Weekly Wishes – Happiness

Welcome to Weekly Wishes – This week’s focus will be on happiness.

Weekly Wishes is a link-up started by Melyssa from The Nectar Collective. It is a place where you can post and share you wishes and goals for the week ahead on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc and then link it up on Melyssa’s blog. I LOVE doing this because it holds me accountable for the week ahead. I’ve shared my goals with the world (through my blog) and I know people will read and wonder whether I stuck to my goals. It definitely keeps me honest!

Happy Monday everyone! You read all about my Saturday yesterday and Sunday shaped up to be just as awesome, just more relaxed. We hung around the house all morning, and just spent time as a family. It’s tough sometimes to just be us, because of work schedules, gym schedules and sleep schedules, so it is really wonderful when we can just spend time as a family. Emmett played and Seamus and I talked, really wonderful stuff, readers!

Emmett eventually went down for a nap, when he woke it was time for our weekly trip to Wegmans. We decided to just grab lunch there because we really didn’t have anything in the house and it would save us time. We got Emmett a hot dog and some fresh fruit and man oh man, did he chow down. He has been a great eater this weekend, I wouldn’t be surprised if he woke up today and was 4 feet tall. 😀 Anyway, we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening, playing some more and a little Bob the Builder. Emmett cuddled with me on the couch and Seamus spent some time in the kitchen making us an amazing Pertader Soup (he request that I title it this way). I’ll be sharing the recipe in the next few days, readers, you are in for a treat!

All in all, this was one heck of an amazing weekend!!

Okay, time for what you’ve all come here for – Weekly Wishes – Happiness.

I mentioned that this week’s theme for Weekly Wishes is happiness – my wedding day was one of THE happiest days of my life! I married the man that I love and we were able to begin our life of love together. That’s why I chose the picture below.


My first goal from last week was to workout 4 times, I’m not happy to report that I did not complete this goal. I made it three times, but unfortunately did not hit that 4th time.

Number two was to make better use of my lunches at work. This one can be reported as a success! Anytime I didn’t have something pressing that needed to get done, I spent my lunch catching up on the blogs in my blog reader, because hole moley am I behind.

And finally, keep a positive attitude all week. This was definitely not a success, but I tried, so I’m not a complete failure. I don’t have a lot to complain about, but somehow I manage to find every little thing to moan and groan about, I need to get over this. I’m hoping that the ecourse that I signed-up for, Everyday Happy, that starts tomorrow, will help boost my positive feelings. I’m super excited for this course and will be sharing my experiences periodically throughout.


Alrighty time for this week’s goals –

  1. Workout 4 times – I’m keeping this goal because it is good for me and because it is completely achievable when I put my mind to it.
  2. Take 20 minutes a day to just sit – I read an article this weekend (and I can’t find it anywhere, sorry) where the author shared that some of the best creators of all time took 20 minutes in their days to just sit and do nothing. The author stated he gave it a try, and found that was when his best and most lucrative ideas came from. Sure I’d love to make more money, but I’m going to give this a try simply to see if I can get some new blog ideas flowing, or for whatever else may come through. The goal is to do this as soon as you wake up, but hopefully it can be as effective any time of the day, in case I don’t have time to do it in the morning.
  3. Fully involve myself in the Everyday Happy ecourse – I signed-up for this with the best of intentions and I intend on getting my money’s worth. I realize that the course will not fix everything, that I need to work on some of that on my own, but it can certainly help give me a new, clearer, more positive outlook if I truly immerse myself. So I will do just that!

That’s it folks! That is what I will be working on this week. Feel free to check-in with me and hold me accountable, I welcome the encouragement!

The Nectar Collective


Your turn!

What are you goals and wishes for this week? Share the below and link-up with Melyssa!

4 Responses to Weekly Wishes – Happiness

  1. Christine says:

    Hi Jillian! This is my first visit to your blog; I’m stopping by thanks to the Weekly Wishes linkup 🙂 Congrats on enrolling in Everyday Happy!!! I’m so supportive of the course and I think it’s going to be absolutely amazing! My tight student budget wouldn’t allow it this time, but hopefully if there’s a next round..;)

    • Jillian416 says:

      Hey Christine! Thanks for stopping by. Don’t you just love Weekly Wishes?? I look forward to it and the fresh start it brings each Monday. I’m RRREALLY excited to get started with Everyday Happy and can’t wait to share my experiences on my blog.

  2. Katie says:

    I love your picture!

    Good luck with your goals! I need to take more time to just sit, too. It’s too easy to grab my computer or phone instead of just taking a moment to breath.

    • Jillian416 says:

      Hi Katie! Thanks for stopping by. I am very prone to grab for my phone, iPad or laptop the moment I have a free second. It’s an obsession, one I’m mostly not bothered by, but I could use some time to just sit. Either way, you should give just sitting for 20 or so minutes a try, see what it brings you!

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