Southern Belle in Training

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May 8, 2014

May Goals!

     I am about a week behind on getting this post up- I have finals and moving home for the summer to blame for that. But I actually really enjoy writing out my monthly goals posts, so I didn't want to skip a month just because it was a little bit late!

     I have been at home in Maine for about a week now, and so far I have spent a lot of time with my parents, eaten at three of my favorite Maine restaurants, seen a couple close friends from high school and a friend from my church, had lunch with my grandma, gone walking at one of the local beaches, made it through season one of The Big Bang Theory (new favorite show!), and procrastinated on unpacking. ;-) But more on that in my goals for this month!!

     Here is a look back at my April goals:

     1. Do well on my final exams. CHECK! I did well on all of my finals, and found out that I got A's in all of my classes this semester! I feel very blessed that my hard work paid off and that I got such such good grades- hopefully I can do the same in the Fall as well!
     2. Start running. Check.... sorta. I went to the gym at school a few times in April and attempted running on the treadmill. I hadn't run in so long that it was more like walk/run combos with me sweating profusely and being extremely out of breath but I still made the effort to get out there and try running! While I'm home this summer, my exercise routine will be dance based. My mom and I are taking a weekly dance class together, which will be my first dance class since my freshman year of high school! (I danced for seven years growing up.) I'm also hoping to go to some zumba classes this summer in between my work schedule.
     3. Have fun at my formal events. CHECK! Both my sorority's Black Diamond formal, and the spring formal that I attended at my formal college were great successes! I danced the night away at both and had such a fun time getting all dolled up.
     4. Continue working on my freshman year scrapbook. Fail. This poor goal I feel like has appeared in every month's goals post so far in 2014! Lol. I'm taking a break from it and leaving it off of May's list. I was just too busy in April between my normal schedule and all the extra stuff that I had going on to even think about crafting. I'll see if I can get to it in June at all!

     And here are my goals for May 2014:

     1. Set up at least one job shadowing opportunity. Because I will be going back to work almost full time at my retail job this summer, I won't be able to have a radio or broadcasting internship along with that. (I will be continuing to intern at the Ryan Seacrest Foundation in Charlotte again in the Fall and I can't wait!) But one thing that my boss from RSF encouraged me to do while I was home was to try and job shadow at some Maine radio stations. This would be a way for me to start building connections in the Maine media markets, and also great experience for me!! I'm hoping to visit at least one station before the end of the month.

     2. Set up some blog collaborations. Over the past few months I have been on a roll with product reviews, giveaways and sponsored blog posts!! But I currently don't have anything lined up for the next month or two. I need to set aside some time soon to contact more companies about working with my blog- that is the best way to set up partnerships!! I often did this during study breaks when I was at school. Now I just need to find time to do this since I'm on summer vacation!

     3. Cook and bake more. One of the things that I dislike the most about going to college out of state is the fact that I have no access to a kitchen! My college requires that you live on campus until you're a senior, and most of the dorms don't have kitchens, like the one that I lived in this year. I love to cook and bake, and I want to take advantage of the fact that I have a kitchen to use this summer!

     4. FINISH UNPACKING. This is the most dire out of all my goals. ;-) I haven't done a very good job with unpacking my boxes from college. So far I have unpacked all of the suitcases and a couple small boxes, but several large bags and boxes still remain in our TV room and on my bedroom floor! I know I need to do this sooner then later- preferably before the end of May?!

     What are some of your goals for this month?

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. These are awesome goals!! It's inspiring me to come up with my summer goals and things like that! I would love to do some job shadowings and blog collabs too :) Good luck with your goals girl and wishing you a happy May! Can't wait to catch up soon!

    xo, gina

  2. awesome goals! i also have listed that i have to finish unpacking. i came back home a month ago and still have my suitcase full!


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