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Quest for Discovery: Week Seven

Hello, friends!

Last week was a lot of, “Hey, how are you feeling?” or “Welcome back to the land of the living,” which was both sweet and got old really quickly really fast. Yet it was really nice to get back into some sort of routine with work, writing and working out. I really needed that. The fact that I was able to meet my writing goals and eat a lot better (until the weekend) were some boosts my confidence and belief in myself definitely needed. Knowing that I can provides some great forward momentum, which is exactly what I plan to do.Image result for elegant page break clip art

Writing 
Long-Term Goal: Write two new books and edit two books. Enter the query trenches.

Last Week’s Goal: Write 4x. Meet (or exceed) word count.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. So, apparently writing roughly 1,900 words four times a week (and then another 1,000 on Fridays, since I put writing 5x a week as my writing goal on WriteTrack) is a lot harder than I thought. I’m going to write a blog post about it, hopefully this week, but I’m really proud that I not only wrote four times last week, but with today’s writing, I’m 2,000 words ahead of schedule, which gives me a day’s wiggle room. And that’s awesome.

Weekly Goal: Write 5x. Continue meeting word count.

Reading
Long-Term Goal: Read every day, finishing up some old series and keeping up with new ones.

Last Week’s Goal: Finish Times Shards. Write review. Start another novel.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Finish Embers of War. Write review to come out on the 20th. Start new book!

Fitness
Long-Term Goal: Continue living a healthy lifestyle and shaping a body I love and am proud of.

Last Week’s Goal: Get fully healthy. Get well, but be forgiving if your body isn’t ready to work out, yet.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I actually managed to work out twice last week and ate really well, plus logged my food, resulting in losing a pound! Then, Saturday, I ate like shit, so…we’re getting there. Definitely need to continue working on being more forgiving and less manic about seeing progress in this and instead, focus on making it a lifestyle I enjoy.

Weekly Goal: Check out Rock Chalk Park. Work out 3x. Log food honestly.

Financial
Long-Term Goal: Learn to have a healthy relationship with money and build my savings.

Weekly Goal: Make tax appointment. Actually put money into bloody savings.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Not only did I make my tax appointment, but I actually got to go last week and it was really lovely to see my Aunt and catch up with her. I also put in money to savings for both January and February, so I’m really stoked about that (but as I’m already seeing some things on the horizon that are probably going to dip into that, I’m now nervous, but oh is the life of constant financial anxiety).

Weekly Goal: Stay frugal. Reevaluate finances.

Spiritual
Long-Term Goal: Reconnect with God and grow personally to live more like Jesus.

Last Week’s Goal: Focus.on.prayer.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. I hardly prayed last week. Really need to change that. But, I did talk with my Mom about getting devotionals (since apparently a problem with shipping caused us to never get ours), so hopefully we’ll make some forward progress on that!

Weekly Goal: Actively work on lessening mental tangents during prayer.

Carpe Diem
Long-Term Goal: Find a reason to smile every day and something to get excited about weekly. 

Last Week’s Goal: Get excited to get back into the routine and being back amongst the living. Plus, hair appointment Saturday!

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Lots of reasons to smile, last week. Getting my hair done was awesome (especially since I got it done with my Mom, sister and brother). Had a fun game night, met my Aunt for lunch and generally just had a pretty awesome week.

Weekly Goal: Have way too much fun on Valentine’s Day. ❤Image result for elegant page break clip art

I’m not going to lie: this week, I’m most excited about Valentine’s Day, since it’s the first time I’m celebrating it as a holiday and not as Single Awareness Day, like I have the previous 25 years. And my boyfriend and I are kinda going all out and I’m really freakin’ stoked about that, too. But on top of that, it’s continuing the writing grind, looking into a potentially free (!!) gym membership, trying to finish up editing a friend’s book and keeping my fitness and health in check as we (hopefully) start making the turn towards some more consistently warmer weather.

Wishing you good vibes, positive thoughts and marks off your To-Do list!

Cheers.

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Quest for Discovery: Week Six

Hello, friends!

