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Quest for Discovery: Week Twenty

Hello, friends!

It’s officially summer!

I mean, the pool isn’t open yet, unfortunately, but the weather is certainly here. And so is the calm of the library, which is always busy the other nine months of the year, but for the summer season, it gets to be a little quieter, which means we can catch up on projects and the like, and just takes some moments to breathe. In that same vein, over the summer, I want to keep up my writing output and make working out a priority in the mornings (especially once I get to my 2pm-10pm summer schedule, instead of the lovely 8am-5pm I get to work throughout the rest of May). But I also want to take time to relax: mainly, going to the pool after my workouts and then catching up on my ever daunting To-Read list, which I’m actually really excited about. Thanks to those goals, I’ll probably be playing less PS4 than I usually do, but for the summer, I think I’m okay with that.

PB4Writing 
Long-Term Goal: Write two new books and edit two books. Enter the query trenches.

Last Week’s Goal: Write 5x.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Crossed over the 50K mark! The next few scenes that are about to happen aren’t at all what I originally planned, but I am much more excited about these possibilities and what is going to happen next than I was before. It’s one of my favorite parts about writing: discovering the story along the way.

Weekly Goal: Write 5x.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Read every day. Make ARC review calendar.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Though I got too many ARCs to actually read any of them in time to publish the review on the dates of publication, I’m excited to get started reading them this week!

Weekly Goal: Read every day.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Workout 5x (especially since the weather is supposed to be shitty).

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. My workouts were a little different, last week. I had the intention of running four times, walking once (while talking on the phone with a friend) and then doing some different strength training exercises at least three times. I ended up running twice, walking three times (including two phone-call-walks) and then doing strength training once. Though it wasn’t what I envisioned, I was still active and that’s what counts.

Weekly Goal: Workout 5x.

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

Weekly Goal: Pay car tag renewal. Put money in savings for May.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I haven’t put the money into savings yet, but it’s there and I’ll do that after this post. Paid the car tag, though, so that’s exciting. And my bank account is crying a little bit.

Weekly Goal: Look at budget again and adjust. FRUGAL.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Actually think about this goal.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. Though I did think about this a little more, I didn’t pray very much and I haven’t really looked at any devotionals, so I need to rededicate myself to that.

Weekly Goal: Try again.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Enjoy the mirad of plans this weekend, including special date night and Mother’s Day!

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Enjoy working a normal schedule and cooking at home with the boyfriend!

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Until summer starts, working 8am-5pm means getting a little creative with my workouts (going on walks during my lunch break, for example, and then doing some strength training stuff when I get home, after dinner) because I also want to spend quality time with my boyfriend, since we’re working the same schedule (including making dinner together, which I’m super jazzed about). So going to try that out this week and see how that workout schedule goes. It means I’ll practically be starting over with my running routine come June, but I’m staying active and still making progress. And for that, I’ll take it.

Cheers.

PS: Beautiful new line break was made by the aforementioned boyfriend because he’s just so dang creative like that. ❤

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Quest for Discovery: Week Nineteen

Hello, friends!

Despite being stuck at work during such a gorgeous day outside, I’m still pretty stoked about life. This past weekend was really lovely, between getting to see friends I haven’t seen in a while, celebrating my graduating students at work with a “retirement party”, staying up late and playing Fallout 4 with my boyfriend–including beating the main story, which (!!!)–and just generally being in a pretty good mood; it makes for a promising start for a new week, especially as it’s the last week I work until midnight until the fall semester starts again.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 5x. Get Natanni out of The Maze.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Still going strong! Natanni is not out of The Maze yet (*sigh*), BUT, I only think one or two more writing sessions will get her out of there and finally out to the Endless Sea. Which is going to be awesome, because I only have a vague sense of what exactly is going to happen there and I’m excited to find out what else she will have to face. If it’s anything like what I’ve already put her through, then probably quite a lot.

Weekly Goal: Write 5x.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Read 5x. Stop wasting time on social media and read more.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I do still need to lessen my time scrolling on social media, because I just have too many books to read and plenty of time to do that, truth be told, but I end up wasting it, instead. Considering I want to amp up my book blogger game over at Erlebnisse, too, and take it a bit more seriously, now is the time to embrace that free time and enjoy all of these wonderful books!

