I’d like to thank Mummy Conquering Anxiety for nominating / tagging me to do the This Time Next Year Tag. I was actually thinking of doing this anyway, but now that I’m properly tagged, I thought now would be the perfect time to share my goals! My favorite part of this time of year is reflecting on my past year & making plans for an even better future. Be sure to check the end of this post to see who I tag next! Lets get into the goal setting mindset with this tag!
Check out Mummy Conquering Anxiety’s This Time Next Year Tag – – > here.
My Goals for Next Year…
Create a schedule for my blog & stick with it
Throughout my blogging journey so far, I’ve changed up my schedule quite a bit. In the early days, I was posting 3x a week – Monday, Wednesday & Friday for almost an entire year. I quickly learned – besides the blogging daily post challenges – it was easier to post once a week & choose quality over quantity. In 2022, I have decided to post on Mondays at 9a.m. EST. I hope to schedule out posts ahead of time, where I don’t miss a week – but I do plan to allow myself a few weeks off throughout the year as well. When I do post though – Mondays will be my day. Although consistency is key, I have also learned the value of taking blogging breaks. Balance is so important with blogging.
Successfully complete or plan to complete Blogtober & Blogmas
Can you believe I’ve already been writing posts for both Blogmas & Blogtober 2022?! I decided to really get on the ball if I want to do these daily post challenges. This year, I successfully completed Blogtober & I absolutely loved embracing spooky season & connecting with the blogging community in October. My first year of blogging, I did 12 days of Blogmas. Unfortunately, I since deleted all those posts – so I have no proof. But I do plan to attempt to complete all 25 days this year. I think although this challenges take a lot of prep work, if you are looking to grow your site – it’s worth trying out. I feel like after doing Blogtober, I really developed creatively & expanded my niche to more than just intentional living which was a lot of fun.
Prioritize Self Care More Often
Life can feel really busy at times – & 2022 is going to be very very busy with our wedding especially. I want to be sure to prioritize self care & me time more often than I did this year. I feel like I tend to prioritize others before myself. I can be a people pleaser at times. I want to have a healthier balance in 2022. I don’t want to necessarily be completely selfish – but I want to make sure I make some time for just myself. Whether it’s reading a book, getting my nails or hair done, or just taking a nap once in a while – I want to prevent burn out as much as possible. This also means breaks from blogging & social media more often. Fully unplugging & just being in the moment are habits I need to adopt going into the new year.
Adopt a dog
This is more of a manifestation. But this time next year – I hope we have a golden retriever of our own. We’ve talked about getting a puppy after the wedding [ so summer time possibly ]. It’s been just us two for a while now & I think adding a puppy to the family would be a nice new chapter for us. We do also talk about having kids – but time will tell if we will be on that track as well this time next year. I think the fur baby will be a good start though.