Thanks to the flu, I not only missed posting anything for Week Five, but my goals below–which were from Week Four, since I didn’t make any new ones–were far from accomplished, especially the main one I had for that week: to start writing the second book in the Artemis Smith quintet. But with as sick as I got, I’m not beating myself up for not accomplishing anything (I’m just proud I didn’t end up in the hospital). I’m still recovering–this cough is nasty and persistent–so the goals for the upcoming week are a little lower intensity/lower key than what I’d like, but after a sickness like that, you can’t rush the recovery, either, or you’ll be right back to where you were.

And I have no desire to do that again.

Image result for elegant page break clip artWriting
Long-Term Goal: Write two new books and edit two books. Enter the query trenches.

Last Week’s Goal: Start writing Artemis Smith and the Steam Powered Fallacy. Write 4x.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. I ended up falling behind by almost two weeks. I did manage to write the first page last night (*squee*) and adjusting my Write Track goal, I only increased my daily word count goal by a couple hundred of words each day, going from roughly 1,500 to roughly 1,900 per day, in order to still meet my deadline on the 31st of March. So still totally doable.

Weekly Goal: Write 4x. Meet (or exceed) word count.

Reading
Long-Term Goal: Read every day, finishing up some old series and keeping up with new ones.

Last Week’s Goal: Finish The Guns Above. Write review.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Plus, wrote another review and start reading another novel that is BAMF.

Weekly Goal: Finish Times Shards. Write review. Start another novel.

Fitness
Long-Term Goal: Continue living a healthy lifestyle and shaping a body I love and am proud of.

Last Week’s Goal: Indoor routine 4x. Log food.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. Yeah, probably no surprise that this one didn’t get accomplished. The weather seems to be improving slightly, but this week it’s supposed to snow, so it doesn’t look I’ll be getting outside to do anything any time soon. But considering my body is still regaining its strength, my main focus will be to eat well and just slowly work my way back into it.

Weekly Goal: Get fully healthy. Get well, but be forgiving if your body isn’t ready to work out, yet.

Financial
Long-Term Goal: Learn to have a healthy relationship with money and build my savings.

Weekly Goal: FRUGAL.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. One plus of being bedridden is you can’t really spend money if you can’t move, so…

Weekly Goal: Make tax appointment. Actually put money into bloody savings.

Spiritual
Long-Term Goal: Reconnect with God and grow personally to live more like Jesus.

Last Week’s Goal: Actively work on lessening mental tangents during prayer.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. I actually didn’t pray at all last week. My mind was sorta out of it.

Weekly Goal: Focus.on.prayer.

Carpe Diem
Long-Term Goal: Find a reason to smile every day and something to get excited about weekly. 

Last Week’s Goal: Get stoked for family day on Saturday and find a reason to smile, every day.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. I dunno if it’s ironic or not, that I had “find a reason to smile, every day” and then I ended up getting sick for eight days. I am bummed that I missed a lot during that time, including two DnD sessions and a family day I was really looking for to. But, luckily, things can be rescheduled and I’m ready to get back to it.

Weekly Goal: Get excited to get back into the routine and being back amongst the living. Plus, hair appointment Saturday!Image result for elegant page break clip artSo, it was a rough end for January, but that’s okay. Ready to make February that much better, refocusing on my goals, concentrating on my health and putting writing to the forefront.

Let’s do this.

Cheers.


Quest for Discovery: Week Four

Hello, friends!

Last week was a pretty decent week–looking at everything below, it was actually better than that. I finalized some details writing wise, read a good book, got caught up on reviews and blogging and enjoyed seeing some people I normally don’t get to see. I’ve just been in this weird funk, emotionally, where I get sad randomly and it becomes hard to shake, for a bit. I’m not really sure why I’m feeling that way and I’m hoping to try and break out of that funk here soon, because life is just too wonderful to be randomly sad.

So this week, while I still want to accomplish these goals, my main goal will be this: to smile and chase happiness.Image result for elegant page break clip art

Writing
Long-Term Goal: Write two new books and edit two books. Enter the query trenches.

Last Week’s Goal: Finish chapter outline and character profiles. Create map (for fun). Create WriteTrack plan.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I got the rest of the characters mapped out and, I have to say, they are going to be quite the cast. I can already tell they are going to be a challenge to write, yet at the same time, I’m really excited to get to know these characters more and continue advancing Artemis’s story. I didn’t outline at all and I plan to try and finish up a rough outline tonight, but even if that doesn’t happen, tomorrow, we begin writing.

