A recap of my January goals along with a look at what’s on the docket for February.
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Can we please take a second to celebrate the fact that we made it through January? Everyone always jokes about the fact that the month of January lasts forever but in this case, it sure felt that way. I’m sure it had to do with the fact that I started a new job, was adjusting to a new schedule and routine, oh and I’m traveling to Cancun, Mexico in 2 days?!!? Praise! Okay, okay, I’m sure you’re waiting to get a recap of my January goals so we might as well jump right in, shall we?
1. Clean out my closet.
Done and done, ladies and gents! I went through my closet and got rid of anything that didn’t “bring me joy” and did the same with my dresser. I put away any remaining, out of season clothes and even listed a few items over on Poshmark
2. Stick to a $100 shopping budget. Okay, so I started off strong with this one and then January 17 hit and I kinda went ham. What? I never said I was perfect. I was doing such a great job, I really was, and then I found out about my Mexico trip and all my will-power went out the window. I blame it on the fact that I was looking for bathing suits and then BAM!
When all is said and done, I went over my $100 budget by $200. HOWEVER, I had money burning a hole in my Poshmark
wallet, totally a whopping $312 so I transferred that into my bank account to offset my spending.
3. Commit to 1 mile a day. I’m so happy to scratch this one off! I’m proud of myself for committing to running and/or walking 1 mile a day in the month of January. In total, I ran 30 miles in 26 days. To make up for the days I couldn’t run or walk, I would double up my miles when I was able to. I also walked 3 miles for the other days.
4. Reach out for partnerships. So, I completed this goal but wasn’t successful. I’m part of blogger network that’s intended to make partnerships between brands and bloggers easier. I submitted to participate for 4 campaigns, all of which got denied, unfortunately.
I’m assessing how I reach out to brand and trying to organically grow my social numbers, which I’m guessing is one of the issues with my ‘brand’. I’m really trying not to let the rejection get to me, but it does hurt to be told my follower numbers across my accounts isn’t impressive.
5. One date night. Thank goodness the hubby and I got a date in this month, we were running on fumes and really needed to reconnect. It felt good to have a conversation and not be interrupted by tiny people.
We have a long weekend planed for the weekend after Valentine’s Day. We do this every year as a way to spend time together and enjoy a few fancy meals, a movie, and a hotel bed!
February Small Goals:
1. Stick to a $100 shopping budget. I’m determined to do better with my spending in February. It’s a short month and I’ll be abroad for a weekend, as well as another weekend away with the fella, so I’m hoping the planned getaways distract me from spending.
2. Schedule doctor appointments. I’ve been meaning to get a suspicious mole checked so a dermatologist appointment is definitely in order. I also should probably make my dentist appointment and schedule my annual woman check-up. If there’s one thing about me that’s irresponsible, it’s my doctor attendance. I avoid going to any and all doctors at any cost. So this month I’m challenging myself to at least set the appoints and work from there. Wish me luck!
3. Plan a girl’s meet-up/date. My sorority sisters and I have such a blast when we’re together, we’re a hoot and no one can tell us otherwise. However, most of us don’t live in the same area and some even live in other (surrounding) states. Not to mention, most of us have kids and full-time jobs that occupy most of our time. This month I would love to get us all together for maybe a day at a winery or something of that nature. I haven’t quite decided if we should bring our families along or not. I’ll have to check our schedules.
4. Do a 10×10 challenge.
Caroline of Un-fancy
blog does a 10×10 challenge roughly four times a year (winter, spring, summer, and fall)
and I always want to participate but haven’t in the past because my job doesn’t allow for such ‘free’ dressing. Now that my work attire isn’t restricted, I really want to try remixing 10 items (including shoes)
into 10 outfits for 10 days. I know I mentioned not liking the concept of a capsule wardrobe
but I’m in a style rut I’d like to break out of, and I think a remix challenge will do the trick!
5. Build up my career skills. I really want to work at understanding my craft. As a marketer working at a company that develops a leading Account-Based Marketing (ABM) platform, I really want to build my understanding of martech and how I could better be doing my job.