December Goals & November Recap

December Goals & November Recap // The Geeky Fashionista

The last month of 2016 is here and how quickly it came! I honestly can’t believe it’s already December! It really hasn’t hit me yet how fast this year has blown by. Maybe it’s because I’ve been sick and stuck in bed so much that I’m in this little bubble/limbo where if it weren’t for Mystic Messenger (lol), I wouldn’t know sometimes when one day ends and another begins.
 
That’s a bit of a downer so let me bring it back up with some long-awaited good news regarding my health. On my last test, it looks like the doctors finally (after nearly 9 months) have a lead on a diagnosis and want to discuss treatment options on my next appointment. This has been a true answer to prayer. It’s been so difficult facing daily pain, nausea, and migraines without knowing why. And to finally have a “why” and to hear the word “treatment” is something I and loved ones have been hoping for all year. God is so good always!
 
I completed 4 out of last month’s 9 goals. Considering how difficult of a month it was and also how close I got to reaching some of them, I am not disappointed in the slightest. This month I’m giving myself 7 goals – keep reading to see what they are!

Alright, first let’s see how things went in November..

November Goals Recap

Personal Goals

1. Catch up on my Bible reading – I’ve been catching up but I’m not fully caught up. I’m still happy with the progress I’ve made though and that I’ve been actively reading nearly every day! 
 
2. Complete a new cosplay – Yay!! My Mystic Messenger MC cosplay was super simple, but it counts nonetheless! So happy I was actually feeling well enough too to go to the meetup (post coming one day…too many posts this month! >.<) and meet some awesome fans of the game!
 
3. Start saving money for Christmas gifts – I think I did a pretty decent job of saving up money in November…at least up until Cyber Monday where I went and spent quite a bit of that saved money on gifts for others and yes, on myself. Luckily, I’ve been getting more hours at work and have been earning a bit more which is such a blessing that I’m not breaking the bank!
 
4. Clean out my makeup collection – I threw out a handful of stuff but haven’t done a thorough cleaning yet.
 
5. Create my first digital fanart piece using a tablet – Yay!! Yes, I did this! I’ve done a couple digital art drawings and have been playing around with coloring and shading. With each drawing, I feel like I learn and improve a lot. I’m looking forward to continuing to learn and draw more fanart. Maybe one day I’ll feel comfortable enough to even post some of it here.

Blog Goals

1. Post on Instagram at least 4 times a week – Definitely did not do this…mostly due to the fact that I just don’t have anything to post pictures of >.< I’ve been sick in bed pretty much all this month so there hasn’t been much to show. Half of the pictures I did post are from months or even the year before, hence my constantly changing hair color and length. 
 
2. Blog consistently – Not quite the 9 of last month, but 7 is still better than the 5 post months I’d had so I’ll be kind to myself and let me have this one. Again, I have 9 posts planned for this month, I’m going to hope I’m able to get them all up!
 
3. Reach 1,000 Likes on Facebook -Wow, I was being overly optimistic with this goal knowing I’d need over 200 likes to achieve but 949 is pretty awesome! That’s 0ver 160+ news likes in one month!!
 
4. Gain 50 Followers on Bloglovin and Google+ – Unfortunately, my growth on these two platforms really decreased this month and I wasn’t able to reach this goal. 31 new followers on Bloglovin isn’t anything to sneeze at though! Really struggling to find ways to utilize Google+ which is probably why my follower count only went up 13 – still I’m thankful for any new growth ^^ If you want to help me out, you can follow me on Bloglovin here and Google+ here. Thank you in advance!

December Goals

Personal Goals

1. Pamper myself – November was a rough month for my body. Like I said, I was stuck in bed most days including Thanksgiving and my boyfriend’s birthday and it definitely made me have some negative thoughts about how weak and “useless” my body is. I know these are just lies and insecurities coming out, and I need to be much kinder to myself and this wonderful body God has given me even when dealing with a chronic illness. I do often overlook the importance of self-care and this month think I should do little things to treat myself like doing my nails (I just painted them for the first time since the beginning of October yesterday), doing a face mask, or getting a massage.
 
