It’s seriously the last month of 2016! Can you believe it? This year has gone by way too fast. But I’m also super excited for 2017 and making stuff happen!
It’s really time to work my butt off to get the last of my yearly goals done. Sadly, not all of them will be done but that’s okay because it’s been a great year and I had a lot of opportunities that I didn’t dream of! 🙂
But here’s a recap of my November goals and a look at some of my December goals:
November goals recap-
1. COMPLETE NANOWRIMO.
This didn’t happen, at all. I only got about a chapter written. Honestly, a family member was going through a rough time and I devoted a lot of time to that, and then my blog and personal life took up the rest of my time. But that’s how life goes! I won’t have time to completely finish it in December, but I’m hoping to have it done in January! 😛
2. READ 3 BOOKS.
This… sort of happened. I finished reading Columbine; it was amazing, but it also made me sad. I read Listen, Love, Repeat – you can see my review of it here + enter the giveaway (it’s over in 6 days!) I also read Sharp Objects – I finished it on the 1st but I’ll count it anyway – and it was such a great book!
3. PLAN OUT CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
Done and done. 🙂 I’ve got a few more gifts to buy, but I bought some of them and I know what I’m getting for the rest of the people. I’m super excited for Christmas, guys!
4. GET BACK INTO MY HEALTHY HABITS.
Got this done, too! I also found out I’m allergic to gluten a few weeks ago – that explains some of the stomach issues I had been having. I feel better since I’ve stopped eating it, but I don’t think it’s all out of my system yet. Anyway, it’s a struggle to stop eating things that I’m used to eating and it’s more expensive to buy corn flour, rice flour, gluten-free alternatives, etc. But I don’t really have an option, and it’s healthier! So it’s all good. 😉
5. INCREASE MY SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING.
Most of these were successful. One that wasn’t was my email subscribers – which I’m going to put extra effort into this month! And don’t judge me for StumbleUpon! 😆 I don’t totally understand that one yet, but it does bring me a lot of traffic, haha!
- Pinterest; Goal: 4,500 – Actual: 4,755
- Facebook; Goal: 250 – Actual: 283
- Twitter; Goal: 1,000 – Actual: 1,188
- Instagram; Goal: 1,000 – Actual: 1,039
- Bloglovin‘; Goal: 50 – Actual: 58
- StumbleUpon; Goal: 10 – Actual: 7
- Subscribers; Goal: 800 – Actual: 760
1. READ 2 BOOKS.
I’m hoping to squeeze 2 books into this month, but I’m going to be super busy with other things. I’m going to try to read on my commute and when I’m standing in line, etc!
2. LOSE (AT LEAST) 5 MORE POUNDS.
Holidays are definitely my weakness, but I’d still like to lose at least 5 more pounds before the end of the year!
3. START GETTING TAX STUFF READY FOR JANUARY.
Ugh, I’m dreading this. This online income stuff is so new to me, so I’ll have to research the heck out of this. I want to get my taxes done in January, though!
4. GROW MY SOCIAL MEDIA MORE.
I have new social media goals for this month! 🙂
- Pinterest: 4,755 – Goal: 5,000
- Facebook: 283 – Goal: 400
- Twitter: 1,188 – Goal: 1,500
- Instagram: 1,039 – Goal: 1,100
- Bloglovin’: 58 – Goal: 100
- StumbleUpon: 7 – Goal: 10??
- Subscribers: 760 – Goal: 900
5. CREATE 2017 BUSINESS + CONTENT PLAN.
I’d like to create a business plan for 2017 so that I can move the blog in the right direction. I’d also like to create a content plan and editorial calendar. One of my goals for 2017 is to be more intentional with the blog and my plans for it. 🙂
6. ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS!
My last goal is just to relax, unwind, and enjoy the holidays! It’s my favorite time of year and I want to savor it. I hope you all do the same. 😀
FEEL FREE TO SHARE YOUR GOALS WITH ME IN THE COMMENTS – I’D LOVE TO SEE WHAT Y’ALL ARE UP TO! AND IF YOU’RE A BLOGGER, FEEL FREE TO LEAVE SOME OF YOUR NOVEMBER BLOG POSTS BELOW SO I CAN CHECK ’EM OUT! 🙂