Weekly Goal: Read every day. Make ARC review calendar.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Workout 5x (especially since the weather is supposed to be shitty).

  • Status: Negative, Commander. I, ah, only worked out once. It was a combination of rain, my boyfriend’s altered schedule and being lazy, truth be told. And after this week, my schedule is going to be out of whack for the next couple of months, so my main goal is to try and workout every work day and continue to make progress in loving my body and building my strength, regardless of what the scale says, how fast I run a mile or what what type of workout I do.

Weekly Goal: Workout 5x.

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

Weekly Goal: Stay frugal to prepare for move.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. With tag renewal and having a tad bit of a social life (including taking my boyfriend out on a special date to celebrate being a month smoke free and an upcoming Escape Room adventure with my friends), plus Mother’s Day, I’m spending a little more money than I usually do. But, I’m still doing totally fine and I need to remind myself of that fact.

Weekly Goal: Pay car tag renewal. Put money in savings for May.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Pray. Find a devotional to start in the summer.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Actually think about this goal.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Have fun with my students this week during their last week of class

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Like I mentioned above, this past weekend was really lovely and I found myself in a pretty good mood. Planning to keep that going through into this week, if I can!

Weekly Goal: Enjoy the mirad of plans this weekend, including special date night and Mother’s Day!Image result for elegant page break clip artI have a little more on my To Do List this week and I can already feel myself trying to get stressed out about that fact (but I refuse to let that happen). Instead, I’m going to be productive and continue to put in the work until that To-Do List is slayed, one item at a time, all while continuing to do things that make me happy every day. I said at the end of this post last week that this month was going to be great. I’m determined to do everything in my power to make it so.

Cheers.


Quest for Discovery: Week Eighteen

Hello, friends!

Not a bad week for Week 17. Spring is finally here and I couldn’t be more jazzed about it, even if it feels weird that it is still averaging in the 70s, yet summer is technically two weeks away (if you count when classes get out as the start of summer). Still, it’s been really nice to wear tank tops and skirts again, plus just get outside more. Also had a pretty good writing week, even if I’m only making the bare minimum word count every day to keep up my pace. Working out was good, read some good books (and have some ARCs coming my way I’m pretty jazzed about) and I had a really lovely weekend, even if some of our plans sorta got ruined by poor management (a post that I’m sure will pop up sometime this week on this here blog).

All in all, I can’t complain at all.

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: Write 5x. Hit 40,000 words.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Although I didn’t hit 40,000 words (just shy by 1,000), I did write 5x and haven’t missed a word count goal yet for the month of April, so I’m pretty stoked about that consistency.

Weekly Goal: Write 5x. Get Natanni out of The Maze.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Read 5x.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I don’t think I’ll be able to finish Owen’s series (three books left) before I’m forced to start flying through my library checkouts, but I’m excited to continue reading good books, regardless of which series I’m reading them from.

Weekly Goal: Read 5x. Stop wasting time on social media and read more.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Workout 5x. Continue pushing my running pace.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Only worked out 4x (for some reason, super lazy on Fridays so far, with this new workout routine), but I was able to keep up my pace running this week, averaging 12:30 miles instead of 14:00. So not a fluke, just a mental challenge to keep pushing myself. And I plan on it.

Weekly Goal: Workout 5x (especially since the weather is supposed to be shitty).

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

Weekly Goal: Pay bills for May.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Stay frugal to prepare for move.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Pray.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Pray. Find a devotional to start in the summer.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Enjoy the last week of April!

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Had some really lovely time with the boyfriend over the weekend that I super enjoyed, including getting ice cream and walking around Mass, making dinner together and just enjoying one another’s company.

Weekly Goal: Have fun with my students this week during their last week of classes.Image result for elegant page break clip artThis week will be a little different, since my boyfriend is on his finals schedule, so he’s actually working at the library with me, which means we get to spend the mornings together! It’s going to be fantastic, but I also need to make sure I still get in my workouts and make dinner throughout the week, while also not being completely lazy and actually do something with my hair to boost that confidence–something I didn’t do last week and I noticed it. I’m excited to make some apple glazed pork chops this week to mix it up a bit. Plus, got a lot of stuff going on at work, since it’s the last week of classes, but a lot of it is good stuff, too. And, get to return to my DnD group this Saturday, which will be pretty freakin’ awesome.

