Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v10

BannerOh goals, goals, goals. It’s only the third week of September (or technically, the end of the third week) and I’m already knee deep in readings, assignments and extra curriculars. What does that mean? Well, I need to really step by pre-writing game up! I can’t be spending hours upon hours on writing material for the following day. Any bloggers who releases every day knows that if you plan ahead, life is so much easier.

Last time, I set one goal for myself:

1. Write my next seven posts. So, I didn’t actually write ahead of time…because class took over. But since I have some extra time this weekend, that’s how I am going to spend my Sunday night!! Writing out the next seven days. It may be a long night…but better to have one long night…than several late ones. It’s one of the more important goals of mine because it makes blogging way less stressful.

This week, I have one goal to add to my list:

Learn Bloglovin’ – I keep hearing Bloglovin is a great website to promote your blog, gain followers, and find others in your niche. So why am I not apart of it? I’ve been meaning to look into this for a while…so this is the week that I am going to do exactly that. Good luck to me.

With the two assignments due this week, readings upon readings, and everything else going on, I think one goal is enough. Let’s see how I manage!

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Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v9

BannerIt feels like it’s been an eternity since I last reviewed my goals with you guys!! It’s really only been two weeks. I had to sacrifice last Sunday to my “Looking Back” post for August…it had to be done before we got well into September! Oh well, the personal goals series is back and I am happy to report that I have great news!! I am also taking this chance to refresh my goals going forward. I am going to remove a few of the stale goals that just can’t remain on the list anymore and replace them with new ones!!

Last time, I set one goal for myself:

1. COMPLETE MY CURRENT GOALS. Well…I did actually complete most of my goals (which I will review in a moment), but since I am refreshing…I guess I can just keep this on the list. You won’t see it next week…because it is kind of a given that I want to complete my personal goals (obviously!!).

Learn Mail Chimp – I am happy to report that my very first newsletter (or campaign…) goes out Monday, September 14th. So make sure you subscribe using the sign up form on my sidebar to receive my weekly newsletter! I am working on an incentive! That way you will never miss my posts! I would definitely subscribe if I were you!

Done and Done

This week, I have one goal to add to my list:

Write my next seven posts – Planning out my posts are incredibly important considering I have a part time job and I’m a full-time university student. September is a busy month, but it’s only going to get busier. Plus…I want to have a life and not live on my computer? Which is why planning and writing out my posts ahead of time is going to be key.

Well that’s all I have for today! Make sure you subscribe to my new newsletter before it goes out tomorrow morning!!


Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v8

BLOGGER (2)Wow, has this week ever flown by! I blinked and the seven days were up!! Even though it went by super fast, I got a lot accomplished that I am happy to share with you today. This week, I wrapped up a summer internship, packed my sis for her freshmen year of university and worked away on upcoming posts! I am exhausted and glad to have a couple of days to relax before I have to trek back to school.

Last week, I set one goal for myself (in addition to 2 existing goals):

1. Get my September posts partially written – I actually knocked this one out of the park because I did get most of my outfit detail posts written for September (which will be released on Mondays!)…but there is still a lot of work to do for all of the other days. That is why I am keeping this one up here!

2. Be more active on neglected social media platforms – Should I just take this one off? Maybe I should…I have been so bad at progressing with this goal. I need to get into a routine of posting on Twitter. This one, I could use a little help with this one – if anyone has any tips…please leave them in the comments below!

2. Learn Mail Chimp – Nope…just nope. We’re going to move this one to the top of the list this week I think…you know…before school begins.

This week, I have one goal to add to my list of outstanding goals:

COMPLETE MY CURRENT GOALS. Yes…it has gotten to this point. I need to clear some of these outstanding goals of mine off this list! I have two weeks to do it. Wait, two weeks? Did I just say that? Yes I did. I am postponing next Sunday’s post and deferring it to the next week so that I can do a feature post of mine!! Maybe the extra week will push me to complete 1, 2 and 3! I sure hope so!!

