A few months ago I decided to do monthly goals and inspirations here on my blog. I wrote one for March and one for April but somehow completely forgot May, so I decided to do one post for the entire summer. Hope you all enjoy!
1. love what you do
I'm full of dreams. In my spare time, I always plan out my future: what I will do for a living, how I will plan my wedding, where I will live, etc. I just love that the world is so full of opportunity.
Meanwhile, I've just finished my freshman year and am in the world of student summer jobs. This summer I'm working at Heritage Bakery & Cafe, and honestly, I love it. The environment is incredible, the staff is nice and the work I do is enjoyable.
Here's the problem: summer jobs tend to have nothing to do with your major or future career. Because of that, it can be hard to take them seriously. After all, isn't the purpose just to save some extra cash? This summer, I'm saying no to that question. One of my goals is to take advantage of all that my summer job has to offer.
I can learn leadership skills, customer service etiquette, sales strategy, marketing techniques and more. Any job is what you make of it, and I want to learn as much as I can this summer with the resources that are available to me.
2. stay organized
Staying organized is one of my goals year round, but I don't think that makes it any less important. I want to keep track of my finances, prepare to move in to my first apartment and ready myself for classes this fall. Just because it's summer doesn't mean it's time to forget all responsibilities and run around like a crazy person. I want to (mostly) keep my head. :)
3. Be good to your body
Again, being good to your body should be a year round goal; however the summer is a great time to get back on track if you've lost your healthy habits during the year.
I'm adopting a new workout plan for the month of June and will continue to exercise throughout the summer. Being that it's warm out, it's the perfect time for morning jogs, too! In addition, I want to be sure to eat as clean as possible. This will also (hopefully) help lead me into a healthy diet when I go back to college!
4. keep cooking
In my other blog posts you can find recipes like garlic butter shrimp, Asian-style chicken wings, muffin pizzas, and some of my simple and healthy favorites. I've always loved cooking, but it was impossible to cook in my freshman dorm. Now that I'm home, I've been inspired again.
I'd love to experiment this summer with new dishes. Then I can take them back to school and make them for my boyfriend and roommates! I know you're excited, Trisha. :)
5. Grow in faith
6. MAKE THE MOST OF RELATIONSHIPS
One of my favorite things about summer is being able to spend so much time with my friends and family. This summer, I want to make sure I cherish each and every moment I have with my loved ones.
At the end of this month, I'm going on vacation with my immediate and extended family. I've been excited for this trip for months! I want to make a point to really talk to and bond with my family members. It's easy for a young adult like me to just sit on my phone all week, but I'm going to make sure that's not how I spend my vacation.
I also want to make time for adventures with my friends. Whether it be hiking, picnicking, going to the pool, experimenting with recipes, having sleepovers or going to the movies, time with friends is special. After all, I miss my friends from home so much when I'm at school!
Thanks for reading!