Goals Summary Wk 11/14

Hello Blogland!

Last week’s goals weren’t anything too intense. But, it was a busy weekend, and a very stressful week for me in general, so let’s discuss.

  • Publish 2 blog posts
  • Read Mass Effect Revelation
  • Write 4k words

Overall, nothing too taxing. However, the only one I completed was the writing. Which, overall, is the best one, I suppose. I only published one post last week, and my reading fell off pretty sharply. But, I wrote 7,109 words last week!

That puts my total word count for NaNo at 11,444 words. Since my goal is 15k for the month, I’m doing really well!

Want to know why this week was so stressful?

Welllllll, I put my two week notice in at Starbucks. That part has mostly been relieving. It’s been oddly blissful at Starbucks for me every since, and I only have one shift left before bringing my time as a Partner to an end. It hasn’t sunk in yet, and I’m not sure that I’ll have the reaction everyone is expecting me to. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my time with Starbucks. I have learned so much, and met so many wonderful people who have become like family to me, but it’s time to move on.

That being said, I thought I was moving on. Even from the library. I had put my notice in there too, but I quickly realized that was a mistake. This new position that was offered to me would have been a wonderful opportunity to learn something entirely new, and to work for two people I respect and admire immensely. But, leaving the library just felt wrong. I thought I could do it, and I was wrong.

So, I backed out of the new job, and genuinely felt awful about it. Nauseous, shaking, on the verge of a panic attack. But, they say the hardest decisions are usually the right ones. And I know that staying at the library is the right choice.

So, I’ve been an anxious wreck all week, trying to figure out what the hell I’m doing with my life. Now that it’s all sorted, I feel I can get back to some normalcy.

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Lighting was very well done.

Except we went to Seattle on Sunday to see Temple of the Dog perform on Monday night. We had an awesome little two day trip, and we explored and ate and drank, like we like to do. And the concert was just amazing. A once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of my all time favorite records performed in its entirety. I have zero regrets.

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And we had pretty nice seats!

Even if we had to drive four hours back home last night, and then get up to go to work today.

And so here we are, a day late. Again. What do I want to do this week? Well, it is the holiday week, so things are bound to be a bit lax on the writing and reading front. But, I also have more time off this week than usual, so maybe I’ll prove disciplined.

Here’s hoping!

  • Publish two blog posts
  • Finish reading Mass Effect Revelation
  • Start reading Arcanum Unbounded (I’m bound to tell you all about it as soon as I can)
  • Write 3k words

A little ambitious, what with hosting Thanksgiving in our house for the first time, but the writing has been going really well this month. At least, when I sit down to write.

That’s the plan, Stans. We’ll see how it ends up. If I finish my current book, I should be here to write a review. It’ll be my first tie-in review, so that will be interesting. I hope you’re looking forward to it.

And, I hope you all have wonderful afternoons with your families. Share some food, love, and thanks with the people that matter most. That’s what Thursday is about.

Until then, have so more pictures from our trip!

 

BZ

 

 

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Five Years in Three Days

Today, I achieved very little of what I’d intended.

I didn’t buy the new work shoes that I so desperately need.
I didn’t pick up my prescription from the pharmacy like I really needed to.
I didn’t work on my novel, like I’ve been dying to.

So, what in the world DID I do today?

I planned our Five year Anniversary.

I booked a room with a king bed in downtown Seattle for two nights, for under $200. There’s valet service, and a high end Sushi bar, and the most lavish looking art and colors hanging off the walls. Not only is it the nicest hotel we’ve ever stayed at, it is within 20 minutes walking distance to the EMP and the Space Needle, and only 12 minutes walk to the Aquarium and Pike’s Place Market. Goodbye Super 8, hello Hotel Max.

So, that took care of the room. I spent the rest of the day looking at Seattle’s CityPass service. For $75 a person we can see 6 different attractions, including the Nirvana and Video Games exhibits at the EMP.

If you know us, you know that this is right up our alley.

So now I’m just overcome with excitement! All I want to do is get our itinerary sorted out, which Trevor (my fiance) will hate. I’ll have it planned down to the minute. And he’ll insist on ignoring it, and us just having a great time- regardless of time.

I suddenly feel like 3 days is not nearly enough time to adventure the city and celebrate the last five years. But, Seattle is only a four hour car ride away. We can always go back.

 

 

 

Is it April yet?

 

BZ