March 2016 Goals

March 2016 Goals

Oh my it’s March already and February may have only had 1 extra day but I managed to fit a lot into it.
I started a new job, did my first live Blab and threw my besties bachelorette party and bridal shower (now to get my dress altered lol).
So let’s just jump right in and review last month’s goals.

February 2016 Goals


  • Read Year of Yes.

Okay so this is kind of a check and kind of not. I did read one book this month, Bossy Pants by Tina Fey, but not Year of Yes, I promise to read it before the end of the year lol.

Bossy Pants was amazing and made me love Tina Fey even more because she is a wonderful role model and real advocate for women’s rights and just being better human beings. She also admits where she is wrong and  like most of us, sometimes has no idea what she’s doing. Wonderful book (I won’t be publishing a full review because the book is a few years old).

  • Finalize the details for my best friend’s Bachelorette Party.

It was this weekend. Details coming soon! We also had the shower this weekend. Look at this beautiful bride 🙂

  • Bridal ShowerOrganize my closet. At my old apartment everything in my closet was organized by color and type. (I know I’m intense…but I loved it.)

Nope, not at all. In my defense I haven’t seen home much this month and when I did, my only desire was to make food and watch Fuller House…I don’t care what anyone says…Fuller House Rocks and (may have made me cry a few times).

  • Celebrate what would have been my grandmother’s 87th birthday on February 2nd. It’s the first birthday since we lost her and I want to do something to honor her.

This was a really hard day for me. I was a mess to be honest. I decided the best way to deal was to just keep my head up and try to be positive and focus on all the good times.

  • Find a bedside table so I can stop living out of the boxes of shorts and t-shirts in my closet.

Okay so this didn’t happen but with the job switch/ keeping the old job part time this fell on the back burner. My workout shirts can stay in boxes for a while longer.

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Post twice weekly


  • Be more consistent with newsletter.

I did post the 2nd newsletter of the month a week late but I do think I shared a really personal engaging one.

  • Be more consistent sharing my posts on other sites.

Have gotten back into sharing on a regular bases! Victory!

  • Work on my first webinar.

This has honestly sightly fallen on the back burner. I have worked on it but I had hoped to have it done by the end of February and that didn’t happen.

  • Publish at least 2 pieces on other sites (at least one paid)

Black History Month is a way for us to celebrate our culture

  • Gain at least 15 new subscribers.

Didn’t hit that, I don’t think but came really close.

  • Have 350 Instagram followers
  • Have 1,125 twitter followers
  • Have 230 Facebook Page likes
  • Have 425 Pinterest Followers
  • Continue to post to Facebook twice daily
    I haven’t done this but I have been posting more regularly. It helped me exceed my goal. I have some fun posts planned for this month 🙂
  • Schedule posts on Twitter each night for the next day
    I got over ambitious on this one and actually have started doing this twice a week. I’ve been scheduling Mon-Wed on Sunday night and Thur-Sunday on Tuesday or Wednesday. It’s taken so much off my plate. No more shutting my laptop off just to remember that I didn’t schedule the next day’s posts.
  • Pin at least 30 pins a day
    Haven’t been doing great with this. To be honest I forgot about this goal. On the days I’m active I try to hit 30 but I’m not active everyday.
  • Post to Instagram at least 5 times a week. A mix of personal and blogging.
    Yes, my instagram has been doing well. I’m rocking my brand and personality on it. It’s also helps my blogging and personal life have been pretty busy lately.

Health and Fitness

  • Use my crock pot more. At least twice a month.
    I used it once.
  • Use my new blender to make green smoothies at least 3 times a week.
    Nope. I’ve made a few but I’ve been drinking Green Protein Shakes so because they are way quicker the smoothies have taken a back seat.
  • Participate in meatless Mondays
    Nope. I have cut back on my meat. I’m doing South Beach and focusing on healthier alternatives.
  • Workout at least 2 times a week.
    I got back into the gym and even got a fitness band! I am on a mission.

