Weekly Wishes

Weekly Wishes #1

I made these cupcakes last year, rainbow themed at the request of Chris’ niece.

A few days ago, I came across the Weekly Wishes link up, created and hosted by Melyssa of The Nectar Collective.  I loved it immediately!  Dozens of bloggers link to their own weekly wishes, a handful of things they want to achieve in the coming week.

Weekly Wishes struck a chord with me right away.  I love having my life list written down, and I wrote earlier this month about my goals for 2014 too.  But I’ve never really thought about the smaller goals on a more regular basis, like folding the laundry the minute it’s dry or waking up before 8am every day.

Plus, within only a couple days of joining this link up, I met a couple fellow bloggers with some similar goals, trading some chit chat and coming up with ideas to help each other out.  Making blogger friends and finding opportunities to work together?  Sign me up!

This Week’s Wishes

1. Read The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.
I bought this book before Christmas, and it’s been sitting on my coffee table for the last week now waiting to be read.  It’s only 180 pages, and it’s Neil Gaiman, so there’s really no reason why I can’t read the whole book this week.  Or in one sitting even.

2. Go through my closet and dresser.
I read a blog post a couple weeks ago (but now I can’t find it, drat!) about going through all your clothes, paring your wardrobe down to only the things you love and wear on a regular basis.  It gave me a light bulb moment: why would I bother keeping any clothing I don’t feel 100 percent confident in?!  So this week, I’m going to get rid of anything I don’t absolutely love wearing.  And because I need the extra incentive, once I’m done that, I get to spend $200 on a few staples I’ve been wanting.

3. Create an editorial calendar for my blog.
Since Living What You Love is under a month old, I know that I’m still finding my wings, figuring out what I want to write about, what’s worth writing about, and what my blog schedule will look like.  To help that process along, this week I’m going to create an editorial template and start filling it out.  Having some ideas laid out on a calendar should (in theory at least) alleviate some stress when sitting down to create a new post.

Those are my goals for the week, and you can check back next Monday to see how I did with my first official Weekly Wishes.  If you enjoy reading other people’s wishes or goals, check out the link up.  There are lots of other posts to take inspiration from!

What are some of your goals this week?

The Nectar Collective


  1. Autumn says

    It can be so overwhelming to keep up with a blog! I just got a notebook just for blogging ideas because I sometimes think of ideas on the go and forget them later.

    I pruned my wardrobe not long ago; I gotta tell you, it will feel amazing!

    Good luck with your goals Robyn! <3

    • Robyn says

      I always carry a notebook in my purse, but what I really rely on is the Evernote app. Because I have it on my phone, my iPad, and my laptop, it’s the easiest way to keep all my brainstorming and ideas.

      And yes, I’m so excited to prune my wardrobe! Maybe I’ll start today. :) Thanks for coming by Autumn!

    • Robyn says

      Thanks Vanessa! My fingers are crossed that I should be successful on all three wishes this week. And now that I know you’ll be back next week to check on me, I know I’ve got to get them done! ;)

  2. maria helena says

    Welcome to Weekly Wishes, and good luck with your goals for this week. I’ve found that using an editorial calendar is a great way of keeping my blog somewhat organized.

    • Robyn says

      Thanks Maria! I’m really enjoying the engagement of Weekly Wishes so far. I love that you said ‘somewhat organized’ with the editorial calendar. :) Somewhat organized will be a step up for me, so here’s hoping!

  3. Rubi says

    I just started my blog and even though I’ve found a ton of blogs I love reading I suck at remembering to actually interact lol. Definitely one of my goals for the next couple of weeks!

    • Robyn says

      Interacting is definitely worthwhile! That’s when you get to meet others bloggers, plus I find it helps bring an audience to your blog – helpful for newbie bloggers like us. Good luck with your goal this week!

  4. Raine says

    Whooo! Welcome aboard the Weekly Wishes train (✿◠‿◠) I’ve met some amazing bloggers through this link up.
    Great goals for the week. Cleaning out the closet is always a bit stressful (I want to keep so many things) but rewarding..
    Good luck with your goals this week!~

    • Robyn says

      Thanks for the welcome, I’m excited to join in! I’m definitely hoping that I can be ruthless when I clean out the closet. I just know some pieces will beg to be kept, but I must be strong!

  5. Esther says

    I had a great time de-cluttering my wardrobe. I removed clothes that I do not like, unable to wear and those that I did not wear for over a year. I managed to create more space for my new clothes. Now, my wardrobe is neater too.

    All the best with your goals! :)

    • Robyn says

      Those are pretty much exactly the rules I’m going to follow, except I might even say only 6 months instead of a year. I’m actually pretty excited to get to it!

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