Quest for Discovery

Quest for Discovery: Week Twenty Eight

Hello, friends!

It turned out to not be the best week last week, as far as goals went. I hardly read, definitely didn’t work out or log my food, still haven’t started the devotional I got weeks ago…

And yet, last week was really awesome. I saw family I never get to see and watched my Dad and boyfriend bound by, as my boyfriend puts it, “celebrating America by blowing a piece of it up (via fireworks)”. I went on a trip down nostalgia lane with my best friend as we went to the last ever Warped Tour. I got to spend a day with my sister celebrating her birthday, spending some 1-1 time that we almost never get. And I got to see my lovely and amazing boyfriend and his family while he celebrated his Dad’s birthday.

It’s a nice reminder that just because you’re not as productive or accomplished as I wanted to be, doesn’t mean the time you spent was entirely wasted.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Try not to panic flail realizing this is the last week of my break and next Monday, the editing game begins.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. There is only one appropriate response to the fact that editing will begin AFTER I FINISH THIS POST. And that response, friends, is this GIF:

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Weekly Goal: Edit 5x.

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. Even though I was so excited to see some extended family during the 4th of July, it was all I could think about, I also somehow kept forgetting that the holiday was going to mess up my productivity all last week, so I hardly got anything done that I wanted to. Reading was definitely on that list…

Weekly Goal: Read every day. Write review.

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. Continue finding resources of how to improve mental fitness.

Status: Negative, Commander. ^^ Read above explanation as to why I only ran once last week and didn’t log my food at all. But, already done both of those things today and I feel like this week will be a good one, because I want more days like today: productive, positive and overall just feeling lovely.

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

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

Weekly Goal: Put money in savings and get back into the habit of checking my budgeting app regularly. Finish up moving prep.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. I am checking my budgeting app more regularly again! Which feels good, so I know exactly what I’m doing with my money when.

Weekly Goal:

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

Last Week’s Goal: Add my devotional onto my To-Do list. Actually start it.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. So, I got one step closer: I added it to my To-Do list. But then I proceeded to forget my devotional at home every time I had a chance to read it for the entire week. *sigh* Baby steps, I guess?

Weekly Goal: Just do it.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Enjoy seeing family and friends I normally don’t get to see on the 4th! Plus, last Warped Tour and birthday shenanigans celebrating my sister this weekend.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. Despite hardly completing any of my goals, last week was a pretty stellar week.

Weekly Goal: Stay productive and actually go to the pool this week!


It feels nice to start the week off right. I got to sleep in an extra hour, since the pool doesn’t open until noon on Mondays (meaning that I don’t get to go, since it’s too close to when I have to go to work). Then I ran, came home and cooked dinner, showered, ate lunch while reading a book, before getting to work and getting started on crossing items off of my To-Do List. I really love productive days like that and it’s all because I started the morning off right, hitting the trail.

Now if only I could remember this feeling every morning when I wake up…


6 thoughts on “Quest for Discovery: Week Twenty Eight”

  1. Aww family-and-friends-wise, it sounds like you had a pretty awesome week! I’m definitely trying to work on improving my mental health as well and limiting my time on Twitter (because holy batman, it’s been a constant source of bad news and anxiety for me lately). Drawing art has been helpful, though! Here’s to a productive, healthy week for both of us!.

    1. Yeah, honestly, can’t really complain too much! But gosh, I totally know what you’re saying. I used to like Twitter for the writing community and interacting with like-minded individuals, but recently, every time I log on, it’s just so *depressing*, so I’ve definitely been limiting that, too. I’m glad you have drawing to turn to, though! I’m rooting for a productive, healthy week for the both of us, too. Thank you, Kathy! ❤

  2. I hope this week is proving very productive for you and spending time with family and friends, well, it might get in the way of goals, but it’s so good isn’t it.
    Lynn 😀

  3. Spending time with family is always a good thing! Hopefully, you’re able to make progress on your goals this week.

    I’m SO guilty of not following through with devotional plans. I don’t even have the excuse of leaving it home, since I’m using an app for it. I always end up going through a whole week’s worth of devotional just before church.

    1. So far, it’s definitely been a lot better, goal wise. But I don’t regret last week at all, either. 🙂

      Right? At least you’re still going to church and whatnot, though. I haven’t gone in years, which is why I wanted to try a devotional, so I could at least do a little bit better, you know? Perhaps we’ll both get better at this! *fingers crossed*

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