Weekly Goal: Start writing Artemis Smith and the Steam Powered Fallacy. Write 4x.

Reading
Long-Term Goal: Read every day, finishing up some old series and keeping up with new ones.

Last Week’s Goal: Finish Karen Memory. Write review and Necrotech review. Read during my meal breaks.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Yeah, I’m really, really enjoying making reading a priority again. I missed it a lot and I’ve loved reading every day again.

Weekly Goal: Finish The Guns Above. Write review.

Fitness
Long-Term Goal: Continue living a healthy lifestyle and shaping a body I love and am proud of.

Last Week’s Goal: Indoor routine 3x. Log food.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I got in 3 indoor workouts, including adding in another “sheet” to the workout routine that I put together (and those abs workouts are killer). Some parts are definitely harder than others and it takes me roughly 30 minutes to complete, which isn’t bad at all. And I work up a sweat, which I miss. Hoping to keep this routine up and add it on top of running when the weather allows and stop beating myself up when I don’t eat as well as I’d like. This isn’t a race. Stop panicking.

Weekly Goal: Indoor routine 4x. Log food.

Financial
Long-Term Goal: Learn to have a healthy relationship with money and build my savings.

Weekly Goal: Actually put money into savings. Start prepping for taxes.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. Still no money in savings (yet) and I’m anxiously waiting for all of my tax stuff to come into the mail so I can get that sorted. *sigh*

Weekly Goal: FRUGAL.

Spiritual
Long-Term Goal: Reconnect with God and grow personally to live more like Jesus.

Last Week’s Goal: Pray every night without losing focus (too much).

  • Status: Negative, Commander. I try to pray every night, but I often find myself getting distracted and going on mental tangents that spawn from whatever topic I’m praying about. So I’d really like to focus on not doing that.

Weekly Goal: Actively work on lessening mental tangents during prayer.

Carpe Diem
Long-Term Goal: Find a reason to smile every day and something to get excited about weekly. 

Last Week’s Goal: Beat Horizon: Zero Dawn and prepare to have my mind blown. Have fun hanging out with Kylee (and hopefully my sister) on Saturday.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Oooh, and that ending, too. Don’t regret immediately buying the DLC. It was great to see Kylee and Tanna, too, plus get caught up in the Avengers: Infinity War countdown with my man.

Weekly Goal: Get stoked for family day on Saturday and find a reason to smile, every day.Image result for elegant page break clip art

So, I got some goals this week. Starting a new book is both terrifying and so exciting, especially since I’ve had scenes and conversations popping into my head the entire past week, so obviously, my brain is ready to go (it’s just a matter of shutting out the doubt, now). Also want to try and get out of this funk that I’ve been in emotionally, because I don’t like just being, “Eh.”

Time to get to work.

Cheers.


Quest for Happiness: Reflections

Hello there, lovelies.

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been able to write on this blog and let me tell you, I’ve actually really missed it. But, I’m sure you can understand the craziness of the holidays. I’ve been really lucky to have a wonderful family to spend it with, plus a lot of friends and an amazing boyfriend to pull me away from the virtual world and have me living in the actual one (not to mention a surprise trip to Disney World, which I’ll write a post about here soon).

But, I return to the blog to write the first post in a two part duo.

About resolutions.

(C’mon, friends, cut me some slack. You knew this was coming.)

If you follow this blog, you’d know that I actually posted every Sunday, tracking my resolutions and the goals I made to follow them, in a series of posts titled “The Quest for Happiness.” I’ve always been a pretty happy person, but I knew, if I focused working towards the goals I wanted to achieve, in the areas of my life most important to me, I was bound to stumble across happiness, if not create it myself.

These were the long term goals I quested after:

Fitness: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
Writing: Edit all previously written works. Query one.
Reading: Read 60 books.
Relaxation: Create and maintain a mindset that taking care of yourself is just as important as everything else.
Blogging: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
Financial: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.

Here’s how I think I did.

