I can’t believe it’s June! Although sometimes I felt like summer would never get here, the end of the school year came more quickly than I had thought it would. We’re already on day number 5 of summer vacation, and being home with my boys is such a gift. I’m working on a summer schedule, mostly for Jonah, so that he can get into more of a routine here at home. I say schedule loosely, because if anyone is going to break routine, it’s going to be me – and I’m okay with that!
I have been working on monthly goals this year instead of creating one big resolution that I end up ditching at the end of January. It’s been working out really nicely, and I’m doing a much better job at meeting those goals. I blogged about my March goals, but never got around to grading them or blogging about my April and May goals. Pardon the little absence, but I’m back and ready to tackle my June goals!
1. Work out three times a week
Since I failed miserably at getting up every day at 5:00 in the morning to exercise during school, I’m going to try and work my way back into exercising every day. I am going to try and work out three times a week, whenever I can. Twice a week is only 12 times in a month, which just sounds so much more do-able. It is my hope to work up to working out 5 times a week in July!
2. No soda for the month of June
I’ve given up regular pop for months now, but I still enjoy the occasional Coke Zero or diet pop every once in awhile. This month, I’m saying goodbye to any form of pop. And I know you soda people are rolling your eyes at me right now. I’m sorry I’m not sorry, it’s a Western Pennsylvania thing. Hah!
3. Take pictures of the boys with my DSLR each week
I have an iPhone 6+ and it is so much easier to whip that thing out for pictures of the boys rather than pull out my big girl camera. I need to change that though, because the quality of my new camera far exceeds that of my iPhone. I’ve been awful with pictures lately, which isn’t like me. It’s definitely time to step up my game!
4. Organize the files on my computer
Being a blogger and photographer takes a toll on my computer! I blog and run my photography business from my iMac, and while I’d like to think I’m an organized person, I sometimes have a habit of letting my files “go”. I shoot RAW with my camera, and those files are HUGE! I need to go through and transfer all of my RAW files to my external hard drive, but I’ve been putting it off. I want to get that done this month!
5. Plan our summer getaways
We aren’t going to the beach this year, partly because Luca is so young, but mostly because I won’t be getting any paychecks this summer due to my maternity leave. Instead, we’d like to plan a handful of small trips for the boys. Some places I’d like to visit this summer include Sesame Place, DelGrosso’s, Knoebels, Idlewild and Soakzone, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and a few others. Mostly, we’re going to be hanging around home and soaking up the sun while swimming all day. Sounds great, right?
Did you set goals for yourself this month? What are they?