I have to admit, while I’ve been hesitant to finish and publish a post about my goals for 2014, I already have a pretty good feeling about this new year we’re in. Maybe it’s because work is off to a busy and productive start. Or it could be because I’ve already been to the gym four times. It could also have something to do with the progress I’m making on a side project. Oh, and the fact that I’ve already read two books this month and started a third! Yea, let’s just use all of that, and I’ll state again that I have a good feeling about this year.
This week felt especially productive, as I crossed off two of my goals for this month. First, I decided this week-long rainstorm we’re in couldn’t stop me from venturing over to the Port Moody Public Library. Not only did I get a library card, I spent 20 minutes perusing the shelves afterwards. Of course, the first section I found myself in was Business & Finance. It was good to see that most of my favourite resources looked as though they’d been checked out dozens of times. Eventually, I moved over to Fiction, where I pulled up my “To Read” list on the Goodreads app and walked around until I had two books in my hands; they’re now mine until the 29th.
What’s the second goal I crossed off my list? You can see the answer in the picture above: I donated blood for the first time! The overall experience was so positive that I’m naming it the high of my week. Inspired by a couple of good friends who are regular donors, I’m excited to say I will now be one of them.
The low of my week was simply dealing with more spats of insomnia. Do you remember last January when I was waking up at 3am and never falling back asleep? This month, it’s happening at 2am. No joke. Sometimes I squeeze in another hour, but many nights I don’t. (Please pass the coffee.)
The high of my week was passing the hemoglobin test and becoming a first-time blood donor! After being severely anemic for years, I was so nervous that I would fail the test. Anyway, I felt great after, so I want to try to donate every 2-3 months going forward.
A blog post I loved was New Year, New Schedule, New Budget by my yet-to-meet-in-person friend Colleen. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how time is our most valuable resource, and I was happy to read that Colleen had found a new appreciation for hers.
The best money I spent was $29.12 on a birthday card and gift for Baby Sis. Her birthday isn’t until next month, but I walked into a store and knew I couldn’t walk out without purchasing what I had found.
My plans this weekend include reading, writing and getting my eyes checked. Oh, and watching the season premieres of both Girls and Shameless. Can’t wait!
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?