Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Summer Goals 2021

Ah yes, the temperatures have started climbing into the 90s and the humidity is in the 80s. It must be summer in the Carolinas. Every summer I typically have a few goals I try to achieve. Sometimes, I do achieve them. Most times I fail miserably. But hey, I wouldn't be a true Enneagram 1 if I didn't set high standards for myself and then later berate myself for not living up to them...right? 


One. Take one "unplugged" vacation. I'm very busy at work...um all the time. Over the last 4 years in this role, I've taken on more responsibility and so, it's very difficult for me to truly get away from work for a vacation. My goal for this summer is to take a trip with M that will allow me to be off-grid and unreachable by work. I don't want to have the option to check email or answer messages so that my mind can relax and refresh. We've booked a trip in a farmhouse in late August that may just fit the bill. More on that later. 

Two. Save enough money to have our kitchen cabinets painted. This has been a goal of mine for a couple of years now. I want to use the summer as my time to save extra income so this can happen.

Three. Get better at piano. I've long said that I'm a jack of all trades but master of none. Meaning, I'm a little good at a lot of things but I've never really taken time to get really good at many of them. I've known how to "play" the piano since I was a child but I stopped taking lessons and just never taught myself how to play accompaniment. This is an area that I think I could easily get much better at with more dedication and practice. So, I vow to beef up my piano accompaniment skills this summer.

Four. Perfect my sangria recipe. For a few years I've had a basic recipe that I just kind of add to each year. This summer, I want to focus on perfecting it. My goal is July 4th. 

Five. Finish our backyard landscaping. This is a pretty lofty goal, to be honest. We are about halfway there but still have lots of mulch to spread, weeds to kill, plants to plant. Maybe this should be my fall goal too? :D