Thursday, May 10, 2012

Summer Goals {The List!}

As I wrote about on Tuesday, I want this summer to be a time of restful productivity. Summer is my most restful season of the year, as I go on a semi-break from school and work. It’s also my favorite season in general for its festivities, warm weather, swimming, sun-bathing, and vacations.

Now that I have switched from teaching high school to teaching college, my summer break is even longer. Three full months of vacation. However, I know these weeks and months will fly by, so I want to use the time wisely.

DIY Wordy BirdieDIY monogram plaqueDIY Flower Applique Pillow
Some of last summer's projects via Pinterest:
#1 Wordy Birdie // #2 Monogram Plaque // #3 DIY Applique Pillow

So I've made a list of specific goals for this season of slow, sunny days. I have a lot to do, but much of it will be done in the quiet of my own home or out in my sunny backyard, with few official deadlines and less chatter. Time to think and play and create and accomplish. So here it is... my goals for a restfully productive summer.

Proposal for a 394 class {to design my own course to teach at ASU}
New draft of mommy blogger literacy paper
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Read all books for my Digital Literacies and Social Media class in the fall
Read book for Rhet/Comp Colloquium in the fall
Prep syllabi to teach ENG 101 and 215

Clean out and organize all closets and cupboards
Finish decorating guest room
Finish decorating guest bathroom
Put pictures up in master bath

Flower clips for shoes
P̶o̶t̶ ̶s̶u̶c̶c̶u̶l̶e̶n̶t̶s̶
Sew a maxi skirt
Sew a ruffle on a pillow
Finish bulletin board in kitchen

Implement biking and swimming to workouts

Clean photos off computer and save to cloud
Organize and make ALL bookmarked recipes {homemade dinners like whoa!}
Organize hard copies of recipes
Clean out and reorganize Pinterest boards

Read for Fun
The Meaning of Marriage – Tim Keller
Radical Womanhood – Carolyn McCulley
Real Marriage – Mark Driscoll
G̶e̶t̶ ̶M̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶D̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶L̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶T̶i̶m̶e̶ ̶–̶ ̶D̶o̶n̶n̶a̶ ̶O̶t̶t̶o̶
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
Girls Like Us – Rachel Lloyd
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
True Grit – Charles Portis
Read and cut out unread Real Simple and Domino magazines 
{yes, I still have unread Domino magazines from five years ago…trying to savor them!}

I'll check back in each month to let you know how I'm doing and show you some of my projects!


Katie said...

those sound like great goals!! I want to organize my closets and decorate my guest room this summer too! and do a lot of reading for fun! My summer break is 19 school days away!!

Ruthie Hart said...

a triathlon?! you go girl!!!

Jessi said...

Can I just copy and paste all of your goals as mine?? Ok, excluding the academic ones :) But creating your own class to teach at ASU? That sounds so cool!! And sew a maxi skirt is on my list too. I actually almost went to Joanns yesterday to pick up a pattern an fabric, but it didn't happen. Hopefully later this week. Excited to see some of your finished projects!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Yep, looks like you'll be busy! But the good kind of busy!

Heather said...

"The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo"... snooooooozzzzzzzeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Love your list ;) xo

erin said...

just found your sweet blog! love your summer list...mine is a work in progress at the moment!

Laken said...

I love the phrase "restful productivity" -- perfect for summer.

Kristin said...

Still finalizing my summer goal list, but I'll post it soon on my blog and on Facebook! And one of them is to blog at least once a week so I get better at it. Thought you'd like that. Love you!