Summer 2014 Goals

Summer. Images of sunshine, tan lines, and iced coffee fill my mind. Entering the beginning of my summer break I always have lofty hopes and plans for what I want to do and accomplish during this time. So I’m sharing my goals for summer on the blog today!

1. Try Crossfit

I’ve been itching to give Crossfit a try for 2 years now! I live in a pretty small town, so before there weren’t many places to do Crossfit. Now there are a few gym options that I’d like to try out and hopefully fall in love with to do Crossfit this summer.

2. Give Paleo another shot

Over Christmas break my Mom and I decided to try eating Paleo. Well it worked well for a few days and for a couple of meals, but basically we failed at it. I’d like to really try to do Paleo again and I think I can if I set my mind to it and be disciplined about it. Of course I won’t eat Paleo all the time, but I’d like to eat with the Paleo rules in the back of my mind.

3. Grow my blog

I really want to focus on really taking my blog to new levels. I want to blog consistently. I want to make a new blog design and seriously look into becoming self-hosted. I want to connect with more bloggers. I just really want to see where this blogging thing can take me.

4. Photography

Photography is a hidden passion and hobby of mine. During the busy school year sometimes I would rather just be at home than go out and take pictures. This summer I want to be consistently taking pictures daily/weekly. I also want to get published in a magazine.

5. Read

I love, love, love to read. However, as many college students can likely relate, I don’t get to read what I would like during the school year. Of course being basically an English major I do get to read many novels for class, but Shakespeare isn’t always what I would prefer to read. I have several books on my “To Read” list and I hope to make a good dent in it.

6. Cook/Bake

If I want to be serious about eating Paleo that means I’ll need to be doing more cooking! I decided during my last attempt at Paleo that I wasn’t giving myself enough time to prepare for it. I think Paleo is very doable if you have time to cook. I also enjoy baking and would like to try several healthy recipes that many of my favorite bloggers have come up with.

7. Faith

During this past school year I know I didn’t focus on building and strengthening my faith like I should have. This summer I’ll have a lot of time to myself to work on healing things that haven’t and making God more of the priority that he should be in my life. With student teaching to come in the fall and the question of where I will be going after December, I’ll definitely need to rely on my faith for strength and as a source of direction for my life.

I may have a few more additions to add to this list later on, but for now these are my major goals. I hope everyone is having a marvelous Monday!!

What are some of your goals for the summer? Are you trying anything new?




4 thoughts on “Summer 2014 Goals

  1. Crossfit is huuuuuuuge! I’ve never gone but I wanna give it a go too! I’ve only just started going to the gym classes so hey, baby steps ;] Summer is definitely the season of change! I went vegetarian in summer and my mum took on the paleo diet and both of us haven’t looked back :] Paleo is definitely doable and it really does give you a whole better outlook on everything…from what my mum has told me. Haha. You got this! :]

  2. Ahh Crossfit is so much fun! I know you’re gonna love it! And I tried Paleo for a while-I liked how I felt but I don’t eat red meat and am now allergic to nuts, which cut out like half of the protein sources, so I got tired of eggs after a while!

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