February Goals + January Recap

February Goals // The Geeky Fashionista
Eh, better late than never – right? Without going into too much detail, this past January was rough. That’s an understatement actually, but I’m going to spare you the details as to not depress you. I’m still learning how to deal with everything and not get too overwhelmed. The reason this post is so late is because I decided to take a little break from blogging/social media to take some time for myself so I don’t implode. This included a quick trip to Idaho to get away from the big city for a bit which was quite lovely. 
Ooh I do have a bit of happy, positive news! I’M GOING TO AUSTRALIA IN MARCH!!! I’m so excited!! I’ve always wanted to go and now I get to stay with a good friend there and hopefully relax and have a grand time.
Despite a rocky January, I actually did pretty well with my goals! I actually accomplished all my blog goals (woot woot!) and almost all of my personal goals were partially done in some way! Seeing how I’m already half way into the month writing this post, I’m going to keep this month’s goals light. Read on to see what they are!

January Goals

Personal Goals

1. Work out – I have been working out more at home and I even got a gym membership! Only problem is that I still haven’t been to the gym once…the whole not having a car business kind of makes that a bit difficult >.<
2. Create a daily hourly schedule and stick to it – I actually did create a detailed hourly schedule to guide my day but my health (and life) got unpredictable and I haven’t been able to follow it at all. Sigh.
3. Go ice skating – Yes!!! It was so, so much fun and such a great workout!! My legs and core were so sore! I definitely need to work on upping my endurance for when I go back! 

Blog Goals

1. Catch up on my blogging – With 7 posts, I’m just one shy of my 8 post goal I set for myself. Still, not too bad for what turned out to be a very volatile month for me.
2. Do one cosplay post – Woot!! I finally posted my Mystic Messenger meetup cosplay and experience!
3. Reach 1,000 Pinterest followers – Ahhhhh I’m at 1,031!! That’s a nice jump from the 942 I started the month with! Thank you, everyone!!

February Goals

Personal Goals

1. Continue to take some time for me – Whenever I take a little break whether it be from work or blogging, once I “come back” I tend to overwork myself trying to “catch up” as fast as I can. Seeing as how I’m still in a fragile state, just because I’m deciding to post here and there, I think it’s still important for me to take it easy and not push myself too hard. As difficult as it is for me to accept, it’s okay to take things a little slow for a while when you’re going through a hard time. Personal life and health comes first!
2. Change up my skincare routine – My old skincare routine just isn’t working for me anymore. I constantly  have breakouts, my skin feels oily, and my pores look huge. There are probably several factors contributing to this including the fact that I was using old, probably expired products (don’t worry I threw them out) and have been very, very stressed and overwhelmed (definitely not good for your skin). Even though I’m sure my current products would do fine if I just bought it new, I thought this would be a good time for a complete skincare overhaul. I’ve been researching Korean skincare products for a while now and am looking forward to trying a couple different products out! If you have any suggestions for things that would help with my skin issues, I’d love to hear them in the comments!

Blog Goals

1. Schedule posts for when I’m away in March  – Since I’ll be gone for over 2 weeks in March without access to my computer, that will most likely mean over 2 weeks without any posts (I just can’t do posts on my phone – major props to those that can) – UNLESS I’m able to schedule a couple posts before I go. I’m absolutely terrible about scheduling posts but here’s hoping that changes!
2. Reach 1,100 Facebook followers – Seeing as there’s just over 2 weeks left of February and I haven’t posted ANYTHING on my Facebook page this month, this might be a bit of a lofty goal but who knows? It felt so good reaching 1,000 at the end of December, I’d love to add a full 100 more by the end of February. If you haven’t yet Liked my Facebook page, you can do so HERE. Please and thank you! <3

What are your February Goals?

  • That is so exciting you’ll be going to Australia next month. I can’t wait to hear about it when you get back.

  • How fun! I hope you have a blast! Reach out to some guest bloggers too before you head out to have some posts to piggy back on! Then don’t worry about anything!!

    I’m just focused on keeping this baby in my belly and not stressing!

  • Such a great list! I’m sure you’ll meet your goals!

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  • That’s smart to prioritize some “me time” – we all need to go easy on ourselves sometimes!

  • sounds like you had a pretty good month. I have found that I need to prioritize more me time as well.

  • Those are some great goals. I am sure you can get your followers up in 2 weeks. Even though you didn’t meet all of your Jan goals, it sounds like you had a great month.

  • Amber Nelson

    Sounds like a successful month if you ask me. Kudos to you and here’s to an even better March!

  • I don’t know why, but I love to see other people’s goals. Good luck! I hope you do well on your Facebook followers. My page has seemed to be at the same place for a long time.

  • Kimberly Stroh

    I love your cosplay posts! Keep those going for sure- such fun. I hope you do well with your goals this month! I think you had a successful month.

  • Jean Standley

    Well done for working on your goals! It can be hard to focus when you’re going through stuff in your personal life and sometimes you do need to take a break. I’m going through a few things at the moment, but I’m kinda going the opposite way and really throwing myself into my blog! Whatever helps you to cope I guess. I’ve just liked your Facebook page 🙂

  • Well done, you’ve done bloody well! I don’t set goals like this myself – unless you could an everyday list of things to do – but they are definitely great to see on other blogs and I always feel so proud of people achieving them!! x

  • Tabitha Shakespeare

    Good job girl! Keeping up with your goals is awesome! And Australia is probably my favorite place in the entire world, you’re going to love it!

  • happy organized home

    Great goals and congratulations reaching some of them. Glad you got sometime away for yourself it’s very important to take care of yourself it’s great that you incorporated that into your new goals.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Oooo looks like you have some great goals set for yourself!!! I need to think of my March goals!!! Good luck kicking your goals!!!

  • It’s so important to have goals in mind, especially when you are blogging. It’s the best way to grow your blog.

  • Shelby

    Great goals! And that’s awesome that you were able to accomplish many of them. Sometimes we set good goals and life deters us a bit, but that’s okay!

  • Tara Holland

    I love that you set monthly goals and then go back and keep track. I tend to set goals in my mind and then only keep track of 1 or 2. Need to take notes!