I’ve seen a lot of bloggers throughout blogosphere post goals every 1st of the month. I never was into this because I wanted my blog to be about others instead of talking a lot about myself, but I decided to jump on the bandwagon for this one. Why? Because I’ve always been a huge goal setter, and I think it’s important to implement my philosophy into my writing. My mission behind Inspiration Indulgence is to inspire you to be the best version of yourself, and I believe that you can’t do that without goals! Goals drive my work ethic and success. Why shouldn’t I post my 2016 goals? I can’t wait to share with you my goals for the year, and I look forward to hearing all about your goals!
MY 2016 GOALS //
1.) Keep growing in my Master’s program
Most of you know that I’m in my first year of grad school in my Professional Counseling program. I originally was going to write down “Get all A’s” but honestly, that’s not what this program is about. My professors want to see us grow as individuals in the helping field, and a simple letter grade will not determine who we are. Our progress is measured by our practice, which is in turn measured by our growth. I desire to keep growing in my program, and to a keep a positive attitude during the times when it especially mentally and emotionally trying on me.
2.) Learn how to use my camera
Guys! For Christmas I got a Nikon D3200!! Except…I have no idea how to use it. I’m so excited to learn! I have been wanting a nice camera literally my whole life so this is a HUGE deal for me.
3.) Save for my wedding // start planning
My wedding isn’t until October of 2017, but it sure is coming fast! It seems like only yesterday I got engaged. I didn’t really plan much in 2015 because it still seemed so far away. This is the year of the wedding planning!! I’m going to have to refer back to this post I wrote a few months ago where I asked 30 brides what they would do differently on their wedding day!)
4.) Continue to grow my blog
Inspiration Indulgence turned one year old on December 14th, and my- has it grown since then! What started off as a fun hobby turned into a side business and (what seems to be!) a full time job! But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
My blog goals specifically are as follows:
-Learn how to be a more efficient and successful fashion blogger
You may have already seen that I’m been focusing more on fashion lately. My goal is to work with more companies and implement my personal style weekly on my blog.
-This year, hit 100,000 pageviews a month at some point.
I’ve hit 42,000, and I can’t seem to get past that.
-Grow my Instagram to 10K
Instagram is my baby. I want to find increase my followship by engaged, genuine readers within my lifestyle niche, with an emphasis on fashion and traveling.
-Grow my Facebook page
I’m at 1,365 likes right now. By 2017, I would love to hit 3,000.
-Get published in Huffington Post
I’ve been trying, and trying, trying. But so far, no luck.
-Blog 4 posts a week instead of just 3
This is sort of going to be an experiment. With my new class load, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to handle four posts in a week, but I’ll sure try my hardest!
–Attend a blogging conference
Not 100% sure if this will be in the budget, but this is definitely on my bucket list.
5.) Finish traveling the lower 48 states
We have 33 states thus far. By 2017, I want to have traveled to all of the continental U.S. states. Trevor is the mastermind behind all of this planning and I already know that he’s been doing some research!
6.) Get back into the fitness routine
Specifically: Workout 4-5 times a week.
Big fail in 2015. I’ve been extremely disappointed. In college, I used to work out 4-6 times a week religiously. Once I graduated college in December of 2014 and moved back home (where there isn’t a readily available gym), my routine suffered hardcore. Helloooo reality check! But 2016 is the year of no excuses! I haven’t gained any weight but I can tell that I’m very out of shape.
7.) Go to church more
I’ve been a slacker lately. Time to visit God more often.
8.) Cook more
Specifically: 2 home-cooked, HEALTHY meals a weak (And no, this does not include anything from a box!) Again, another fail of 2015. I actually found myself to be cooking more homemade meals in college, back when I thought I didn’t have any time at all! Now that I’m working more AND doing school, it’s been hard. Especially when I started my blog, I found that I just didn’t have time to cook anything. It was the year of Hamburger Helper, Spaghetti’s, and eating out. Not proud.
These are my goals for 2016. I’ve officially bared my soul to you so you can keep me on track!! What are your goals of 2016? Let’s create a supportive community! Please leave me a comment below!
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