So I feel like I did pretty good last month, like always there is room for improvement.
This last month was really amazing and exhausting.

March Goals

Personal Goals

  • Read one book.
  • Organize my closet.
  • Get my bridesmaid dress altered.
  • Learn as much as I can at this new job and start building good habits there.
  • Set up a cleaning schedule so I’m not always having, “God I need to clean up,” moments.
  • Fix the lid-switch on my washer.

Blog and Freelance Goals

  • Have 269 Facebook page likes
  • Have 1300 Twitter Followers
  • Have 375 Instagram Followers
  • Have 450 Pinterest Followers
  • Post twice a week.
  • Publish 2 posts on other sites.
  • Finish Webinar and e-course
  • Finish taking the Email-Surge Course I’m taking from The Nectar Collective

Health and Fitness

  • Walk 6,000 steps a day
  • Track all my meals
  • Stick to stage one of the South Beach diet Monday- Friday or Sunday-Thursday
  • Find the time and money to get a massage. (Hey, they are good for you!)

I am so excited for this upcoming month. I’m sure it will be busy as last month but I have so much to be excited about.

What are your goals for the month? Share below.


  1. Paola

    You can do it! Keep your mind set and true and you will get there!

  2. Dia

    Like always, Paola thank you for your kind words. 🙂

  3. Jennifer L. } Modern Chic

    Been loving all the MArch goal posts! Looks like your aceing them all. Keep up the great work!

  4. Lola

    We celebrated my wife’s grandmother’s birthday for the first time since we lost her this past month, too. It was a tough but beautiful day. I’m so sorry for your loss!

  5. Brittany

    Great goals! Sounds like March will be busy for you.

  6. Marette @ Floradise

    Wow, you set a lot of goals each month. I am impressed! I can barely handle five or six! One thing you are inspiring me to do is pay more attention to Pinterest and pin more. Thanks for that!

  7. Clare Speer

    I love how you set out your goals before you! This keeps you (and I if I could be more consistent with it) focused on the goal at hand! I love how you are honoring your grandmother… so sweet – and fun times ahead with the Bachelorette party! You must share pics of that!

  8. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More

    I REALLY want a massage! I keep waiting for my chiro to tell me to get one so I can tell myself it’s “medically necessary” and therefore justify the cost. 😉

  9. Alexa

    I love the image you used for the March Goals, is that a picture you took? My goal is blog more often, hopefully once a week at least!

  10. ruthie

    I love your goals!! They are so reachable and inspiring! I am also wanting to rearrange my closet btw! lol xo

  11. Angela Tolsma

    I do the same thing with my closet and all my drawers. Organized by type of clothing, then color. How was Bossy Pants?? I’ve been wanting to read it!
    Good luck with your goals this month!


    For me goals are a recipe for disaster. I just do my To Do list in my planner and then have at each task one at a time. Works well for me.

  13. candy

    Sounds like you have some great goals. Honoring your grandmother is the best one.

  14. Ashleigh

    Those are all great goals for the month! I also want to read Year of Yes! You’ll have to tell me how you like it!! Thanks for sharing your goals and best of luck!

  15. Justine Y @ Little Dove Creations

    Love all your blogging goals, I think I need to make some, maybe for this year rather than this month… things tend to go slowly around here, lol. Might have something to do with my four little rugrats. 😉 I think a newsletter should be on my goals list, that is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.

  16. Starr

    Your goal setting is impressive, and I love how real you are with your followups! I hope March is a successful month for your great goals!

  17. GiGi Eats

    I wanna read Bossy Pants but….. Me reading a book is VERY hard to do because I always feel like I cannot take time for me – I have to work work work! ha! Ridiculous, I know!

    And girl, 10k steps!! That’s the goal right there, get it 😉

  18. Jenny

    Good luck with your goals this month!
    I love reading others goals 🙂

    xoxo, Jenny

  19. Justine

    Wow! Way to go on last month! Good luck for March!!!!!

