Weekly Wishes # 5

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. 





Q: What are your Weekly Wishes? Have you linked up?
Better yet, if you have a weekly wishes post, put the link in your comment!


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26 comments:

  1. I love your wishes! :) Personally, I think creating a blank slate is inspiring. I love the process of getting rid of things because it helps me to re-imagine the familiar, a way to make it new again. Or sometimes, it give me this feeling of lightness as in endless opportunity. That said, have fun de-cluttering, I'm sure you'll find some inspiration for your new projects.

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  2. Love all of your wishes! I especially love the last one about channeling your inspiration. I adore those moments when I feel completely inspired to do the things I love. Good luck with focusing that wonderful energy. :)

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  3. Thank you Mel! Sorry I took a spell away from doing it, I really missed it and so now that we are back into a regular schedule so is my blog. Love this link up babette! Ps. nothing like surrounding ones self with other amazing inspired and happy energy people to keep you going! x

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  4. Hey Ali! Thank you and I have to agree..i love blank slates and blank notebooks. Oh the possibilities! Plus its been neat in regards to my kids room to show to them all the things they can do in their room now that its organized and we've gotten rid of the things they do not play with. Imagination has really come to play! Love that you do the weekly wishes too Ali! x

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  5. Good luck with the school issue that would drive me bonkers to put it lightly!

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  6. Thank you so much Bailie! I did call today, so making a good move on my todo list. So far it looks like they still have to contact the school this week and see what the current numbers are for his year to see what room they have and that there are two other kids on the waiting list with him. She did not really state if he was third on line or if there were three kids, or if all of them had siblings enrolled into the school already, so hopefully *crosses fingers* next week when I call i'll get some good news.

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  7. oh wow that school situation seems like such a bother. I'm all for you being THAT mom. Good luck!

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  8. Thank you so much Nicole. Both schools are really nice that they go too, even if its not the one right by our house. But I just hate missing out on things or not knowing the parents so I cant schedule play dates. Blah...the worries that come along with motherhood. :D

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  9. That school thing seems pretty annoyinh. Just keep calling and it might just work out. It's weird that he has been on the list for that long and still not gotten an offer yet... Good luck with that and all the other things!
    Love the new look btw!

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  10. Thank you Susanne on both accounts. I think now that I've changed the header again today , I am really loving it. x

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  11. Yay for getting rid of clutter! I recently managed to clear some old clothes out of the closet and boy did I feel satisfied and accomplished after that.
    I feel you about the whole each kid being in a different school thing. My siblings and I were in different schools for a while and that was really taxing on our mom. Hope it all works out for you and your boys!
    Oh, and good luck with the rest of your goals. Now following you on Bloglovin'.

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  12. I do a similar little linky about my weekly goals every Monday to share what I am going to try and achieve.



    My focus this week is just to continue sorting my stuff for my big move!

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  13. Thank you so much for following me on Bloglovin and for the compliments on the header! Getting rid of clutter is so freeing! x

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  14. You can do it Molly! Hope you are getting all set up for that very big move indeed! x

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  15. After reading your weekly wishes posts for a while now, I've finally decided to jump on the wagon! I'm hoping it will help me focus during the week....
    xx

    http://mysmallrayofsunshine.blogspot.com/2013/09/weekly-wishes-1.html

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  16. Good luck with your weekly wishes :) I don't know why schools have to be so fickle when it comes to placement... you would think that if a sibling was at one school they would make it a top priority to find space for the other. Hopefully warping into 'that mom' will help ;) xxx

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  17. How awesome Sarah Beth, I think you will really like doing the Weekly Wishes! x

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  18. Thank you so much Jenna. I sure hope so! It would be nice to get involved more and know who people are...as an expat, thats important...building our community. x

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  19. Ugh, I can imagine your pain on the school situation with the kids, we have that problem ALL. THE. TIME. in the UK and it never seems to get any better. You should become that Mum, they are the ones who get what they want! I've seen it loads with my siblings and their kids and from friends when I was at school.

    Good luck with the rest of your wishes :)

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  20. We have pretty much the same to-do list!

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  21. How frustrating that your boys are not in the same school! Stay on them and hopefully a spot will open up :)
    And playing blog catch up is a pain in the petunia! I swear that's all I did this summer combined with too much laundry from non-stop weekends away and house guests. But getting all caught up is the best feeling x

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  22. I'd love to see the photos, but don't rush too much and stress yourself out though! One step at a time, it generates the best results too. Heh. Good luck! xo

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  23. Thank you so much Kate! Hoping it will all get sorted soon.

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  24. haha...awesome! I hope we both have achieved much! x

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  25. It really is...i feel like I'm so not involved in his school life, but without a car and his school being so far away its impossible.

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