I got a lot of positive feedback from my latest series Broken Heart, Broken Wallet Part Iand Part II. If you read them and regularly keep up with the site you know I usually do goals for the month and challenge myself to complete them all. I really have been feeling unmotivated lately and thought about just “skipping” goals this month, but isn’t one the main tenets of goal setting being consistent? The sweet comments I got from readers (and the presents! Thanks Kathleen and Catherine!)have been helping me get through.
I mean, I’m not saying it’s going to be the most gangbuster month for goals ever, but I’m going to set some to help put some normalcy back in my life.
So I have this beautiful, new apartment-pretty perfect in every way, and it is empty! And by empty I mean….I have no furniture except for my bed, and a desk chair. Care to visit? Ha. It seem so slutty to have people come over and be like, “Hey wanna sit…on my bed?”
So goals include:
Get back into a work out routine.
This is my #1 priority this coming week, I already feel like poo and peanut butter mixed together in a bowl, bad food, binge drinking and an abnormal sleep schedule certainly don’t help. Exercise can go a long way, so I’m going to hit the gym hard this weekend.
Draft two chapters of book-Oh, L Bee and the Moneytree is most DEFINITELY becoming a book, full of my biggest and most hilarious stories, financial woes, and heartbreaks. I just….have to write it. It is national novel writing month, but I was unable to sign up for the #NaNoWriMo challenge. Poo! So I’m going to set up the achievable goal of writing two chapters of this book.
Prep short story for writer’s workshop- My dad and my brother are both authors (published, I am not…just a blogger) and we are doing an informal workshop over Thanksgiving while we are all home and going to critique one another’s pieces. I have a short story I haven’t touched since August and I want to dust this off and make it presentation ready. I am really excited about this!
Make at least 300.00 per month on the blog- this was a goal I had set wayyy back in July when I first thought about monetizing the site. 300.00 has been my monthly goal, and I tripled it last month, but I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself. Especially since I have less time to pursue ad leads this month. Anyone wanna sponsor a post or purchase an ad? My sidebar is looking pretty lonely….email me! email@example.com.
Pay off my credit cards-I had to put a deposit and first months rent up front at the beginning of the month, so I didn’t pay off the entire balance of my credit cards at the first of November. I know! I’m a personal finance blogger-this is so BAD! But chillax, it’s on the to-do list. I don’t even want to tell you what the balance is, or what it’s going to be after my Homegoods shopping binge posts.
Start saving for Christmas- It is right around the corner!
Hit 9,000 pageviews- Come on guys, help me get here this month! I’ve already been aggressively sharing and commenting this month so hopefully I won’t be disappointed.
700 Twitter Followers- A modest goal, but I also probably don’t have time this month to hawk my writing on twitter. I appreciate the most recent followers though, we are already 1/5 of the way there! Yay!
Make Facebook, Pinterest, and Youtube mediums look Amazeballs.
250 Facebook Likes - So I am running this giveaway, and it occurred to me that I have no posted a picture of what the AMAZING pink wallet looks like:
I also tweaked the giveaway in an effort to entice more entries. If you already entered be sure to tweet about it to get more entries! I am also extending this giveaway until I hit 200 likes…so the faster I get there, the faster you get your wallet and the paypal cash. Seems fair, right?