Quest for Discovery

Quest for Discovery: Week Thirty

Hello, friends!

As you’ll find out below, my goals have kinda fallen off the wayside for the past couple of weeks. The main reason for that is, honestly, is that I usually complete these goals during my day job, because I’m lucky enough to have a job where I serve people at a library and, if no one is at the desk and all my students have completed their tasks, well, then there isn’t too much for me to do but wait for patrons to need my help. So I fill my time in with blogging, writing, reading and the like.

But work has been ridiculously busy lately, meaning that I haven’t been getting this stuff done.

On one hand, it’s been nice to have some more work related things to do, especially when I covered for my boss for a week. Gave me a sense of…importance I’m not used to feeling. But on the other hand, I miss staying on top of my personal endeavors. I’m bummed that editing hasn’t been going so well and I’m not reading as much as I should be. This blog definitely has been neglected and I miss it. And though it’s only a small part, having my schedule change so often has made it pretty hard to workout consistently (though I really could be working around all of that).

I know this isn’t going to change any time soon. August is always my busiest month for work and when you add on two weddings, house sitting, a concert and a friend coming in town to visit…well, life starts to get really busy and forgiveness becomes really important. It’s a skill I need to work on and I’ll be starting on that this week, because that friend coming in town I mentioned? She arrives this afternoon and I got a couple days to spend catching up with her and showing her my neck of the woods.

So, no goals this week, really, except to enjoy her company after not seeing one another for years and simply remembering to enjoy life. I’ll see you all next week. ❤

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

Last Week’s Goal: Edit if I can. But don’t beat myself up if I can’t.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander. My usual editing time got swallowed by a lot more day job related activities, but I did show up early to work twice so I could sneak in some editing. Not making a ton of progress on it, but I’m also not going to beat myself up too much. This next month or so is going to be pretty busy, so if I don’t edit as much as I want to, I don’t edit.

Weekly Goal: No goal for this week.

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: Affirmative, Commander. Still didn’t get a lot of reading done, though I did finish a fantastic book last week that was a joy to read and review. Really excited for some books that are upcoming on my TBR.

Weekly Goal: No goal for this week.

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. I did work out twice, but chose to read one day, pack another day and then had plans the third day that I missed. But hey, such is life, right?

Weekly Goal: No goal for this week.

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

Weekly Goal:Get back to being frugal.

  • Status: Affirmative, Commander.

Weekly Goal: Pay bills for next month.

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

Last Week’s Goal: Devotional 5x.

  • Status: Negative, Commander. Even on the To-Do list, it sorta slipped my mind. But hopefully will get back into it soon.

Weekly Goal: No goal for this week.

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: Smile, Commander. Despite still not doing the best with my goals, I did have a pretty good week last week and an even better weekend.

Weekly Goal: The only goal I’m focusing on this week: have a blast with my friend in town!



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