Summer is so great. The days are longer, outside is beautiful, and there’s so much to do. I always make at least one trip to Lake Michigan to enjoy the beach. Ice-Cream and Root-Beer Floats are amazing. Walking, running, riding a bike or swimming – there’s a lot to choose from.
I love summer.
Except that I don’t.
It’s always hot, even at night. There’s not enough ice-cubes in this world. Fans don’t blow strong enough for me. My skin has swollen. I sweat 24/7, it’s gross, but my pores have never been cleaner. The best part about my job right now is the heaven that is air conditioning. My boss won’t notice if I sleep under my desk, will he?
I want to love summer.
But I’m really looking forward to cooler weather. Blankets, hot chocolate and cuddling. That sounds amazing.
Okay, I’m coming back to reality.
I love to-do lists and I’m starting to do more things with my bullet journal. One of my life quotes is: Never stop learning! I want to do more and make a difference. Of course, that starts at home and it starts with me.
I need projects and goals to stay motivated and optimistic. That is why I’ll be discussing the improvement goals that I enjoy the most.
Five Things Friday: Improvement Goals
1. Higher Step Count Goals
20,000 steps is the most I’ve ever done in a day and I don’t plan on beating that goal any time soon. I still remember the blisters. However, the heat makes it hard to move around a lot and I’ve been struggling just to hit my 5k step goal on a daily basis.
2. Keeping in Contact with Family and Friends
Even with social media, I find it can be challenging to keep up with my family and friends. Sure, I know what they’re posting online, but when was the last time we talked? Being a good friend is something that this introvert is always working on.
3. Better Housekeeping
“If you take something out, don’t forget to put it away.” Wise words from my mother. The cat helped put away that can of tuna in the picture, but I had to deal with the rest. Cleaning up after myself is a life-long struggle. You do NOT want to see my hotel room when I travel! Towels everywhere!
4. Cook More
There gets to a point when pizza, pasta, and frozen food start getting old. Thankfully, my social media pages are filled with lots of good ideas for dinner. I’ve made a great homemade chicken pot pie, chicken soup, and beef patties because of recipes I’ve stumbled across.
5. More Reading Time
Believe it or not, Whose Butt is a real book!
I told myself that if I was going to buy a Kindle, I’d better use it to read more, and not just watch Netflix. I loaded it up with a couple dozen books and so far I’ve been reading a little bit more than usual. The problem is that I want to have read, not read. Just like I want to have written, not write. I want laundry to be done, and not have to do it. Okay, okay, you get my point.
Have a great weekend!