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Fitness: I think this was the biggest goal I achieved in 2017. I technically started it in 2016, in November, so I’m just a little over a year in to changing my lifestyle in order to be healthier and more physically fit.

Though it didn’t start off that way.

Last November, I was ghosted by a guy I’d gone on a few dates with on my birthday and I was both pissed and sad about it. So I started running, as a way to get my emotions out. I found I enjoyed running and the way it helped not only manage my emotions, but how, by continuing to run week after week, I started seeing subtle results, noticing progress; things like shaving off a 10 seconds of my mile time or running half a mile more. So, I wanted to keep going.

Then, I was lucky to apply for and get into a program through my job called Naturally Slim. It taught me how to eat better, without sacrificing the foods I love or becoming a strict calorie counter–both aspects which made dieting an inevitable failure for me, every time I tried it. It took a while for the principles of the program to stick and I still mess up following them, at times, but they are solid foundations I know I can implement–and I enjoy doing so.

A year and two months later, I’m 30 pounds lighter, hitting the 170 lb mark. That’s less than what I weighed in high school and only ten pounds short of my original 40 pound weight loss goal. I’m drinking a lot more water, my body is a lot stronger and I can run, at max, four miles without stopping (though I usually average 2.5).

This is the most awe-inspiring accomplishment, to me. This is a goal I’ve had since middle school, when I was what, 15? 10 years later and I’m finally taking my health into my own hands. I’m shaping the body that I want, creating my own confidence, relearning what it’s like to look at my reflection and like what I see.

I’m nowhere near done yet.

Writing: This was my biggest struggle and will probably be my biggest focus next year, because I hate how much I struggled with this.

Between getting ghosted on and the results of the election, depressed is one way to say how I started 2017 emotionally. 2016 was my best year to date, writing wise–four finished novels (though technically three, as I had already started one), so I wanted to continue that momentum. It wasn’t like I’d run out of ideas and I’d proven to myself I could write every day and stick to a routine. So, originally, I created this long-term goal for 2107: Edit three books, write four new books and query at least one.Image result for cowboy bebop gif

Yet depression rears an ugly head.

And it’s a bitch to creativity and confidence.

I started a new novel that I was really excited about, but got 60 pages in before I restarted it, not liking where the novel was heading. I got 50 pages in before I shelved it for a later time. I’d sent out two of the novels for beta feedback. One I got back and then did minor edits, before sending it out again. The other was so bad that it shouldn’t have been sent to other eyes in the first place. So I thought, hey, I could start that one over and see how that goes. So I made a bunch of outlines and got the vision I wanted. And I was really excited.

But then got 50 pages in and gave up, tabling another novel.

Got feedback once again on Artemis. Edited it again, feeling invigorated and excited. Planned out, roughly, the other four books in the series. Ended the year on a high note, which was really exciting, considering how shit I felt the rest of the year, trying and failing to write the books I wanted to; how I changed my original goal, after knowing I couldn’t meet it, and then failed to meet the editing goal I made for myself, too.

Yet it was an important experience, I think. I learned what it was like to struggle as a writer and I know that struggle isn’t going to just disappear. It’s something I have to learn to recognize; learn to differentiate between the struggles I need to push and work through and the times when I need to take a break. It also, in a roundabout way, reaffirmed my desire to be a writer. Because not writing much throughout the entire year? Yeah, that really sucked.

And I don’t want 2018 to be a repeat of that.

Reading: Definitely didn’t read as much as I wanted to or in the way that I wanted to. I’d read in large spurts–hours at a time–and then not read at all for weeks. Which sucked, because reading is one of the major ways that I de-stress–not to mention I have so many good book series I want to read and never enough time to read them. But, the books that I did read, I really enjoyed. And I kept up with writing reviews, as well, as quirky as they are. So it’s a start.

Relaxation: This was a goal I added in halfway through the year, thanks to the advice of a friend. Everyone said I had a lot of goals on my plate–maybe too many–but I couldn’t see myself not working towards any of these things. They are all too important to me. But one friend mentioned that maybe I should also track how often I’m doing something fun or taking time for me, making that a priority as well.Image result for cowboy bebop gif

It was a weird thing to track, because sometimes, I wasn’t sure what to say, or how to write it. But it was also fun to track, because it helped me remember that, even during the weeks where I didn’t have anything specific planned to help me relax or enjoy, like date night or a DnD campaign, there were a lot of little things spread throughout every week, too: like reading outside when the weather was nice or grinding on the latest video game I loved. And those are important to recognize and embrace, too.

