I have a handful of goals to tackle this summer.
- Clear clutter
- Deep clean all rooms
- Learn how to use a schedule better
- Write more
- Read more
- Have fun with my family
I have never been great with goals. I have had dreams that I hoped would come true someday, but never figured out how to break those dreams down into goals. I took a Family Resource Management class last semester and learned so much more from it than I expected to. It has given me some tools to make my dreams come true. I wish I had a class like it in high school.
While number 6 might seem silly, it is necessary for me to make this a goal because I can get so wrapped up in the day-to-day cleaning necessary to run a household that I forget to stop working and have fun. If I don’t force myself to stop and take breaks I will work sunup to sundown on my days off and not do anything fun. That’s no way to spend any part of the year.
Let’s all remember to make room for fun this summer.
College classes are out until fall. What better way to celebrate that, and the spring weather (we finally have some!), than hanging out in some city parks and taking photos of plants that usually spend their lives being stepped on, and daffodils that are just opening.
Spring semester is winding down. Even though we are still getting snow in this part of the country; summer vacation starts in two weeks. It’s surreal to be sitting under the heat vent and planning for summer.
It is also surreal to be planning for life after school. I am going to try to finish next year before I reach the maximum amount I can borrow from the Department of Education. It is going to be a hard semester, but I have my husband in my corner and will seek out help caring for my son as needed. I have never been good at asking for help, always wanting to be a superwoman instead, but I am going to try growing up and asking for help before I get in over my head and start panicking.
I also am going to make reading and writing for pleasure, and listening to music each day habits. If they are habits I will be more likely to de-stress with them even when my final year of school gets crazy and I feel like I don’t have the time to do anything fun.