• 2014: October Goals


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    Hi there and welcome! Its that time again when we need to set new monthly goals and review old goals. This month I wanted to do something different in that not only will I share last month’s goals but I will also share my October 2013 goals. I like to look back and see if I am growing or still in the same rant.

    ***The rules are as follows and note I took these straight from the hosts blog page.***
    How it works:
    The linky goes live on the first Wednesday of each month.
    1. Follow all three hosts: My So-Called Chaos, A Peek at Karen’s World, & Jenee Thompson
    2. Write up a post recapping previous goals & setting goals for the next month. The post needs to include the Monthly Goals button!
    3. Link-up your Monthly Goals post in the linky below! See host’s page
    4. Visit other blogs in the linky to show support!

    Monthly Goals

    September Goals
    • Go to the cinema – I will not give up on this goal just yet. SUCCESS – went alone and watched LUCY
    • Visit as many family members as possible whilst in Zambia/Malawi. SUCCESS – though I didn’t got to Malawi due to funeral I did go to Zambia and had a wonderful time.
    • Continue to eat healthy – I have improved greatly with my vegetarian foods but I am not going all vegetarian. SUCCESS – whilst in the motherland I most had good meals and less on the sweets except for the freezits, ice creams (my excuse it was 45+ degrees I needed to cool down somehow.
    • Do all my product reviews before I go on holiday. Partial Success – in the end I did what I could manage with my busy schedule.
    2013 October Goals:
    1. Schedule posts more regularly when busy at work – This was a big success for me until 2 months ago when I lost my mojo.
    2. Start saving for driving lessons and car. FAIL – I mean I saved up did 20 hours worth of lessons and then I just stopped, a couple business trips here and there kinda left me drained.
    3. Meet up with my German Friends. SUCCESS – I went and met my friend and his daughter, you can read more HERE.
    4. Attend more Wedding Fares. FAIL – after the first two we attened kinda lost interest and don’t see it coming anytime soon.
    5. Keep trying with citizenship money (savings). FAIL – saved up then used up for family emergencies. It’s been a year and I am still singing the same tune.
    6. Search for new US dramas to watch. SUCCESS – Scandal and The Blacklist covered that spot.
    7. Promote my blog more. Partial Success – this is an ongoing battle, one minute I want more for my blog(s) next I just don’t feel like blogging.
    8. Start and Finish the Great South Run. FAIL – never trained then thought I would stupidly go and be fine. I am glad G stopped me from doing it because a girl fainted and died from doing the run (different one) without training and preparation.
    9. Attend BBN workshop in London. SUCCESS – I attended my first ever blogger event which was hosted by NEXT and I loved it, see more HERE.
    10. Live life. SUCCESS – still doing this till this day.
    2014 October Goals:

    I am setting these kinda late (its the 16th today) but better late than never.

    • Finish off all the reviews I need to do and didn’t do last month
    • Join the gym here my new place – I have got to work out so I can have more room to eat junk over Christmas
    • Start cooking again – I cooked a full meal yesterday (Chilli beef on avocado) very proud.
    • Get more organised at work and home
    • Socialize more, this one man journey is getting old.
    • Go to the cinema before monthends.

    What are your goals this month, remember just because you have not achieved your set goals for that month is does not mean the end of the world as we all human and slip up now and again. Give yourself a part on the back if you even achieved just one.

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    1. Ayana Pitterson
      October 22, 2014 / 12:01 am

      Scandal Gladiator in the house!!!!! Love that show and love anyone who loves it. llol. Very cool post. It was especially great reading your 2013 goals and the goals you have one year later. You definitely seemed to accomplish a lot of these goals that you set for yourself. You go girl! Wishing you luck on this year’s goals though.

      Thrifting Diva

      • October 24, 2014 / 10:26 pm

        Gladiator in a suit here sister hahaha. Thank you so much x

    2. Weekends With Winter
      October 20, 2014 / 11:30 pm

      I love that you had success in watching Scandal LOL That’s like my FAV show! I see so many more successes then failures yuou should be proud of yourself

      • October 24, 2014 / 10:27 pm

        Thanks winter x

    3. corisbigmouth
      October 18, 2014 / 3:02 am

      Good for you setting goals, I’m awful at it but it’s something id love to do more of!