It’s going to be a great month, I can feel it.

Cheers.


Quest for Discovery: Week Seventeen

Hello, friends!

Last week was a pretty good week, all things considered. It was a bit busier at work, which makes sense, as the semester is reaching its peak time, with finals only a couple weeks away. But I’m getting more involved at my job and I’m excited about that. Writing is still going well and I’m finding new ways to challenge and improve myself physically. Plus, I got to see some friends I normally don’t get to see and the weather looks like it’s finally going to stay steadily spring like, so all in all, I’m pretty stoked.

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: Write 5x. Look into writing contests/magazines to submit short stories into.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I managed to write five times last week, which felt pretty good, being the first full week of writing new material for this book. I’m still a little apprehensive about some of the elements within the book, but I’m also excited about everything that is still ahead. I really want to remember to challenge my creativity and really get into what I’m working on, here.

Weekly Goal: Write 5x. Hit 40,000 words.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Read 5x. Write review (x2?).

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Yeah, I am absolutely loving reading through The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica by James A. Owen. I am on book four and, depending on how much I can dedicate to reading this week, might be able to get through the fourth and fifth books, and begin reading the last two books of the series for the first time next week.

Weekly Goal: Read 5x.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Workout 5x. Eat more fruits and veggies.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I’m pretty stoked about how I did, last week. One day, I didn’t go walking because it was a little too cold (and freakin’ windy) and on Friday, I didn’t do my strength training (and I should have). This weekend, I also didn’t eat as well as I should have. But, I have been actively thinking about eating more fruits and veggies and I had a killer run session on Thursday, so I’m counting this week as a win and am excited to get back to it.

Weekly Goal: Workout 5x. Continue pushing my running pace.

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

Weekly Goal: Pay off credit card.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I got my first (and prolly only) credit card and have started to use it, which is a really different feeling. It makes me nervous, but I’m excited to continue strengthening my credit and have this option as an emergency back-up, if necessary. I’m already trying to built the habit of paying it off every week, if I use it, so hopefully that continues to go well!

Weekly Goal: Pay bills for May.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Pray.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Pray.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Stay positive minded and enjoy the process, every day.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Enjoy the last week of April!Image result for elegant page break clip artFor the last week of April, I want to keep up my fitness routine (and actually make it a week of hitting all five days, instead of missing a day like I have the past two weeks). I also want to continue meeting my writing goals and try and get through “The Maze” section this week, as well as focus on embracing the happiness of writing this story and discovering it for the first time, instead of stressing over how good it is. Also wouldn’t mind reading a little bit more in the evenings, instead of wasting time on social media, and actually get up on time in the mornings, so I can keep up being productive and start each day off right.

Cheers.


Enjoy The Process

If you follow along on my Resolution Sunday Blog Series, this year undertaking the theme called “Quest for Discovery,” you’ll know that I hinted at writing a post over the idea of wanting to maximize my time and enjoy the process during my Week 16 update.

This is that post.

You see, I have a lot of goals and a lot of dreams that I really want to accomplish. Two of my main ones include becoming a published author and shaping my body into the shape I’ve always dreamed I could reach. On top of that, a few hobbies that I have, I’m pretty involved in, like running three blogs and reading books (plus reviewing them). There is something in common about all of those things.

They all require work to achieve.

Want to be a published author? Well, you need to write books in order to do that. And writing books requires sitting down and putting in the work, writing word after word after word. Dream bodies are great, but you’d better be prepared to complete the workouts, control your eating and figure out a routine that not only works for you, but also creates the results you want. You can’t post on your blogs if you don’t write the posts and reviews don’t write themselves, either.

I know that. I totally accept it and I’m willing to do the work, in every single case. If I had to choose between giving up one of those dreams/goals/hobbies instead of doing the work (which, essentially, is what that comes down to), obviously, I’m going to choose to do the work. It’s what I have been doing and I have no plans on stopping now.

Yet I don’t always enjoy it.

