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Quest for Discovery: Week Thirteen

Hello, friends!

Last week was wonderful.

It was spring break at the university, so I got to work 8am-5pm instead of my traditional evening shifts and I loved it. I got to make dinner with my boyfriend every night after car-pooling with him and his friends to work. I got to see both my family and his, which was awesome (it’d been too long on both sides). I kept up my writing routine and completely fell off the wagon for my workout routine, but all in all?

I really wish I could work 8am-5pm every day.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 6x. Continue meeting word count.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I only wrote four times, thanks to some other things that came up, but I made up for the word count when I did write and it was just a really good writing week overall. Not only did I meet my word count, but I just felt excited about what I was writing about. Really, really excited about writing this week.

Weekly Goal: Write 6x. Potentially finish first draft?!

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

Last Week’s Goal: Read Heart on Fire.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Gosh, this book is really good, so far. It’s been hard to stop reading it after each lunch break this week and I have a feeling that it won’t take too many more dinner breaks to see how Cait and Griffin’s story ends.

Weekly Goal: Finish Heart on Fire. Write review. Pick new book and go by library.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Workout during lunch breaks, if time (and weather) allows.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. I did go for a walk during one of my lunch breaks and it was amazing. But a few days were cold and rainy, which didn’t make it the best workout environment, yet I still could have tried a little harder to make that goal, last week. But perhaps it was a good break. Before last week, I’d wake up in the mornings, dreading having to get up and work out first thing. After not working out at all last week, I’m itching to wake up Monday morning and get back on the grind.

Weekly Goal: Workout 5x.

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

Weekly Goal: Pay bills for next month.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Stay frugal, now that you’re caught up on birthday presents.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Pray.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Switched up the time of day that I usually pray, thanks to the advice of a friend and definitely prayed a lot more last week than I have in a while.

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: Enjoy getting to work a regular schedule for once!

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander.

Weekly Goal: Get stoked about finally finishing this LOTR sleeve and continue enjoying March Madness.Image result for elegant page break clip artI’m most excited this week for writing and working out. Working out wise, I’m excited to get back into it, after taking practically a week off. I found myself missing it, which sorta surprised me, since I dread it half of the time when I’m getting up in the mornings (yet I love it after I’ve completed a good workout). Writing wise, if I really focus and buckle down, I could see myself finishing draft one of this novel this week, which would be…huge. Lots of chances to chase goals and conquer dreams, this week.

So let’s do it.

Cheers.

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Quest for Discovery: Week Twelve

Hello, friends!

Last week wasn’t too bad at all. The weekend, particularly, was fantastic: went with the amazing boyfriend and friends to St. Louis, where we watched the Blues win (and my main man Pietrangelo scored twice), ate ice cream made with liquid nitrogen that was delicious, had a blast witnessing the St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, enjoyed the madness that is March (busted brackets included) and just overall had a really lovely time escaping for the weekend. I’m really looking forward to more adventures like that.

Not a bad week meeting goals, either, I must say.
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Writing 
Long-Term Goal: Write two new books and edit two books. Enter the query trenches.

Last Week’s Goal:  Write 6x. Continue meeting word count.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Almost at 70,000 words and the end is on the horizon, so close I can almost taste it…word count goal wise. Though I know I’m towards the end of the book, it feels like there is still a lot left to happen, based on my outline. But who knows, maybe I’ll write it quicker than I thought or it’ll all get summed up in 10,000 words, but my gut is telling me now that this book will be longer than 80,000 words for a first draft. We’ll see!

Weekly Goal: Write 6x. 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:  Read Age of Myth. Write review. Go by library.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I didn’t get the review written (but will write it this week!), since I finished the book late last week, before I went out of town, but it was a good read. I’m excited to continue the rest of the series. Already started reading another book that I’m just way too invested in (not looking forward to this trilogy ending in a mere 300 more pages, but I’m excited for it), so I’ll prolly fly through this one, too.

Weekly Goal: Read Heart on Fire.

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, log food honestly and don’t eat like a fool on the weekend.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander…sorta. I only worked out 3x last week and I didn’t think about going out of town as far as not eating so poorly on the weekends, but I’m still counting last week as a win, because I still worked out and ate pretty decently (including mixing up my usual dinner meals a little bit) amidst period week, which is always a challenge.

