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Monday, July 11, 2016

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This is part 2 of a 2 part series on my Summer Bucket List--last post I shared some of the things I hope to accomplish on my professional list of things to do--and several have been completed with 5 weeks to spare!  This post is a look at the 5 things I want to do personally this summer.

Finish the first Game of Thrones Novel--and maybe another book or 2

So GoT--I admit I was a little late to the game--pun intended--and managed to binge watch 6 seasons of Game of Thrones in 6 weeks (maybe less).  After the first few episodes, thanks to HBO GO, I was hooked and had to read the novel series.  Admittedly, this is the first “grown up” novel I have read in a long time--but it has just the right amount of fantasy, romance, and destruction that I like!  I am about halfway through the first novel and can not wait to finish it.

Take my kids outside everyday

Now this one is HARD--cause TEXAS IS HOT--LIKE HOT HOT--but kids need to go outside everyday.  We have been doing very well with this one actually--we go to the zoo once a week, the splash pad and the park.  I spent the weekend actually working to make the backyard a place to hang out and play.  I am so excited to get my girls in the sun and fresh air and away from the iPad screen.

Organize, Organize, Organize

So I love to be organized--I really do--but organizing overwhelms me sometimes to the point where I let things just get out of control and then the job becomes so BIG I just give up before I start.  BUT this summer I am going to really try.  The big job is the kids toys--they have so many! Have you seen the Trofast storage systems from Ikea? They are like an organization dream come true.  Ideally I would have a wall full of these to organize my kids room with gorgeous labels and the toys would always be returned to the right bin.

Get creative with Hand Lettering

I love hand lettering.  I want to learn how to draw gorgeous letters using all kinds of fun techniques.  So I have been scouring the net and Pinterest looking for lettering tutorials and ideas.  I was inspired by some of the awesome Bible journaling I have seen like this here

Isn’t this just gorgeous?  I am not artistic--but I really want to try this.

Alone time

I am an introvert.  I need to re-energize by being alone.  One of my goals for the summer is to take alone time, even if it is only for 5 or 10 minutes--but everyday I need to sit by myself to regroup so that I can be the best version of me I can.

Are you working on some personal goals this summer? What are your focusing on?  I would love to hear what you are doing personally to make yourself feel good and refreshed before school starts again in August.

1 comment:

  1. Great goals, Leslie! I am binge watching GOT as well. I have cleaned out most of my closets, the garage, and the study. I also want to get organized for work. No trips this summer--I have enjoyed being home!