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Goals for the Next Six Months

July 10, 2019

It has taken me a week to write this. A mix of sheer exhaustion and distractions, I mean the ASOS website with all the sales is distracting. But to be honest, it’s probably neither. It’s more so that I haven’t been able to find the right words.

My goal for the next six months is to actually take time for myself and focus on self-care.

It’s taken me a long time to make self-care a priority or even consider it something for me to focus on. And people who know me personally know that not only am I a shopaholic (if you couldn’t tell already then… SURPRISE!!!), but I’m a workaholic too. It kind of fits my career description because there is never really a time I can turn off my phone until and unless I am in a place with bad signal and no wifi.

Beyond this, I think it’s also a cultural thing. Growing up in a typical brown desi family, I have never seen my parents or my entire extended family ever take time to focus on themselves. I wonder if it’s something that they just developed in all their hustle or it’s something that was passed down through generations just like all the home remedies.

For me, self-care became a priority after how burned out I have been in the last six months. The burn out led to my anxiety going back into high gear and I would continuously feel lost. I felt like I had turned robotic and not much mattered. I literally spent May and June not caring much about what I wore or if I had makeup on me. Those are things I usually enjoy, but all I would do is sleep till the last minute I possibly could, go to work and come back home to sleep. I was stuck in a cycle and I needed to break it.

Things I’m going to be doing to work on my goal for prioritizing self-care in the next six months.

Working Out More, Being More Healthy

Right now, I try and make it to the gym at least three times a week, but the other four days I go back to my unhealthy habits. So really progress doesn’t happen much and I know I need to work on that to get healthier and reach my target weight by November.

Credit: Tenor

Reading More

As a kid, I used to love reading. I even stopped watching TV for a month in third grade during the readathon, to read as many books as possible to win. And now, even though I have books I want to read on my To Read List but I haven’t come around to it yet. I have to start again.

Organized and Curated Closet and Makeup Collection

This has been so overdue. I have to fix my closet so desperately that I need help like Carrie did when she was moving.

Credits: Giphy

I have clothes that I need to sell and donate. (Side note, if there is a way to do this on Instagram, let me know because I have brand new pieces as well that I haven’t worn at all.) Besides an emptier closet means more fall purchases and more new content in the coming months.


I want to make it a goal for the next six months to socialize with friends and network as well. In this industry, I need to remember that networking is not only a way to find new opportunities but it is what would give me a better foundation going up on the career ladder. Being surrounded by people I like or understand fashion is a good way to focus on decompressing and being inspired to create more and grow more.

Well that’s all from me, I have to go take off my face mask and let me know what your goals are for the next six months.

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  • Reply
    Emily Parker
    July 10, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Hi Sharika, do you have an e-mail I could reach you on? I wasn’t able to find any on the blog, would love to hear if you’re open to collab? You’re also more than welcome to write directly to me on if you don’t want to publish your e-mail here in the comments 🙂

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