Sure, that’s bound to happen. I mean, I’m not going to sit down every day in the mood to write, blog or read. I’m not going to enjoy every single workout I do. I’m not always going to want to do any of these things. Sometimes, I have to force myself to do it, to overcome laziness or anxiety or doubt. Sure, sometimes I need a break and I take that needed break, but most of the time, I need to be willing to put in the work, because it takes work to stay as consistent as I do and balance all of these things, on top of other commitments and aspects in my life I haven’t mentioned in this post.

But I want to enjoy it more, on a consistent basis, too.

It’s not that I’m miserable, all of the time, either. I don’t want to paint the wrong picture. But it does happen when I sit down to write and I have no desire to. Workouts, this happens a lot, where my brain is like, You don’t really want to do that, do you?, and tries to talk me out of it. There is a plethora of reasons I try to tell myself or that come up. Sometimes they’re valid, sometimes they’re not.

I think, however, that I could do a better job framing my thoughts around these activities and the work required to make my dreams come true, so that I do enjoy it more, instead of falling into the trap of an over-thinking brain or actually making it feel like work (which I think carries a societal taint that you’re not meant to enjoy it), instead of feeling things like pride in making progress and a sense of accomplishment. Mainly, I just need to remind myself that not only am I doing exactly that–making progress on my dreams, keeping up with my blog and my book reviews–but also remember how lucky I am to have the time available to do that. Because at the moment, I have a pretty good balance, as far as managing my time so I can complete all of these things daily. It isn’t always like that and it isn’t always going to be like that.

It also wouldn’t hurt to maximize on that time, either.

Despite being pretty productive pretty consistently, I know I’m still wasting too much time on social media. I scroll through Twitter a lot, especially after my dinner break, when work is at its slowest point. I could be doing a lot more and I want to try and lessen that time I spent wasting away and instead spend that time being productive, whether that’s writing a new post ahead of time, reading an extra chapter or hell, watching a TV show, seems so much better than just scrolling through social media for hours, instead of just checking it and then logging back off.**

The other thing I wonder is: what exactly do I want to replace my time spent pursuing these pursuits with? When I think about it, I can’t imagine what I would do if I didn’t blog, read, write and workout; how I would fill all of that time and still be happy. Sure, I’d probably watch more movies and TV shows and game a lot more, but even with doing everything, I still have a couple hours a day to actually game or watch a movie, if I want to. So it’s not even like I’m sacrificing those other hobbies that I love that don’t require any work to continue doing the hobbies that I also love that do take work. I need to remember that, if I wasn’t involved in and chasing after all of these things, I would probably be very, very bored.

So I’m going to be more conscious about my attitude when it comes to these endeavors, especially with writing and working out, specifically, as those are the two activities my brain fights me against the most, even if it isn’t all the time; the former, out of fear and doubt over my ability to write worthy books, and the latter because I just get lazy sometimes and it’s not a small amount of work to take control of your health and shape your body into something awesome that you’re proud of.

But in both cases, the work is worth it.

Now I just gotta remember that.

Cheers.

**In that vein, I find myself also feeling guilty rather easily when I make plans to accomplish X thing during Y time, but then something else comes up. Namely, in this example, I plan on working on X project at work and then my coworkers ask how my day was and instead of enjoying the conversation with them and the chance to catch up, I feel guilty for spending time socializing. That needs to change, too. Not that I want to spend so much time socializing on a consistent basis that I never get my work done, but rather, I want to enjoy the opportunity to socialize when it comes up instead of beating myself up every time that it does (because it isn’t often).


Quest for Happiness: Week Sixteen

Hello, friends!

Considering it snowed both days over the weekend, during mid-April, I’m a little peeved at the weather right now, especially after last week was so nice. It doesn’t look like it will be nearly as nice this week, but I’m hopeful that we can soon experience a little bit of spring, instead of being stuck in this perpetual stubborn winter or skipping straight into a miserably hot summer.

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: Write 5x.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Last week was mainly spent looking through the previous attempt I had at this book…and being surprised at how the first 20,000 words were actually pretty dang good. I ended up deleting the next 15,000 or so, because I made a switch in the plot, making those words impossible to use, so I had two days where I started writing completely from scratch. I won’t lie: I was a little nervous to start writing again, especially after going through and just being able to edit a bit, here or there. But I’m excited to continue this story and see where it takes me.

