At the beginning of the year I post my goals, mantra and playlist. Okay I posted only a fraction of what I wanted to achieve- here are my goals revisited.

How are your 2017 goals coming along? I revisited mine today!

July just finished (umm… WHAT?!) so half the year is gone (SERIOUSLY WHERE DID THE YEAR GO?!?!) and it’s time to take a good hard look at my goals, recap them and scratch off the ones I’ve done.

Is there anything more satisfying than achieving goals and scratching them off your to-do list?

Answer: Nope.

To recap my goals check out this post.

  • Grow any or all social media channels to at least 1,000 followers (especially Instagram)
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Pinterest: ✅
Instagram: ✅
Twitter: I’m growing and now I’m over halfway there! Help me out.
Facebook: Not exactly halfway there yet, but a big increase! Help me out again.

  • Absolutely slay my studies

Well the school year hasn’t officially started so there isn’t a lot to report on this front. The past year ended on a good note tho! Stay tuned for my inspiring desk space post.

  • Read at least 20 books

I’m slowly, but surely working my way toward my goal! Here’s my progress so far: 

I totally thought I’ve read more, but I guess not. Follow me on Goodreads! I try to update regularly (remind me if I don’t haha).

  • Sharpen my writing and photography skills
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This goal will always be a work in progress, but I did get “your photos are looking better and better” -best compliment ever!

  • Work with more brands

Another goal that will always be a work in progress, but I am ‘getting it’ I have some other exciting projects in the works, but check out these posts!

Rainy day cheer up with Happiness Boutique
Sharing memories with Share Your Photos app

have you revisited your goals? How are they coming along?

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  • Lorelle Catalano

    It’s great to set yourself goals, keeps you motivated, great job.
    And yes, this year has simply dissapeared!! Lorelle 🙂

  • Shauna Walker

    I think it’s awesome to share your goals so publicly! I find it helps to hold oursleves more accountable for sure.

  • I need to revisit my goals as well. I was just looking at what I wrote down in January and was a bit disappointed in my progress in some areas, but that is added motivation for the rest of the year.

  • I love goals posts, they’re always so motivating and I find myself saying “Hey, I want to do that too!” Good luck with your goals for the rest of the year 🙂

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

    • I always find new goals in goal posts also!

  • Good luck achieving your goals for the rest of the year! I want to improve my photography as well – it’s been so much fun to work on it!

    Carrie |

    • It has! I plan to take a photography course in the spring.

  • I don’t remember my goals. And I have to write them next time. You are doing great!

    • Haha I’m usually like that too!

  • Miss ALK

    It sounds like your goals are coming!! Keep at it girl!! Always good to hold yourself accountable 🙂

    xoxo A

  • Macaila Britton

    I love your goals. So proud of you for accomplishing a few already! This post has inspired me to make my goals public on my blog. Thanks again for sharing! 🙂

    • Making them public has helped me stick to them haha.

  • Robin @ And Then We Tried

    Great job hitting your numbers on Pinterest and Instagram! Always good to see others working—and achieving— similar goals!

  • Nicole Coppins

    It’s awesome that you’re sharing your goals and progress on the blog. Definitely reminded and motivated me to think about my goals and how I am doing lately. Good luck with the last few months of the year!

  • Denay DeGuzman

    What a great post to help you stay on top of your goals and stay accountable to yourself. I love that your social media accounts are growing and you’re looking forward to working with more brands. Many good wishes for another month full of accomplishments!

  • I don’t think that there’s a better feeling than accomplishing something you’ve set out to, either. So. Dang. Satisfying! You’re doing so well! I too want to expand my social media audience – congrats on such a huge growth, and improve my photography skills – always a work in progress. Good on you for accomplishing all that you have, good luck for the remainder of the year! 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

    • I don’t think there is either haha.

  • Congrats on meeting your follower count for a few of your platforms! And reading all those books too haha!

    • Haha I seriously thought I’ve read more!

  • I am in the works on planning my current goals and I want them to become a monthly (& maybe even weekly) habit! I do have non-blog-related goals I set in January & I do look back on those often! I have met a few of them and others I am well on my way. & I do agree that your pics have been great!!

  • This is a good idea. I need to revisit some of my goals for this year. Question, what’s your tip for growing FB followers? That is the one social media outlet I am unsure of.

    • I share a lot of other things besides just my blog posts and that has helped a lot!

  • Kaitlin

    I love revisiting my goals!! I’m naturally a super goal orientated person, so I really relate to posts like this!

    Thanks for sharing your progress with your goals 🙂 And, YAYYY for all you’ve accomplished so far this year!

    – Kaitlin

  • Anna Hubbard

    sounds like you’re reaching your goals! Good luck meeting them through the rest of the year!

  • Taylor Mobley

    I cant believe this year is halfway over either!! SO crazy! Looks like you are right on your way to accomplishing them by the end of the year. Congrats!

    • I know! It’s seriously zooming by.

  • Congrats on growing your social media! Reading more books this year has been a goal of mine too, but right now I’ve only read 3 hahah

  • nicole simonetti

    this is such a great checkpoint to stop @ throughout the year and see how far you’ve come & what you have left to accomplish – congrats on all that you’ve done, esp. for growing your social media! x, nicole //

  • You are doing really well on your goals so far! I didn’t put together goals for the year but I constantly check my monthly goals and am very pleased with this month so far! Keep up the great work!!


  • Allison Ellzey

    Love these goals! I followed you on Twitter!

  • Greta Hollar

    I can’t believe the year is halfway over. I need to get to work on some of my goals!

    Greta |

  • I love how you are revisiting your goals – I need to do the same! Also, I soooo need to grow my Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter pages! My instagram is doing alright because I’ve focused so much time in just that one.

    • Lol I did that too! My focus is now on Twitter.

  • It’s looks like you’re getting there! I’m so disappointed in myself and the amount of books I’ve read this year. I love reading and its fallen to the wayside. Boo. Good luck with the rest of your goals. I know you’re going to smash it!

  • Girl I love these goals!

  • You’re doing a great job on your goals! And congrats on some of those projects you have in the works. That’s so exciting!!!

  • It looks like you’re doing a great job being where you need to be at this point in the year regarding your goals! Keep up the good work!