March 2016 Goals

Happy March! To kick off a brand new month, I’m teaming up with a group of bloggers to give away a $125 Etsy gift card! I don’t know about you, but my Etsy wish list of things to buy for myself or others is constantly growing! Enter for a chance to win at the bottom of this post!

Before we get to this month’s goal, let’s quickly resist last month’s.

  1. Post on Instagram at least once a week. Completed!
  2. Finish recapping December’s Europe trip on the blog. Almost done with this one! I have one more city recap (Prague) coming this week!
  3. Have one TV-free night per week. I surprisingly did really well with this! Since I have class once a week after work, it’s shower, PJ, and occasionally a little bit of blog time before bed after I get home! TV has been the last thing on my mind by the time all of that is said and done.
  4. Hit 1k followers on Bloglovin. I’ll admit, this goal was a biiiiiiit of a stretch. While I didn’t hit 1k, I’m at 941 followers on Bloglovin, which I’m pretty excited about. If you don’t follow along, please do!
  5. Book my next trip. Done x 2! I have 2 trips booked in the coming months, one to Rhode Island and one to New York. Woohoo!

Ok, so I didn’t do nearly as well on my February goals as I did in January. But a new month = a clean slate. Here’s what I’m looking to achieve in March!

March 2016 Goals

  1. Try a new recipe. I’ve been recycling a few of my favorite recipes at home lately, but want to branch out and try some new ones, especially that are delicious and simple, to share here on Small Towns & City Lights!
  2. Take a webinar or e-course to strengthen my skills. So many courses have been popping up lately and I’m itching to try them! I just signed up for my first one, Helene’s Triple Your Twitter. So excited!
  3. Hit 10k steps 6 days a week. My fitness game hasn’t been too strong as of late, so I’m challenging myself to hit 10k steps 6 days a week instead of my usual 5.
  4. Collaborate with another blogger. I love seeing collabs that bloggers do with each other and this month, I want to join in on the fun and do one too! Interested in collaborating? Have an idea? Shoot me a note!
  5. Reach 500 fans on Facebook. Facebook has been the toughest platform to grow numbers on for me. But I have less than 50 to reach this goal, so I’m determined to make  it happen! Visit my page here!



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  1. Noemi Daradics
    March 1, 2016 / 5:16 PM

    Awesome goals! Good luck! :)

  2. March 1, 2016 / 5:23 PM

    you have a great list of goals for march. I didn’t make a list because I could not think of anything great I want to accomplish but I do love your goal of 10K steps a day. Mine should be 5K because I struggle with even reaching that. If you’re looking for some yummy recipes to try, check out my blog I have some great stuff there

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:01 PM

      Thank you! You should make 5k steps your goal for the month then! Having a dog certainly helps me get more steps in the day! Can’t wait to check out your recipe posts!

  3. March 1, 2016 / 5:33 PM

    Great job on your goals for January, and congrats on being so close to hitting your goal of 1k followers on bloglovin! I can’t wait to read about the rest of your trip to Europe either, especially since Prague is the city that I’m probably looking forward to the most!

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:04 PM

      Thanks, Ashley! Prague was absolutely gorgeous – I’m so excited for you to be able to experience it yourself! Have you planned many daily activities for the trip yet?

  4. March 1, 2016 / 7:53 PM

    Good luck on your goals this month! I really enjoy The Nectar Collective’s webinars. If you sign up for her newsletter you’ll find out about them first and the majority are free!

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:02 PM

      Thanks, Lexi! I am signed up for those webinars! The timing usually hasn’t worked out for me on attending live, but I’ll have to try to at least make the replays! Thanks for the reminder :)

  5. March 1, 2016 / 8:52 PM

    Woo hoo New York! Are you headed to New York City? If you’ve never been or are looking for any pointers/tips let me know!

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:12 PM

      Thanks, Lacey! This trip won’t be to the city (outside in Long Island), but I’m hoping to squeeze in some NYC time this year too! I actually went to college up in NY so I spent quite a lot of time in the city. I love it!

      • March 3, 2016 / 10:43 PM

        Awesome! I live in Long Island. :) Hope you get to squeeze in some NYC time!

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:14 PM

      Thanks, Laura! Hitting 10k can definitely be a struggle! Having a dog helps me get some more steps in though :)

  6. March 2, 2016 / 12:26 AM

    What great goals! You’ve motivated me to create my own March goals.

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:14 PM

      Thank you! So happy to hear it :) What’re you hoping to achieve this month?

  7. March 2, 2016 / 9:55 AM

    I love your TV free night. I should start doing this and swap Netflix out for reading! Loved reading your goals!

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:11 PM

      Thanks, Chelsea! It’s definitely a great way to increase productivity!

  8. March 2, 2016 / 10:35 AM

    Awesome goals for March! Best of luck :) And you did really well last month, I’m inspired to try to not watch TV one night a week now.

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:15 PM

      Thank you, Cole! It can be tough to not reach for the remote lol, but it definitely helps you check more off your to-do list with a few extra hours at night! Good luck!

  9. March 2, 2016 / 11:12 AM

    congrats on upping your bloglovin followers, that is still pretty awesome! i have been really trying to make an effort with making new recipes and it is really awesome. otherwise we get stuck in a rut and eat out too much haha. good luck with your march goals!

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:17 PM

      Thanks, Kristen! Have any of the recipes you’ve tried been good/ones you’ll start making more often? I wish I could snap my fingers and have all of the beautifully photographed food appear in front of me :) lol

      • March 10, 2016 / 5:20 PM

        oh, for sure! honestly, the easier the recipe, the more likely i am going to make it again because we always go back to easy, simple recipes!

  10. Live by Surprise
    March 2, 2016 / 1:22 PM

    This is the second goal list I’ve seen today – and it’s totally inspired me to start my own. I’ve been keeping track of my accomplishments – but not in concert with my goals – and I really need to do that. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:17 PM

      That’s so wonderful to hear, I’m so glad! What are you planning to put on your list for this month?

  11. March 2, 2016 / 1:50 PM

    I am with you on the 10k steps goal! Good luck to us :) and good luck for your other goals too
    — DT | Here I Scribble

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:11 PM

      We can do it! So far, so good. But we’re only a few days in, haha.

  12. March 2, 2016 / 10:16 PM

    Great goals!
    I’d love to collab with you :)

    xoxo, Jenny

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:28 PM

      Thanks, Jenny! I’d love to collab too! Any ideas? :)

  13. March 2, 2016 / 10:19 PM

    Woo! Great job with your goals! I would love to collaborate with you!!

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:37 PM

      Thank you, Christy! Any ideas for a collaboration topic?!

      • March 7, 2016 / 11:34 AM

        What if we each took on something on one another’s lists….your 101 or my 30 before 30? That could be fun! Or we could each take something off the other’s list that we’ve done and offer tips and recommendations on it?

  14. megan
    March 3, 2016 / 11:28 AM

    i have so many seasonal wreaths and pillows on my etsy wish list!

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:04 PM

      Don’t get me started on the seasonal wreaths :) I love them! So many to choose from!

  15. March 3, 2016 / 5:18 PM

    Great goals for this month! :)

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:15 PM

      Thanks, Jenn! Do you have any goals on your radar for the month?

  16. rachel jenkins
    March 6, 2016 / 12:07 PM

    I don’t think i have anything on my wish list, but i love all the crafty stuff!!!!!

  17. Amy Heffernan
    March 7, 2016 / 6:06 PM

    Some new greeting cards!