Well hello there 2018, it’s nice to meet you! I still can’t believe that you are here already. It seems like just last week I was sitting down and writing my 2017 goals. Now, here we are at the beginning of a new year.
As always I love to recap my goals with all of you. I think it’s good to be held accountable, as well as to show that sometimes plans just don’t pan out like you think they will. And, that it’s O.K. when that happens. As the saying goes “man plans, God laugh”. So, let’s dive in and see how I fared.
On the Blog
~ Grow Instagram to 5k: Yeah, so I didn’t get anywhere close to this number. I started out the year well, but buy April/May I was just burnt out. I was never one to have a “stylized” IG feed. I take pictures that I think others would like, and post them. I don’t have a “theme” or use the same filter (and if that is your thing, then that’s awesome). I would like to grow my IG still, but now realize it’s just going to be slower process.
~ Grow Facebook to 1K: Didn’t get this one either. I’m at 889, so not too far away. Be on the look out for a fun giveaway for when I do reach 1k! 😉
~ Grow Twitter to 1K: So close to this friends! 992 right now, so I bet in the next few day’s I’ll be able to get there.
~ Get 5K pageviews a month: Yes! I was pretty proud of myself when I hit 5K.
~ Post 2-3 crafts/recipes a month: Yep, I was rocking the DIY/ Recipes, and I hope to continue this into the new year.
~ Take more Social Fabric courses: umm… I didn’t even remember this was a goal… #bloggerfail
~ Dive into Genesis and re-design look: Yep, I did a mild resigned at the beginning of the year in 2017. Nothing too crazy, but I’m liking the look I have now, so I don’t think I’ll be changing much anytime soon.
~ Use Pinterest more: I totally nailed this one. 🙂
Final thoughts: Overall I think I did an alright job. In all honesty about 1/2 way through the year, I got way overwhelmed. It started to feel about like I was drowning, and that was no good for anyone.Did I meet my 2017 #goals? Come see if I did! Click To Tweet
Ok truth time… I kinda forgot I did these personal ones… so with that in mind let’s see how it went.
~ Drink more water: Maybe I did? Drinking water has never really been hard for me, but lately I know I need to drink more.
~ Find (and do) a devotional: So I started with one, but really didn’t like it all that much. So about 1/2 way through they year I stopped. I honestly wasn’t getting much out of it, and wasn’t able to find anything I liked.
~ Stay on top of cleaning (you can check out this post for a check list I made): I think I did a better job than I had in the past, but sometimes life got chaotic and things got out of hand.
~ More learning activities with Annabelle and Autumn: With Annabelle in preschool she is getting enough learning time in. And while I didn’t really do any specific activities with Autumn, I’d like to think I am always trying to work in educational stuff.
While I didn’t hit as many goals as I wanted, I am O.K. with it. We put so much pressure on ourselves to be amazing, and when we stumble, or fail, we let it beat us down more. Instead of being sad, I’ll learn from my failures and move on. Be sure to come back tomorrow to check out my 2018 goals!