Weekly Wishes #11

20140325-170448.jpg

Each Monday night, I link up with The Nectar Collective to share my “wishes” or goals for the week and to see how I did on my goals last week.

Can I just say how much I love setting these goals? Even though I haven’t done extremely well meeting each goal every week, it definitely helps a lot to have the accountability of posting my results on here. There are several things I did this week to meet my goals that I would not have been motivated to do if I had not posted them here. This is such a fun, productive link-up! It helps me to motivate myself to not be as lazy as my cat Banana (pictured above) – which is very tempting to do.

Last Week

1. Continue spring cleaning by organizing our desk and the rest of our office nook.  Our desk is looking nice and organized now! I decided not to bother with the drawers that my husband uses for his things (he likes hiding his clutter away) – but all of the other drawers and spaces are now organized!

2. Finish The 4-Hour Workweek.  I finished this on Sunday. It was a really enjoyable and interesting read, despite the somewhat “jerk-ish” and arrogant tone that the author uses. This book won’t apply to everyone – it really is mostly for people who don’t enjoy their jobs or are looking for a way to free up their time to pursue things other than their career. Also, he places very little value on his relationships with other people in the workplace; his co-workers are portrayed mostly as an inconvenience and a nuisance. Again, I enjoyed the ideas in the book because I always love to hear different views on work and career, and Ferriss offers a very unique and different view along with great advice on time management, efficiency, and starting your own business.

My husband and I have dreams we want to pursue in the future that will allow for more time for the things we love and enjoy: serving others, traveling, reading, taking classes, investing in new hobbies, spending more time with loved ones, etc. And if we put some of the advice given in the book into practice, we just might be able to have that extra time at some point in the future! We will see.

3. Do my usual exercise goal of going to the gym four times during the week. Yes! Finally, met this goal this week. I think I’m going to stop listing this as a goal – it’s getting repetitive, and I’m always going to have this goal in the back of my mind.

4. Finish my next travel post or AT LEAST make good progress on it. I made a little progress.

5. Write a letter or two to people I love “just because”. I’m so happy to say that I wrote these letters! Daniel and I wrote a letter to our sponsored child Moses, and I wrote one to my lovely sister.

This Week

1. Read half of The Cuckoo’s Calling. I attempted to start this book a few weeks ago, but then I had an incident where the electronic library copy didn’t transfer correctly onto my Nook, so I lost it and had to get back on the waiting list at the library.

2. Tackle the dresser. I’m continuing my spring cleaning and want to organize the drawers and the top of our bedroom dresser (including the things that have accumulated in the hidden corner by the dresser). Hopefully, I’ll be getting rid of some t-shirts and other clothing items that I don’t use.

3. Start thinking about and planning the next steps for my blog. I’ve put this off because of busy season at work, so even though I still have 3 more weeks of busy season, I’d like to at least start thinking about my next steps. My husband is a web developer, so this summer he is going to be helping me switch over to a new blog design that I can better personalize and use. My current wordpress.com template has made it nearly impossible for me to make changes that I want – my biggest issue is the comment system and how I can’t use Disqus.  Also, I am unable to purchase outside blog templates.

Another blog-related step I’m considering taking is getting into Twitter. I have an account in my maiden name that I never ever use; I always say my husband tweets enough for the both of us. :) But, I think with having a blog and everything, it’s time for me to get into it. If you are a regular user of your Twitter account, what do you like about it? Is it a “must-do” for a newish blogger?

The Nectar Collective

 

 

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Weekly Wishes #11

  1. Yay! Good job on your goals for this week. I have the audio book of the 4 Hour Workweek on my computer because it came highly recommended from a YouTuber but haven’t listened to it yet. I too, am working on a travel/wanderlust related post myself. I can’t wait to read it.

    I need to get a copy of that book you are reading this week. I love JK Rowling and was excited to hear she was writing new materials. Will you do a review? Oh and I know how much the busy season can take up a ton of your time. My boyfriend works for a CPA firm down by the Jersey Shore. He doesn’t have any time to himself at all. He is counting down the days until the season is over. May the Force be with you!

    PS. This is Sincerely-Myngan, I had to use my twitter account.

    • Thanks! Which YouTuber recommended it? I’m always looking for fun new YouTube channels. :) And, yes, I’m sure I will do somewhat of a review of The Cuckoo’s Calling. I tend to incorporate those on my Weekly Wishes posts once I’ve met my goal of finishing a book, but I might consider a full post review! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Great job on your goals last week and good luck this week. :) I’m excited to see what you decide to do with the blog once busy season is over! I’m on Twitter and I don’t tweet as much as I’d like, but I’m working on it. I don’t know if it’s essential for a blogger… but then again, when I’m most involved in Twitter (like I was today) it’s usually because something writing-related is going on. It’s a fantastic tool for aspiring writers, so I’m sure it’s a fantastic tool for bloggers too. I just need to get back into it. :)

  3. Personally I feel Twitter is a great way of engaging with other bloggers or people of same interest, or even stalking those you enjoy reading from. Heh. Good way to spread words of your post and ongoing in life, catch up with others. So…. why not? ;)

Thoughts, Questions, Suggestions? Leave them here! I would love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s