The first month of the year is gone, just like that. I don’t know about you, but that didn’t feel like a whole month!
In the beginning of January, I set a few goals for myself and hoped to achieve them all. Well, I am happy to say that I did! If you are curious to know what they were, I am about to share them with you.
My first goal was to start Wedding and Event Planning blog posts here at the Bakersfield Beauty Blog. So far I have two Wedding Wednesday’s posted and they did quite well!
My second goal was to hit 1,650 followers on my Instagram page. Once that goal was achieved, I then set a goal for 1,700 followers and we currently stand at 1,709. I still can’t believe it! If you’re not following me, you totally should be! I am going to be doing a giveaway very soon! You know what, I will even do you a favor and leave the link right here for you! I know, I am such a nice person.
Goal number three was to take social media photos for two companies. Goal checked off! I had so much fun doing it too!
This last goal, I have been working on for quite some time now. I can’t even begin to tell you how I feel. This goal was to collaborate with Torrid. Yes, you heard right, Torrid. I still don’t believe it, when I received the email, I was almost in tears. The collaboration isn’t up, but be expecting it!
That wraps up all of my goals that have been achieved! I would love to hear some of the goals that you achieved for the month of January! I also would like to let you know how much I appreciate you!
I’m sure that you have had one of those days before when you wake up and everything goes wrong. As soon as you open those big, beautiful eyes, you can already tell that everything is going to shit. You woke up late, you burnt your forehead on your hair straightener, and now you can’t find your keys. I have one of those days about twice a week, trust me, you’re not alone!
Instead of letting that day continue to go horribly, here are some things that you can do to change the way your day is going to go.
The first thing that you can do is take a deep breath. Bring your thoughts to your attention and tell yourself that you are going to have an amazing day. Or cry….. Whatever helps. I’m just kidding, but stop and give yourself a minute to forget about all of those terrible events and think of something that makes you happy.
The next thing that you can do to change your day is to go somewhere that makes you happy. If you are at work, take a break and go get some coffee. If coffee isn’t your thing, go do something that is your thing. Grab a cupcake, go for a walk, take some selfies, whatever you need to do to make yourself feel a little better.
If those aren’t doing the trick, read your favorite quote. Read something that will put a smile on your face. If you don’t have a favorite quote, go to Pinterest, they have tons for you!
If you have tried all of the above and nothing seems to be working, call someone that you love. Just let it all pour out to them. If no one will answer, message me, I’ll pick up!
The most rewarding thing about running a blog is that I can write whatever I am the most passionate about. Do you know what that is for me? If you said, goals and positivity, then you would be right.
I can’t describe the feeling exactly, but I can give it a shot. Setting goals for me is like my boss just walked in, and told me that I have a month off of work. Paid. Yea, let that one sink in just a bit. I don’t know what I would do without setting goals, and holding myself responsible for reaching those achievements.
I know that I have done achievement posts in the past, but I have a good feeling about this one. The new year is almost here and I need to make sure that I am prepped for all of the amazing opportunities that I am going to give myself. So grab a cup of tea, shit is about to get real.
I am sure that you have heard this one thousand times before, but this year is going to count. I feel major changes coming and with these goals, they are going to come to life!
– My 2018 Achievements-
- Start an Event and Wedding Planning blog
- Look into Social Media Marketing for local companies
- Collaborate with different photographers
- Collaborate with a major brand
- My blog has grown by 100 followers
- Host my first blogger meet up
- Collaborate with a major brand
- Be a guest on a podcast
- Plan a wedding for a client
- My Instagram has gained 1,000 followers
- I have launched a podcast
- I upload videos on YouTube regularly
- I have gained a social media marketing client
- My podcast has hit 100 listeners
- I have collaborated with a local boutique for my blog
- I have gone on three hikes
- My hair is down to the middle of my back
- I have tried every local coffee shop in Bakersfield
- I have started writing a book
- I have collaborated with a company to create an apparel line
- I have met some of my favorite bloggers
- My blog has gained 500 more followers
- I went on a cruise
- I have turned all of my side businesses into a full-time job
- I love my life and everyone in my life
- I surround myself with positive people
Here is where I am going to stop. If you would like to read the rest of my year accomplishments, you are just going to have to follow along on my blog! Part two will be coming sooner than you think!
Wednesday means that the week is almost over! A couple of days ago, I hopped onto Instagram and asked my audience if they would love to read a Q & A and most of them said yes! If you would like to be a part of those polls, make sure that you are following me on Instagram.
Now let’s jump in and get to know the girl in Bakersfield just a little bit more!
What primer do you use for a matte look?
I am in love with the Rimmel Stay Matte primer! It’s the best and super affordable.
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because, I needed some sort of creative outlet that I could be myself and really express my passions.
What was your main inspiration?
My main inspiration was honestly YouTube beauty gurus. I loved watching all of the beauty videos and all of the beautiful women getting to be their selves. I wanted to start a channel of my own, just needed something less intimidating. Then I thought to myself, duh! A blog is less scary, but still gets my message out there!
What advice do you have for a beginner blogger?
My advice to you would be to find your own style and consistency is key. When you are blogging, blog for yourself, cause it won’t be fun if you are doing it for the wrong reasons. Another tip is to use your tags! If you are trying to gain followers, those are how people are really going to find you. I can keep going trust me!
What is your favorite vacation destination?
I love going to the beach! I could live there if it wasn’t so damn expensive!
What is your favorite TV show?
I am so in love with Once Upon a Time! Hook is gorgeous and I love all of the fairytales! I am also loving Riverdale and Fuller House for sure.
So many great questions! Thank you all who asked me and wanted to know a little more about me. If you would like a part two, go ahead and leave some questions in the comment section.
Remember to stay confident!