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not a week in review…

Okay, so I know I’m a little late to the link-up party that Meghan of Clean Eats, Fast Feets (I just automatically typed “feasts” there…Her food pics always make me hungry.) hosts on Mondays, but…

I worked almost 90 hours the last two weeks. Which is a pretty big change from the 25-30 hours I’ve been putting in every week for months now while we waited for certification. (The phrases “baptism by fire” and “sink or swim” are both coming to mind here…). I found out yesterday that the workload is going to intensify, and the chance of getting staffing help is minuscule because the higher-ups think it’s not necessary (In the real world, it’s necessary, but the higher-ups don’t live in reality…). So, yeah. Stress.

Then there’s my school load, which is pretty extreme this semester. And trying to get stuff together for a new apartment, sigh…

Okay. Enough venting.

Time for a goal update:

In January, while I didn’t get much writing or revising done, I did do some. I also kept up a workout habit (sorta), tried to eat healthier, and put in time to get my grades off on the right foot. As far as reading goes, I met all my reading goals for the month!

  1. I read some of Gone with the Wind (not much, but some).
  2. I read one book from my TBR pile:  The Runes of the Earth, by Stephen R. Donaldson.
  3. I read one book from the American Women Writers class list:  The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton (Jeeze, intense dislike of the ending.).
  4. I read one classic:  Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.
  5. I read and reviewed two books:  The Winter Girl, by Matt Marinovich, and Night Study, by Maria V. Snyder.
  6. I read one inspirational book:  Warrior Chicks, by Holly Wagner.
  7. I read 7 books towards my goal of 75 for the year.
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2 thoughts on “not a week in review…

  1. My reading goal is simply to finish my book in the next couple weeks or so. Very ambitious right?!

    I’m sorry work has been so crazy. I know that feeling all too well and I wish you luck juggling it all. This is when it’s worthwhile to put in some great coping mechanisms….perhaps reading. 🙂

    P.S. I snuck you into the link up. Welcome back. Pleasure having you.

  2. Some days, reading five pages is ambitious for me, so I totally get that. Reading is definitely a way to relax for me, so I’m trying to work it into the schedule. However, sleep is frequently way more imperative.

    Thanks for sneaking me in. I’m working on getting adjusted to this new schedule. Hopefully then I’ll be more prompt (like on-the-same-day with the posting schedule….)

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