Enjoy your week and make sure you check out tomorrow’s post as I have a special announcement to make for Pearls and Polkadots!


Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v7

BannerCan you believe that we are coming into the third week of August? It’s like I blinked and the summer ended. I am running around getting ready to go back to school, helping my sister get her things ready to begin here freshmen year at university – things are crazy. That doesn’t leave a ton of time for goal completing, now does it? Well you would think that…but I actually got some things accomplished this week! So let’s take a look back on last week’s goals…

Last week, I set one goal for myself (in addition to 2 existing goals):

1. Be more active on neglected social media platforms – Did I use Twitter? Yes. Did I check out Twitter Chats? Nope. So that is why I am keeping it on the list yet again. I mean, it’s not a terrible goal to continue to have, right? Especially if you are like me and don’t really use Twitter too much.

2. Learn Mail Chimp – I can honestly say that I actually have read a lot about Mail Chimp. The reason I haven’t crossed this one off my list yet, is because I still need to activate my newsletter feature/build it.. (oops). I am a slight perfectionist and this won’t be off my goals list until I can make sure that it is exactly how I want it to be!!

My Planner Series   So I wanted to get a head start on my planner series this week, and I did actually. I prepped my planner and began writing it out in draft posts!! I may have to push the series back a week, but you never know! I want my planner to be perfect (perfectionist, right?) before I show you all what it looks like!! However, this was a goal that I definitely accomplished!!

This week, I have one goal to add to my list of outstanding goals:

Get my September posts partially written: September is going to be a super busy month, and I don’t think I am going to have time to post every day if I have to write a new post every night. Between two jobs, dance, and the actual school work…things will get a tad hectic. Thank goodness for the scheduling tool, right? I hope this week I can get at least two weeks worth of posts/guest posts compiled so I can just schedule them up to fire off each day!September

I am only adding one goal for this week since I this week is already going to be nuts!! I want to make sure that all of my September posts get lined up and ready to go…and I need to be able to focus!!


Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v6

BLOGGER (2)This week has completely flown by. Work has been hectic, and as I prep to go back to school this Fall, I am trying to get everything in order before moving everything back! What does that translate to? Not a lot of blogging accomplishments, I’m afraid! Thanks to me planning out all of my posts weeks ago (one of my goals, hehe), I was still able to release posts each day, which blows my mind. Thank goodness for that free time I had a couple of weeks ago!!

Hopefully this week will be different…

Last week, I set no goals for myself , but I did have three existing goals:

1. Be more active on neglected social media platforms – Okay, so I technically was a lot more active on Twitter than I have been since I set up my account…but it is not enough for me to check this one off my list! This week, I am really going to check out “Twitter Chats” and see if I can clean up my follower/following list!

2. Learn Mail Chimp – This week has been super hectic, like I said…so this one definitely didn’t get complete. That is all I will say about that…because really, I don’t have any other reason to justify why I haven’t learned Mail Chimp yet.

Begin my Thrifty Finds series If you haven’t checked out my “Thrifting on a Thursday” post, I would love for you to go and check it out!! I am not new to thrifting, but I am new to writing about it, and this is one of my favourite posts so far! I challenged myself to go into a thrift shop and come out with an outfit for under $25…challenge completed! I want to make this a regular series…still working on it though!


This week, I have one goal to add to my list of outstanding goals:

My Planner Series: I am planning to give you a look inside my DIY planner. I have been looking for a planner all summer, and although I have found a few that I love (and are on my wishlist), I wanted to challenge myself to do a DIY project that would be useful for the upcoming school season! This week, I want to prep that so I can schedule it for each day!


I am only adding one goal for this week since I really want to focus on the existing goals that I have set for my self! Like I say every week…let’s see where I am in seven days! I have some exciting things coming up this week, and I can’t wait to share them with you!