June 12, 2019

June Goals (+ April/May Recap)

Well, I sucked last month! I had written out my goals for the month, intended to publish them and fell behind on doing the finishing touches, and next thing you know, the month's basically over. So.. I decided I'd wait and make them my June goals instead.

I feel like every time I get myself back into the swing, I fall right back off and end up where I was before. But as I've said before: it's a marathon, not a sprint, and so I'm committed to really putting in the work over the next few months for the blog to really reach its potential.

April and May were both really good months. I had a ton going on at work, I read a lot of books (yay!) and worked consistently towards my goals. I went on a girls trip in May, sadly having to forgo another trip only weeks before - because #adulting. I was a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding, and being there alongside his bride, who'd become a really good friend to me over the years, was such an honor. And, I stepped out of my comfort zone in some areas. So.. without further ado, let's recap what April and May had in store for me!


1. READ 6 BOOKS // YEP! I actually read 9 books in April, and another 9 in May! Proud to say I crushed this goal! 

2. START A NEW BLOG SERIES // Also another YAY on my end! In April, I decided to start the What I Read This Month series showcasing the books I read, loved and didn't like of every month. In fact, it was starting this series that led me to the next point... 

3. CHALLENGE MYSELF IN SOME WAY // I was having a bawl recapping my books, talking about reading and sharing recommendations with readers and even through my Instagram Stories that I decided to challenge myself and do something totally out of the ordinary for me: I created a book group at the end of April. It started off with me inviting some friends – and then one thing led to another, and now we're at 700+ millennial readers! SO.. if you love to read, want to challenge yourself to read more or want people who won't shame you for constantly talking about all things literature, then you should join the group too! 

4. INVEST IN SOMETHING FOR MY WARDROBE // I've definitely decided that I'm going to start making mindful decisions about the items I wear, buy and love. So, in April, I invested in a couple pairs of shoes, including this beauty! (Also, the silver version of it is on major sale and you don't want to miss it!)

5. PLAN MY UPCOMING TRIP TO NEW YORK & NASHVILLE // Done and done! Sabrina, Sienna and I had a whirlwind extended weekend in NYC and Nashville. We got to say goodbye to NYC as Sabrina packed up her apartment, and then explore Nashville as Sienna makes her move there. The weekend was filled with lots of cocktails, tons of carbs and even more laughs – I'm dying to do it again! 

TOTAL: 5/5: This is a FIRST for me! April and May were really good months for my goals – and I'm excited and hopeful that I bring this same energy into June! 


1. REACH 1000 MEMBERS ON THE BOOK DIARIES // Now that the group is over 700 members in the month and a half since I created it, I'm hoping to grow a little bit more this month and reach 1000 members. Plus.. I'm doing a little giveaway when I reach the milestone so I'm excited! 

2. SAVE MONEY // I feel like after a crazy month of spending (which May totally was!), I need to be a little more 'adult' and make better choices when it comes to money. So, that means no unnecessary spending this month: let's see if I can!

3. USE ALEX BEADON'S PROJECT STORYLINE // Last month, I registered for Alex Beadon's Project Storyline in an attempt to really up my game on Instagram Stories. But, since I bought it, I haven't followed a single day's prompts. I'm hoping to double down and focus on this more in June. 

4. GET BACK INTO EATING HEALTHY–CONSISTENTLY // I feel like this is a constant goal on the blog, but it's because I've realized how inconsistent I can be, especially when it comes to my health. I'll diet and eat really clean for two weeks, and then screw it up with a horrible weekend. I want to teach myself that it's ok to have a bad meal, but not make it a bad day, and to commit to 12 weeks of eating well and making an effort.

5. WORK TOWARDS BETTERING MY BLOG AND BRAND // There are so many things I want to do with The Caro Diaries as a brand, and I know what I need to do and put in place in order for them to happen. I know this isn't going to be an overnight process.. in fact, it'll likely take me months to do what I'm hoping to, but I want to make moves towards bettering my brand in some way, even if it's just taking a course that teaches me more about something. 

So, those are my goals for June! Hopefully I have as successful of a month as I had in the previous two!

Tell me in the comments.. what do you want to accomplish in April? 

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