I haven’t done a monthly goals post on the blog before, but a few months back I did document them on my Instagram highlights to see how I would get on.

Now I’ve decided that I really wanted to put them on here, so let me know if you like this idea too! I always find them interesting to read, personally.


I’m pleased to say I accomplished all of my April goals! I went somewhere new (a new hairdressers and a spa break in Sheffield), I did something new (started practicing calligraphy), and… I read 2.5 books instead of 3, but I’ll take that as a win.


The first of my May Goals is to COOK MORE. As you probably know I’m loving baking at the moment, but cooking is a bit of a downfall for me, and I don’t enjoy it as much as the former, unfortunately. Although the last few days I have started cooking a bit more already, so hopefully that will continue. I made some yummy tacos that I really enjoyed!

I also want to FOCUS ON MY PHOTOGRAPHY more this month, specifically challenging myself for more creative shots. I’m pretty sure this one will happen, especially as I am currently on the Bloom & Grow Instagram course. (Let me know if you’d like a post about that when I’m finished?)

Lastly, my final goal for May is to START RUNNING AGAIN. Whether this is outside or on a treadmill, I really want to take up running again. Even though it’s definitely the exercise I feel is the hardest for me, I’m ready to lay off the cross-trainer a little and hit the treadmill. I’m not planning on tracking any miles I do (most likely because they won’t be very far), I just want to be able to enjoy a half hour run without stopping.


Do you have any goals for May?


  • Oh how exciting Natalie! Wishing you the very best of luck with these goals. Well done on April-s goals and The Bloom & Grow course sounds ever so exciting!
    Sending lots of love your way,
    Peta x

  • I definitely cook and bake more! Good luck with these goals.

    Candice |

  • Ooh I’m really excited to hear how the Bloom and Grow course goes – it sounds really good and something I’d love to try! xx

    • I’m loving it and only half way through so far!

  • Megan Hillery

    Oooh please tell us about the bloom and grow Instagram course! Do you need to pay for it and are you finding that it is worth the money if so? My Instagram is a mess!

    Meg |

    • Yes, it comes to around £130. I decided to save up for it and also use some money I got for my birthday but I’m absolutely loving it so far. I’m half way through xx

  • Amy Eade

    I definitely want to start running a bit more, I started off quite well in April, but haven’t been for a couple of weeks now, I find it such a lovely way to start the day!
    Amy xx

    • I totally need to start running, I find it hard to motivate myself to get out there because I find it so hard haha

  • I really want to cook more this month too, and try to master things that I haven’t even tried before!

    Danielle xx

  • This is such a good idea! I feel like a need to motivate myself more to do different things

    • I find monthly goals so much more achievable, and I try to stick to 3 as that feels enough for me!


    What a lovely post! It’s always intriguing to see what goals someone else has for the month, this month in particular I really want to get my business off the ground, so I’m going to work on getting clients x

  • The Sunday Mode

    Oooo now I feel like tacos, I haven’t had them in ages. With cooking, I started meal planning weekly and I found that made me way more eager to cook, because I didn’t have to do the added work of thinking what to cook each day!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • Ooh yes that’s such a good idea! Thank you 🙂

  • Congrats on achieving your April goals! I too really want to focus on my photography this May as I’ve been a little behind on my creative work. Would love to hear more about the Bloom and Grow course after you’ve finished 🙂 x

    Kayleigh |

    • I’m absolutely loving it so far- would highly recommend! 🙂

  • Beyo Mar

    I love the idea of two goals, instead of tonnes and no end result

  • Abi Moss

    I have a few goals! Get myself to weighing 7stone, upload on Instagram every other day, take a photograph every single day, and make sure to submit my assessments and focus on them even more✨❤️

  • I’d really like to focus on my photography as well this month. I’ve been taking less and less for my blog, even though it’s something that I really enjoy doing!
    So I’m looking forward to getting back into it. 🙂 xx

    Claire |