Season Goals | Summer

Hello friends.

I know that I said I was going to be taking a break to focus on getting some better content up with more pictures and less paragraphs. But I still wanted to share with you some of my summer season goals. But my next post will be good, I swear. It just may be a couple of weeks from now at the very most, a few days at the very least.

Continue going to the gym. I’ve been going to the gym a lot recently and I’m really proud of myself; before I’d go about once a week. But I’ve been four days this week so far. At the gym, I do a bit of cardio but I mostly focus on my core with some weights for my arms and my legs. 

Continue to eat better. Once again, I’ve been doing better, but I’ve still been slipping up more than I’d like to. I’ve taken to utilizing the many dry seeds in my cabinet like flaxseed, chia seeds, and quinoa; and by incorporating them into my diet, I’ve felt a lot healthier psychologically and physically as well.

Work. DLL is coming to an end, and although I may be signed on for district tournaments, my season with the snack shack is essentially over, which means that I’ll no longer have a source of income. I worked nearly every day throughout the month of May, but it’s obviously not enough to last the whole summer.

Tan. I know it’s bad for your skin, but there’s a healthy medium between looking ghastly pale and sun-burnt dark. I’ve been using more facial skincare products recently so I need to remember to put extra sunscreen on or the results could be very bad. 

Spend Time With Family & Friends. I’d like to say that I spend my free time with others, but in reality, I’m normally too lazy to do anything. It’s important not to waste your entire summer watching Netflix – like the saying goes, your bed and your movies will be there for you when you’re forty. These days won’t.

Travel. Although travelling often depends on money, I’m trying to take every opportunity that I can to see somewhere different, even if it’s just for a day. There’s amazing things to discover no matter where you go.

Reconnect With My Faith. I am not the most religious person by any stretch of the imagination, but I used to spend summers going to our youth group and church on Sunday mornings and there was something quite calming about it. I cannot guarantee that I will follow through with this one, but I’ll try.

Kindness & Compassion. Last night I watched a video on Facebook about a man who went around asking strangers if there was anything he could do for them. He paid for bus fare, helped construction workers sweep, and helped a lady paint her house. There’s something so beautiful about doing something nice for a stranger, and it leaves you with such an indescribable feeling.

Volunteer. My excuse for not volunteering is always that I do not have time for it. During the summer break, I have no excuse. I really enjoy volunteering and it’s incredibly easy to find an organization that could use extra help. Our local SPCA needs assistants to hold dogs every Saturday morning, for example.

Take a Lot of Photos. We all hate that one person who has to take a picture every time you are together, but have you ever finished summer with hardly any? Reflecting on last summer, I barely had any photos with my friends, despite all the time we spent together. Memories are good.

Grow & Glow. There’s that ethereal aura you get from pure happiness, and that’s what I want to have all summer. We all have our emotional baggage, the kind that weighs us down from that glow. I’m letting mine go this summer, I promise.

Salty Hair. And of course, beach beach beach.

What are your goals for this summer?

 

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    • June 15, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much! I’ll check your blog out now!

  1. June 15, 2017 / 4:31 am

    I enjoyed reading this, Natalie…thanks for sharing 🙂

      • June 15, 2017 / 12:47 pm

        I’m a new blogger. Please do check my blog posts when you can. Have a great day 🙂💖

  2. June 9, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Hope you can succeed! This summer I want to learn to swim and go to gym three times a week at least. Wish me luck.

  3. June 9, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Hope you can succeed! This summer I want to learn to swim and go to gym three times a week at least. Wish me luck.

    • June 9, 2017 / 10:13 am

      Thank you! And good luck, going to the gym is hard but you’ve got this!

  4. June 8, 2017 / 9:27 am

    Hey there, beauty. I’m sorry I’m only now getting to read this post. You have great Summer goals and I hope you have the best Summer ever. If I can be honest with you, it makes me a little sad when you say ” But my next post will be good, I swear.”. Come on, girl! Who are you writing for? Yourself or your readers? And what kind of readers do you have that demand a certain “quality” from your posts? This ruins the whole blogging is fun part. We love your blog and your content no matter what, because we love YOU! You are a beautiful girl, with an amazing personality, you’re fun and so smart and people want to be around you and talk to you. I’m sorry if this is out of place or if I should mind my own business but I had to be honest with you, my dear. Huge hug. Your friend Cheila.

    • June 8, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      This actually made me cry Cheila, it was so nice to hear you say such kind things! Personally, I feel like my content could be stepped up a bit but that’s just me. Thank you so much for saying such nice words and never worry about not having time to read my posts! I know that you are very busy and it does not bother me at all!

  5. June 4, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Your goals are so awesome, and we have so many of them in common for this summer! <3

  6. June 2, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    I remember watching that video, it was so moving. It really makes you think about the little gestures you can do for others that might mean the world to them. Volunteering is a great idea, there’s something about giving back to others that’s so fulfilling. For summer, doing well academically, exploring new areas, making more of an effort to go the gym and focusing on my faith.

    • June 2, 2017 / 10:53 pm

      It was such a lovely video, it brought tears to my eyes. Your summer goals sound amazing, I wish you the best for them! Thanks for reading and all of your support!

      • June 3, 2017 / 12:59 pm

        anytime 🙂 & thank you! so do yours 🙂 All my best for your summer goals as well.

  7. Haya
    June 2, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I love taking photos! Never want to forget any of the memories I make 😊 Volunteering is such a good idea, after reading this blog I’m just like why didn’t I think to do that!

    • June 2, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you so much! If you have the time and are able you really should try to volunteer! I’m sure your local city center has tons of information on it!

  8. June 2, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    These are all amazing goals!

  9. June 2, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Agree with volunteering. It is the best thing that you can contribute to your community.

  10. June 2, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    I agree with your point about taking photos! It’s so nice to have them to look back on!!!

  11. June 2, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I have to do some self tanner too – my legs are super pale and very scary looking! 😛
    What a great list – especially the Kindness & Compassion. 🙂
    My goal includes trying new foods! 😀

    • June 2, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      I’ve never tried self-tanner because I’m already a bit tanner! And trying new foods is a great goal! Thanks so much for reading!

  12. June 2, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    Great goals Natalie! I’m with you on the taking photos, I have now become that person who photographs everything, lots of candid and posed ones. It may be kinda annoying every now and then, but then we all share the photos a week later and it’s like reliving those memories all over again 🙂

    • June 2, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you so much! And I agree, it’s so important to have those memories!

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