To many, fall is like turning over a new leaf. Personally, I find January to be more a time of “change”, but this fall has brought on some new and exciting challenges. It always helps to create goals for yourself amongst the whirl-wind of change to keep you focused. Here are my goals in terms of my personal life, and my blog life:
I’ve posted before about possibly jumping into the Nutrition program at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. After a whirl-wind week of going back and forth, I decided to do it. I didn’t have a good reason to wait, so I started the program two weeks ago.
To me, this will be one of my biggest challenges in the next couple years. I just changed positions at work and I’ve been warned that I joined a very busy team. A fast-paced workday, along with school two nights a week, hours of readings, tests and assignments, I’m going to be busier than I would typically like. But you know what? I’m going to be learning about something I love.
Isn’t that what matters? Being able to do something that lights a spark in you?
My fall goal is to move through this transition with gratitude and positivity. Remembering that I am lucky to have been given this opportunity, and to enjoy it while I have it. It seems daunting right now, and I really hate the idea of committing to something else for the long-haul, but over the next few months I hope to get settled into a new routine where it all feels like second nature. And I hope that I can keep this perspective throughout the next two years while I’m studying.
Two years will go by faster than I know, and soon enough I will be able to use this passion in a new and exciting way. During this change, my goal is to keep myself positive, pumped up, and excited for the opportunities that lie ahead. I want to be able to say YES more often, and this was one of those opportunities I just had to grab.
My blog and social media presence has become a large chunk of my life. If I spend all this time in school, along with a full-time job, it’s possible my blog will suffer. I don’t want that to happen, so my goal is to continue juggling all three aspects of my life, while still giving myself down-time to veg and spend time with M. Spending time with him is very important to me, so if anything has to fall first, unfortunately this blog will be it.
BUT! That doesn’t mean it’s going to happen. And I am going to do my best to make sure that it doesn’t. In fact, I am going to continue working on my blog goals of increasing viewership and engagement. Here are just some things I’ve done on my other social media outlets recently to encourage this:
1 | Created a Facebook page for my blog, where I post blog updates as well as interesting articles, recipes and inspiring tid-bits that I find around the interweb. Come follow along! It’ll be like one big happy, healthy family 🙂
2 | I’m also focusing on my Instagram and have seen some growth in the last few months. “Some growth” is all relative; no, I am not a big IGer, but it’s been positive for me! Are we Insta-buddies yet?
3 | I’ve been a bit less active on Twitter these days, but you can still catch me over there sometimes!
Now tell me… do you have any fall goals?
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This month I am participating in B Bar’s September link-up. Check out these great bloggers to find out their fall goals:
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