Goals for Pollinate Blog

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to share what my goals for 2013 with the Pollinate Media community. I love being a part of the Pollinate team and was excited to read what each team member was going to share. My post went up last Friday. If you didn't get a chance to check it out, I thought that it would be appropriate to share today, on the last day of 2012!

I hope that you all have an incredible Holiday, that your NYE plans are fun and live up to your expectations and that you are excited to ring in a new year!

Be Safe! 


When I was asked what my goals for 2013 were, I was kind of stumped. You see 2012 has been an EPIC year for me. I have been pushed, stretched and have grown in ways that I never thought possible. Knowing that I made so many changes, it is hard to plan for the future. Looking ahead to 2013 the only thing I truly know is that I am excited.

{EXACTLY who I became in 2012}

Being the Type A, somewhat control freak that I am, I LIKE having goals. While I have learned that my plans are not always the best {clearly the Lord's plan always prevails} I still enjoy setting a goal, then CRUSHING it.

I am going to break this down in three parts:
Professional, Personal and the Blog 

This past year I made the decision to put myself first and not look back on the successful career that I built for myself, then gave up. 
In 2013...
  • I want to find myself in a position that I am truly passionate about
  • I want to find the perfect balance of living life and working for a living
  • I would LOVE to find a job that allows a lot of freedom, creativity and possibly working out of my home

I truly found the most growth in this area in 2012. I have been changed and challenged mentally, physically and emotionally. I am a completely different person than I used to be. It was a TON of hard work. I became a work out fanatic and realized that journey is ALL mental. It was heart wrenching to face some demons that I needed to get rid of. I found myself changing, growing and even ending important relationships in my life.
In 2013...
  • I want to lose the last 20 pounds that I wasn't able to lose in 2012
  • Continue with my healthy eating, Gluten Free, 4 days a week fitness regimen lifestyle
  •  Not be so afraid to really, truly fall in love and know who/what I have while it is right in front of me
  • Attend as many Country concerts as I possibly can
  • Finish decorating my home; meaning BUY furniture and pieces for my "grown up" condo
  • Continue to surround myself with only the best people. People that love, support and lift me up on a daily basis
  • Save a good chunk of money
  • Never saying NO to anything that will make me happy

I have been blogging for almost five years. I have seen the growth and all of the changes that the blogging world has undergone. Some of these changes are incredible while others make me cringe. I blog as an outlet, I use it as a journal, I do it for me. I have never taken the step into making my blog a business. I have gone back and forth for years on whether to do so. I have never had advertisers or sponsors. I hate HAVING to blog about something. I am not much of a rule follower. I am afraid of losing my creativity. I don't want every post to be sponsored or care of. This past year I branched out slightly starting my Fashionista Fitness series and I dabbled with the Flirty Thirty series. Both series allowed me to write, share and reach a larger audience. It was SO fulfilling! I LOVE feeling like my little space of the Internet is helping at least one person.
In 2013...
  • I want to work on reaching more women through my writing
  • I plan to buy a better/nicer/professional camera
  • Sharing better quality photos 
  • Work on my poses and NOT being scared to branch out on where I take outfit pics of myself
  • Getting over feeling like a "narcissist" by always taking pics of myself and promoting the blog
  • Actually promote my blog in a more "business-like" way
  • Use the URL I bought in early 2012, along with the email/Twitter/Instagram I set up that will streamline my branding
  • Be better at interacting with my readers on a more consistent basis

Clearly, once I sat down to write my goals, they came in abundance. I think that this is a great start. I know that 2013 will be just as great, if not greater, than 2012. I fully believe that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to!
Thanks for your encouragement and support as I set out on making 2013 my best year yet!

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your goals for the new year! I know you'll be able to accomplish each and every one of them! Good luck! :)


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