Weekly Wishes #12

Hello my friends! Things have been pretty quiet around here, I know. Between going to school full time, working anywhere between 25-30 hours per week, going to the gym, doing homework, prepping healthy meals, taking care of chores, and sleeping, I have not found much energy for anything else. I have missed this space this past week and hope to be able to fit it into my life better this week. October was so promising around here and I had the whole month planned out before it even arrived. I always feel awful having to postpone ideas and erase things from my calendar! Oh to have endless hours in a day and still get to sleep for nine of them... So, with all that being said, I will warn you now that I pretty much FAILED at my weekly wishes.
- Return emails within 48 hours and texts before the end of the day. I really wish that I did better at this. For the life of me, I cannot understand why such a simple thing is so difficult for me to do. I get distracted, and then it gets late, and then I don't feel like responding to or writing anything. It's an awful habit that I know I need to change, but didn't this week.

- Edit photos from my baby nephew's shoot. Nope. Didn't happen. I wish it did though because he is so dang cute. I don't mind looking at his face for a few hours :) 

- Stick to my new meal plan. Yes! I did pretty well at this. With the exception of this weekend. Gosh darn you family and birthday dinners out. What is a girl to do? For those of you who asked last week, my meal plan primarily consists of lean proteins, fresh veggies, brown rice, avocado, and black beans. I also eat greek yogurt, oatmeal, egg whites, fresh fruit, and protein bars. Perhaps I will share the complete daily menu with photos one day soon if there is interest :)

- Take care of little tasks. I did not make a vet appointment for Marly or find a new dentist (although my dad did send me a link for where to find one!), but I DID reschedule my jury duty, which allows me to do something VERY exciting that I think should be a blog post announcement in itself :)
- Blog regularly. Last week was a drag in blogland and I think I saw a few tumbleweeds roll on by. So let's make this week much better, shall we?

- Focus in Biology lecture. I hate to admit this (especially since my sisters are teachers and might shoot me), but I do not focus in my bio lecture class and usually spend my time blogging, reading blogs, or thinking about blogging. Yep, I said it. It is just. So. BORING. But I know I just need to suck it up and make myself focus and probably not bring my laptop. I tell myself I am going to be taking notes with it, but who am I kidding?

- Do most of or even complete my English essay before Thursday evening. I am going to San Diego Thursday evening! I am super stoked, but unfortunately, it looks like I will have an English essay due the day after I get back. Boo. Things have an uncanny way of working out, don't they? I hope to get most of it done before going though because I need to be spending my time drinking iced coffee and shopping with my sister, playing with my nephews, and carving pumpkins. None of that school garbage.

- Spend time with Marly. That poor pup. I love him to pieces, but I have just been so busy that when I come home at the end of the day, it is usually just time to hop in bed to catch a few hours of sleep. He always comes running faithfully with that old blue and yellow ball in his mouth, hoping for a few minutes to play. I will do my best to carve out some special time for the boy, especially since I will be gone this coming weekend.
The Nectar Collective
What does your week look like? Any weekly wishes?

Stephanie Kirby said...

Good luck this week!!! Your dog is so adorable! And yes, try to focus! I know it's hard, and sometimes impossible, but that feeling of accomplishment when you do well on a test or whatever is totally worth it!!! I'm now following you! :) Have a good day!
-Stephanie @

esther julee said...

best of luck with all your weekly wishes! :) i am bad about emailing back too.. & i need to figure out a good way to organize ideas for blogging and maybe even schedule a few ahead of time! it's so hard!

Chestnut Mocha said...

Yes! There is interest in your healthy food choices! Ben and I are starting whole30 tomorrow, we just suddenly decided to do so. Hopefully, we can stick to it. I totally get you on feeling so tried and not having time for anything recently! And the days are getting darker, so at 6 after work all I can think of is going to bed.
The same with my bunny as with your puppy - I love her so much and I wish I had more time to play with her in the evenings and actually spend some quality time. Heh..

Jess // Foreign Room said...

Haha okay I will have to take some photos of a typical food day and share them :) I have never heard of whole30, but I will have to look into it. Good luck! Yes, I totally want to just go to bed when it gets dark... Time to start hibernating.
Some people just don't understand what it is like to be a fur mama :) Your bunny is seriously the cutest!

Jess // Foreign Room said...

Thanks so much! Organizing blogging ideas is always tough. I keep a notebook with tons of lists of ideas. I recently starting making a calendar print out for each month to schedule my blogging. It has worked pretty well and helps me visually see what the month looks like! I always feel great when I can schedule several posts ahead of time, but that rarely ever happens :)

Jess // Foreign Room said...

Thanks, Stephanie! Hehe I'm quiet in love with my pup. You are so right about the feeling of accomplishment! Gotta stick with it...

Thanks for following along! I will definitely be checking out your blog too :)