This month I’m super excited to be setting goals for myself once again now that I’m all settled into my new state and ready to get back into my business. Before I get into the actual post, I wanted to say that I am officially employed! It’s only a part-time job, but it’s in design and I will at least have some guaranteed income coming in every week. Now that I got that out of the way, let get onto my goals for June plus April in review (since I missed setting goals in May). This month I’ll be spending a lot of my time getting back into my business, trying to make friends in my new state and saving money.
RELATED: NEW STATE & TAKING CHANCES
CREATE CONTENT CONSISTENTLY – I need to start being consistent with posting on my blog, newsletter, and other social media. I’ve still been pretty good with staying on top of Twitter and Facebook, although it’s all thanks to Raewyn, my awesome VA! I wrote out my schedule for all my posts this month and I’m going to try my best at keeping up with it. The nice part of having a part-time job is that I have Monday’s (at least for now) to focus on writing my content. I’d also like to start posting on Instagram more often.
MAKE FRIENDS – Honestly, this will probably be the hardest thing on my list. I’ve been joining a ton of groups on Meetup.com in my area, looking for fun events and finding bloggers that live around me, but I need to start going out and meeting people. There is a coffee shop nearby that has a singer/songwriter playing this Friday so I think I’ll make myself go to that. I’m not sure if I’ll meet anyone there, but it will at least get me out by myself and I won’t feel super awkward about being alone since I can just listen to the music.
FIGURE OUT A BUDGET – Now that I’m completely on my own, I need to make sure I’m not spending too much every month. On top of buying groceries, gas, and paying my student loans, I now have to pay rent. I think that’s the one downside to not living with my parents anymore. It will definitely take some getting used to, which is why I’m glad I at least have a part-time job plus some time to start getting clients!
Pretty much all of the goals I set for April were not even touched. Instead I focused on figuring out how I could making moving out on my own happen in the beginning of May.
POST CONSISTENTLY – I didn’t post once in April
SHARE NEWSLETTER WEEKLY – I also didn’t write any newsletters
WORK TOWARDS CREATING VIDEO CONTENT – I didn’t write and posts and didn’t even think about creating content
APPLY EVERYWHERE – I applied to quite a few places in April, but didn’t have much luck until I arrived in Knoxville! I was so excited to find something only a couple weeks after I moved here, and also glad that my mom won’t be as worried about me.
START SHARING MORE ON INSTAGRAM – As I mentioned above, I want to post more on Instagram. I have a few ideas of things I’d like to post and hopefully I can come up with an awesome schedule.