Tuesday, May 29, 2018

47 Days of Summer



This school year is quickly approaching its end. (I'm sad about that as it's been one of the best years for me as a teacher!)  I've found it helpful to make plans for the summer.


With family visiting and PD sessions, I have forty-seven days this summer that are currently unplanned. What will I do with that time? There are a few things I want to develop habits by doing them every single day. 


1. Walk. I want to go on walks every day. I've already made some plans with a few people who may join me. Starting the day out with a walk is a great way to get outside and really begin my day. 

2. Swim. I love to swim. Being in water always brings me joy. I'm putting it out there. One goal is to get to the pool every single day. Again, I'm not one to spend lots of time outside and I want to change that. What's better than swimming? 

3. Read. Ok. I read. I love to read, but my pleasure reading has fallen off. Bringing a book (or my Kindle) with me to the pool will help with this goal. Audiobooks for cleaning my house and long car rides will help me here too!

4. Podcasts. This is something that I can never seem to fit into my schedule. I always pick music over podcasts. This summer, I'll really give this one a try. 


5. Writing. I want to write a complete draft of a book that I'd like to get published. I've been taking notes and researching and planning forever. It's time to dive in and just write it...write it all! 

This sounds like a lovely way to spend a summer. Five specific goals to incorporate into my days. I may have one or two more before summer begins. How will you spend your summer days? 

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15 comments:

  1. Good luck with it all, including the book writing project.
    Kevin

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  2. Writing goals for summer vacation is a great idea - and yours look very doable!
    Mine include enjoying friends and getting in some exercise. Also read and write!

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  3. Such a rich summer awaits you! Good luck with all your goals. I've started to think about my summer plans as well. I love anticipating free stretches of time and the ability to work on different goals!

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  4. Sounds like a well planned summer. I will definitely have less "free" days than that, but looking forward to a mix of PD, seeing family, moving, reading, writing, and starting at a new school in a new country. Plenty to keep me busy!

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  5. These goals are such a lovely way to plan out your summer. The photos made the goals come to life. The photos of the books and the typewriter were my favorite. You're inspiring me to set some goals, too. This way we can appreciate every moment!

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  6. Good luck with the walks....they are part of my plan, too!

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  7. You are ahead of me this year with your specific plan. I am already out and enjoying the peace and quiet, long walks, writing... Maybe I'll just go with the flow. I like the idea of no plans!

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  8. Love your plans. They inspire me to think of some of my own. I'll definitely incorporate your walking goal.

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  9. Thanks to your post! It gave me a writing idea for today. And our summer plans are very similar! Maybe I'll drive out to see you one morning and take a walk with you! Have a great summer!

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  10. Once again, Michelle, you inspire me deeply. This is a beautiful post, and now I am thinking about my summer too. Your intentions and plans are wise and will open up so many doors for you. And count on me to buy the book! xxxx

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  11. Sounds like an awesome plan. And achievable.

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  12. I find your post particularly inspiring. I still have a month of school, but then I will be moving to semi-retirement...which I find absolutely scary.....and I will need to structure my days. I LOVE your list. It could be mine!

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  13. Michelle, best of luck with your 47 days of summer. Enjoy them all. It sounds like you are thinking ahead to make the most of your days. Your sunset photo is gorgeous. May I capture it from you for my Spring Gallery-#Sense_sationalSpring?

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  14. I love reading your plans. 47 days will go by so quickly!!

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