Monday, July 8, 2013

Back to Real Life and Summer Goals

I am still a little wiped from the past couple weeks of hostessing/family today was an absolutely crazy day at work followed by tutoring, grocery shopping, and laundry. I am way behind on updating here, reading blogs, and answering e-mails, but working hard to catch up so bear with me!

Oh sheesh, so much to update about! My mom left this morning. We had an awesome visit, but I am definitely glad to have the apartment to myself and get back into my own routine again. I think I swung from one extreme to the other this summer: a month of too much alone time followed by two weeks of ZERO alone time. Goal for the rest of the summer: find a balance.

Other goals:

—Finish Season 2 of Homeland. I'm obsessed.


—Write in my journal regularly—maybe 2-3 times a week? Call me old-fashioned, but I think there's something therapeutic about shutting the laptop and putting pen to paper once in a while.

—Cook dinner at least three nights a week. I hate cooking and I'm really terrible about planning meals, but I think that eating a balanced, varied diet is probably one of the best things I can do for my body right now. Time to quit being lazy and start being an adult! Make those veggies, K!

—Decorate my walls. I had a reputation among my friends for never decorating my rooms in college; I'd had posters and pictures that sat in the corner collecting dust all year long because I was too lazy to get out the blue tape and put them up. But now that I have my own place, I really want to do my best to make it homey and attractive. Now all I need to do is borrow a hammer.

—Bake cookies and EAT ONE. I love baking, but always end up giving everything away. No more!

Speaking of food, it's getting to be dinnertime and my tummy is a-rumbling. Alas, I can't start fulfilling my dinner-cooking goal just yet because Mama Bear made me about a week's worth of steak, veggies, and bread yesterday. Then she vaguely mentioned coming out again for a weekend visit sometime this fall for the sole purpose of cooking for me. You know your mother is worried you aren't eating enough when...

Thanks Mom!

Any else have any summer goals? I suppose it would have been more logical to set goals back in January, but with graduating, starting a new job, and moving into my new apartment, this feels more like a new beginning.

I think I am going to do a separate update at some point on all my appointments and therapy/medical stuff because there is way too much for me to keep straight at this point. Stay tuned; I know you will all be awaiting my return with baited breath. For now, I gotta go get me some red meat.

No comments:

Post a Comment