitled “fan mail” from a dear reader (Hi, George!). Their email really lifted my spirits and encouraged me in knowing people are reading what I’m writing, people are enjoying themselves, and that in some way, my blog is helping.

That said, you all deserve better posts. I shall endeavor to post five times weekly. This may seem like a lot, but I’ve got a game plan in mind to help me stick with it. What I’m thinking is:

  • Monday Coffee Chats (random thoughts about random things)
  • Devotion Tuesday (whatever God thing has been on my heart)
  • Wednesday Review (thoughts on books, movies, shows and other things)
  • Survival Thursday (living with chronic illness)
  • Friday Adventures (tales of grand or small adventures)

But yeah. We all know how lazy I actually am. So wish me luck.

Adventure Aspiration

This month is guaranteed to be an adventure with Undignified Event coming up. I’ll meet loads of people, work hard in ministry and watch as God takes hold of the rest! That is something amazing and beautiful. I’m honored to be going on this adventure!

You can follow along real time via the Undignified Event twitter or Facebook page. 🙂

What are some of your goals aspirations for September?

September, oh my!

2 thoughts on “September, oh my!

  1. Robin says:

    Love this post. About seeing a psychologist, I fully support that. Sometimes it’s good to talk to someone removed from your personal situation. They give unbiased opinions that friends and family cannot give. Good luck !
    You inspire me to make HIM the first early morning priority, before kids,coffee,or any cow chasing. Get it done girl!


    1. Rachel Carpenter says:

      Thanks for the support! I’ve received mixed feedback on it, but I feel it’s a good thing for me right now. I’m glad this inspired you! I hope it’s working out in your favor. 😉


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