Weekly Wishes #5: Focusing on the End Game

I hope you all had a great weekend! I spent mine in Dayton visiting my family, which was action-packed and adorable.

On Sunday I went to a baby shower for my cousin, Bailey. They had the cutest Woodland creature theme and they really went to town with the Pinterest-inspired food spread.

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Forgive my horrible phone pictures, but isn't this adorable? And it's only a tiny portion of what they put together. I should have gotten a picture of the mom-to-be, because she really topped the cuteness charts. However, I ate some of the best cheese ball in the world and subsequently forgot all memory-capturing duties.

After the shower I met up with Zach's mom and lil sis to get her first ever head shots. If you can tell by her long limbs, she's looking to get into modeling.


Oh boy, will I be in trouble when she's actually booking jobs because I almost cried a dozen times during the photo session. I've known this girl since she was in a car seat and I just felt so proud of her.

Overall it was a very sentimental weekend.

And this morning, I came across an Instagram post that I just loved from @thetiffanyhan (which by the way is my new favorite account to follow)...


Mom, I'm sorry that this has a four-letter word in it ;) but the message is so right on. And it's setting the tone for me this week. I've always believed I had some talent and a lot of potential, but between my endless number of jobs and degrees in three different majors, finding the direction required to channel my skill set has never been my strongest suit. I actually started this blog as kind of a "just do it" time in my life where I didn't want to keep waiting for the "right" creative path and actually just commit to heading down one.

And the thing is, a year and a half later, I have such a stronger vision for myself. (Side note: if you're feeling lost in life, try blogging or at least journaling. You will figure out so much about yourself.) So now I have some pretty good ideas of what I want out of life, but I still don't have a specific, detailed end goal.

So this week I'm reversing my thinking. Instead of just go, go, go-ing and seeing where I end up, I'm a little more interested in the mental care and the time for reflection that is required to discover said end goal.

So I only have three to-do's this week and they are all focused on personal well-being...



1. Keep up with the Blogilates workout schedule. (I am loving the way it's making me feel!)

2. Read/paint every day. Preferably both but let's not get too crazy here.

3. Take time each day to connect with my own self and really figure out my specific future goals.


But most importantly, I want to hear about you! What's making your list this week? Join in on the link up at The Nectar Collective or just share in the comments and let's crush goals together!