I know many of you must be wondering where I disappeared to, especially since I made the commitment in my January/February goals to blog more consistently. This was my last semester of college (as you all know from Monday's post), and it was definitely a hectic one. Between a full course-load, working on-campus, being a full-time RA and participating in all of my student involvements, this semester was crazy. Add in a booming social life (#seniorsrule), my sister's wedding (including trips home and to New York for dress fittings), some more medical stuff, applying and interviewing for jobs and YET another round of laptop issues (honestly Apple, is it SO HARD to ask for a functioning laptop?!!), I was forced to put The Caro Diaries on the backburner. And I'm not upset about that: honestly, it's okay to put life first.
Now that I'm back home and funemployed for the summer, I have a few things I definitely want to achieve this month! I'm starting to share my goals every month as a way of keeping myself accountable!
// work towards getting a job: this includes fine-tuning my resume, working on my LinkedIn profile and applying to jobs at home. I don't really want to rush into working just yet, and my parents and I decided it would be a good idea for me to settle into life at home before I rushed into working. I originally didn't want to start working until September, but realistically I'm aiming to be employed by mid-July to August.
// save my money: although I'm not bringing in a full-time income because I haven't started working yet, I'm making a little money here and there through babysitting and the blog, and I want to save the very little I do make throughout the summer so I can treat myself in the future. My next purchases: a new laptop (I desperately need one - this baby is holding on by a thread at this point), more clothes obviously, a trip to visit my friends back in the U.S., and booking a carnival costume for carnival in February!
// get back into a workout routine at home: moving home has been tough because now I have to re-create a whole routine. Now that I'm home, I'm finding it harder to "find time" to workout because I'm not in a strict routine.. I simply have too much free time! (I know it makes no sense!) I started back working out this week with my cousin, and I'm comparing costs of several gyms in the area and deciding which one I want to get a membership to!
// launch The Caro Diaries at home: a big reason I didn't want to move home was because I felt like it would be the end of the blog I worked so hard to build over the last three years. I decided that I simply wouldn't let that happen, and I'm working to launch TCD at home by working with local companies, attending local events and eventually (hopefully) hosting events of my own!
// cut my hair: my hair has gotten so ridiculously long lately and feels so unhealthy.. the ends are brittle and weak and my hair just falls limp and stringy, and even when I blowdry it out or curl my hair, it never seems to last longer than a day (though I should note, Trinidad's humid weather probably has something to do with that). Anyways, I'm wayyy overdue for a trim and I really just want to chop it all off! Here's to trying something new!
I think that's enough goals for this month! Good luck with all your goals and plans for this month, guys! I'm sure you'll all kill it! I'll definitely update next month with my progress!