July 08, 2016

July Goals

Holy hell, how is it possibly July already? I feel like every month I say that, but really.. how is it July already?!! This month will be a fairly exciting one because it's my birthday month! Yep, in a little over two weeks, I'll be turning 22. Cue all the Taylor Swift references, sorry but I'm not sorry, I've been waiting for this! Plus, there's the whole "still settling in" thing going on. It's gonna be a crazy month, but I'm ready to get started! Ready to see my July goals?



RECAP OF MY JUNE GOALS

1. Work towards getting a job // OK, so this goal was a little broad. I mean did I think that I would magically just get everything sorted in June? The truth is.. no. I did work towards getting the job by reaching out to a few people I know at companies I'm planning to apply to, and getting my name known, as well as inquiring about if companies were looking to hire. Did I apply or interview for any jobs in June? No.. So even though I made progress, I'm gonna chalk this one up as a fail. 

2. Save my money // Because I haven't been working much besides babysitting here and there since I've been home, I didn't necessarily have much to save. But, towards the end of June, I started to offer freelance VA services for bloggers, and I've been committed to saving most of the money I've been making, so I can pick up some new clothing pieces, splurge on some makeup or take a trip or two! I'm gonna say that I've been doing well here! Let's hope I keep this up!

3. Get back into a workout routine // Now that I'm home, I wanted to get into a consistent workout routine. This month, though, I made the decision not to get a monthly gym membership until I was working and so far I've been enjoying trying different workout classes and doing Kayla's BBG and running. So yes, I have been working out again. Workouts I've done in the last month include a dancercise class (THE funniest experience, learning routines from Dancing Jade, one of Machel's original backup dancers!), TRX class (at 6am no less.. rough morning!) and spinning! I'm only giving myself partial credit though because I haven't fully committed to an every day and consistent routine like I wanted! 

4. Launch The Caro Diaries at home // Once again, this was a very broad "goal" and not necessarily something that would be possible to do within one month. But, I did start on this goal and actually am talking to someone who would be able to help me to achieve this - so that I can start going to events, working with local companies and working on more localized content. So while I didn't launch the blog at home, I did start working on it, so I'm giving myself half credit! 

5. Cut my hair // This was one goal I actually achieved this month! I woke up one Saturday morning after a night out, and decided I was through with my long hair. I cut it, although a little longer than I wanted because I was nervous with the humidity etc, but it looks really good and is actually really manageable! 
3/5 - overall, not terrible. I realized this month that my goals were very broad and kind of long-term goals. I've learned my lesson! Hopefully next month I can accomplish them all!

JULY GOALS

1. Book another client // With my days mostly free (I say mostly, because sometimes they can be unpredictable), I kind of enjoy spending my time freelancing and working online with bloggers and creatives. I have three clients currently, with another potential on the way, but I'm hoping to keep growing while I'm funemployed! Need some VA help? Feel free to email me! 

2. Continue to work out at least three times a week // Even if it means going for a walk or doing a fun workout class, I want to reinstate the consistency in my life. The faster I get into a routine, the easier life will become, right?

3. Shoot two outfits to post // I find it so difficult sometimes to post consistently on Instagram and the blog when I am always so unmotivated to take outfit photos and my days are so up and down.

4. Read three books // This shouldn't be too difficult because I really enjoy reading, but sometimes finding the time to sit down with a book is almost impossible! I'm aiming for three books this month so it'll encourage me to lay out by the pool and not think!

5. Re-do my resume // For the sake of the job search! When I was applying to jobs in fashion magazines, I created a really fun and eye-catching resume on Illustrator. Now that I'm home, the resume is a little too fun and bright, so I want to re-create a resume on Illustrator. I just think they're more appealing than the typical Word document ones! Have any suggestions or inspiration for my resume? Send my way!

Linking up with my good blog friend, Jenny from Breakfast at Lilly's for her "Road to a Better Me" link-up! Do you have a goals post? Share it here!

What are your goals for this month! Let me know in the comments below! 

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50 comments:

  1. I love the haircut!! Short hair is my favorite--that's probably why it's rare for mine to actually reach my shoulders, haha! Hope you are able to achieve your July goals!

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  2. That's great that you're a VA while searching for a job. Smart choice!

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  3. I love your new short haircut; it suits you! I'd love to get into a regular workout routine too. Getting too fat :/

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  4. First off, LOVE your hair cut. Second, great goals for July. It can definitely be hard in the summer to try and accomplish alot because there is so much going on but I'm sure you'll get to it all!

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  5. I love your haircut. Working on resumes is fun to me, is that weird? Good luck with your goals!

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  6. Your haircut looks beautiful! I need to get my haircut it is way too long! I love the style I may have to try that one.

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  7. ohh getting a hair cute is so refreshing and such a great way to kick off a new month! Looks fabulous!
    xx, Lauren {www.rosesandrainboots.com}

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  8. Sounds like you have some great goals for July. Go you on accomplishing some of your goals in June.