  20. Bree Hogan

    I love the honesty and accountability that goal posts like yours create, Dia. I think you did a great job in February and will keep the momentum going through March. Life is always going to get in the way and things will flex but so long as you hold yourself accountable – which you clearly do – you will get there! 🙂

  21. Shannon

    Great goals! I got back into the gym too and have been going consistently once a week, which isn’t a lot =/ But i am still proud of myself bc when I do go, I work on every part of my body and am always super sore for quite a few days after! When it gets nice out, the plan is to gym once a week and take my pup for a run at least once a week, too. My sister teaches yoga and I have been going to her sunday morning class too- but not as consistently as I should! Looks like you are doing well with your blogging goals, too 🙂

  22. Courtney

    Those are some great goals, I think it’s really beautiful that you want to honour your grandmother. It’s so important to remember our loved ones even after they leave us.

  23. Dia

    She was such a huge part of my life, I had to make sure to respect her on that day 🙂

  24. Dia

    Hey once a week is still more than a lot of other able bodied people. Thanks for commenting Shannon.

  25. Dia

    Thank you Bree! I am trying. I had a very productive day today and am trying to keep it going.

  26. Dia

    Thank you Justine!

  27. Dia

    Thanks Jenny! I am trying really hard to keep myself on track.

  28. Dia

    It is so good. I try to make a read a chapter a night or listen to it on tape when driving. 🙂

  29. Dia

    Thanks Starr. It might be hard to say when I don’t accomplish something but I need to. The way I see it is if i lie about goals I didn’t make all I am doing is hurting myself, my morals and the trust I want with readers.

  30. Dia

    It is something I struggle with because I want it to be valuable, interesting and at least entertaining lol

  31. Dia

    I like the first chapter lol but I will hopefully be able to do a review in the next few weeks. 🙂

  32. Dia

    Thanks Candy

  33. Dia

    Haha I’m glad you found what works best for you. I do that as well, when I set up my working times or for weekly tasks but I like the monthly goals so I can know what I’m working for.

  34. Dia

    Thanks Angie. Bossy Pants was so good. I loved it. It was funny and really made you think about the world and how things are and how they need to change.

  35. Dia

    Haha I just feel like if I am at home I have a laptop in my hands lately so it’s hard but oh well. It will get done, probably tomorrow because I want to start picking out my outfits for work out so I have one less thing to worry about during the day so I might make time for it.

  36. Dia

    You can do it! I didn’t take the background it’s a stock photo but I just loved the bright spring feeling it had to it.

  37. Dia

    Haha I am justifying the cost for you…because you’re awesome, you work hard and massages are great for blood circulation. 🙂

  38. Dia

    My grandmother was so awesome I miss her everyday. I am just so glad the bride had a good time but I will be talking about it soon.

  39. Dia

    I am very inconsistent with it as well and trying to get better. Trying some new approaches this month and see what helps.

  40. Dia

    Haha it will be but at least there are more days in this month.

  41. Dia

    Thank you. I know exactly know what you mean about it being tough and beautiful. Much love your way.

  42. Dia

    Thanks Jennifer! Goodluck on your goals! 🙂

  43. Dia

    I hope you kill your goals this month.

  44. Becki S

    Omg just started Fuller House this weekend and love it! It totes made me cry, and I can’t wait to watch more of the episodes. I only got through 2!

  45. Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah

    Oh my goodness, I wish I could be this organized in my thinking 🙂 Loving all these goals though, and you hit so many from last month! Bravo 😀

  46. Dia

    I did it yesterday when I needed a laptop break…now every time I open my closet door I can’t help but smile.

  47. Dia

    Thanks Chrisy. My mind is just a drawer of broken up file folders lol

  48. Dia

    I have 1 left lol oh well season two has been scheduled lol

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