Weekly Wishes! Goal setting time!

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Home sweet Chicago!

This weekend has been incredibly fun, fulfilling, and BUSY.

After a whirlwind week teaching and going to grad school classes, one of my best friends from college showed up on my doorstep and we went out to explore more of the city, eat ALL the food, and see some generally touristy sights! Plus Sunday brunch was SO needed and I mean discovering a new brunch place never hurts! Every weekend I fall a little more in love with this city and this one was no exception. Fall is showing itself in Chicago and I’m so ready. Not so ready for winter, but I have a little more time to prepare for that. (I think. Right?)

That all being said, Monday has come too fast and I just can’t wrap my head around it yet. Can I get just one more day? No? Well then, I guess I better set some goals.

Last week my goals were to:

1) Make self-care a priority. I did, and maybe a little bit too much? I gave myself a strict bedtime which meant less work got done, but I ended up getting sick and the sleep was necessary!

2) Keep up with my grad school work. Not so much. I mean everything got handed in when it was supposed to, but I just feel behind on it.

3) Meet all my different advisers/supervisors. Yep! I ABSOLUTELY ADORE my supervisor from my grad school. She is seriously one of the most knowledgeable people I have ever met and I look forward to meeting with her weekly about how I can improve my teaching and learn more to help my students!

This week, I’m switching up priorities a little. My goals are to:

1) Get grad school work done and done ahead of time (when possible). I really need to get on this more. With everything else going on, it’s been easy to let my schoolwork fall to the back burner but I’m bringing it back to the front. Getting back into school after taking a year off is hard, but I know it will be so worth it.

2) Still make sure to get enough sleep. I’m still recovering from whatever cold/flu combo my students gave me last week so I need to be careful with overdoing it.

3) Get caught up on emails/blog comments. I really do read each and every comment you all leave and it warms my heart to see them come up in my email. Your support, encouragement, and thoughts make this all so rewarding. I promise to get back to you this week! Ok maybe I shouldn’t promise that but I do promise to try really hard!

What are your goals for the week? I promise even when I don’t respond I’m still cheering you on from afar! Life gets overwhelming sometimes but I know I can push through once I get a better routine going. Let me know what you’re working on in the comments!

12 thoughts on “Weekly Wishes! Goal setting time!

  1. Olivia

    Hi Destiny! It’s a great idea to set weekly goals! I just recently wrote a list of big goals I have, and now I’m working on breaking them down into smaller steps, and making weekly goals is a great way to do that. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Livi (www.vickiandlivi.com)

  2. Laurie

    Your #2 goal is an important one. I just read an article the other day that said lack of sleep actually causes our brain to shrink. If that’s not motivation for 8 hrs, I don’t know what is!

    1. Destiny Post author

      Oh my goodness! I didn’t know that but it is definitely great motivation! I have too much going on for my brain to be shrinking!

  3. Justine Y

    What a great idea to list your goals every week! And I love your #1 goal from last week, taking care of yourself is so important so why is it as women we typically think of ourselves last?

    1. Destiny Post author

      I totally agree. We’ve been conditioned to put others first but we are important too! We deserve to take care of ourselves without guilt!

  4. Kahleel

    Oh I am always trying to get enough sleep. That has got to be my lifetime goal.
    Going to grad school and teaching is a challenge but you can totally do it. I did it too so I know that the struggle is real. It’s good though that you have a great advisor.
    Have a successful week.


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