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  9. These are some awesome goals girl! I have been struggling with getting into a regular workout routine too, but my accountability group has been the BEST thing for me! :)
    xo, Laura
    www.laurasbestlife.com

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  10. Good luck on your goals. It is so nice that you really balance your goals with a little bit of everything from finance up to fitness matters.

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  11. Great goals!! And I love your new haircut. So pretty! -Julie@MomFabulous.com

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  12. Your haircut looks so darling! I've been on the job hunt lately. I had an obnoxious amount of interviews, but still no job. It's a long road, even if you are putting out your feelers, but it will happen eventually!!

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  13. I have job goals too. I love how achievable your goals are! This is great - Love your hair too! GORGEOUS!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

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  14. Great goals! I love reading what other people have going on and where they want to go. Super inspiring :)

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  15. Love your short hair, so sassy! Good luck with your July goals!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  16. LOVE the new haircut!! I also cut my hair short last month and love it :) I can also totally relate to the outfit posts goal - I don't know how fashion bloggers do it nearly every day! XD

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  17. Great work! I need to update my resume pronto!

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  18. Love your July goals, may you reach every single one of them!

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  19. I haven't written down my goals, but I need to! Congrats on working out, it will pay off in more ways than one!

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  20. Great goals! This month my goals including continuing taking yoga classes at least three times a week, work on fixing archived blog posts and booking a few more trips for the upcoming months.

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  21. similar goals girl haha I also need a job ): and also tell myself hey girl, you don't have a job so get up and go work out... not that easy.

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  22. Great goals for July! I love your hair btw :D

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  23. Your haircut is adorable! Great goals for July. Somehow as I get older time seems to go by faster.

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  24. It is an excellent idea to have goals. I think I need to sit down and write out a few blog as well as personal goals for this month.

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  25. Great goals! Working out is something I need to get better about too!

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  26. Your hair is so cute!! Good luck with the July goals, I can't wait to hear about them!

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

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  27. What great goes for July, Best of luck!!!

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  28. Seems you've got all facets of your life covered- kudos on doing that, most only list the material/financial aspects. BB's gonna look up resumes done w/illustrator, sounds like something worth doing. Best of luck on meeting this months goals. BB2U

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  29. Getting consistent with a workout routine is straight up hard. Props to you for making it a goal! I've done Kayla's BBG before as well and wowwww are there sore muscles involved. You go girl!
    Danika || whatdanikadoes.com

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  30. Woohoo! Keep up the good work lady :) Thanks for linking up with me.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  31. My goals for the month are to book some acting gigs. I want to look into starting to do some VA work too.

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  32. Sounds like you got some really great goals for this month. My goals are to get back to the gym and get family pictures done.

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  33. Great goals for the month!! I may be looking for a VA soon so I will definitely be shooting you an email!!

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  34. Your hair looks so cute, i love the length!

    xo Brie
    www.sophistifunkblog.com

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  35. These are great goals for July you have for your birthday month. I have 2 goals for this month. The first is to get my arm/neck pain checked out by the doctor. My appointment is this week so got that one rolling. I held off for 10 month on seeing the doctor for good reasons. My mom had massive heart attack which almost killed her a few times from Sept to end of Febuary, I moved into smaller place without down sizing first March 5 th, and March 13 th two very close family members passed unexpectedly in their sleep hours apart. My niece 19 and my aunt 64 who both lived in different states. Life is to short not to set goals and achieve what you want in life so you can enjoy it.

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  36. Your hair looks amazing! Tbh Kayla's BBG kicks my ass! I've set smaller fitness goals to incorporate into my bigger fitness goals. For example, on my running days, I want to work towards running a 10k!
    Shaguna | gold&hearts

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  37. Such great goals! I have been trying to make it a goal to re do my resume too! I just took a BCOM class and realize that my resume is in serious need of an upgrade. Good luck on the rest of your goals!!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  38. These are some great goals for July. I also can't believe that this year is half over. Time seems to be moving faster and faster. I need to make some goals for this month--I'm a little behind. SN: I love your haircut!

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  39. I love new goals, and what awesome ones!! By the way, loving your hair!! Rock it girl!

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  40. Great goals & the hair looks fantastic!!

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  41. What is The Caro Diaries at home? Is that a new project or just trying to make your blog more know back home?

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  42. It's nice that you write your goals so you'll be able to go back and re-check it. Love your hair!

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  43. The past few months have literally been flying by. I mean, we're practically mid-July already. Nuts! Congrats on completing two of your June goals and making progress toward the others! Good luck with your July goals! Reading and redoing my resume are both goals for me this month as well.

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  44. I love your haircut! I also have some similar goals, working out saving money and being more motivated to do outfit posts!! Good luck!

    xo CourtneyDrew

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  45. Love love love that haircut girl! Xoxo Mindy

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  46. You've got this! These are such great goals.

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  47. I like how you made the change to quantifiable goals - so much easier to track. Good luck with your July goals, girlie! (ps your haircut looks so good!)
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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