A Look Back On September & My 5 Goals For October

It feels like September went by in a blink of an eye, I genuinely can’t believe it’s October already – we’re fully heading into Winter with Halloween, Bonfire night and Christmas all fast approaching! I thought I’d take a moment to look back on the month and what goals I set myself to see what I’d achieved, I also thought it would be great to finalise some October goals to work towards!

Last month in one of my #TipsTuesday posts I blogged about how to set yourself achievable goals which included my 5 goals for September, so here’s a look back at what I set myself…

1.) To book a solo trip –
I’m in the process of booking a trip to Barcelona, just finalising the details this week, whoo!

2.) Print my business cards and start up my freelance business –
I designed and ordered my cards yesterday and am now a full time blogger – YAY!

3.) To work with at least five brands that I’ve never worked with before –
This month I collaborated with Nike, Warehouse, Ann Summers, Krispy Kreme and Ted and Muffy who I have never worked with before.

4.) Dye my hair an exciting shade
appointment booked in (meeeeeeeep!).

5.) Book a gig to attend before the end of the year
– I booked tickets with two of my girlfriends to see Modestep and Everything Everything in November which I’m so excited for!

I’m really pleased I managed to complete 3/5 of my goals with the other two in process of being completed but just finalising some bits off for those then it’s all go! September really was a wonderful month for me, filled with personal achievements, lots of time for my friends and some exciting changes – here’s an overview of some accomplishments this month…

– The beginning of September saw me turn 25!

– I went back to my old college to give a talk on blogging (I was nervous as hell but really enjoyed it and felt so proud of myself for doing it!).

– I went on a wonderful overnight spa trip in the New Forest with Sen Spa which I’ll be blogging about soon (spoiler – it was incredible!).

– I took part in an A/W fashion show at The Mall, Camberley where I was asked to be a ‘fashion expert’ and put together my top looks for autumn and dress the models.

– Me and my best girlfriends have booked a trip to Paris which I can’t wait for!

– Primark followed me around for a day of LFW and run a ‘day in the life of’ feature which I am so pleased with – I was so happy with how it came out! I’ll be sharing a post on it this week but feel free to take a look at the feature in the meantime!

– Me and the beautiful Yani launched our monthly collaborative feature; #SneakerStylingSessions which was so much fun to shoot over LFW with Amber, keep your eyes peeled for next months!

Phew, so I think that was pretty much an overview of September, now onto my goals for October…

1.) Re-decorate my office space

2.) Book a trip/event with my family and spend more time with them

3.) Reach 16,000 followers on Instagram

4.) Start my Christmas shopping (say whattttttt?!)

5.) Finalise a super exciting plan I have for next year that I can’t wait to share with you all!

What are your goals for October? I’d love to hear your achievements from September too!

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  1. Lurchhoundloves 1st October 2015 / 8:39 am

    Amazing achievements for September you busy thang! Also, congrats on full time blogging – this is my dream for next year after getting married and doing my current job free lance as well – Girl Power! xx


    • Hayley Rubery 7th October 2015 / 10:16 am

      Ah thanks so much lady, amen to girl power! <3 xx

    • Hayley Rubery 7th October 2015 / 10:16 am

      Me too love, great to feel on top of achievements no matter how big or small! Ah have a wonderful month lovely! x

  2. S, x 1st October 2015 / 10:36 am

    What a month you've had!!! Hope October is just as fun 🙂

    Sophie Cliff

  3. Abbie 1st October 2015 / 3:38 pm

    Ahhh wow, sounds like it's been a fab year so far! Was lovely to meet you last night! xx


    • Hayley Rubery 7th October 2015 / 10:17 am

      Ah thank you lovely lady! You too – hope to see you again soon! 🙂 x

    • Hayley Rubery 7th October 2015 / 10:17 am

      Thanks love, can't wait to share some pictures! x

    • Hayley Rubery 7th October 2015 / 10:19 am

      Thank you love, yes do – it doesn't matter how big or small they are it always feels great to know you're achieving them every month! x

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