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?