Monday, September 9, 2013

Weekly Wishes

Marvin says, "Hi!" We found him at a street sale.

Holy Moly, it is already the second week of September! I cannot even believe how fast this year has flown by. But I am glad it is moving into. Fall is my absolute favorite season. I am ready for some pumpkin carving, eating obnoxious amounts of candy, sweater weather, and pumpkin flavored anything.

With all of the craziness whirling around in life, it is always great to have a little motivation. Seriously, shout out to the people who stopped by last week to drop-off some much needed encouragement on balancing life. It meant a lot! If you are looking for a daily dose of awesome, head on over to Melyssa's blog The Nectar Collective and link-up with Weekly Wishes.

Be Positive + Take a Deep Breathe. After several stressful weeks, I had a hard time being positive and making the most of my first few weeks of my junior year of college. So last week's goals were to be positive and take a deep breathe. Thankfully the three-day weekend helped me chill and focus on the week ahead. I want to continue to keep my head up because it always good to be positive. 

Read for fun. Yes, for fun! I have two books I would really like to read, but kept putting it to the side due to the amount of homework I have. Fingers crossed, I can find even just a small amount of time to read a few chapters this week. Have you read any great books lately?

Journal. I have to write reflections for my classes, but I would like to do some personal reflection. I even bought a very cute journal to start.

Plan a weekend trip. And the most exciting wish this week! My family is visiting me in Cleveland this weekend. They are kind of 'Cleveland-haters' so I am pretty excited to show them how awesome Cleveland is. My parents gave me full reign over this weekend's itinerary.  Can't wait to plan it and see them on Saturday!

Happy Monday! 


  1. Courtney, I love your goals for this week! I also have reading on my list--and reading just for fun :) I'm excited for you to turn your family around on Cleveland! I live in Detroit and people have similar feelings about that city, though I totally love it and try to convince everyone I know to change their minds, too. Good luck this week!

    Amy | Club Narwhal

  2. Awesome goals! Have fun planning your weekend trip- I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  3. I hope you have a great weekend trip! I love weekend trips so much :) I'm also trying to read more, but I have such a short attention span, it takes me forever to get through books. Good luck with your goals for the week!

  4. I'm so ready for fall, too! Have fun with your family this weekend. :)

    I'm a new follower from the Wildcard link-up!

    Jets and a Brunette

  5. It's so nice to just relax and take a deep breath sometimes. I also grew up in OH (southeastern part of the state) but dated a boy from Parma and certainly learned about the Cleveland haters:) Have a great weekend.

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