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NaNoWriMo: Week 2 Update

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So I'm assuming everyone noticed that there was not an update last week on how the first week went of NaNoWriMo. . . That's because it didn't go well. Like only 400 words in 8 days kind of well. What is it about suddenly giving yourself a deadline that makes writers block engulf your entire life! I knew that I needed to be writing words, but just no words would come.

So i have now gotten to the point that I'm pretty sure I will not be finishing the 50,000 word goal by the end of the month. And by finally making this realization, I was able to free up my words, free up my ideas, and finally be able to write again.

Maybe it's just a kind of writing day where my mind can finally realease and let me write.

 I blame my wonderful candle that smells amazing.

And the fact that Simeon got me roses cause I was having a rough week.

yep, the roses inspired at least 1,000 words out of me yesterday. Which made me feel awesome and that I could actually do this.

That being said, it's also the only words that were written this week. But that's better than last week. I like my small victories. maybe I'll find some time this weekend in between cleaning and working on homework to tackle another 1000 words.

I just have to remember to take it one sit down at a time. One cup of cocoa at a time. One idea blast at a time. It's not a magic formula, but there are magical times where writing can just suddenly become easy. Where suddenly you have too many emotions that just need to get out.

I think this is the most that I've ever written in a blog post and probably the most real that I've ever been as well. I'll have to work on that I guess. So expect some more heart felt, emotional posts from me in the future!

Date: 11-13-14
Word Count: 9,480

What's your word count?
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101 in 1001 Check-up: Part 2

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Here is part 2 of the 101 in 1001 Check-Up post that I thought I would do to show you all my progress! I'm really excited that all of these goals have been accomplished! And I plan on doing these in monthly installments from now on! :) Since my 1001 days is now a third over!


16| Learn to ride a horse.
Enough Said.

17| Shadow for 60 hours at a vet clinic.
This was blown out of the park when I acutally got a job at a vet clinic. Lets just say it made up my mind of what I wanted to do with my life.

18| Learn to Drive Stick Shift.
Oh that was a fun summer experiance. Until Simeon made me take it into town and there was a red light. Disaster. Enough Said.



19|See Iron Man 3.
Can I admit that I think I was more excited baout this than Simeon? I totally was. But then again, I just get super excited about just about anything.

20| Plant a Pineapple top.
This one I was super proud of. .  until two weeks ago when the roots decided to just rot and the whole thing died. I'll try again next year.

21| Go out for a drink with my mom.
Ok, so we didn't really go out. But I still had a drink with my mom after my 21st birthday. It was quite fun :)

22|Visit my Grandparents in Colorado.
This got to happen right after my engagement (like literally we left SD 4 hours later). So that was A LOT OF FUN! My cousins from Hawaii were also there and I loved ever minute of it! I wished we had been able to stay longer!


24|Take Engagement Pictures.
You can see them here and here.

25| Get an updated resume.
I had to do this for a class. 2 birds. 1 stone!

Thanks for letting me share with you! What are you planning this year? Do you have a 101 in 1001 list?


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101 in 1001 Check-up: Part 1

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So this year, instead of the regular New Year's Resolutions, I decided to take part in something bigger. I started a 101 in 1001 list to work on over a long span of time instead of just a year.
To be honest, the going on this list was a little slow, and is still a little slow sometimes, but I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the things that I had accomplished this year so far to renew my want to finish more this next coming year!


Things I have Completed

1| Get 50 Followers!
This one I was quite proud of to be honest! :) I really do like to put a lot of effort into this little space of mine to make it be welcoming for others to come and visit as well as a place for me to share the things that I love and my life.

2| Get 500 pageviews.
This was quite the little milestone in my blogging life, but I was impressed more when just a month later, this little space of mine was hitting that on the monthly, if not going a above and beyond that!


3| Participate in a giveaway.
This one I was EXTREMELY excited when the oppertunity came up for me to share my blog, with the help of Paige's Birthday Giveaway. And give Krystal, 2 months of free ad space! Which on top of that she had already won 1 month of this ad space by participating in my survey, which can still be completed here. So you better to used to her ad since she isn't going anywhere for a while! :)

4| Have a Facebook page.
Now my little page isn't that active right now, but with the New Year around the corner, I have new plans for that little space. So you better go like it now to not miss out on anything!

5| Start a 2nd Blog.
I don't know if many of you follow me at my other blog as well, but earlier this year, I got engaged! Now while I enjoyed plastering it all over here as well. I realized that a space with the title college could never really grow with me into my bigger turns of becoming more of an adult. Did I really want college me to remain in my blog post line-up forever? Not really. So I created a new space that would grow with me more into the future I was making. Becoming A Gilbert.



6| Comment on 40 different Blogs.
This one was fun! I follow a ton of blogs through Bloglovin and that made this task pretty easy, other than only wanting to leave comments of value was the only thing that made this task take so long!

7| Have a legit homemade blog planner.
While it's not at legit as I'm planning for my newest one to be, it was quite good enough to get me through this year. I was pretty proud of my little planner that, when I did have the time to blog, kept me pretty organized!

8| Decide if I want to be a veterinarian or a zoo keeper.
I'm going to change this to zoo keeper/Animal Caretaker. This past semester I truely realized how much I loved just taking care of animals, and how much I truly LOVED horses.

9| Be a bible study leader.
This is another one that I am EXTREMELY proud of myself for doing! I have really been enjoying it and I'm glad that I did it now instead of later. With getting married in May and wanting to have plenty of time with Simeon, I doubt that I will be able to continue next year. I haven't really made up my mind about it. I really do enjoy being a bible study leader now, but it is quite time consuming!



10| Get an Apartment with Roomies
I love this one. It hasn't been the easiest road, but it is super fun to be able to run down the hall to my roommate when I have no inspiration to do anything else. Lindy usually puts me in my place.

11| Buy my 1st Car.
I thought I was going to be more proud of this one than I am at the moment. I am definatly learning that a car is something that you cannot skimp on or make rash decisions about. That's all I really have to say about that one at the moment.

12| Start a Savings Account.
I started it. But with this semester and getting married, it has already been drained unfortunatly. I am hoping that that will change soon.

13| Try Envelope Budgeting.
Tried it. hated it. Is not for college students on campus for sure!



14|Decorate my apartment for Christmas.
It isn't the most wonderfully decorated, but you can feel the Christmas spirit!

15| Try Three New Workouts
Between Lindy and Simeon always bugging me this summer. I was forced, mostly against my will, to work out. Some were fun. Some I will never do again!





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