Blogging: I think I killed this goal, particularly with this blog. I definitely increased my posting output and I love that. I tried posting on a schedule (posting X type of content on Tuesdays and Y type of content on Fridays, for example), but found that didn’t always work the best for me, so I had to be a bit more flexible. Instead, it became trying to post twice a week on this blog, not counting my Sunday Resolutions posts. It also entailed learning to forgive myself on the weeks when I didn’t have time or didn’t have the ideas to write twice a week.

I will say that I didn’t post nearly as much as I wanted to on Erlebnisse, my book review blog, which is tied into not reading as much. Hard to write book reviews if you’re not reading books. So I think next year, tied into my focus with reading more often, I’ll try to write more reviews, as well. And, because I believe I learned this skill so well, I don’t think I’m going to be tracking blogging, like I did this year–but more on that in the post two.

Financial: This was both a win and a struggle. Looking at my goal, I actually did really well. Downloading Mint and creating budgets on there really helped me manage my money with a lot more awareness. It blows my mind how I used to not even check my bank account for months, back in high school. I can’t imagine not checking my account weekly, now. Also, having all of my bills managed online is super helpful, through my bank. I feel like I have a lot of control, which is awesome. I started a retirement account, which I stressed about and am proud I got done. And I do have a savings account–which was started to fund London and has since been drained to the minimum balance required, so my main goal next year is to replenish it and fix my budgets so I’m not living so stressed out, financially, and I learn to live based off of my actual income, not my desired income.

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Oof, that turned out to be a really, really long ramble. But 2017 was a really eventful and challenging year for me, but personally and professionally. Considering it was the first year I made resolutions and stuck with them, I think an extra long post is forgivable, if not necessary.

Stay tuned to part two of this post, which contents I’m sure you can guess. 🙂

Cheers.


Quest for Happiness: Week Forty Nine

Fitness:

  • Long-term Goal: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Actually make an indoor workout plan. Eat well. Stay forgiving.
    • Status: Negative. Well, I did find some workouts to do indoors, but did I do any? No. I did pretty decent, food wise, and I’m really just trying to stay forgiving, at this point, and realize that I can–and will–pick this back up again. Just maybe after the holidays.
  • This Week’s GoalMeet my step count each day.

Writing:

  • Long-term Goal: Edit all previously written works. Query one.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Edit short story. Potentially map out book two of Artemis?
    • Status: Success! I edited the short story, but didn’t map out anything. Since mapping anything out was more of a potential goal rather than a hard hope, I’m counting this week as a win.
  • This Week’s Goal: No writing this week, since I’ll be on an unexpected vacation!

Reading:

  • Long-term Goal: Read 60 books.
  • Last Week’s Goal: FINISH THIS BOOK.
    • Status: Success. And finished another book, to boot.
  • This Week’s Goal: Enjoy vacation. Potentially read while there?

Relaxation:

  • Long-term Goal: Create and maintain a mindset that taking care of yourself is just as important as everything else.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Get to writing and mailing those Christmas cards. Plus, WRAPPING PRESENTS.
    • Status: Success! And only, what, three papercuts on the tongue? Not too shabby…
  • This Week’s Goal: Enjoy a very unexpected drip to Florida and Disney World!

Blogging:

  • Long-term Goal: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Blog once and write review.
    • Status: Success! 
  • This Week’s Goal: Taking a week off blogging.

Financial:

  • Long-term Goal: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Force myself to buy a coat, because winter. Then, stay frugal.
    • Status: Negative. Still didn’t buy a winter coat. And now that I’m going to Florida for a week, money is the biggest stress on my mind. Going to have to seriously look at second job opportunities after Christmas…
  • This Week’s Goal: Get some cool souvenirs, but don’t go mental (yet don’t stay anally frugal, either).

