WEEKLY WISHES 11 // the road ahead

avenue of the giants, diana willard

I hope you had a great weekend! The rain finally cleared up enough for us to go jogging at my favorite local lake -- San Francisco is such a hilly city that I find it hard to run in, but the lakes are a guaranteed flat-ish area! We went jogging there both Saturday and Sunday, followed by brunch at our absolute favorite cheap diner. Take note, those of you in SF. Also, yes, brunch both days. No regrets.

I have some big plans for this week, so it's going to be a bit of a sprint to the weekend. Without further ado: some weekly wishes, as hosted by Melyssa of the Nectar Collective!


  1. Continue exploring my new paintings series. I did one more "paper experiment," which I really enjoyed doing, but honestly I didn't get very much painting done last week.

  2. Thirty minutes exercise every day. Ah, my constant weekly wish. I think I'm getting closer to this one -- I went jogging four times last week and did a tiny bit of yoga. So close!

  3. Work on my Python course. Yes! I spent a lot of time on this one and I've finally gotten to the point where I'm spending more time thinking about how to solve coding problems than on memorizing little nuggets of information.


  1. Spend my mornings making art. I got a bit out of this habit over the last month, but I always have a better day when I begin this way. I'd like to do some more of my experimental paintings on paper, but I also have two commissioned paintings I need to crank out.

  2. Thirty minutes exercise every day. I'm getting closer, but still haven't gotten there yet. Let's do this!

  3. Work on my Python course and attend two coding events. I'm closing on the last few chapters in Learn Python the Hard Way, but these are also the hardest chapters. I don't want to rush through it, but I'm hoping to finish up either this week or next week. Also, I'm planning to attend two Hackbright Academy events this week -- I'm hoping to learn a bit more about coding, but also get a feel for the community. Excited!

  4. Work on a save-the-date design for a friend. I'm looking forward to trying out a design-centered project (as inspired by my friend's excellent sense of taste!), and experimenting with watercolors, a medium I don't typically use in my personal work.

  5. Take some time for introspection and planning. There are a lot of "big picture" things I want to think about, including my plans for the rest of the calendar year and leading up to my big career decision next spring, evaluating my art business and website, and a whole host of more nebulous what-do-I-want-to-do type questions. I actually broke down and bought a copy of Whitney English's "Well-Designed Year" -- a sort of expanded worksheet designed to help clarify your goals and plans. I've never tried anything like it before, so I'm excited and curious to begin using it this week.

What are your plans for the week? Best of luck getting your wish list done and your to-do's checked off!

xo Diana

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