Dec 11, 2016

Weekly Wins

I was hoping I'd feel like I had it all together this week and a plan to get things done calmly and in a logical progression next week.  Alas, shitteth doth happen.  So I was sitting here looking at this empty post thinking, "Every single night felt like I had accomplished nothing" but when I really thought about the week as a whole, I found some successes after all.

The Wins!


  • Went to a networking event, didn't die.
  • Followed up with someone from said networking event and will be doing brunch in January to talk about collaboration opportunities!!!
  • Figured out what to do for "package" options on my website and now just need to finish making graphics for them.  Also came up with a better passive income idea, though that's really not a priority just now.
  • Started using Trello (so beautiful) for project management and re-organized the horrendous mess that my Google Docs and task list was becoming.


  • Rediscovered a prenatal yoga video that hadn't been all that exciting earlier on but is a really good fit for my current level (aka lack of) flexibility.
  • Was really bad about reporting in to my accountabilibuddy (sorry Kristen!) BUT I have managed to work out at least 5 days per week the last couple weeks, so that's good AND I'm starting to bump up my overall workout times to 20-30 minutes instead of 15 (which was lazy, but I needed to make it easy to get started).

Happiness Project

  • Finished all the home organization stuff (take that, entry closet!), and made progress with Christmas-y cheer.  I'm having trouble finding stocking hangers, so I'll have to take to the Internet for that one.
  • Also finished my marketing book (about time!) and made a list of the changes to make to my website so I can do it all at once instead of in small pieces.  (I have a privacy policy page now - whaaat?  So formal and professional.)


  • Offered to help out with my favorite Meetup group since the classes they're running for the next couple months aren't things I need to take (intro to HTML, etc) but I want to keep seeing people and making friends.  So we'll see if that goes anywhere.
  • Have made time for some social things but not enough to feel overwhelmed (about one per week or every other week seems to be a good fit for me).  It's nice to find my balance.

Thoughts and Plans for This Week

  • Run around like a headless chicken trying to get everything sorted before vacation next week?  Does that count as a plan???

What victories did you have last week?  What's in the works for the upcoming week?

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  1. I love that you can find wins even when the week wasn't so full of obvious wins. It would be a win to me if I get my wins posted from last week. Alas as you said, shitteth doth happen! Have a great week!

  2. I need to follow your lead and attend some networking events. They scare the heck out of me but I'm guessing most people don't bite and are actually friendly. :D I have a laundry list of things I need to accomplish before I leave for MN, less than a week away, and I have zero interest in doing any of them. Ack.

    1. Omg, this one was particularly scary because at the end they went around the room and everyone had to stand up and talk for 30 seconds about their business. I was so terrified, but I made it through and everyone clapped and then we moved on to the next person. Lol! I am a big fan of doing things that scare me, so I'm definitely going to the next one and giving another 30 second elevator pitch. And so on and so on until it's not scary anymore.

  3. I had trouble finding stocking hangers I grabbed some "garden hooks" at a dollar store and voila! ~ I had stockings hanging from my banisters.
    "shitteth doth happen"...I can't pass by how that comment made me chuckle.


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