April goals: My last public monthly goals

Wowzers… April. April. APRIL. Just when we couldn’t believe that it was 2018 already, here we are, 4 months into the year already. I hope you all had a great March, did lots of cool stuff and had a lot of fun. March for me was pretty damn good; I visited my boyfriend’s family in Lincolnshire, went away for the weekend to the Severn Valley Railway in Shropshire and saw the start of the new Formula 1 season. So all in all, a good month. I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed doing smaller, more achievable monthly goals this year so far. It’s really worked for me, it’s helping me focus and also helping me be more specific about my goals. However, this will be my last public goals list I’ll be posting on my blog – just because I don’t want it to get too samey and don’t want y’all to get bored! I’ll still be noting down my goals privately for the rest of the year (hopefully!) Here’s what I’d like to achieve in April…

1. Hit 9.3k Twitter followers: Keeping this one nice a (hopefully) achievable because I’m aware of how difficult growth is on Twitter at the moment!

2. Hit 5,350 blog followers: At the time of writing I have 5,266 so I think this will be pretty doable unless I post something awfully problematic and lose a bunch!

Update: I noticed I hit this one a few days before the end of March so I guess that’s one crossed off my list already!

3. Hit 200k all-time blog views: I’m aware these are all very stat related so far but you know, it’s my last goals post. Go big or go home. At the time of writing I’m just over 195k. Hitting that big 2 will be such a buzz!

4. Bake a cake for Easter: I already have an extremely yummy sounding banana and Nutella cake recipe saved in my phone so I’ll probably go for that!

5. Start playing The Evil Within: I bought this game in February and haven’t actually played it yet. After saying I want to do more gaming, I think it’s a good time to start this one!

6. Proper sort out my YouTube “watch later” folder: Oh God. In January I vowed I’d get all my 200+ watch later videos watched. Nope. I’m going to dedicate some time to really going through the list and only keeping the ones I genuinely want to watch!

7. Read 4 books: I like having these goals on the list because it just encourages me to keep reading. Last month my goal was 5 so I’ll give myself a little break this month!

8. Do something that usually makes me anxious: This one will probably consist of things like going into big shops – which is something I really struggle with when it comes to my anxiety.

I’ll keep it short and sweet for this month! I won’t be doing a round up post at the end of the month anymore but if you’re at all interested, I’ll most likely be tweeting about my goals and how I’m doing and you can find me on Twitter here! What are you hoping to achieve this month? Let me know!


  1. Hope your doing well with your goals so far!

    1. I am thank you! Got a few more to tick off x

  2. I loved these monthly posts, so much so that I’ve started my own over on my blog! I’m gutted that these’ll be your last goals, but I wish you the best of luck with them.

    Amy | hookedonthemusic.com

    1. Thank you 🙂 I saw yours, loved it!

  3. Sounds like you’ve got a big month planned lovely! Good luck, I’m sure you’ll smash it xo
    Sian | http://www.siankathrine.co.uk

    1. Thank you! I hope so too xx

  4. 200k views is my goal by the end of the year so good luck with yours! I’m sure you’ll get it in no time.
    4 books sounds achievable, what are you planning to read?
    Cora http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    1. I’m definitely planning on reading Eleanor Oliphant at some point!

  5. I know you’ll be able to hit your goals! Especially your blogging and social media ones. Your blog is seriously going from street home. Strength!

    1. Thanks so much Rosie!

  6. Mmmm banana and nutella cake sounds incredible! Good luck with your goals for this month, I’m sure you’ll smash them! Xx

    1. Thank you 🙂

  7. I reckon you’ll smash these goals! We are rooting for you chick! Let’s do this!

    Charlene McElhinney

    1. Thanks doll 😘

  8. I wish you luck in your endeavours! May you fulfill your goals and achieve happiness! ☺️

    1. Thank you 🙂

  9. Good luck with your goals for April – having something on your goals list like doing something that makes you anxious is a really good idea.

    1. Thank you 🙂 I thought so too!

  10. I think putting your goals out there, especially achievable ones, is such an important idea and a reciepe for success! Also, I like the word “samey”. Happy goal tracking!

    1. Haha it’s a good word. Thank you 🙂

  11. Good luck with your goals! I love the last two. Looking forward to seeing what books you read.

    1. Thank you 🙂 xxx

  12. I feel like the year is going so quickly! I know you can achieve anything you put your mind to angel!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. March went pretty quick I think! Thank you xxx

  13. These are really great goals! I’d love to reach that many blog followers 🙂 I think stats are a great thing to have as a goal, as it really shows your hard work is having an impact 🙂

    1. Absolutely, nothing wrong with wanting to hit milestones!

  14. Wow your smashing blogging right now! I hope one day my blog can be as successful as yours 😍 I hope I can help you get to your goals lovely, I’ve just followed your blog 😊

    1. Awh thank you, it’s most appreciated! xxx

  15. It’s so crazy that it’s already April!

    1. I know right!

  16. _findingkate_ says:

    I absolutely love reading people’s monthly goal-posts! Well done on already having ticked one off your list – you’re on fire, girl! The cake sounds -amazing-, save me a slice, please?! Also go you for sticking it to your anxiety and taking the bull by the horns – proud of you girl!
    Kate x

    1. Thank you chick 😘 I’m still amazed at hitting that goal so quickly but at least it’s one less I have to worry about haha! xxx

  17. Lisa's Notebook says:

    I know what you mean about monthly goals posts, my last one was in February but I stopped for different reasons – I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself and be disappointed if I didn’t make my targets. I love the sound of that Nutella cake though – pleeeeeeeease make sure you take some photos and post them to Instagram at least?! 😘 Good luck with your goals, I’m sure you’ll smash them xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. Learning not to be disappointed if I don’t do something on my goals list is something I’ve worked really hard on this year and it’s amazing when you crack it! xxx

  18. Great goals! Good luck with everything. Twitter does seem to be a little more challenging now a days.

    1. It really really does, I agree xxx

  19. kat28w says:

    That’s a shame that this wikl be your last goals post, I love reading them, good luck with your goals. ur doing amazing. I aim to read an hour a day. I said it at the start of the year and i haven’t yet.

    1. Oh no! Maybe try half an hour a day?

  20. Good luck with your goals! You’ve done amazingly well to reach so many followers!

    And especially good luck with going into a large shop. Perhaps the first time, aim just to buy one thing. Don’t push yourself too much as even setting foot in there could be a huge achievement in itself. The next time you go, perhaps buy a few things or aim to look around for 5 minutes. The way I tackle this myself? Start small and slowly push that comfort zone a little bit each time xx

    1. Yeah I can’t push myself when it comes to going in big shops, it makes me SO anxious. I’ll start with the book section of Tesco and go from there 😉 xxx

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