Killed it, reading wise. Did okay on everything else. But this week is traveling and making memories and next week is Christmas, with even more memories and awesomeness. So while all these goals are really important to me, they are definitely going on the back burner, in exchange for time with family and friends.

But watch out, 2018. I’m coming at ya and you might not be prepared with all the awesomeness I’m throwing your way.

Cheers.


Quest for Happiness: Week Forty Eight

Fitness:

  • Long-term Goal: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Figure out an indoor workout routine to still do something as winter hits. Log food.
    • Status: Negative. 
  • This Week’s GoalActually make an indoor workout plan. Eat well. Stay forgiving.

Writing:

  • Long-term Goal: Edit all previously written works. Query one.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Edit 5x and stay on pace to have edits done by the end of next week.
    • Status: KILLED IT. When you get your edits done 10 days early and get a draft of your short story done.
  • This Week’s Goal: Edit short story. Potentially map out book two of Artemis?

Reading:

  • Long-term Goal: Read 60 books.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Read every day and finish The Iron Hound.
    • Status: Almost.
  • This Week’s Goal: FINISH THIS BOOK.

Relaxation:

  • Long-term Goal: Create and maintain a mindset that taking care of yourself is just as important as everything else.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Play Curse of Osiris!
    • Status: Success. 
  • This Week’s Goal: Get to writing and mailing those Christmas cards. Plus, WRAPPING PRESENTS.

Blogging:

  • Long-term Goal: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Blog once and write review.
    • Status: Almost. Blogged twice, but haven’t written that review (since, ya know, you gotta finishing reading the book first before you can write the actual review…)
  • This Week’s Goal: Blog once and write review.

Financial:

  • Long-term Goal: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Check in on all my accounts and double check bills are paid.
    • Status: Success! 
  • This Week’s Goal: Force myself to buy a coat, because winter. Then, stay frugal.

great writing week, last week. I’m really stoked to have the latest draft done for Artemis and excited for the future of that novel and series. I need to get my reading game on, since I have so many books I want to read and haven’t nearly been reading enough. Also, I’ve been maintaining, weight wise, which is awesome. Yet I’m getting that itch. I really need to start working out in some capacity, especially as it’s getting too cold to mess with that outside nonsense. But, it’s also two weeks until Christmas, so…it might be getting a little hectic and goals might not get met, because I also want to enjoy the end of the holiday season.

So, most important goal: stay forgiving and enjoy life.

Cheers.


Quest for Happiness: Week Forty Seven

Fitness:

  • Long-term Goal: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Run 4x. Log food.
    • Status: Halfway. I ran twice and walked enough one day to count it as a workout and logged my food twice.
  • This Week’s GoalFigure out an indoor workout routine to still do something as winter hits. Log food.

Writing:

  • Long-term Goal: Edit all previously written works. Query one.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Edit Sunday through Thursday and edit thoroughly.
    • Status: Success! 
  • This Week’s Goal: Edit 5x and stay on pace to have edits done by the end of next week.

Reading:

  • Long-term Goal: Read 60 books.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Read every day.
    • Status: Success!
  • This Week’s Goal: Read every day and finish The Iron Hound.

Relaxation:

  • Long-term Goal: Create and maintain a mindset that taking care of yourself is just as important as everything else.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Enjoy the oddly warm weather before winter destroys us all.
    • Status: Success (though I wish I was out in it a little bit more). 
  • This Week’s Goal: Play Curse of Osiris!

Blogging:

  • Long-term Goal: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Blog twice and write review.
    • Status: Negative. Blogged once, but the time I didn’t spend blogging, I spent writing and reading, so I think it’s an okay trade.
  • This Week’s Goal: Blog once and write review.

Financial:

  • Long-term Goal: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Finish shopping, then go into ultra-frugal mode.
    • Status: Success! Finished up Christmas shopping and had some fun with birthday shenanigans, but now, time to keep the money tight so I’m not struggling to start the New Year.
  • This Week’s Goal: Check in on all my accounts and double check bills are paid.

Not the best week, but not the worst week, either. It’s a pretty common trend, but one I don’t mind too much. You’re not going to kill it every week, but every week, you have the opportunity to try again.

So, let’s do this.

Cheers.