04 Feb 2018

February Goals | 2018

Happy February!

January was very transitional for me. It felt like there was so much going on at the beginning of the month (and from the looks of social media, everyone thought January felt really long!) but the hard parts worked themselves out and it ended on a very high note! I spent lots of fun time with family and close friends, and I did pretty well on my goals!

January Goal Recap:

  • Send Save the Dates + Bridesmaid Proposals -  We’ve decided not to do Save the Dates since our date is so close, but I did send out Bridesmaid Proposals and all of my girls said yes! More on that soon.
  • Book wedding photographerYes! We’ve already taken engagement photos with her and I’ve put up a sneak peek on Instagram. She’s amazing and I can’t wait to share the rest!
  • Arrange hotel block for wedding guests – Oops, I haven’t done this yet.
  • Go dress shopping! ?I found my dress! You can read more about that here.
  • Write/submit two freelance articles- I’ve pitched a couple of articles, but one of them was pushed back until February. So this is halfway crossed!
  • Polish manuscript and send to agent – This one did not happen this month, but I have really exciting news on this coming up!
  • Read two booksDone! And they were two great books!!

So, January was pretty good as far as goals were concerned, minus two really important things that should’ve gotten done. I’ll be moving those over to my February goals. Here’s a look at those:

February Goals:

  • Pick Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Arrange Hotel Block For Wedding Guests
  • Create Wedding Website and Registry
  • Book Last Few Wedding Vendors
  • Date Night with Rob
  • Write + Submit One Freelance Article
  • File Taxes
  • Read Two Books
  • WRITE 🙂

You’ll notice that my writing goals have changed a little, and I can’t wait to explain why. Until then, just know that I’ll still be writing! 🙂 Also, I know that the majority of my goals are wedding related (If you aren’t a fan of weddings, I know this can be annoying!) but our wedding day is approaching so quickly that we have to get things done ASAP! Valentine’s Day is also this month, so I really want us to have a non-wedding related date night 🙂

What’s your biggest goal for this month? I’ve love to know! We can cheer each other on in the comments! 🙂

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  • I’m hosting my FIRST 24-Hour readathon this Saturday! I thought this would be a fun way to catch up on our TBR (To Be Read) piles. The theme for this read-a-thon is Book Besties, so @thebookarcher and I will be doing our reading together! Will you join us? Even if you have to work, go to school, or sleep (because let’s face it, I’m definitely going to need a few hours to recharge) as long as you make reading the priority in your free time, you can definitely do it! I’d love if you tagged your bookish besties or shared this post to spread the word! The link to my video all about it is in my bio! 📚#booksandbighairathon
  • This was such a fun interview to do!! I’m talking about how reading builds empathy, what motivates me, why I chose to be a 3-name author, and so much more! Link in bio. Thanks @rachelmichellewrites for having me on your site! 🧡
  • Happy August!! So July was weird lol 🥴 I felt tested in one of my worst traits - indecision. I had to make a LOT of split second, important decisions and say some hard No’s. But, I’m looking ahead and I think they prepared me for a really great August. ✨ What are you looking forward to this month? P.S. I’m sharing my BookTube and Author Journey (thus far) on the newest video on my channel!! I talk about all of the decisions I’ve made (& jobs I’ve left) to make room for writing and reading books. Link in bio!! ❤️
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately I will not be able to attend Heck YA! book fest at @mainstreetbooksdavidson today. This is incredibly hard to announce, as I have been looking forward to connecting with so many authors and readers at this amazing festival! I feel disappointed, but I hope that there will be more opportunities to connect with readers in the Davidson area in the future. If so, you will be the first to know. Thank you so much for understanding. Again, this was incredibly difficult to announce. If you are attending Heck YA! Book Fest today, have a great time for me — as amazing as this bookstore is, it won’t be hard to do at all. 💙💙💙
  • Had a fun day of meetings and phone calls wearing my new piece of jewelry gifted to me by the @novelingshop! Can you tell I like gold? Lol 🤔😂✨ it says NOVELIST and I think it’s the perfect bookish accessory — I’ll be wearing it a lot! Also, the curls are back and doing their own thing. 🌀🌀🌀
  • I had the pleasure of writing one of the most honest things I’ve ever written for @popreader’s Her Story: Ladies In Literature series. The heroine I chose to write about was Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. This book was life changing — for the first time, I saw a heroine who was equal parts introverted and sensitive + fiery with a sharp tongue 😂 Also, like me, Anne has an almost childlike wonderment and optimism that makes reading her story so easy, especially in stressful times. I feel like this essay is an introduction to who I am and what I want to accomplish with my writing. The link is the the first one in my bio! ❤️❤️
  • I’m so honored to announce that I will be the luncheon speaker for the North Carolina School Library Media Association Conference. What a blessing! I can’t wait to connect, create, and curate with all of you who will be there. 🥰📚 #ncslma
  • I’m in the latest issue of @lakenormancurrents talking about time management!! Which is so funny bc I’m easily distracted 😂 I’m talking about the techniques and materials I use to stay focused when it counts. I mention the @forest_app, my @simplified planner, and my @cultivatewhatmatters Powersheets, and my favorite pens ever - the @pilotpenusa Precise V5 pens. This was such a fun interview! You can read it at the link in my bio or if you’re local to Charlotte/Lake Norman area, you can pick up a copy in most grocery stores! 💙