Weekly Goal: Write 5x. Look into writing contests/magazines to submit short stories into.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Read 5x. Write review. Go by the library.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Though I didn’t finish the review for The Search for the Red Dragon, I did finish the book in two or three days and have already started the third one. Though I snagged a couple books from the library that I’ll have to read, so I don’t lose them thanks to unrenewable due dates, thus interrupting my James A. Owen streak, I’m really excited to be reading these books again. They’re fantastic.

Weekly Goal: Read 5x. Write review (x2?).

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

Last Week’s Goal: Workout 5x.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. So, I really like this new routine I figured out. I only worked out three times last week, thanks to my boyfriend having Thursday off work, so we spent time together, and then just being lazy on Friday, but I do enjoy the new setup I got: strength training MWF, running TR and then also going for a walk while catching up on the phone with my friend on Wednesday afternoons. I’m excited to do this consistently and see how my body responds, before I start fine-tuning the routine to best fit what I want to accomplish.

Weekly Goal: Workout 5x. Eat more fruits and veggies.

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

Weekly Goal: Stay frugal.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Pay off credit card.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Pray.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Pray.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Get back into the routine and have fun celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday this weekend!

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Birthday celebrations were awesome. I did a cheesy surprise for my boyfriend, decorating the kitchen, and that was really fun. Also got to get lunch with my Mom and see my Dad/sister for a hot minute over the weekend, so that really nice, too.

Weekly Goal: Stay positive minded and enjoy the process, every day.Image result for elegant page break clip artI think the focus this week will be a combination of maximizing my time, while also enjoying the process. I definitely plan on writing a blog post about this, too, so if you want some more in-depth thoughts on what I mean by that, be sure to come back and check it out! But basically, I want to stop wasting the time that I have, especially when I don’t have as much on my plate as I usually do, and enjoy everything that I’m currently working on, especially related to these goals.

Cheers.


Quest for Discovery: Week Fifteen

Hello, friends!

Last week was a little weird. The weather went back to being shit, so combined with that and my tattoo healing, I didn’t work out at all and it was gloomy, rainy and cold. So while I played Fallout whenever I wasn’t working (like, a lot of Fallout) and I enjoyed that, I am definitely itching to get back into the groove of things. I’m hoping–against hope, it seems, since it snowed again today–that the weather will cooperate, as well, so I can stop getting bummed about the cold and instead start enjoying being outside, wear cute clothes again and get back into running.

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: Decide what project I want to work on next.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I have my next project picked out and found an old online that was actually a lot more helpful than I remembered coming up with, so that was both surprising and exciting! I also got some more worldbuilding fleshed out, so I’m excited to start writing this week, even if some of that writing includes working through the material I wrote before in the previously shelved draft.

Weekly Goal: Write 5x.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Write review. Pick out a new book to read!

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I chose to reread Here, There by Dragons by James A. Owen. It’s been long enough that I couldn’t remember much of what had happened and I’m so excited to write a review over it, because I just fell completely in love in with all over again. I think, with the exception of a library book here and there coming in that I can’t wait to read, I might read the entire series all the way through and finally finish it.

Weekly Goal: Read 5x. Write review. Go by the library.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Break week, thanks to tattoo healing. Figure out the best way to balance strength training and cardio.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. The first couple days, it was nice to be lazy, but I am itching to get back into the routine of shaping the body want.

Weekly Goal: Workout 5x.

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

Weekly Goal: Frugalness is key!

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Stay frugal.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Pray.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Pray.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Don’t give up too much of my soul to Fallout 4.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander (depending on who you talk to, because I’m definitely obsessed with this game right now). Also had a great time seeing some family members I haven’t seen in years.

Weekly Goal: Get back into the routine and have fun celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday this weekend!Image result for elegant page break clip artThe weather looks like it’s finally going to be spring-like, this week, which I’m desperate for. I’m excited, too. I finally decided on a blend between strength training and cardio that I’m going to try out: strength training on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, so I’m hitting both three times a week, with only one day where I’m working out for roughly 60 minutes instead of 30, doing both. I think it’ll be a good balance between the two and I’ll be active for at least 30 minutes every week day, which I think will also be good for me.

On top of that, I’m starting a new novel this week, titled BLOOD PRICE, and I’m excited to see where this novel takes me, especially because I plan on finishing it, this time.

Cheers.