Fall Goals

What are your goals for fall? Part of the September link up with The B Bar!

This month I’m participating in the The B Bar’s September linkup! The questions was, “What are your goals for fall?” which I’m excited about because this is something that has been on my mind recently.

These past few weeks I’ve been really dedicated to restructuring my blog to make it how I had wanted originally. I started realizing that I’d have to put more time and effort into this if I wanted tangible results. So now I’ve come back with a fresh perspective, and a better idea for what my fall goals will be.

#1 BE MORE ADVENTUROUS

This is primarily a beauty and lifestyle blog, but this is also a personal goal. Too much I’ve sat on the sidelines, being content with watching other people do what they wanted to do. And that was always okay with me, because I was fine where I was. But the problem lies in the fact that I’m not truly experiencing life, and the only way to get more experience is to do something. Even if it doesn’t seem to relate to my blog, having these experiences can give me something to draw creativity from, even in if it doesn’t seem like it at first.

I would like to say I’m well on my way to contributing to being more adventurous in my life. This past weekend I attended my first concert, both with friends and new people. It’s a start!

#2 EXPERIMENT WITH NEW LOOKS

Comfortable is my style, both in what I wear and how I live. My comfort zone is small, and that’s not really a good thing because I seldom drift away from it. However I think it’ll be fun to start trying out new things with my look. I’ve already bleached my hair, which has forced me to try new things to match it, but now I’m looking to even further that with the type of clothes I wear and how I present myself.

I know I come off quiet sometimes or even sometimes too loud (I tend to get super weird around cute people). But I want to change what people’s first impression of me from “oh, she’s so quiet” to “wow, she looks confident. I want to be her friend.”

#3 MEET NEW PEOPLE

If you didn’t know, I don’t go to school anymore. I don’t mean that in “oh yeah, I already graduated college and I’m jobless,” I mean that as in “I’ve only done one semester of community college, and I’m that person that still hangs out with her old high school friends because she hasn’t made new ones.”

Yeah, not fun. Not to mention my friends are going to school, so they are meeting new people and making new memories. It can make a girl like me feel very behind and lost very quickly. BUT, I am hoping that as I try to be more adventurous, I’ll also meet new people, even if we don’t become best friends.

I’m also trying to engage more on social media, both on my personal and blog accounts. To promote my blog, this is crucial. But it’s also a small step to make myself more comfortable with interaction without actually having to be physically present so you can see the sweat that my clothes are drenched in.

Yeah, it’s not a pretty picture.

#4 FIND THE PERFECT LINER… AND SHOES

To end out, a miniature wish list. Going through my makeup in the move, I’ve realized how many eyeliners I have, and how many I don’t use. They’re simply old and dried up since it’s probably been years of un-use (is that a word? It looks really weird). I have a few that work, but they don’t work necessarily well, so I’m on the lookout for a new liquid liner so I can finally throw all my old ones away!

But also shoes. Just recently I’m noticing how much shoes can impact an outfit, and since all through high school I was convinced my worn out gray Converse matched absolutely everything, I didn’t really invest much into shoes. I think this goes great with my other goal of wanting to experiment with new looks, because this gives me an opportunity to try something new and a little out of my comfort zone.

I’m looking for casual yet cute shoes rather than formal heels just because I think I’ll get more wear out of them. It’s not often I’ll go somewhere formal, and y’know, one step at a time. Don’t want to start out too fast otherwise I know I’ll get burnt out before fall is even over!

This year has gone by so fast, it’s surreal. I keep thinking that it’s still the middle of summer, and I’ve got 6 months left to go. With that being said, I feel pretty energized when it comes to my fall goals, because I think they are definitely realistic and hopefully by writing them down and putting it out there will hold me more accountable for them.

Do you have any fall goals?

Have fun,

Samantha

Don’t forget to check out these other amazing people that participated!

 

  • Kudos on trying something new! I am super cautious so I have a hard time trying new things too! But it always seems to work out ok, right?!

    • Samantha Gong

      Thanks! I know, I always seem to look at the bad side, but it never turns out like that! (Which is good!)

  • Love your goals! I could also get back at all of them, especially with meeting new people. I can be sort of an introvert at times but when you’re in the business / blogging world, it’s all about networking. xx!

    • Samantha Gong

      Thank you, and same on the whole introvert thing! That’s exactly how I feel, which is why I think it’s really important to to just do it.

  • These fall goals are great – all good things to remember regardless of what you do, especially being adventurous and meet new people. I think as it gets colders, it’s easier not do those things!

    • Samantha Gong

      Yes, I agree! I think it’s beneficial in so many ways to put yourself out there, even if it seems really scary at first.

  • Great goals for the year! Being adventurous is the best, and you can really find out more about yourself! Good luck with everything this fall 🙂

    • Samantha Gong

      Thank you! I really hope I will find out more about me, myself and I 🙂

  • I love that your list encourages you to get outside of your comfort zone! That’s something I need to do more often, too.

    • Samantha Gong

      Thank you! It’s something I’ve always been wanting to do but never having the courage. Hopefully by writing it out for people to see will encourage the both of us!

  • Great goals! I could definitely stand to get outside of my comfort zone and be more adventurous—in fashion and in life. You’ve definitely inspired me, and I’m sure you’ll do great attacking those goals!

    • Samantha Gong

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad I inspired you – I’d be happy to know how to do as well!

  • Number 1 and 2 should be on my list too! Once I had a blog titled “the non-adventurous life of M” and it totally fit my life. I changed it and enjoyed it, then because of the school and work I fell back into not trying just surviving. I miss the more adventurous part – now, I’m trying, I’m trying but it’s always good to be reminded 😀

    The look… I was looking at old photos and I realized that I still use some of my clothes from 5-10 years ago. And not the “timeless mini dress” type 😀 It was a huge reality-check for me. And I also realized that I look totally the same evry time.

    • Samantha Gong

      Well good luck to you on being more adventurous! Seriously, we’ll have to make a club haha 🙂

      And yes, I have the same problem! Too many of my old pictures and memories involve a large sweatshirt and jeans. I really want to have a more mature style.

  • Great goals! I can totally feel you on the “be adventurous” thing. And there’s no shame in hanging out with highschool friends 😉 I’m 25 and my best friends are still the ones from high school! I’ve made new friends from Uni, work and other places, but nothing beats that bond with someone who’s known you for years!

    • Samantha Gong

      Thank you! True, it’s great to still be in touch with people I’ve known for a long time – I’m just hoping to branch out a little more 🙂

  • It’s awesome that you’re wanting to branch out of your comfort zone. I commend you for that! That’s really great.

    Experimenting with your personal style is a lot of fun; and who knows, you may learn that you like a completely new style than you’re used to. 🙂

    • Samantha Gong

      Thanks! And yes, a new style is much needed!

  • These are great goals! I’m hoping I can really focus on making my blog great this fall, and I’m working on upping my Pinterest/social media. Good luck and I hope you accomplish everything you’re working towards!
    Morgan | theradwife.blogspot.com

    • Samantha Gong

      Thank you, and me too! I really want to step up my game, and it’s so cool that you are too! Good luck to you as well 🙂

  • Great post! I love setting goals for myself!

    • Samantha Gong

      I do too! It’s just a matter of getting them done 😛

  • Mia

    Are we the same person? I’ve got exactly the same things on my goals list haha! 🙂
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

    • Samantha Gong

      No way, that’s so weird (and totally cool)!