Weekly Goal: Workout during lunch breaks, if time (and weather) allows.

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

Weekly Goal: Stay frugal and start saving to move in August.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Pay bills for next month.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Pray.

  • Status: Negative, 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: Have a blast in St. Louis and enjoy the three day weekend. But also, find ways to enjoy every day of the work week, too (including celebrating my Mom’s birthday!).

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Like I mentioned above, St. Louis was a blast. I also really enjoyed my day off last week where I got to see my family and celebrate my Mom. It was wonderful and I wish we could get together like that more often.

Weekly Goal: Enjoy getting to work a regular schedule for once!Image result for elegant page break clip artThis week is Spring Break here on campus, which means that the library is down to limited hours, only open 8am-5pm, so I actually get to work days (*squee*). Though getting up early sucks and it makes working out really hard (for some reason, it feels like there is never enough time in the day when I work 8am-5pm, instead of my usual 3pm-12am), I do really enjoy this schedule; mostly because I actually get to see my boyfriend more than just on the weekends and we get to eat together, which is wonderful. Looking forward to celebrating my brother’s birthday this weekend with the fam and more March Madness (let’s go, ‘Hawks!), but on top of that, I’ll focus on writing and eating well, as well as trying to save as much money as I can.

Cheers.


Quest for Discovery: Week Eleven

Hello, friends!

Just trucking along. It’s midway through March and I’m wondering, currently, why I’m shivering so much and it’s just miserable cold outside (at least, today it is). I’m definitely eager for it to be truly spring, instead of a random nice day here and there, and then I’m back to putting on a ton of different layers when I get off at midnight every night.

But, enough complaining about the weather. Let’s see how things went last week.
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Writing 
Long-Term Goal: Write two new books and edit two books. Enter the query trenches.

Last Week’s Goal:  Write 6x. Continue meeting word count.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. It’s crazy to think that I’m at 60,000 words and I’m only 20,000 away from reaching my minimum word count goal. I love that I’ve met my word count goal every day that I’ve written in March (!!) so far and I can see the end in sight, even if it’s going to take me a little bit more to get there. Really excited to see where these scenes go, though, and how these ideas come to life on the page.

Weekly Goal: Write 6x. 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 Blood of Assassins. Write review. Start new book.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Not only did I finish Blood of Assassins, but I also finished an ARC of a book called The Hollow Tree last week. It was a good reading week.

Weekly Goal: Read Age of Myth. Write review. Go by library.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Workout 4x, log food honestly and figure out exactly how I want to try and balance cardio and strength training.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Worked out 4x, though I didn’t do as much cardio as I wanted to, thanks to the colder week last week. I also haven’t figured out how to balance both strength training and cardio, because I haven’t had a week warm enough to try. (*sigh* See why I started off this post complaining about the weather?) I also ate like shit yesterday and ate way too much and have felt pretty bad about it since then, so I really got to do better eating only when I’m hungry on the weekends and not just eating like shit.

Weekly Goal: Workout 5x, log food honestly and don’t eat like a fool on the weekend.

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

Weekly Goal: Check out different credit cards and potentially apply for one.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I did check out some credit cards and talked to my Mom about it, so I have some ideas in mind. Will prolly apply for one here soon.

Weekly Goal: Stay frugal and start saving to move in August.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Continue praying. Find devotional book to use with Mom.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. Didn’t pray very much or find a devotional we wanted to do.

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 stoked about shopping day with Mom on Saturday.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. And it was awesome.

Weekly Goal: Have a blast in St. Louis and enjoy the three day weekend. But also, find ways to enjoy every day of the work week, too (including celebrating my Mom’s birthday!).Image result for elegant page break clip artThis week, same focus as usual: writing and working out are my main two goals. But I also want to work on some mental health stuff. I’m pretty happy and things are pretty great, but I find myself wanting to be lazy or just get frustrated that I have to work, which isn’t exactly the healthiest mindset to be in. Sure, work isn’t always the most fun, but it’s also necessary and important, so instead of being bummed that I have to work, why not get stoked about how productive I an be or how many people I can help out? So that’s going to be a focus this week, too.

Cheers.


Quest for Discovery: Week Ten

Hello, friends!

