Questing Series

Quest for Balance: Week Two

Hello, dear readers!

If you read this blog regularly, you might have read the post where I discussed my latest resolution journey, my goals quest for this year, if you will, focusing on trying to find balance between everything in my life, most noticeably between the extremes. You might have also noticed that I’m starting off with Week Two, instead of Week One. Full transparency, I missed last week, which should have been the first post of this series. I’m still on my winter schedule, which always messes up my routine, so I actually just completely forgot it was Sunday and I was meant to post.

So, let’s get started with Week Two!

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Writing: Write two books and edit two books. Query at least one.

  • Last Week’s Goal: N/A.
  • Weekly Goal: On writing break until feedback comes in.
    • Originally, I planned on editing the second Artemis book while waiting for BLOOD PRICE feedback to come in. But BP feedback is set to come in on the 1st of February and I know I’m going to want to work on that as soon as that comes in, but there’s no way I’d be finished working on Artemis in time (and, lowkey I’m avoiding the huge amount of work it’ll take to edit Artemis, oops). So, I decided to work on BP edits for February and March, and then potentially work on the second book of Artemis during the next set of three months; or write a new novel. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m okay with this break.

Health: Educate and Execute.

  • Last Week’s Goal: N/A
  • Weekly Goal: Workout 4x. Start reading macro book.
    • I’m trying to respark my fitness lifestyle. I made a fitness program I believe fits my goals really well, so I’m going to start that this week and see how much I like it. Once I get the fitness routine cemented, then I want to start focusing on learning more about tracking macros and flexible eating. But I’m also trying to take smaller steps and fully educate myself, instead of trying to do everything: eating well, tracking food, learning macros, working out, all at once, becoming overwhelmed and then not doing any of it.

Reading: Make reading a priority. Read 75 books.

  • Last Week’s Goals: N/A.
  • Weekly Goals: Finish The Gutter Prayer and write review.
    • I’m really excited I’ve already read two books this year. I still need to work on spending less time on social media (which is going to be a tad bit difficult, as I also want to become active on Reddit) so I can read more, but I’m pretty excited for a good reading year (especially thanks to so many promising releases)!

Blog: Continue blogging consistently and figuring out my brand.

  • Last Week’s Goals: N/A
  • Weekly Goal: Mess around with graphics.
    • Stoked to start blogging regularly again! I’ve only been back a little over a week and I’m so glad to be writing on here again, even though my hiatus in December was definitely needed. I started to mess around with graphics on Canva for my weekly features, trying to make things that tie into my blog’s aesthetics, but I didn’t have much luck. I’d like to try again this week, if I have time.

Financial: Frugality and Flexibility.

  • Last Week’s Goals: N/A
  • Weekly Goals: Pay off credit card.

Other Weekly Goals:

  • Blog six times.
  • Mail letters.
  • Catch up on work projects before going back to nights.
  • Read first 250 pages (at least) of SPFBO book.
  • Catch up on emails.
  • Try out Reddit.
  • Begin merging reviews to Amazon.

So, welcome to my Quest for Balance! This week, I’m mainly focusing on trying to get back into the fitness grind, help refocus on my own positivity instead of focusing on everything I want to change, i.e., not exactly being content where I’m at, as there is a lot I’m hoping to change and grow, but also recognizing that where I’m at is also totally okay. It’s my last week working days and I’m definitely going to miss this schedule. But I’d be lying if I’m not ready to have a few months on the same regular schedule, without the constant change the intersession schedule brings.

I hope you have a productive and positive week!


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