The September Edit: Where I’ve been, plans for the rest of 2017

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It’s been a little while since I’ve been on the blog. Over a month at this point. Coming back to this space even after such a short time is hard, but I am also excited to get back into everything.

I can’t get into exactly what happened, as it doesn’t just affect me. We are trying to move forward and I appreciate all the well wishes and love that you’ve reached out with, it was very appreciated. I’m happy everyone is safe and really at this point that’s all I could have hoped for.

Instead of dwelling on the past, I wanted to talk a bit about plans for the rest of 2017 because this year has just flown by without me noticing! I am really excited about exploring more options of a zero waste lifestyle most of all. As I spoke about in myย Confession Time blog post, I have very slowly been transitioning items I use to zero waste alternatives, as well as changing a few habits that I have been doing mindlessly for years. This is definitely something I want to speak about more openly and share with you guys, so prepare to see reviews on different eco/zero waste products, and also maybe a Zero Waste Swap Series – focusing on items I used to use everyday, and what I swapped them out for.

I’m also considering restarting my YouTube channel which is kind of exciting. I long ago made all my videos private – mainly because a lot of them don’t align with my current values, and also a little bit because they are so cringy haha. Thinking of doing a mix of different videos, ranging from DIY skincare, zero waste discussions, vegan “what I eat in a day” and a few other things. What would you most like to see if I started up YouTube again (if anything lol).

GOALS

Something that I began last month that I really want to continue (even though last one was a big fail) was the small goal setting checklist. Firstly, here are last month’s results – though they are pretty dismal:

  • Sign up to 30 Days KX Pilates

FAIL

I did not do this haha. Since then we have had to tighten our budget so I have instead incorporated some at home workouts instead which is nice.

  • Speed Clean every night

WIN

I probably did this for 90% of the month which is a pretty great effort in my book. I am still practicing this and using my Bullet Journal to track the habit.

  • Make time to meditate for 15 minutes a day

NOT BAD
Not going to lie, this was pretty tough! I would say I meditated maybe 50% of the month, but definitely not for 15 minutes at a time. It is a lot more difficult than I had anticipated. A new app you’ve probably heard of that I’ve found very helpful is Headspace – check it out if you haven’t already.

Now! Onto October’s goals!

  • Motivation Challenge with Talk Healthy To Me’s Tahana Lee! If you’re interested jump on over to her Facebook Group and join!
  • 31 Day Streak on Duolingo – I’ve taken up learning German again so I’m going to try and do a little practice every day

How was your September? What are your goals for October?

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  • I remember watching your YouTube videos! I would love to see you back at that again, discussing whatever you find flows naturally to you. Personally I’d love to hear more about anything DIY, but I also think you talking about zero waste would be interesting as well.

    • Kate Flint

      I was watching a couple of the ones I privated and they were so embarrassing! ๐Ÿ˜› Just need to work up the courage to do one now haha

  • The Life of Laura

    Iโ€™d love to see your YouTube videos!! I also need to check out Tahanaโ€™s challenge, it sounds awesome!

    Laura || http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

    • Kate Flint

      Definitely do Laura, some great vibes on her Facebook group ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Iโ€™m excited that you are thinking of restarting your channel. I would definitely subscribe ๐Ÿ™‚

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

    • Kate Flint

      Aw thanks Emma! <3 <3

  • Oh how exciting! I can’t wait for the the relaunch of your YouTube channel and the amazing new content that will come out of it!

    Rochelle || http://www.simplesocialsister.com

    • Kate Flint

      Thanks Rochelle! Just need to find the courage to do the first video now!

  • Glad to see you are back and yay please restart your Youtube channel! So interesting to hear you are going into a zero waste lifestyle! I’m actually doing an assignment for uni about consumer trends, and my group has chosen to do like “environmentalists”, basically encompassing vegans, cruelty-free and zero-waste/minimalism. We actually have to gather our own primary research through interviews and things, so if you would be open to it I’d love to ask you a few questions about it – seeing as you fit all three haha! Let me know if that’s cool and I’ll send over an email sometime ๐Ÿ˜€

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Kate Flint

      Thanks Tasha ๐Ÿ™‚ And how cool! Would love to help out in your research gathering, shoot us an email at kateflint23@gmail.com and I will answer any questions you have ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

      • Yay thank you! We’re still in the beginning stages so my group and I still need to decide what areas we want to cover, but will definitely email you in the next week or two!

  • You would totally start up YouTube again! I would be so interested to watch. Happy to hear you back too. I definitely missed you on my feed. Good luck with your goals for this month.

    Bec | Beauty With Bec

    • Kate Flint

      Thanks Bec! It feels good to be productive in this space again, you’ve been killing it in the blog-o-sphere of late! <3

  • So glad to have you back and to read your blog. I always try and most of the times, I am successful to meditate before bed. I am so looking forward to your Youtube channel.

    • Kate Flint

      Good to hear you are finding time to meditate! I know how great the benefits are so it’s something I really want to improve on.

  • I would love to know more about how you are going to minimise waste. I’ve always been brought up not to waste food but I don’t really apply that mentality to all areas of my life. Would love to learn more x

    • Kate Flint

      It’s been eye opening for me too! Excited to get sharing some of my discoveries ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I would LOVE for you to restart your Youtube. I’ve been thinking of it as well haha xx

    • Kate Flint

      You should do it Sarah! I can see you acing some awesome Lookbook Styling videos!

      • it’s more of a time thing! I’m struggling enough as it is xD

  • I would love for you to restart your YouTube! I kind of want to start as well but I am trying to get back into blogging a bit first, then Iโ€™ll dive in to videos. Iโ€™d love to be able to embed them into the bottom of a post as well.

    I hope everythingโ€™s ok with you and Shannon and your lives ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for being an inspiration in zero waste and cruelty free living ๐Ÿ’œ

    Maddie | http://www.maddiesbeautyspot.com