YOU GUYS!! IT’S MAY! Can you tell I’m excited? May is my favorite month of the year because it’s my birthday month! I turn 25 in a couple weeks! So crazy! AH!
I’ll get more in detail about my birthday later on this month but until then, you can catch up on my 25 Before 25 Bucket List! I’m almost done with all of it! It’s down to the hard stuff…the grown-up stuff like learning how to relax and say no. It’s hard but I can do it!
I shared my April Goals with you all late in the game last month so I didn’t complete everything I hoped to. But, I made decent progress!
Are you ready to see how I did with those goals?
MAKE A FUNCTIONAL BLOG PLAN
I made a plan…I haven’t implemented it yet but I’m hoping this post will get me started on that journey! Plus, I just got the new Macbook Pro (with the cool touch bar thingy) on Sunday so I’m pretty motivated to work on it! It’s really cool!
CURATE MY INSTAGRAM FEED
Once again, I made a plan but haven’t started using it…I’ve figured out my color scheme and layout but I need to have a new photoshoot for content. Baby steps! 😛
COMPLETE 1 EMAIL COURSE I SIGNED UP FOR
Yea…that didn’t happen. Maybe this month I can sit down and do that. But it’s not very likely…Send me lots of productive vibes and maybe I’ll do one this month.
GET SETTLED & FINALLY UNPACKED
I’m not 100% settled but my apartment is unpacked and functional. I want to buy one more table to store my printer and office supplies but otherwise, I’m all set! My mom was a huge help this weekend and she was able to get me organized. What would I do without her? 😛 Keep an eye out because I’ll be sharing pictures on Instagram soon!
READ ONE BOOK
I read The Magnolia Story and it was SO GOOD! I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to achieve their dreams and struggling to get there. It is a very inspirational read. I’ve also read over 200 pages of the final book in the Outlander series. Now that I have patio furniture, I foresee myself reading a lot more!
LEARN HOW TO EASILY STYLE MY NEW HAIRCUT
Success! I don’t have as many styles figured out as I did with long hair but I’m able to get ready quickly in the morning and that is what matters.
All in all, I think I did pretty well with my April Goals – especially since I didn’t create them until the 16th!
Let’s check out my goals for the month of May!
POST TWICE A WEEK & BE ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Recently, I haven’t been writing nearly as much as I used to for Glitter & Grandeur. I write a ton for work but I need to get back into the swing of things when I’m not at work. Now that I have this new laptop, I’m more inspired to write – mainly because I want to play with the touch bar. 😛
50 NEW FOLLOWERS ON EACH SOCIAL MEDIA & INCREASE BLOG PAGEVIEWS
Since I haven’t been writing or promoting G&G consistently, my social media and blog statistics are super low. I mean, it makes sense – there’s nothing for people to click on and look at! So, I need to get back in the game with promoting and writing and hopefully that will turn into more of a following and viewership.
COMPLETE MY 25 BEFORE 25 BUCKET LIST
My birthday is on May 17th so I need to get cracking on this list! I have 9 tasks left! Of course, they’re all the hard, life-changing ones – but I still think I can get it done!
Who knows if this will actually get accomplished but I think by the middle of the month I will need a vacation from all the writing I will be doing. A fun day exploring a new city would be a good mental break.
PAY OFF A GOOD PORTION OF MY NEW LAPTOP
Ha. Money….gotta love it. I saved up a good bit before purchasing this laptop so I think I can pay off a chunk of it this month. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
EAT OUT LESS & COOK MORE
This goes along with #3. If I eat out less, I will inevitably spend less – and therefore be able to put more money toward my laptop. I write this as I contemplate where I will go for lunch today but this weekend I will start meal planning and cooking more. I have to.
And there you have it! My May Goals! They’re pretty lofty – I’m feeling ambitious – but I think I can get it all done! I’ve been pretty productive so far this month. I just have to keep it going throughout the rest of it.
What are your goals for May? Comment below and share! Let’s work together to hold each other accountable and have a super productive month!