My (very own) Summer Holiday List
The School Summer Holidays are nearly upon us. I am lucky to work term-time. Two of my kids are in their early teens so whilst I try and get them to do stuff with me 90% of the time they’ve made other arrangements! Normally I tend just to worry about how I’m going to get through the 6 weeks that the kids are off school but now as they are slightly older they don’t need me as much to entertain them. But I tend to forget that it’s my holiday time to, my school-run free time, my own break from the routine. So this year, whilst as normal I will plan the usual stuff for my kids I’m going to make a conscious effort to use this time to accomplish some of the things I’ve been wanting to do but keep putting off because other priorities take over.
One thing blogging has taught me is a good starting point is to write things down, set some goals; what do I want to accomplish and then I’ve got something to focus on achieving. So here goes! Note to self; cleaning out the kitchen cupboards or painting my son’s bedroom is not on my Summer Holiday to do list. This is purely an all about me list! My getting my stuff done list!
So I’m aiming to:
Attend at least one Metafit Class a week at my local Gym
Make the most of being free of the light mornings and put in some early morning runs
Revisit and maybe rehash some of my Gym programmes; use this as an opportunity to revaluate my fitness goals
Revamp the graphics on this blog and carry out some blog maintenance such as updating older blog posts
Look to maybe change my WordPress Theme; still not 100% sure about the look of my blog so it’ll be good to see what’s available
Brush up on my photography skills. I read a fab blog called 16 Photography Projects by LaShawn at Everyday Eyecandy and it’s inspired me not only for my blog but because I hardly take any photos anymore.
Have a go at making Raspberry Gin
Do some baking with my daughter; we’ve been adding loads of fab recipes to our Pinterest Boards in preparation for this already! She’s the cook, I am Kitchen Porter and Chief Taster.
Past summer holidays I’ve spent most of it entertaining my kids and wishing the rainy days away. This time I hope to get something out of this time off myself. Yes this list is all about me, but I think we are all a little guilty of neglecting our own personal goals and needs, so maybe it is time for to readdress the imbalance a little. I suppose writing it down is a starting point!