Eight Week Challenge: Update 5

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The closer the end of this challenge comes, the faster it goes.

And the faster the challenge goes, IT MEANS IT’S ALMOST TIME TO LEAVE.

We’ve got 3 weeks left of the eight week challenge, which means I’ve got 3 weeks left at work, and just 4 weeks left of Virginia living. I’m already starting to miss out the view from my back patio:

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Photo credit: ME

So how has my challenge progressed this week? Well, no better than the last few weeks it appears. Let’s break it down.


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Eight Week Challenge: Halfway Update

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Whelp, here we are.

The halfway point.

*insert panicked emoji face*

I can’t say that so far this adventure has been either successful or a failure. I can say I’ve made some progress in all three goals, but overall, I have not really come close to the ultimate goal of creating good habits for myself before the big move to Texas.

Here’s my week 4 report: Continue reading

5 Reasons Why I Love Coffee (Guest Post)

1. The Instant Energy is Ah-mazing!: Coffee is a great quick fix. You take a sip and you are instantly transformed into a new energetic being!excitement weird

2. It Fills Me Up!: Another great (and unhealthy) reason why I love coffee is because of its staying power. Have you ever noticed that after drinking a good cup of strong coffee, you appetite is curved for hours. This saves money, time, and guilt.

3. It Looks Great in Pictures: Coffee is simply an amazing accessory to almost anything. Food, computers, and pages of work are all good things to add in a picture next to coffee.coffee and cake

4. You Can Have it Simple or Really Complicated: Black versus a white chocolate mocha, extra hot, with an extra shot of espresso, no whip, and soy. What else needs to be said?fancy coffeeplain coffee

5. You Can Find it Everywhere You go: Perhaps my favorite thing about is coffee is how popular and widely accessible it is. This brings a sense of diversity as well as familiarity. Some days I want the average cup of Joe. Other days, I want something different than I’d have at home. connect the country

I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves coffee? Why do you love it?


Felicia is a blogger, coffee lover, and reader. She has been blogging for over three years and has begun numerous blogs. Currently, she is the Administrator of Thoughtful Minds United which strives to bring a community of lives together via blog.


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Eight Week Challenge: Update 3

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Hello friends!

I’ve determined that I am indeed correct in that by creating this challenge, I’ve made these weeks seem to go by super fast. I made the mistake of counting how many days were left until we move to Texas (we’re at 39 today!) and now I’m panicking and feel like I need to start packing everything. It’s seriously too early though.

I have been cleaning pretty hardcore though. The kitchen is almost move-out ready as far as things being cleaned. The oven, the fridge, the floors. Just gotta get all our crap out of it haha.

We’ve got some people looking at our apartment this afternoon. I hope they take it. Because I’m already tired of people coming to look at it. Cleaning it, making sure I’m there to get the dog out of the way. Ugh.

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Fiction Friday #3

FICTION FRIDAY

Woohoo I actually read some books this week!

As I mentioned in my last 8 Week Challenge update, I’ve been sacrificing my reading time for writing time. As it appears, for at least 4/7 days this week, I’ve swapped that around completely. Oops.

I do still have the weekend to try to turn that around though, and I’ve got some writing plans to get done. But you’ll read all about that for my next update.

Here is what I read this week:


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8 Week Challenge: Update 2

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Here we are, at the end of week 2! Ahh! I knew the time before we moved would fly by, but man!

To refresh your memory, my eight week challenge involves pushing myself to make some good changes and form some healthy habits for myself. For me, this is so that when I move, I feel like I’ve made some accomplishments and I’ve set myself up for success in Texas.

My challenges to myself were to read 30 minutes a day, write 500 words a day, and work on my health.

So here’s my end of week 2 update: Continue reading

What Kind of Editor Are You?

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Disclaimer: This is a longer post than I intended, but it’s funny. Read it through, I promise you won’t be bored. 😉

Yesterday I finished transcribing a short story I wrote in high school with a friend. I briefly wrote about it in a post last week. It was written in two parts, but part two was never finished. Sad face.

Turning it into an electronic version was hard though for two reasons:

  1. I left the journals in my trunk (for 6 years), and one ended up under a forgotten ice chest. Thus, the pages were wet previously, and now dry. I wish I’d taken a picture of the first few pages. They were JUST legible enough that I was able to transcribe. But not an easy task, for sure.
  2. I had to resist the urge to edit everything now. This story was horribly written and I just wanted to fix it. But I do my best editing on paper. So I needed to just get it typed up first.

On the outside, the plot summary sounds pretty good. If I had to write it now, it would go something like this: Continue reading

101 Posts Celebration!

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Congratulations on writing 100 posts on The Caffeinated Writer!

Well, after about 8 months of blogging here, I have finally achieved a great accomplishment. My 100th post! 

While this one is actually my 101st post, I figured I would still take the opportunity to brag on my achievements here, and to extend my sincerest gratitude to all of my followers and new friends. Continue reading

8 Week Challenge: Update 1

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So accountability time!

To refresh your memory, my eight week challenge involves pushing myself to make some good changes and form some healthy habits for myself. For me, this is so that when I move, I feel like I’ve made some accomplishments and I’ve set myself up for success in Texas.

My challenges to myself were to read 30 minutes a day, write 500 words a day, and work on my health.

So here’s my end of week 1 update: Continue reading