Weekly Wishes #3

Happy Monday friends!
It's DECEMBER! Can you believe it?? AH!!!!!! 

I'm blogging from my bed this morning, exhausted from a crazy (but fun) Thanksgiving weekend! I'm also having this delicious vanilla iced coffee I picked up at Target over the weekend. It's wonderful! Anyway, grab a cup for yourself and join me for a bit! It's a new week, which means a new Weekly Wishes!! 

Before I get started, every week along with the weekly wishes link up, there's a photo challenge with a particular theme. I usually don't have anything to contribute but this week's theme is "Animals" so obviously I can't pass up sharing a cute picture of my little baby boy Duke!

Fun Duke fact: he usually sleeps by my feet at night but lately he's been enjoying stretching out right on my pillow where my head should go. He falls asleep before I do and then gets grumpy if I wake him up and make him move. Literally, he growls. 

Now on to today's topic...I'm not going to write out my wishes from last week on here because I am beyond embarrassed of the fact that I didn't cross a single thing off of it! If you really must know everything I failed at doing, you can check it out here...

This Weeks Wishes/To-Do List: 
1. Get as much done as I can from last weeks list.
2. Limit my phone use and focus on enjoying my Holidates with Andy. I cannot tell you how many times I glance at my phone to check Instagram or emails while he and I are out together. It's a terrible habit. 
3. Take a deep breath and enjoy this week/month. It's the most wonderful time of the year! SAVOR IT!

Short list, I know, but I feel as though it's one of the most powerful one's-for me at least. I've been on a partial medical leave from school ever since I got sick, meaning that I barely take enough classes to be considered a part time student. It was a weird transition for me because I was so used to the craziness of a full time schedule (I really thrived in this setting), and since then I've dealt with a lot of internal guilt. I've felt guilty for the fact that I have more time on my hands than most of my peers, I've felt guilty for the fact that I don't have as much school stress as others and I'm just on the sideline watching. Guilt for no reason really. It's not my fault this illness is inside of me. I feel so relieved to be done with school for this quarter because I was really clinging on for dear life. It was TOUGH. I enjoyed what I learned, and truthfully the material wasn't so difficult, it was more keeping up with my assignments while feeling maybe the most sick and the most tired I have ever felt in my life. It took me this long to really feel proud of myself for sticking with school and work while going through this. I hate to toot my own horn, but I rock guys! SO. I'm going to make the best of the phase that I'm in, because it is just a phase and I have faith that God will get me through it and I won't always feel this sick. I'm going to enjoy my day to day life more freely and not focus on making so many plans in order to make myself feel busier and less lazy...because I'm not lazy. I'm taking care of myself, and I'm thankful that I've finally come to terms with this. So cheers to December, and a new attitude and a grateful heart!

What's on your to-do list this week? Link up here.

Thank you so much for stopping by, come back soon!!


  1. Uh, you do rock! And how excited was I to see that I'd linked up for Weekly Wishes right after you? Um, very! There is no shame in not having accomplished last week's goals - I knew I wouldn't be able to last week so I just said I wanted to enjoy Thanksgiving, hehe. Plus all the other times that we can't get as much done as we want - it's a new week now so we can start fresh! I definitely like your phone use goal, especially on those cute Holidates that I am jealous of - love that idea.
    I hope you have a great week, and don't forget that you TOTALLY ROCK!

    1. You totally rock more! :D Cheers to our posts being linked next to each other! Our puppies can be friends haha :) thanks for the support!!

  2. Good luck with your weekly wishes! I have reached the end of a week without having accomplished any of my weekly wishes more times than I care to admit, so I totally understand where you're coming from with that. And your dog sounds exactly like my sister's doxie. If you move him, he growls. He's a growling, old dog in general. :)

    1. Thank you Crystal! And thank you so much for stopping by :)

  3. What a great optimistic post and a reminder to be grateful for what you have and make the best of every situation! I think everyone could use a lesson in that:) Also. love your goal #2. I might have to adopt it myself.
    xo, Han

    1. Thank you Hannah! Hope you're having a great week so far!

  4. I think you absolutely rock too, being sick and still follow classes! Most people would give up and quit, but you still went through it! Hope you feel better soon!

    Your dog is so funny and I love how he growls when you want to move him at night, hilarious! And I agree with your weekly wishes, just enjoy this time of year! We're always so stressed about presents, decorations and other stuff that we don't always stand still at the true meaning of Christmas. Once you get that, this time of year can be so amazing!

    And #2 I have the same problem but with screentime, I just spend too much time online and check too much at the same time. I refuse to upgrade my phone for that reason, cause I know I will get worse in that case!

    Have a great weekend!


  5. Thanks for the support Cindy! And thanks so much for stopping by-I really appreciate it! Have a wonderful weekend!! :)


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