2016 Goals // April

Happy April!

Let's talk goals! What would you like to accomplish in April? // dreams-etc.com

I was a bit absent from the blog last week, which wasn’t intentional but turned out to be so needed. I needed a bit of a break from… well, everything. And spring break provided the perfect opportunity! The week was both relaxing and stressful, but in the end it was good. I had the chance to take care of my introverted side, which has been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately.

The nice thing about taking a step back from the blog last week is that it gave me an opportunity to do some brainstorming about what I think of when I think of Dreams, etc. being the perfect place to pour myself into online and I think I was able to put a finger on exactly what I’d like this space to become. I think it’s already close to being there, but needs a little more work.

And this will be part of my goals for April.

1 // Flesh out my vision for Dreams, etc. This will involve doing some work on my About Me page and doing some “behind-the-scenes” type of stuff that I’ve been putting off for awhile. I’d also like to finalize the mission statement for my blog that has been half-formed in the back of my mind for all of 2016. It came to me late one night and I jotted it down in a note on my phone. It’s been sitting there ever since, but after my brainstorm session the missing pieces are starting to take shape.

2 // Continue to work on my novel. Because I love it and I’m excited to finish it.

3 // Work on a secret project. It’s not big or exciting, but it’s something I’ve attempted before and totally failed, so before I announce it to the world, I’d like to get through the first week or two. 🙂

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR APRIL?

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ps – check out my goals from March.

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Paige @ An Uncomplicated Life Blog
    April 4, 2016 at 9:50 am

    You’re writing a novel?! That’s fantastic! Go you!

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      I am! Thank you! 🙂

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    Mia
    April 4, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Best of luck with your goals for the month, friend! You can do it. 🙂

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you Mia! 🙂

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    Sara Strand
    April 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I am trying to figure out how to change up my blog, too. Like I need to decide what I definitely want to regularly do there and how I can go forward and be better. I just need some solid time every day to work on it, and that’s my biggest obstacle right now.

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Me too! The days go by so fast, it’s hard to stay on top of things! I finally added share buttons to the bottom of my posts today. I think I just need to take everything one small change at a time, but still. It’s hard to fit it all in!

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    Stephanie
    April 4, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Good luck with your April goals! My big one is to find balance with everything I want to accomplish and making sure it doesn’t cut into my family time too much.

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      That’s a good one! It’s hard to find a way to fit everything in and make sure it doesn’t cut into time with family and friends. Good luck with your April goals too!

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    Angela
    April 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

    ohh work on secret project sounds exciting!! My goals are mainly fitness related or social media related! I run a link up if your interested in joining that would be awesome. Good luck with your goals!

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      I don’t know if other people will think it’s as cool as I do, but I’m having fun with it. 🙂 Good luck with your goals this month!

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    Shann Eva
    April 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    A break is definitely a good and needed thing every once in a while. I’m planning on one after the end of the month. April is pretty busy for me, so I’ll need a little bit of May to rest. Sounds like you have a lot of writing planned, and I’m excited to hear about your secret project. Best of luck with your novel too.

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      I should schedule in blog breaks too. Yes! I love having lots of writing plans. Thank you! Good luck with your goals this month and have a wonderful break from things at the end of April. 🙂

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    steph
    April 4, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    good luck with your goals love!! and with your novel!! 🙂

    now you’re inspiring me to put my april goals on paper.

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you Steph!

      You should! Let me know what they are when you do. 🙂

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    Jess Leeman
    April 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    wowza, you’re writing a novel? GO YOU! good luck with it 🙂 and you’ll smash your goals..I’m sure

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      I am! Thank you! 🙂

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    Tara Berries
    April 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    The fact that you are writing a novel and are really into it is amazing! I can’t get very far into a novel before abandoning it. Good for you! Your blog is great and I am sure any changes you make will just enhance all that is perfect about it!

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      It’s hard to keep going with them, but I’m really enjoying this one. 🙂 I’m sure I’ll have moments of struggling to get through, though.

      Thank you Tara! I appreciate your kind words. 🙂

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    Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
    April 4, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Secret project?! Ooooh I love a cliffhanger 🙂

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      I hope people like the idea as much as I do when I talk about it. 🙂

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    DANI CC
    April 4, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    We love this. It’s so important to disconnect to reconnect. Can’t wait to find out about the secret project.

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      It is! I need to make a point to do that more often.

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    Kusum
    April 4, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    A break is a necessity, good you were able to take the time away to come back with more energy and enthu! These goals are so cool, good luck with finishing a novel, thats huge!! So curious about your secret goal, hope you get through soon enough to share with us 🙂
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Yes, I need to remember to take breaks more often! Thank you! I hope people enjoy the secret project as much as I do when I talk about it. 🙂

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    Angie Agerter
    April 5, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Oh secret project!!
    I need to do this at some point, it would probably be helpful. uhm. maybe next month lol

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Yes, next month! 🙂 It’s so hard to schedule things in these days. I feel like the days are just flying by!

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    Autumn
    April 5, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I am totally intrigued on this super project! Good luck with your goals this month- I’m excited to see what your vision is on your blog!!

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      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Thank you Autumn! I hope people enjoy reading about my secret project as I am enjoying doing it. And I’m so excited to share my vision soon! 🙂

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    Cara
    April 5, 2016 at 10:07 am

    That’s so exciting you’re writing a novel and I’m eager to hear what your secret project is 😉 Best of luck with both!

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    Stacey
    April 5, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Get on a schedule with my new job, while balancing my blog too!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Good luck! That can be a hard thing to figure out!

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    Jovania
    April 6, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Writing a novel sounds so exciting! I’ve thought about it before, but only ended up with a short story haha. Best of luck!

    • Reply
      Crystal // Dreams, etc.
      April 13, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you Jovania! I’ve had that happen. But I’ve also had short story ideas turn into novels. 🙂

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    Jazmine
    April 20, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Secret project??! That sounds fun. I can never have secrets for myself because I always end up too excited and I tell someone. I hope you’re accomplishing all you wanted to this month.

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