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?