Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Goals

As of Saturday at 5:13 pm, it is summer break.  My students are gone, dorm is empty and I'm back to working a regular, boring 40 hour-a-week job.  I've been cycling through elation and boredom since then, but am very much looking forward to settling into a new routine. This summer involves a lot of travel, but also some pretty good downtime, so I'm setting some goals so that the time feels relaxed, but productive.

1 // Solo vacation

As I mentioned, this summer involves a fair amount of travel, most of which involves friends and/or family. While I'm thrilled to spend time with them and get to visit some of my favorite places (London!), I realized I haven't done a solo trip since I got back from Copenhagen 3 years ago.  Traveling solo is hard for me, mostly just because of my social anxiety (ie eating alone in restaurants), which is exactly why I need to do it.

2 // Make a fancy recipe

Most of the recipes I make are as quick and simple as possible, which is perfect during the school year, but I'd really like to spend some time choosing, shopping for and making a meal that's frivolously delicious.

3 // Complete BBG

Last winter, I got about halfway, then fell off the bandwagon.  I love that BBG is three times a week for only 30 minutes, so I'm re-committing and hoping to pull it off!

4 // Climb a mountain

101 in 1001 goal that really needs to happen. One of these not-so-hot days, Lula and I will be summiting something.

5 // Read 20 books

I am sort of ashamed of how little I've read in the last 6 weeks, and really need to get back to it. I'm hoping earlier bedtimes and a little less going on will get me back on track.

1 comment:

  1. Love this list!! Eating alone never gets easier for me, but I get LOTS of practice on business trips now! It's even harder if you try to do it without using your phone!! :)