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Happy New Year! New Year = New Goals!

2014newyearIt is official…HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I want to first thank all of you for your support throughout the year! I wouldn’t be here without you all!

I am super excited for 2014, but before I go into details about what I want to accomplish this year, I first have to do a recap of some awesome moments from 2013 blog related and some personal. Here are my goals for 2013 and here is what I accomplished.

In 2013 I….

1. Opened the Her Goody Bag Online Boutique!- It was quite a success too. Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep up with the shop because of personal reasons, but it was on the list and I did it. If I reopen the shop, it will be done differently since I have new demands on my life where I am unable to personally maintain the shop.

2.  My hair goal was to reach BSL (Bra Strap Length) and when I last got my hair done, before my trim, my hair was at the top of my bra strap. Now this is a little difficult to say if I reached the goal fully because it honestly depends on the type of bra that you wear, but my hair grazes the top of my bra strap so I made it lol. I will be sure to take more hair pics of my new journey.

3. I wanted to network and made great connections! One of the highlights was connecting with the NIVEA PR Team and becoming a NIVEA Digital Influencer!

4. I went back to school and I am now working on my 2nd Masters Degree. I will be finished July 27, 2014 lol. I’ve also been given a new role at work so that has been very time consuming, in addition to my new responsibilities, I have an incredible amount of school work to complete, wh

 

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I was able to attend New York Fashion Week and cover shows, I worked with brands like OCC, Clairol, Pantene, Freeman’s Beauty, Smirnoff, Hpnotiq, AllState, U by Kotex, Coca Cola, Sally Hansen, Laura Geller, and Nair through various networks like Glam Media, Single Edition, and Klout and other PR Companies. I featured independent brands like Sui Generis Boutique, Trinket Rocks, and Fly Credentials.

This has been an incredible year for me and the blog! Although I had a successful 2013, I did not accomplish everything that I set out to complete. So for 2014 here are my goals!

  1. Time management! Manage my time between God, family/friends, work, social life, and the blog of course. (This will be my number goal forever lol)
  2. Continue to shop my closet (Who doesn’t love saving money?) I have major plans this year so I have to be smart with my finances
  3. Improve the health of my hair. In 2013 I wanted to reach BSL, well by the end of 2014 I want to reach mid-back length or lower (is waist length pushing it?). I want to focus on growth and and health this year. This means taking my vitamins every day, lots of deep conditioning and protective styling.
  4. Workout! When I created HerGoodyBag I wanted it to be a one stop shop to help you look good, feel great, and live better and health is important. I want to incorporate more posts about living a healthy life. When we are in shape our clothes look amazing! I was consistent for about 2.5 months and fell off terribly when I started school. I need stay focused and not fall victim to fattening foods.
  5. Network! I did improve last year and this year I want to do better! I want to start working more directly with brands and collaborating with other bloggers to provide better content for you all. I also want to feature more independent designers. It was great becoming a digital influencer for NIVEA and I would like to become an ambassador for more brands.
  6. Host another event! Fabulously Chic was a success in 2012 and Kim and I have been extremely busy in 2013 so hopefully we can  bring you another great event! I also want to host smaller events as well with brands and retailers.
  7. Continue to create better content! I think I accomplished that this year, but I will plan better and try not to have so many gaps between posts. I created an editorial calendar for the 1st quarter of 2014 so let’s see how this goes.
  8. Community Service! This was on my list last year and I did donate to a few charities, but I did not donate my time. It will be quite difficult with my work schedule, but I need to find a way to give back, in addition to monetary donations.
  9. Interact more with my readers and other bloggers! I truly appreciate all of you and I am thinking of ways to interact with you all more! This was a goal last year, I did host more giveaways, but that’s not the only interaction that I am looking for. I also want to interact with more bloggers and build a strong blogging community. Maybe through a link round, but just support more bloggers. I also would love a few guest posters! And definitely commenting more on blogs!
  10. Take my style to another level. I wanted to incorporate more prints last year and I did that. Now I want to take my style to another level. This includes fashion, hair, nails, and makeup. I want to wear more lipsticks, mix prints (not too crazy), and put different styles together. I’m great at doing that for other people, but for me I’m still a work in progress.

So these are my goals for 2014! What’s your plan for 2014?

Comments

  1. Those are great goals. My main goal is to get into shape.
    Good luck this year!

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