|A candid of my mum and outtake from a photo shoot at the Cymmer abbey ruins outside Dollgelau, Wales.
With September upon us the Weekly Wishes
series, hosted by The Nectar Collective
, is back on track here on A Compass Rose
. If you are a new reader this is a weekly blog themed at positivity for the upcoming week. If you are regular friend here, I hope you enjoy seeing this being picked back up.
UPDATE! If you missed my update on the post Exciting News, my weekly wish to get back into the theatre has been successful.
Weekly Wishes #4
w i s h e s o f t h e w e e k
Get all caught up. It is crazy how backed up you can get in the blogging and social media world when you go on vacation. While our trip had ended I was still on ‘summer vacay’ with my boys while school has been out of session. Then it just piles on as the days go by. With their school year starting this week, I have been working hard on crossing off things on my todo list. I have just my email account to tackle and I apologize to anyone waiting on a response from me. There has been an large number of inquiries to the blog and wanting to be added to the Expat & Travel Blogs Map. Working on getting this sorted!
Get back to my reading schedule. I know this will be easier once my boys are back in school. However I want to have more time devoted to reading blogs. Coming back from vacation I feel so out of it from what everyone has been up too. I do not like that disconnect and want to break down that invisible wall between the writer and the reader. I really appreciate when readers comment with their blog address in it, since it makes it so easy to click over to your blog. I love that you love ACR, and I want to keep up with your blog too. Even if I do not have time to comment, know that if you post it I will read it.
Get the clutter out of the House.
This is actually a continuation to a previous weekly wish
about Getting Rid of Most of my Wardrobe.
I have done it! Except that it has not left my house yet. Which is bad because I have dived into it to find items to wear. Luckily anything I have taken out I have remembered to put back in it. However, the huge IKEA bags filled with clothes is taking up needed space as well as being an eye sore.
***I also did the same thing with my boys’ clothes and with their toys and let me say they have finally been able to keep their room clean for two weeks! We do not have a separate play room so everything that is boy related finds a home in their room and making sure everything has a home has really worked wonders.
Sell it or Give it Away. On the previous note I have bags of clothes my kids have never worn or have not worn since they left my in-laws. Plus I am not one to make my kids wear clothes I did not buy just to get a photograph of them in it. I believe that only enables the problem. I would have donated this stuff already, however some of them still have tags on them and my husband thought it best to try the Ebay route. So I need to either try Ebay with a bulk of boys clothes or just get rid of it.
Become that Mom. Currently my sons go to two different schools, and neither closest to the house. Actually my youngest goes to a school that would take me an hour to get to on foot. This is due to rules on space for younger students in classrooms. I have had my youngest on the waiting list for his brother’s school since last school year. Supposedly that is supposed to give him higher priority over others wanting a spot at the school. So far he has not received an offer and there is still the issue of a cap on size restrictions. Since we do not have a car and I do have to be home for when the boys get home from school, there has been many things I have missed out on at my youngest’s school. Not to mention I hardly know any of the parents at either school since I cannot walk either of them to school. So I am going to become that mom that calls the school board every week to keep on them about a spot for my son. Our goal is to have them both at the same school. I want to never have to miss a school function or activity, to get to know the other parents’, and be more involved than we can possible be now.
Finish Editing Photos. I have not finished all my photos from Wales, nor sharing with you all yet. However I also have a maternity shoot I need to finish from Wales. With the kids going off to school this week, I want to get that finished as soon as possible.
Channel my Inspiration. Recently I have been so inspired and so motivated to do a few different things or projects. I love being in that state of mind because it creates productivity. However I want to make sure that I can and do channel the inspiration in the ways that I should so that it all works for the same underlining heading in my life. I am going to leave this as vague as it is now until I can let you in on the projects to come.
Better yet, if you have a weekly wishes post, put the link in your comment!