Last week was a pretty good week, all things considered. Productive, wonderful weather that I’m already missing, as it’s predicted to drop a little bit once again this week, enjoyable and only a few little spurts of random negative emotion, here and there. I still need to work on maintaining a more happy mindset and living in the moment, but overall, I’m pretty stoked with life and where I’m at, and with all the promise the future still holds for me.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 6x. Continue meeting word count. Figure out guild backstory?

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I’m really stoked to already be at 45,000 words. And I’m about to get into the heart of the story, I think, and really start picking up the pace and the action, so I’m pretty darn stoked about that, too. Hoping the increase in action makes meeting those word count goals a little easier, for the second month working on this story!

Weekly Goal: Write 6x. 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 Kings of the Wyld. Write review. Start Blood of Assassins.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Gosh, Kings of the Wyld was such a fantastic book, I had a blast writing that review. I’m about a third of the way through Blood of Assassins and I’m excited to see where this book is headed!

Weekly Goal: Finish Blood of Assassins. Write review. 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: Workout 4x (and go walking, if the weather’s nice). Continue logging food honestly.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I walked almost 15 miles last week, which was fantastic. I also logged my food honestly and finally resisted to have doughnuts this morning during DnD, so I’m off to a good start, this week!

Weekly Goal: Workout 4x, log food honestly and figure out exactly how I want to try and balance cardio and strength training.

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

Weekly Goal: Pay bills, pay off phone and put money into savings.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. It was a really sad feeling, to get paid and get my tax return all within a span of a few days, only to see all that money disappear thanks to bills and paying off a loan. But, instead, I should be thankful that money was there in the first place and I’ve been able to keep up my plan of putting $100 into savings every month so far, including March already, so I’m pretty stoked about that.

Weekly Goal: Check out different credit cards and potentially apply for one.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Pray.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I do still need to work on this, but I did pray at least once last week that I thought was actually a really good…prayer session, I guess you could call it. I felt like I talked with God honestly and openly, with only minimal distractions, so that was really nice.

Weekly Goal: Continue praying. Find devotional book to use with Mom.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Smile every day.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Get stoked about shopping day with Mom on Saturday.Image result for elegant page break clip artGoing to continue working on book two in the Artemis quintet, as my goal is to reach 80,000 words by the end of this month. It’s going to be a challenge, but if I keep up with what I’ve been doing so far, I think it’s totally doable. I’m also hoping to really start adhering to a schedule, working out wise, where I start getting up on time in the mornings and get to work straight away, instead of being sluggish and sleeping in. I also want to try and make something different to eat for dinner this week, instead of my usual fare, and try to do my hair everyday.

I’m hoping, with starting out each morning with working out and doing my hair each day, I can start the day off right and continue feeling confident and productive throughout the rest of the day.

Cheers.


Quest for Discovery: Week Nine

Hello, friends!

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind. With a bunch of ice hitting us throughout the week, it was a weird week, because I didn’t have to go into work for two days. So instead, I got to spend a lot of quality time with my PS4 alongside my boyfriend and that was really nice. Plus, went to a concert that I had a blast at, got to see my family (even if it was only for a small amount of time), watched my ‘Hawks win 14 CONSECUTIVE BIG TWELVE TITLES, had two really fun DnD sessions and got half of my sleeve filled it (and man, is my arm sore).

And that was just the fun stuff.

Here’s how the goals went:
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Writing 
Long-Term Goal: Write two new books and edit two books. Enter the query trenches.

Last Week’s Goal: Write 6x. Continue meeting word count.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I only wrote five times, instead of six, but honestly? Five times is pretty freakin’ great. A few of those sessions, I was checking every 300 words to see if I’d met my word count for that day yet (in other words, it was grueling to do so). Other days, I flew past it, writing an additional 1,000+ words. Despite the up and down of how writing feels each day, I love that I’m keeping up with it consistently and putting it before practically everything else. Plus, I came up with a scene that is going to make the story much more exciting, if a little more difficult for my characters. This is always a good thing.

Weekly Goal: Write 6x. Continue meeting word count. Figure out guild backstory?

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

Last Week’s Goal: Finish Kings of the Wyld. Write review. Read every day

  • Status: Negative, Commander. I’m a little over halfway done with this book and I’m still loving it. A few snow days last week, however, had me spending a lot more time with my PS4, instead of reading. But I’m okay with that.

