Well, summertime has finally arrived. School just got out last Friday and now I have the summer stretching out before me. So excited!! When summer begins I always hold out high hopes on what I’ll be able to accomplish. Now is the time to plan and set out goals so that I can hold myself accountable and get some things accomplished this summer.
Financial-I have a set amount of money to last me through the summer, so now I need to budget my money so that I can have some fun and enjoy my summer, but also live within my means and be frugal.
Career-I want to learn more about technology that would be good to implement in the classroom. My goal is to work towards a paperless classroom as much as possible. I learned a lot about having students use Edmodo in the classroom as well as incorporating more hands on activities with my teaching.
Health and Fitness-I’ve postponed staying on a regular workout routine this year and I need to get back on track. I did so well last summer and on vacations, but when I’m back at work I find it very difficult to balance my health and fitness. I need to do a better job at honoring my commitments to myself, especially when it comes to exercising on a regular basis and eating more fruits and veggies, with non-processed, organic foods.
Spiritual- I would like to meditate daily. This is the hardest one for me, because I always set it as a goal for myself and I never hold myself accountable for it. I also want to practice yoga more frequently (at least two or three times a week). I believe that both activities will help me become more calm and centered.
Blogging- I really want to revamp the blog and expand it’s horizons. Instead of only blogging about teaching, I’d like to blog about a wider variety of topics. I think that’ll really help me as a writer.
Fun- I also want to make sure I spend time reconnecting with friends. Last but not least it’s time for more swing dancing. I always have a lot of fun out on the dance floor. In addition to great music and dancing it’s an opportunity to reconnect with friends.
What are you planning this summer?