Although I can’t deny the beauty of Spring blooms, the coziness of Fall and the magic of Winter, I was sooo looking forward to Summer. Can’t really say it is my favorite season, though, because I’m quite an indecisive person who can’t even pick her favorite book.
Anyway, to celebrate the beginning of a new season, I thought it would be interesting to share here on the blog my Summer plans. I’ve read some of these posts and find them so interesting for some reason so I thought I could do my own.
My family and I are currently on our way to the Algarve for a week of vitamin sea. And to make the most of these two weeks off from work (and also the rest of the Summer) I made a list – I take any excuse to make a list – of intentional goals that I’ve been putting off or didn’t make time for in these last few months.
I am most excited to switch off, swim in the sea, catch up on my favorite tv shows and also work on my blog. I also plan on trying a couple of new creative hobbies to help me stay away from the computer screen or even my phone.
How I Plan To Make The Most Of My Summer
1. Relax in the sun & swim in the sea.
This is the thing I’m most looking forward to. I haven’t swim in the sea, or in the pool for that matter, in two years! Although I live 20 minutes away from the sea, the beaches up in the North can be quite windy and have ice cold water, which is not very inviting. And as I was interning last Summer, I wasn’t able to go on holiday so I’m very looking forward to this break.
2. Read five books.
This Summer I want to make more time for reading. Mostly, during my vacation and while sunbathing. It is going to be a great way to switch off and finally check off some books of my to-be-read list.
3. Declutter my laptop & closet.
This is probably the most boring thing in this list but it needs to be done.
4. Sell old clothes.
Something I’ve been putting off for lack of time. I have a pile of clothes that I no longer wear so I might as well make some extra money with it instead of taking up space in my closet.
5. Find a new hobby.
Two things I really want to try are watercolor calligraphy and embroidering – yes, I’m 80 years old. It just sounds so relaxing!
6. Visit a medieval fair.
There is a big medieval fair every August near my hometown and it’s a tradition to visit it. The city becomes a medieval town with artisans, bakers and even knights so it’s definitely worth a visit. Last year I bought a flower crown there and I’m looking forward to taking it out of the box and wearing it again.
7. Catch up with old friends.
This Summer I want to make more time to see my best friend who is currently living an hour and a half away from me and catch up with my uni friends who I’m only able to see every two months or so.[one_half]
8. Make more salads for lunch at work.
Most of the days I take my lunch bag to work and when I’m back from holiday, I want to experiment with some salad recipes to start eating healthier. Not a big fan of the microwave, let alone in this heat.
9. Make ice cream.
Last weekend I made Oreo ice cream and it was quite good if I can say that myself, so I really want to try different recipes.
10. Go hiking.
Although I’m not in the best shape at the moment and will probably run out of breath quite quickly, I love going for a hike and plan to do it this Summer, as well.
11. Try paddle surf.
Something I’ve been wanting to try for ages – hopefully, it will be this Summer.
12. Take more pictures.
Now that I managed to save money to replace my stolen camera, I want to play with it more often. Not only to take pictures for my blog but also lots of random photos just because I enjoy it so much.
13. Work on my blog.
Now that I will have more free time in these next couple of weeks, I plan on working on my blog. After writing about my struggle with blogger burnout, I gained a fresh motivation and passion that I thought I had lost. I have lots of ideas for upcoming blog posts and that makes me feel so happy since I haven’t felt this way in a while. Also, something I really want to try is working on my blog from a coffee shop. I can get easily distracted when working from home and I also want to try a different environment.
I will make sure to update you at the end of Summer because it’s easy to set goals but it is a whole different conversation to actually accomplish them, right?
What about you, do you have any goals for this Summer?