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If We Were Having Coffee… On September 19

Hello my lovelies!

Welcome to this week’s Weekend Coffee Share. How are you? Come on in and I make us a pot of coffee or tea, depending on what you prefer. It’s getting colder already and that even though summer is not over until the 23rd.

If we were having coffee today I’d tell you that I spent most of the week preparing for two courses at university. World Cultures and Communication & Human Relations. I’m hoping to get both done by the end of October.

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Weekly Goals Vol. 21

It’s been a while since I posted my last Weekly Goals. Life’s been pretty hectic in the meantime, and I didn’t get many chances to actually sit down and blog.

But my first year of my M.A. is almost up and I need to focus. So back to the weekly goals list it is.

  • Complete CCC505 Assignment #1
  • Complete CCC501 Assignment #1
  • Prepare College Binders for CCC501, CCC505 & MA502
  • Design Field Notes inserts
  • Design Midori inserts
  • Read Aristotle and Dante discover the Secrets of the Universe

You’ll notice I am no longer doing supplement courses. It all got too stressful, and I need to focus on my studies. I’m not about to ruin my A+ average grade for non-credit online courses. I’ve realised I need to slow down and prepare properly. And I also want a bit of time each day just for myself, to sit somewhere with a coffee or tea, and read a book for a while.

Weekly Goals Vol. 20

Right then. Super-squeaky-bum time has started. I have to finish course MA500 by July 31, and I’m hoping to complete most of CCC505 by then as well.

Plus, my supplement courses. But I’m away next weekend (not this coming one), so I really need to cram. But my birthday is now behind me, the flat is clean, and I won’t be baking any time soon, so there’s hope. I stocked up on coffee and juice, I’ve got loads of cookies and teacakes left over – I can do this. Hopefully without distractions.

Here’s my weekly to-do list, as part of ROW80:

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Weekly Goals Vol. 19

Here we go again with another set of weekly goals to achieve.

It’s gonna be another ridiculously busy week, but I get to relax and party over the weekend as it’s my birthday on Saturday. But before I can have guests over I still have loads to do, so I’m trying to spread it out over the week so I don’t have to do everything in one go.

The list below is what I really need to get done, and it’s already a long list. I haven’t even mentioned all the modules that don’t have strict deadlines. Should I find the time to complete some of those as well, I’ll tell you in the ROW80 Update on Sunday!

Here’s my list:

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ROW80 Round 3: List of Goals

Is it already time for the third Round of Words in 80 Days of 2015? Where did the previous two rounds go??

A new round also means a new set of goals to achieve. I actually did really well in the last round, and I already know I’ll be busy with grad school. I won’t get to do much writing, but I hope to get quite a bit of other stuff done.

For those just joining this blog and those unfamiliar with ROW80, the rules are very simple. You need to have a blog. There are weekly check-ins via the Linky on the ROW80 Website you’ll need to link an update to on Wednesdays and Sundays. You get to set your own rules – they just have to be measurable. Instead of saying “I want to read more books” you should say “I want to read [x amount] books” or “Write 2 chapters per weeks” etc.

There are no prizes, but there is a great community that checks in on the progress you’ve made, and encourages you to keep going.

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