WEEKLY WISHES 04 // the week before vacation

water jug, Diana Willard

This is it! My last week before our two week vacation, and one of my last two weeks to prepare for my Open Studios. Is it just me, or does the week before a vacation always become completely insane?

On to the weekly wishes! (Kindly organized by Melyssa from the Nectar Collective and increasingly crucial for me to get anything done. . .)


1. Get myself in shape for upcoming art shows.

More or less. I painted a ton (finally breaking 20 hours this week!), dropped off art at four of seven the venues, and worked hard on organizing our local artists group. But. . . I'm still feeling a bit panicky about the remaining three shows and actually having art for my open studios.

2. Send out my first email newsletter.

Nope. But I did a little art project for this, so maybe this week?

3. Exercise for 30 minutes a day.

How about three days this week? This was my biggest regret of the week, since I know exercise helps me manage stress.

4. Practice Hindi daily and get through five new levels on Memrise.

Ish. I did the five levels, but not the daily practice. Overall, I feel pretty good about it.


  1. Paint, paint paint! I have a bit more work to do on some pieces for art shows, but mostly I need to stock back up on painting for my open studios.

  2. Begin promoting the open studios event. I need to make and hang flyers and start posting about it on Facebook and Instagram.

  3. Exercise for 30 minutes each day. This must happen!

  4. Practice Hindi daily and get through at least 5 new levels on Memrise. It's crunch time! Plus, it'd be great if I did a little French practice, but let's be real, that's not very likely to happen. . .

  5. Prepare for our upcoming travels. We'll be spending a week in Paris, which should be a little cold and drizzly, and a week in India, which should be nice and warm. So I'm planning on bringing all my clothes. Shouldn't be a problem, right? :)

What are your big goals for the week? And does anyone have any tips on creating and sticking to an exercise plan??

xo Diana

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