Weekly Goal: Finish Kings of the Wyld. Write review. Start Blood of Assassins.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Workout 4x. Keep up good work!

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I worked out three times instead of four, but I also went to a concert that could have counted as an extra workout, so I don’t mind counting this week as a success.

Weekly Goal: Workout 4x (and go walking, if the weather’s nice). Continue logging food honestly.

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

Weekly Goal: Stay on budget and put some more money into savings.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. I didn’t put any money into savings and spent a little more last week than I usually do, thanks to the concert and a random GameStop sale.

Weekly Goal: Pay bills, pay off phone and put money into savings.

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

Last Week’s Goal:  Pray each night

  • Status: Negative, Commander. Still really need to work on this.

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: Smile every day at work.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Considering we had two snow days last week, this wasn’t too hard to do.

Weekly Goal: Smile every day.Image result for elegant page break clip artThis week, after receiving a rejection over my manuscript I was really bummed to get, I’m going to really focus on continuing to write the sequel, if for no other reason than because I love it and I want to find out what happens next. I might also work out a little less, since my arm is healing, thanks to the new ink, and my tattoos always need a little extra care/love when they are healing, but I’m hoping, if the weather stays above freezing, to go on some walks and still stay active, even if I’m not working up too much of a sweat.

Otherwise, it feels like the first week in a while that I haven’t had something come up, so I’m actually working a full work week. It feels weird, but I’m excited for March and everything it has in store!

Cheers.


Quest for Discovery: Week Eight

Hey, friends!

Last week was a pretty awesome week! Stayed on top of all my writing goals, ate well and worked out consistently, plus had a day that broke 60 degrees, so managed to even workout outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, as well.

I started my period in the middle of last week, however, and it hit hard over the weekend, especially emotionally. I’ve either been sad (to the point of crying) or angry, for no apparent reason (and honestly, it’s just annoying). I definitely want to work on being happier, this week, and not letting my emotions gets the best of me, hormonal imbalance or otherwise.

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. Continue meeting word count.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I did manage to write 5x last week, which I’m really stoked about. A couple sessions were a bit harder than others and one session, I did fall short of my writing goal for that day, but I am still ahead slightly on my overall word count goal, so for that, I’m pretty grateful. I’m excited for a couple of scenes that I should write this week and to have already hit 20,000 words, so I’m stoked to continue that process and continue writing this story.

Weekly Goal: Write 6x. 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 Embers of War. Write review to come out on the 20th. Start new book!

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. 

Weekly Goal: Finish Kings of the Wyld. Write review. 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: Check out Rock Chalk Park. Workout 3x. Log food honestly.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I didn’t check out Rock Chalk Park, but I did work out 4x (including a four mile walk that was ridiculously heavenly, even if I was also ridiculously sore afterwards). I also logged my food accurately and honestly (and consistently) and only had one bad day last week, eating wise, but I blame my period, 100%.

Weekly Goal: Workout 4x. Keep up good work!

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

Weekly Goal: Stay frugal. Reevaluate finances

  • Status: Negative, Commander. I didn’t look at my finances like I planned, but I did stay frugal, so sorta like a half win/half lose situation.

Weekly Goal: Stay on budget and put some more money into 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. Still really need to work on this.

Weekly Goal: Pray each night.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Have way too much fun on Valentine’s Day. ❤

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Valentine’s Day was positively wonderful. This week, I get to meet my parents for lunch and am (starting) to get my sleeve filled in, color wise, so it’s a pretty busy weekend on top of usual DnD shenanigans.

Weekly Goal: Smile every day at work.Image result for elegant page break clip art

So, like I mentioned above, definitely going to focus on smiling a lot more and shoving down the wayward emotions, spawned from anxiety, depression or just my period, and instead focusing on all the good that is going on in my life–and I have a lot of it, right now.

Also working on really honing my routine, including getting up at 9:30am instead of 10:30am (or 11am…), working out as soon as I get up and doing my hair each day (because I definitely feel more put together and confident when my hair is done). Then, I’m hoping to even try a new recipe this week or at least make something a little bit different to eat, instead of my usual go-to meals. And, of course, keep up with writing and keeping it a priority.

I can see progress happening and habits forming. No time–or plans–to relent now. I’ve got dreams to achieve.

Cheers.


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.