This past weekend I took a trip back home to the Bay Area to watch one of my closest college girlfriends get married! It was an absolutely wonderful, and perfect, extended weekend. I was able to spend quality time with my grandmother in Walnut Creek, had a delicious dinner at The Cooperage in Lafayette (if you have a chance to go, you must try the butterscotch bread pudding), and on Thursday I went all the way back to my roots- spending the night in Concord with some of my dearest high school friends. My best friend Jaimee recently bought a condo (she is way better at this whole adult thing than I am), and I was able to go see it, finally. The best part was getting to spend Friday morning with just her, sharing special us time over tea, croissants, and mini coffee cakes.
On Friday, I rendezvoused with Team Bride in order to kick off the wedding festivities. We had a group mani/pedi party before heading into San Francisco for the rest of the weekend. What can I say about the wedding? It was perfect. The venue was gorgeous, and seemed as though it had been taken straight out of a fairytale. The bride was stunning. The ceremony brought us all to tears. We celebrated the couple’s union with love, laughter, and dancing. Lots of dancing. The entire weekend was filled to the brim with friendship, feasting, and amazing experiences.
Today, it is back to work and reality! While catching up on some of my favorite blogs this morning, I stumbled across the idea of making Weekly Wishes on The Nectar Collective. Weekly Wishes is a list of goals or challenges to achieve during the week, with the intention of sharing with other readers and encouraging them to participate in their own goal-setting. I love love love the concept of living with intention, and I believe that setting goals is one of the best ways to get things accomplished. So, here are my goals for this week.
This Week’s Wishes
- Orient myself. I’m going back to school! I am taking an online class through Coursera called Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence. This is week one, and I am new to Coursera; thus completely unfamiliar with the format of the class and am unsure of how it all will work. I need to orient myself and dive right in to the coursework!
- Dentist appointment. Because seriously, a teeth cleaning needs to happen. Oral hygiene is important y’all!
- Set up a schedule for Self Care September. Next month I will be launching a special project: 30 days of self care. I will be focusing on spiritual nurturing, physical wellness, and generally rediscovering my personal zen factor. I will diligently be posting about my progress as the month goes on. I am especially excited to get this started!
- Make posting deadlines. In an endeavor to develop my blog, and my writing, I am aiming at increasing my posting frequency from once to at least twice a week. Setting deadlines for myself will encourage me to Get. It. Done.
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