March Under the Microscope

April is fast approaching and it feels like only yesterday that I posted my first blog (see – Intro: Dear Blog-Verse). How can 7 weeks have passed already? That is absolutely crazy to me. Not to mention that I am currently writing my 35th blog post!

In light of 2017’s rapidly closing window, I wanted to take the time to reflect on my 2017 goals (see – Lifestyle: 2017 Goals) and maybe get an idea of how I am progressing.

To give you a little back ground information, 5 weeks ago I had:

  • recently resigned from my previous role,
  • was about to start in a new position,
  • was 1 week fresh into blogging, and;
  • comitted to a year of courage, motivation and self love.

And to refresh your memory, my 2017 goals were (and still are):

  • start a blog and produce creative content three times a week,
  • explore my interests in makeup, food and fashion,
  • learn how to edit a movie clip and upload a video onto YouTube,
  • walk down the aisle,
  • spend less money and maintain a budget,
  • speak to my family and in-laws once a week,
  • form three genuine new friendships, and;
  • Spend more time outside. More beach, less Netflix.

So what have I done in the past 5 weeks?
Well, a lot of things. But to name a few:

  • started my new job,
  • flew and spent a week in Perth for work – a fantastic experience,
  • spent 4 days down in Newcastle where I celebrated my sister-in-laws engagement,
  • laughed my head off at a wine and cheese night hosted by my high school girlfriends,
  • went on 3 seperate double dates, caught up with an old girlfriend from university, and attended multiple work functions,
  • written and created 28 blog posts for Olive and Clo,
  • exercised twice (holy cow that is embarrasing),
  • road tripped 3 Saturdays in a row to Currumbin beach,
  • pitched in for a PS4 for my brother’s 22nd birthday,
  • had a productive meeting with our wedding designer re: styling and expectations,
  • recieved our save the date invitations (they still haven’t been posted – fail), and;
  • understood the benefits of having a plumber as a friend.

Aside from ‘upload a video on youtube’ and ‘walk down the aisle,’ I definitely think I am checking all my boxes.

Honestly, I have really impressed myself this last month. I have remained motivated, stretched the limits of my comfort zone, been more social and have generally focused on having a lot more fun.


Before I go, I am going to take the opportunity to add one more goal to my list: invest in self-hosting, a domain name and a theme for Olive and Clo. 

However, in order to do so I have commited to achieving a few micro-goals first:

  • learn how to take quality photos, and;
  • produce 15 quality posts (with good lighting and content).

After all, I won’t be running until I am walking.

So there you have it – wish me luck guys. I should probably also amp up my exercise regime (sigh). I don’t really want to. But okay. Fine. I’ll do it.

Until next time. Stay Safe. Linda, xo



  1. March 22, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Nice list! Glad it was a productive day for you 🙂

    • March 22, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      Thank you babe 😘😘

  2. March 22, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    Oh my gosh! I am coming across this post right when I am writing my own goals check up! Great post, glad everything is going well.

  3. iamwebecca
    March 22, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Hey! Lovely
    Post, thanks for
    Sharing . I’m new to blogging, would you mind following me back and checking
    Out my
    Blog? Thanks Bex xx

    • March 22, 2017 / 11:11 pm

      Sure Becca! Would love to! 😘

      • iamwebecca
        March 22, 2017 / 11:11 pm

        Thanks zz

    • March 23, 2017 / 1:11 am

      Of course! I am now a follower! 😍😘

  4. March 23, 2017 / 7:29 am

    Hey. Nice blog. Thanks for reading mine, The Devil’s Hornet…

    • March 23, 2017 / 8:47 am

      My pleasure!

    • March 23, 2017 / 10:47 am

      Oh that means so much coming from you! Mine is still a work in progress. Yours is great! 😍😍

      • March 23, 2017 / 10:49 am

        Aww you’re very welcome hun, keep doing what you’re doing.. it’s great! 😘 xx

  5. March 30, 2017 / 6:16 am

    I just found your blog and I can’t stop reading it! Thank you for inspiration! Good luck with your goals xxx

    • OliveandClo
      March 30, 2017 / 6:44 am

      Eek! Thank you so much! 😍😍
      You’ve officially made my day!
      And you too! All the best with all your ventures. xo

    • OliveandClo
      April 8, 2017 / 5:27 am

      Oh, thank you Mahki 😘😍

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