Summer Goals…

Yea, I’ve got some. (Hank Williams, Jr. reference anyone, anyone?)

If you know me at all, or probably better put, if you have ever worked with me, you know that I am a goal oriented person. Everything I do has a goal or some kind of list attached to it.

If you look at my office desk you will find to-do lists, sticky notes, and a task list on my laptop. And, while I think goals for work and such are great, my favorite kind of goals are personal ones.

My favorite kind of goals have some deep personal meaning. It’s my opinion that these kind of goals are the most impactful and often the most fun to complete. Don’t get me wrong, finishing my work to-do list is fulfilling, just in a different way.

Over the weekend I decided I needed to make some summer goals for myself so that I didn’t waste the next few months of my life simply watching Netflix. Below are my top 5 goals for the summer:

  1. Find somewhere to volunteer. — Service is something I have always enjoyed, and something I have been missing a lot recently. I am currently in the process of finding a local organization to volunteer with on a weekly basis.
  2. Document my life better. — This is two-fold. The first step is blogging more (which I think is going quite well at this point). What’s second? Well, I have a fancy camera now, and I resolve to use it! My main goal is to start taking more pictures, after all, they do last longer right?
  3. Complete one craft every week. — I have found myself pinning lots of fun crafty projects for fun home decor and cute little gift type things. And, I as I go through them, I always stop and think, man…I should really do some of these. I love crafting, and so why not spend more time doing what I love? I already started on a fun wreath to show some support for my building’s mascot…the banana! Pictures to come soon!
  4. Cook or bake something new each week. — This was actually a goal I started in January. I am in a bit of a lull right now because all of my kitchen supplies are packed away. But, come July, it’s on!
  5. Read. — I don’t think that this really needs a lot of explanation. But, one thing I have learned is that the more I read, typically, the better I write. So, hey what’s not to like about that goal?

A wise person once told me that if you share your goals with others, you are much more likely to attempt to accomplish them (is that some peer pressure or what?). But, hey, whatever works. I want these to happen, and if writing them down publicly will help, so be it.

Now you might be saying to yourself…Megan…you should be motivating yourself too, not just counting on peer pressure. Don’t you worry; I am.

Like I mentioned earlier, I am a list maker. And when I am making a list, I typically try to make my lists cute and funny. I also on occasion will find some motivating quote and stick it on there.

Do you have any summer goals?

Peace and Blessings

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