November 03, 2016

November Goals

Jesusssss how are we in November already?!!! 2016 CANNOT be almost over! October flew by... okay, no, this entire year flew by! I can't get over how quickly 2017 is approaching! But October as a month was much better than September.. so let's just get to recapping the month!

Check out last month's goals and recap post here! 


1. Create a 6-week content calendar // Wow ok, I suck at this. Once again, I put off creating a full content calendar.. but I did draft out blog post ideas for 15 or so posts, so I'm gonna chalk this up as a half-win!

2. Get back into a workout routine // Finally! I honestly kept putting this off month after month, but last month I bit the bullet and started training with a professional trainer. I thought for sure I'd only go to the gym twice a week, but surprisingly, I started working out five days a week! It's been cool to see results already and he's a pretty fun trainer (and even posts "proud instas" of his clients.. aka me here and here!)

3. Schedule my life out fully // Nope, fail. I mean, I've gotten into more of a routine but I haven't found a way to really schedule out all aspects of my life. It's definitely an adjustment because admittedly, I do have a lot going on in my life. Between working full-time, working on the blog, writing freelance, working as a VA for a few clients and then finding time to workout and have a social life, I'm gonna lose it eventually! So this needs to happen... it just hasn't yet!

4. Cut out all soda drinks and drink more water // I have kinda done this... I've definitely cut down on my diet coke obsession, but I haven't cut it out completely, so I'm working towards this. I definitely need to drink more water too!

5. Utilize Helene's Blog Boss Babe // Ok, so I haven't completely done this but I have been more tuned into her Facebook group, and learning a lot! My next step is to start using the actual web portal more and taking some of her courses.

2.5/5: OK, not a great month but not my worst. I've come to realize that I need to be more realistic about my monthly goals and be honest with myself about what I can tackle each month.


1. Utilize The Genius Bloggers Toolkit // I signed up for this incredible bundle at the last minute because I knew I would benefit from at least ONE of the 67 amazing blogging resources.. so my goal for this month is to get started on some of these tools! Did you buy the bundle too? Join our group and become an accountability buddy so we can actually tackle this massive task! 

2. Take on another client // My contract with one of my clients ended last month, so I'm looking to take on another client this month! Need a VA? Email me

3. Start using Pinterest more // Thanks to some major inspiration from Jenny's Confetti Social newsletter, I want to focus more on Pinterest this month! I really haven't been utilizing my Pinterest to the best of my ability, and it used to be one of my largest sources of traffic. I'm aiming to start back pinning regularly, organizing my boards and scheduling pins for throughout the day so I'm not pinning all at the same time! 

4. Get started on my Christmas shopping // This is the first year I'm "buying" Christmas gifts in my family. In the past, everyone has always picked one name but students were always exempt from it cause #broke. But apparently once you graduate, you start buying gifts! I wanna start online shopping this month and getting good deals on Christmas gifts for my friends and family! 

5. Shoot two outfit posts // I've been feeling incredibly uncomfortable in my body since I moved home, and I've avoided shooting outfit posts because of it, but I'm putting this here to motivate myself to get back into it and get out of my comfort zone and start shooting outfit posts again! 

Here's to hoping November is a successful one! Linking up my goals this month with my good friend Jenny from Breakfast at Lilly's

What are your goals for the upcoming month? 

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  1. I LOVE blog boss babe! I've learned so much, my fiance & I listen to her webinars when we're cooking dinner (#multitasking) Let me know what you find most useful!
    So excited to see what's to come!

  2. Sounds like a good month! I think 15 posts is still an awesome start to planning content! I usually only do 1-2 months at a time because I find that other ideas pop up or I need to rearrange things if I try to plan further out.

  3. These are great goals! I am obsessed with Pinterest so I use it everyday haha I may have a problem. :) One of my goals was to start using Tailwind, a scheduler for Pinterest, and I just set it up today. I'm pretty excited about it! Good luck with your goals!

    Elizabeth Ann //

  4. Getting into and staying in a workout routine can be so tough so major kudos!

  5. Those are amazing goals! Good luck with them
    I too need to get to a better schedule and routine.
    — DT | Here I Scribble

  6. I've been trying to pin stuff on Pinterest at least once per day. I've seen a huge increase in my following lately and I feel like it definitely could be from that!

    Kayla |

  7. Okay, I got my hands on that toolkit too and I am so overwhelmed by it all! I'm definitely joining that group! I know there is so much information in there but I just don't know where to start!! EeK! Good luck this month!

    xo, Chelsie @ Hey There, Chelsie

  8. Great goals! Posting them you to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable -- otherwise, where's the incentive to actually do the stuff you want to do? Good for you on getting into a workout routine! I'm waiting for that motivation to pop up within me :)

  9. Getting started on your Christmas shopping is a great goal for the month. I have three people left to shop for so I'm trying to wrap that up.

  10. I signed up last-minute for the Blogger Toolkit as well. I had convinced myself that I didn't need to buy anything right now, and then last minute I ordered in a fit of panic. lol

  11. Awesome goals! 2.5/5 ain't bad and is definitely something to be proud of!

  12. I need to get started on Christmas gifts as well! I can't believe how fast the holidays are creeping up. I hope you accomplish all of your goals this month!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  13. Ooh good luck on your goals babe! I started on my holiday shopping already - spotted a shirt and immediately knew my sister HAD to have it haha
    XO Amanda |


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