2. Clean out makeup collection – Keeping this goal because I just bought a good amount of new makeup over Cyber Monday and feel like I really should cross this off before everything starts coming in mid-December.
 
3. Read a book – I’ve started several books, but I haven’t finished a book in several months. With my travel plans and hopefully relaxing time back home, I’ll be able to knock one out before the end of the year!

Blog Goals

1. Create two gift guides – I always post my personal Christmas wishlist but this year I want to share at least two geeky-themed gift guides with you! I know if I want to make this happen, I have to get on it! Useless to have a gift guide posted just days before Christmas! Hopefully, you’ll see the first of these later this week (along with my aforementioned wishlist) 😉
 
2. Make a “Best/Favorite of 2016” post – Every year, I start thinking about doing a “Best of 2016” makeup/hair/trends/etc roundup for the year – and last year I got super close, had the HUGE post all written, then it just disappeared!! Whyyy?? – but it never ends up happening. I would love to change that this year! 
 
3. Schedule posts for when I travel home – You think time away from work back home where you can just relax every day would be the perfect time to catch up on blog posts wouldn’t you? One would think that…and I always tell myself this is what is going to happen, but it never does and I need to be honest with myself about that XD I have a very slow laptop and I hate working on it. Without my desktop, I can’t imagine myself doing much blogging at home so it’s essential that I schedule posts during that time. This isn’t a big deal to most people, but I’m a *terrible* scheduler. Most of my posts I write the night before or publish as soon as I finish so here’s hoping I feel well enough to do a little extra work before my trip home.
 
4. Reach 1,000 Likes on Facebook -Keeping this goal from last month as well because it’d be so amazing to cross this off at the end of the year! If you’d like to help me reach this goal, please Like my Facebook page. Thank you, thank you!!

What are your December Goals?

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  • Leslie Soto

    I love reading other blogger’s goals. It really helps me get inspired to tackle my goals, too! It sounds like you did amazing last month & I have no doubt you’ll do great again this month, too! I love creating and reading gift guides so I look forward to reading yours soon! Have an amazing Monday!

  • Holly Nelson

    You’ve got this girl!!! Liking you on Facebook now =)

  • NaominDoll

    You can do it! I’d love to see your cosplay honestly.

    http://www.naomindoll.com

  • Awesome goals, no doubt you’ll rock it! And congrats on all your accomplishments last month 🙂 Doing Instagram monthly photo prompt challenges have always helped me post more consistently.

    • Awww thank you, Cole!! And that’s a great tip! I used to do those monthly photo challenges then kind of stopped, maybe I should start up again! ^^

  • ohhh I love seeing goals like this! I hear ya about cleaning out your makeup! ha! You did really well with your goals though- going to go like your Facebook right now! 😍 Happy scheduling- it’s so worth it to have the post automagically when you’re traveling!

  • Scheduling blog posts is something that I’m 100% slacking on lately. It always feels like I’m writing my post the morning of and pressing publish right away! lol

    • Oh I totally feel you, Kerri! XD I’m totally in awe of bloggers who can schedule weeks of posts in advance!

  • debbie_savage

    Oh, I love your goals! It has inspired me so much!!! Over the weekend I actually organized my make up and it felt so good! Now, on the lookout for the perfect acrylic make up organizer unit — let me know if you have any suggestions!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  • Very well rounded goals! Congratulations on making it on most aspects. Wish you the best of achievement this month.

  • Clara

    I think you have a good attitude toward attaining your goals. It’s a good feeling to cross something off your to-do list.

    • Aww, thank you, Clara!! I agree, it really is a good feeling! ^^

  • I love that you are focusing on pampering yourself! I think the holidays get so crazy we forget to take care of ourselves!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    • So very true, Rachel! We can get so wrapped up in thinking about everything and everyone else, we forget to take care of ourselves <3

  • Glad you’re making progress with your treatment! 😀 I really like this idea of monthly goals as I think that helps set the direction for the upcoming months, I might take a leaf out of your book and start doing the same 🙂 FYI, followed you on bloglovin’ and Google+!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

  • Dia

    Good luck this month. I hope you have a beautiful Christmas, get some R&R, and lots of happiness your way.