What is a “Goals” Bracelet and Why I Made One

Okay, real talk. I don’t even know what a goals bracelet is. TBH, I kind of just made it up on the spot. It has a nice story to go along with it though, so hang in there with me? 


A couple weeks ago, I had the awesome opportunity to go to a fun press event. It was for Thomas Sabo’s new Spring Summer collection of charms as a part of their “Charm Club” line. Like any fun press event, I ran into blogger friends, caught up with my PR girls, salivated over beautifully designed cupcakes, and browsed all the new launches. 

Then came the build your own charm bracelet activation. 

Growing up, I was obsessed with charm bracelets. Something about the fact that you could customize it to make it your own, create your own little storyline, and hide secrets inside a piece of jewelry gets me every time. 

I hadn’t built a charm bracelet for quite a few years. In fact, I’m not quite sure what happened to my old charm bracelets. And at first, I didn’t think very much of it. Then I started thinking. While browsing all the little symbols, I decided I would make this charm bracelet special. 

The event took place on May 18. That date probably doesn’t mean much to you but for me it’s when, 6 years ago, I met my best friend… Dave. And perhaps it was the sentimental mood I was in, or maybe it was because the charms were all so damn cute… either way, I felt inspired. 

I don’t always share every single product I receive in the mail or every press event I go to; but there are those I leave feeling so uplifted, excited, and truly, inspired. And well, that’s why I’m here isn’t it? 

I decided to dedicate this bracelet to where I am in my life right now and where I want to go. In 25 years, I feel like I’ve done so many things I’ve always wanted to do, and yet, there’s just so much more I want to see and accomplish. 

Ready for the cheese? It’s coming at you at full force for this post. 

My “Goals” Bracelet

The charm bracelet is dainty, which I love. I think it represents the delicate state of life and reminds me how subtly in life can still be bold. 


The first charm is a double ring. It’s called “Together“. One might think this is what represents my relationship with Dave – but it doesn’t. For me, this charm represented a promise to myself – a promise to never give up on myself, to always be true to me, and to never break that promise. At the end of the day, the relationship you never escape and is arguably the most important relationship of your life is the one with yourself. And together you and yourself can accomplish anything. It’s a promise charm. 


The second charm is a globe. Self explanatory – because one of my biggest goals for the next (hopefully) 3 quarters of my life is to travel and see more of the world. Every time I come back from a trip, I feel so much more open and connected to the world. There’s truly nothing like it. 


The third charm is an ode to my relationship. Dave and I aren’t married yet. And TBH, I don’t know if we’re the marrying type (don’t tell our parents). We love each other so much and never give up on what we have… and that might just be enough. But who knows, maybe we still will get married one day. This is just a goal to remind myself to never give up on love. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it. And given the divorce rate nowadays, I think that’s truly the important part of any marriage or relationship. 

And there you have it. My “goals” bracelet. It was a complete fluke. This isn’t sponsored and I’m not even going to go back and re-read to edit this post. Our goals are a raw expression of ourselves, flaws and all. 

Product wise – we got the Classic Small bracelet from Thomas Sabo. It’s sterling silver and is the perfect size for layering and every day wear. It truly does feel like a grown up charm bracelet and I’ve been wearing it every day. Maybe I’ll add more charms to it as I build my goals list. Either way, it’s definitely a new go-to. 

So a big thank you to Thomas Sabo and the team. Not only for creating gorgeous products and a super fun event, but for inspiring me to remember what I love so much about self expression. Every piece of clothing or jewelry we wear means something, whether we know it or not. 

mel inspired


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