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November 2014 Goals



And for good reason – I need the accountability. With not as much time to get things done and a good dose of “baby brain” (I swear it’s even worse than “pregnancy brain”), I’m all over the place and things have been hanging on my to-do list for quite a while now.

My goal lists are a nice mix of personal and business, because that’s just how my life is. A nice blend that I don’t want to separate at the moment.

But before we jump in, I wanted to let you guys know that I’m working with Laura from Paper & Honey on a new handwritten logo for the site. I’ve been eyeing her work for a while and finally reached out and asked if she could help a girl out. It should be debuting this month, and I can’t wait to show you the final design.

Okay, let’s get into the good stuff.



Start writing CrushWorthy so you guys can finally get your hands on it (My original plan was to launch it this month, but that’s obviously not going to happen. New plan = launch by March 2015. Ha!)

Edit Work With Me page to reflect new services This happened earlier today!!

Launch Mentor Mini Sessions (and complete first group of them). Sign up here if you want to be on the list that gets first dibs at the limited spots each month.

Sign on 2 new In-House Designer retainer clients for January 2015 (anybody looking for someone to help with ongoing design work? Shoot me an email!)

Finish writing my Resources page and publish for ya’ll to benefit from (yes, I just said “ya’ll” and yes, I do live in the midwest)

Clean out Dropbox and organize folders (seriously, this is a disaster at the moment)

Update my blog editorial calendar

Batch write 2 weeks worth of posts and keep up with it (this one is SO hard for me. I’m a “write in the moment” kind of gal, but I need to get better at getting some things done ahead of time)

Start brainstorming a month-long challenge I’d like to host on the blog in the new year

Design 1 Brand Kit for the new design shop I’m opening in the new year (more info on this coming soon!)


Finish hanging the curtains in our living room

Decorate for Christmas (yes, you heard that right)

Figure out our daycare/nanny situation

Paint 1 room in the house

Order & send holiday cards (we get our holiday pics taken this weekend. eeek!)

Get the majority of Christmas shopping done (I know… reeaaallll specific, Amanda. I’m just not sure what to expect for my first holiday shopping season with a baby on board!)


Okay, I think that’s enough to conquer in one month, don’t you?

Got a special goal you’re working on this month? Tell me in the comments so we can cheer each other on!

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  • That’s a lot to do in one month, but I know you can conquer it! You are definitely motivating me to get all my things done, especially since I don’t have a little one.

    • Amanda Genther

      Yea, I may have set myself up for failure with this month haha but I’ll do my best to get it all done :)

      • I know you’ll do awesome with it! Just writing it down and asking everyone to hold you accountable is motivation. :)

  • Love these posts, Amanda! I love reading these posts just like I love writing them myself.

    You should totally check out Western Digital’s new Personal Cloud products! I’m all but ditching Dropbox and the like now that I have mine.

    Happy to see you back blogging, gal. :)

    • Amanda Genther

      Thanks Kory! I use Dropbox so my team can also access files. Does the western digital product allow you to do that, too? I’ll have to check it out!

  • Ahh, your to-do list inspired me to start writing my own! I compleeeetely here you on trying to pre-write blog posts. WHY oh why is it such a hard thing to do?!?! Wanna share inspiring possible post ideas?? :D :D :D