If you’re reading this, congratulations! You have made it to the 7th month of this year. Although August is my favorite month (because of my birthday, duh) I love when July comes around because it marks a transition. Everything you worked so hard to attain in the first half of the year comes into full bloom this latter half of the year. This is the time to measure the success of the goals you planned coming into the year and create new goals or add to your current goals for the rest of the year. In an effort to be a better me, I wanted this blog post to be about my year-end goals and a way for me to actually hold myself accountable.
As you all should know, I graduated from the Illustrious Howard University on May 11th and started my Full-Time job in the Chicago Area on June 11th (a lot happened within a month). I went from a carefree student to a grown adult with real bills in a matter of 30 days. While in school, I really let this blog fall behind as I matriculated. So one of my goals, which I’m about to list below, is to take this blog more serious. So let’s begin.
Goal #1: Blog
I started this blog a little bit over a year ago after years of telling myself I didn’t have the resources. What began as a project I was extremely excited to start, I realized was not as easy to keep up with. For the next 6 months, I plan to blog weekly, if my schedule permits. I have soooo many posts saved that I never posted simply because I forgot about them. So over the course of the next few months you will see a whole new food section #DietStartsOneDay, a journey with me into decorating my new home, scholarship and paying for college resources, and anything that gives you insight into my daily life. I hope that you all are still as excited about this blog as I am.
Goal #2: Budgeting
Since I am actually an adult with real bills (wow can’t believe this happened so fast) I have to be serious about my spending habits. I can no longer spend all of my money on shoes and clothes as I am making bigger purchases that effect my living arrangements. In a prior post Money Saving Tips, I discussed how I was changing my usual spend to be more frugal. I am still using those money saving tips and more as I learn how to budget as an adult.
Goal #3: Communication
I have always been pretty bad at communication whether it was my with friends or family so my final goal is to be a better communicator. Especially now that I have started my career, networking is key to my progression and I want to flourish as a leader and young adult. I am learning to be less shy when encountering new individuals and to put myself in uncomfortable spaces in order to improve. I hope to make new friends, meet potential mentors, and strengthen my relationships as I mature and grow through this new stage of life.
I’m always here to offer inspiration and advice as we all struggle to figure our way through this experience called life. Feel free to share your goals in the comment section below or on my social media platforms. I can’t wait to see what you all have planned for the rest of 2018.