Tag Archives: Week Twenty Nine

Quest for Discovery: Week Twenty Nine

Hello, friends!

First off, I have to say thank you to everyone who reached out after last week’s Quest for Discovery post and wished me luck on trying to get back on track, goal wise, wishing me a productive week. That meant more than I think people realize.

Especially as I filled out this week’s reflections and noticed that I did even worse, as far as goals went.

Part of it was due to laziness. Part of it was due to a spike in workload at my day job that I completely and totally didn’t expect. Part of it is also tied into busy weekends and trying to frantically finish packing as I prep to move in with my boyfriend by August 1st. As you can see below, editing was pretty much non-existent, as well as working out and reading–three of the most important things to me. I’m tentatively hopeful that might prove better this week, but with an altered schedule thanks to emergency coverage and a ton of interviews to complete for our student position openings, I may not be productive like I want to be, still.

But that’s okay, because that’s life, friends. And goals will always be there.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Edit 5x.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. So, ironic story (I think), but pretty much the entire time I was on a writing break, I had plenty of time to write. The week I decide to start, my “day job” life explodes and I barely got through 20 pages–and those 20 pages weren’t even very focused. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to calm down at all this week, so…

Weekly Goal: Edit if I can. But don’t beat myself up if I can’t.

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. Write review.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. Thanks to the business of last week, I hardly read at all…again. Which sucks, because now I’m going to be behind on ARCs for July and August…again. Obviously I got some re-balancing to do as I try to figure this out once more.

Weekly Goal: Read every day. 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: Workout 5x. Log food. Improve mental fitness.

Status: Negative, Commander. This was just pure laziness. I did run once and then walk once, thanks to a messed up back, but the next few days, I was just purely lazy and unmotivated. And my body is really feeling it and I don’t like it. I did still continue to log my food, though, however, so I’m pretty stoked about that one.

Weekly Goal: Workout 5x. Log food. Improve mental fitness.

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

Weekly Goal:

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I forgot to put a goal on here again. How do I keep doing that?

Weekly Goal: Get back to being frugal.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Just do it.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I FINALLY STARTED IT. And I’m actually really enjoying this devotional so far, though I also feel kinda weird doing it, because I’m not really sure how to “properly” do it? So I’m trying to let that feeling go so I can just focus on trying to reconnect with God.

Weekly Goal: Devotional 5x.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Stay productive and actually go to the pool this week!

  • Status: Negative, Commander. Monday was definitely productive, but the rest of the week slowly teetered off to not being the most productive…and then I only went to the pool once or twice.

Weekly Goal: Smile every day.

PB4

My To-Do list this week is even bigger than the one last week and I’m starting to get that feeling of anxiety bubbling up in my chest as I start to get stressed out on all the things I haven’t accomplished yet and all the things I’m falling behind on. Yet I’m also just trying to remember to breathe, slow down and focus on completing one thing at a time. I also am going to go on a run when I get home and clear my head, so hopefully, that’ll help. Otherwise, just focusing on smiling every day and enjoying life, no matter how productive I am.

Cheers.

Advertisements

Quest for Happiness: Week Twenty Nine

Fitness:

  • Long-term Goal: Shape the body I want and become healthier.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Keep up fitness routine.
    • Status: Almost. I worked out three times out of my goal of four, so not too shabby. Eating fell off the bandwagon over the weekend, as it usually does, and ended up in my progress going backward, with a pound gained. But nothing to fret about. I can get back on the grind this week!
  • This Week’s GoalFigure out how to eat so if I don’t work out, I’m still doing well and don’t go backwards.

Writing:

  • Long-term Goal: Edit all previously written works. Query one.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Complete last minute revisions.
    • Status: Yes? I didn’t go in and fix the few things I wanted to, but I did fix the first chapter, so I’m counting it.
  • This Week’s Goal: Submit into PitchWars!

Reading:

  • Long-term Goal: Read 60 books.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Finish Invasive. 
    • Status: Success! And I wrote the review, to boot.
  • This Week’s Goal: Read every day.

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: Swim 3x.
    • Status: Nada. This will be my last week to swim, so hopefully I can sneak in a swim or two. But I have a feeling that might not be happening because I’m already so busy this week.
  • This Week’s Goal: Swim twice.

Blogging:

  • Long-term Goal: Increase output over all three blogs, i.e., post more consistently.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Read through all of the Pitch War mentor wishlists and #PimpMyBio participants posts.
    • Status: Halfway. I did read through the mentor wishlists, but I did not read through any more participant posts, even though I wanted to. Life just got in the way, you know?
  • This Week’s Goal: Post twice on the personal blog, once on the book blog.

Financial:

  • Long-term Goal: Manage money with more awareness, start retirement fund and build savings.
  • Last Week’s Goal: Stop stressing so much about money.
    • Status: Nope. That can’t even be a short goal, that’s a lifelong, forever kinda goal.
  • This Week’s Goal: Stay aware and stay frugal (especially when you go grocery shopping). Also, go to retirement meeting this week.

Not a bad week, friends! Apologies that the post is a day late, since I usually post on Sundays. However, my work schedule is different for the next three weeks so I don’t work on Sundays (which is usually when I sneak in this post) and I spent yesterday playing D&D and didn’t get near my laptop. But it’s almost August, which is when my life gets really, really busy as work picks back up, new commitments are added and generally time just seems to slip away. So as responsibilities increase and balancing becomes an act once more, I hope to continue to keep my goals in my foresight and make strides.

Cheers.