The Goal List: May 2014

I'm a little behind with this month's Goal List, but my April was pretty much overtaken by this. Looking at my list from last month and seeing how little I'm able to cross off is pretty tough to swallow, so I was kind of, sort of, putting this post off as long as I possibly could. But, I've decided to face it head-on; it's Monday, it's a new month, and things are really starting to get crazy around here now that there are buds on all the trees and the late-day lighting is any photographer's dream.

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So, what did I actually accomplish last month besides being a crazy Dance Mom?

BUSINESS GOALS | APRIL

  • Update Welcome Brochures for new clients
  • Update pricing sheets for client inquiries
  • Order new album samples
  • Book FINAL Wedding spot available for 2014 - this is in the works :)
  • Finalize 2015 SSP Senior Model Reps!
  • Get my inbox down to ZERO new emails...haha!
  • Keep up with consistent blogging - I blogged 10x in March, and I'd like to add to that in April
  • Order new biz cards

PERSONAL GOALS | APRIL

  • Organize and backup all personal photos and videos
  • EXERCISE!! <-- hopefully, the weather will finally get nicer around here and I can get outside and do a little exercise
  • Organize my home office desk <-- still a pit! MUST FIX ASAP!
  • Explore new music and find a couple of new artists to listen to while I edit...music makes me happy! :)   <-- I didn't find a new artist, but I did revisit some favorites and found some new music by them (Sarah McLachlan, Alanis, Patty Griffin)

That's about it! I have lots of photo shoots planned for April, and I know it's just going to get crazier from there on out. Pssst...if you haven't booked your Spring or Summer session with me yet, NOW is the time to do it. Like I said, things get crazy around here as soon as the first flower bulb starts sprouting or we see buds on the trees. Have a great month!

BUSINESS GOALS | MAY

  • Create a blogging calendar for May and stick to it - Blog 15x this month! (two down, only 13 left to go!)
  • Update pricing sheets for client inquiries
  • Order new album samples
  • Book FINAL Wedding spot available for 2014 - this is in the works :)
  • Get my inbox down to 1500 new emails (gonna try and take this in baby steps this month)
  • Meet with my 2015 Senior Model Reps and get them ready for their LookBook Photo Shoot! <-- CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS!!!
  • Start planning blog/website overhaul

PERSONAL GOALS | MAY

  • Organize and backup all personal photos and videos
  • EXERCISE!! <-- hopefully, the weather will finally get nicer around here and I can get outside and do a little exercise
  • Keep up with my diet - down 9lbs last month!!! Wooohooo!!!
  • Book all of C's camps for the summer months

I'm going to try and keep things fairly simple this month again. It's been tough to focus on getting just the few goals done that I set for myself each month. There never seems to be enough time! But, I am progressing and at least I'm crossing things off. Have a great May, and I hope to see a lot of you at upcoming photo shoots! My May calendar is almost fully-booked, and June is starting to fill up, too.