My September To-do List

My September To-do List

September is definitely one of my favourite months only because it is the start of the countdown to Christmas. And we all know Chrismas is one of the best holidays ever. I’m not even saying this because of Santa and his gifts. I’m talking about lights. Lots and lots of twinkling fairy lights and amazing holiday decors. I could just picture myself getting all cozy on the couch, sipping hot cocoa while dressed in my sweaters and watching a rerun of Home Alone. Sweet, right? But before all those holiday glitz and glam, I better keep tracks of the things I will and should be doing this month. So, here is my September To-do list (that I hope I follow religiously).


Save Up For The MIBF | M.I.B.F or Manila International Book Fair is the biggest book fair in the country. It is the fair that I anticipate every single year. All bookstores join in this magical fair to give bookworms (like me) their biggest discounts ever and more surprises. So, yes, there is something to be excited about. And I heard that the fair will be twice as big this year. And by twice I mean, they’ll be occupying two floors of a convention center.

The fair will begin in less than eleven days and will run for five days only. And I already feel like I don’t have enough money to buy an entire shelf. But kidding aside, I’m already listing the books that I really NEED to buy. Though if you guys have any suggestions, feel free to drop some recommendations.

Schedule Posts | I know that I should have done this months ago but life gets in the way. There was just so many events that happened that I did not prepare for. But right now, I got everything under control and really doing my best to write as many posts as possible. How to Say Goodbye To Chapped Lips is my successful “test” scheduled post and I was so proud of it. I felt how convenient it is to “post a blog” while at work and I will surely keep it that way from now on.

Publish Those Drafts | So far, I got 21 pending posts that I haven’t started or I’m having a hard time finishing. It’s really not easy to write. Writer’s block is the worst. I mean, I got the good stuff, it’s just that I can’t find the right time. But I’m positive that I’ll be able to publish all before the year ends.

Stay Positive | Ever since I got a new job, I’ve been really trying to keep and be as positive as possible. I just don’t want to be the person I hate that jumps from one job to another when things get a little routine-y. So, I’m really hoping I stay positive, not only about work but about everything.

Budget, Budget, Budget | I would really like to be back on track with my budgeting this month because last month I spent a lot. In my defense, I wasn’t entirely prepared with my new salary but I’m getting a hang of it.

Buy Only Timeless Pieces | I feel like I spent a great amount of money over the years on pieces I rarely use and can’t use anymore. I would really want to start investing only in clothes that I can wear in any season. I definitely would like to stock on some basics or buy less print and more plain, especially for work. I’ve been looking around some works outfit capsules on Pinterest and Youtube, and they appeal to me. It’s really a part of me trying to transition from extravagant to being minimalist.

Below are some of the pieces I’m leaning towards on.


So, what’s on your September To-do List?


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  • Laine Būmeistere

    Great post. 🙂 I’m trying staying positive, budgeting and buying only quaity stuff that I will use, too. 🙂

  • Marianna Frances

    I’m with you there on needing to post my drafts and schedule posts. I have so many ideas in my mind, that I get overwhelmed and then don’t post anything. 🙂 September is a great time to start over with fall resolutions, and getting organized before the rush of the holidays get here.

    • true 😛 i’ve been balancing blogging and work that’s why I haven’t been able to work on those drafts but hopefully they’d be gone before this year ends.

  • Maggie Abbonizio

    Great post! Our to do lists are pretty similar, I spent too much money last month too. The sales got me 🙈

    • hahaha me too! that’s why I’ve been staying away from the malls 😀

  • Jody

    I also need to make a to-do list for September and be sure to add budget better to it.

  • Sreya Gupta

    That’s an amazing article. I’m so exited for the Fall. I am determined to be more productive in this fall.

  • I’m totally with you on the budgeting thing! I’ve spent so much this summer and really need to reign it in xx

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  • BestiesNotepad

    That’s a great list!
    You got me aiming for new posts and publishing the drafts 😀

    • Thank you. And I’m guessing most people are aiming for the same thing like us.

  • Darcee || TheBLPBlog

    Thank you so much for this post! I need to add some of these things to my September to do list – once I make it! Ha! This definitely helps my motivation and I have saved for later.

  • Great list! I am excited for September, it’s such a great month and I look forward to autumn days coming soon. I have a crazy work schedule so for me, I do most of my writing in the wee hours of the morning or on Sunday. <3

    • I really cant do my writing in the wee hours so i do it only on weekends. I travel less than two hours to work and sometimes get late when going home.

  • Writers block gets me every time! I too have so many drafts that have sort of collected dust because I get stuck. I’m also ready for the lights and holiday cheer! We definitely need it right now.

    • OMG. I feel you, girl. I’ve had for a long time and it was so irritating coz I wanted to get as much content published as possible.

  • You’re so right, September does kick off the ‘ooh Christmas!’ in me but I’m trying to be restrained and only think about pumpkin spice lattes for now! I’m looking forward to getting into reading more books this month, taking a few walks in the local park on cold crisp days and finding a new place for date night so we get out of our pasta eating rut!

    • I like your list 😁 I’m really hoping to read more books coz im getting really behind with my reading sched.

  • Oh, I have to get back on track with my budget too! I spend too much money!
    Lovely post <3

  • Elegant Duchess

    Great list, I don’t have one per say but I definitely have to get back to my routine of writing posts each weekend. It’s a bit hard after a few weeks of holiday with all the posts scheduled for the month of August. Now it’s time to get creative and write up more. Thank you for sharing

  • I love to-do lists! I hope you get all of your things accomplished!