      • October 18, 2014 / 2:15 pm

        Thank you hun, I wasn’t always good but practice has helped x

    4. October 17, 2014 / 7:03 pm

      Great list, good luck this month! I am in the middle of changing the house up, so I hope to finish it all up this month and feel more settled.

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:26 pm

        Thanks and Good luck with the changing up the house

    5. October 17, 2014 / 5:45 pm

      I need to start cooking, I think my husband would appreciate this whole house wife thing much more! haha! I also need to get organized…. I better get to it!

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:27 pm

        I think we all at some point in our lives need to get organised and cooking I am just rediscovery my love for it.

    6. October 17, 2014 / 5:26 pm

      your goal list looks eerily close to mine and I’m NOT checking things off like this! ha 😉

    7. songbirdsandbuttons
      October 17, 2014 / 4:34 pm

      Good work completing your september goals! It looks like you’re making great progress on your october ones too!

    8. October 17, 2014 / 3:44 pm

      Scandal is amazing! I can never seem to get enough!

    9. October 17, 2014 / 2:40 pm

      You did awesome with your September goals! I just started going to the gym again and I feel so much better! Good luck with your other October goals, too.

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:27 pm

        Thanks so much, I hope you continue with the gym x

    10. Jen @ gracious luck
      October 17, 2014 / 2:21 pm

      I love your comment about the gym and Christmas! The holidays always get me too!! The food is too tempting to me! 🙂

    11. October 17, 2014 / 6:23 am

      Don’t worry about Wedding Fares.. they are BS. go your own way. Trust your gut. It’ll be the best day of your life regardless.

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:43 am

        Thank you Candace, I must admit some of it was BS.

    12. October 17, 2014 / 4:20 am

      Lol I love that you want to join a gym so that you have more room to eat for the holidays 🙂

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:42 am

        Hun I always join the gym for that reason only lol.

    13. Karissa Ancell
      October 17, 2014 / 2:05 am

      I recently saw Gone Girl and it was great.

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:42 am

        Not scary at all?

    14. Heather
      October 17, 2014 / 2:00 am

      I recently saw Gone Girl and This Is Where I Leave You if you’re looking for good movies. This is a great idea and also great to host a link up so that everyone can be inspired by each other’s goals as well! 🙂

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:42 am

        I am yet to see this is where I leave you so thanks for the sug.

    15. October 16, 2014 / 11:50 pm

      What movies did you want to see before the end of the month? I am dying to see Gone Girl!

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:41 am

        Expendables 3, not so much gone girl because the ad intrigued me but scared me too much too lol (I am chicken in everything)

    16. October 16, 2014 / 10:42 pm

      My one big goal is to finish my travel posts from last big trip in May before the end of October!

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:40 am

        Good luck hun! I need to get on with my travel posts too.

    17. October 16, 2014 / 9:31 pm

      You are a busy, busy lady! Good luck with all your goals! May you succeed! <3 🙂

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:40 am

        Busy is my new middle name lol. Thanks

    18. Erica
      October 16, 2014 / 8:49 pm

      I’ve never seen a link up for goals posts, I may have to finally join in! And good luck to you on all your goals, you can do it !:)

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:40 am

        Thank you, I think this link-up has been around for 3 years now

    19. October 16, 2014 / 6:36 pm

      Good luck with your goals! I need to get better at scheduling posts too.. I suck haha.

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:39 am

        Thanks, I have to get back on the scheduling horse.

    20. Fiona Naughton
      October 16, 2014 / 6:08 pm

      Good luck with all your goals for this month, I hope you get to tick them all off.

    21. October 16, 2014 / 5:53 pm

      I really love The Blacklist!!! Great goals, I also need to start cooking again! I recently bought a lot of cookbooks so I can get back into the swing of things <3

      • October 17, 2014 / 8:39 am

        I just love the blacklist can not wait to watch season 2. Cooking I need to get doing more since I have been lazy for 5 years lol

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