Hi friends! I have been missing simply writing to you all, as if we were on a coffee date just sharing life updates. I just announced last week that I have graduated from college, and even thought I have so many post ideas going through my mind right now, I wanted to write a simply goals post for today. I always enjoy reading posts about goals since they seem to motivate me and writing down mind seems to put me on track and make me more intentional in my actions.
My last set of goals were for my last semester in college:
- Update my resume, go to networking events, look for jobs, etc.
- Spend quality time with my friends on campus.
- Find a topic for my capstone paper that interests me.
- Go further creatively.
- Workout at least once a week.
- Spend more time outside at my favorite spots around campus.
Overall, I think I did a pretty good job with these goals my last semester. It went by so fast, but I enjoyed so much of it! I had the chance to do so many fun things with friends–from concerts to trips, to food truck festivals, to retreats and hanging out on campus. I finished my capstone paper (and also got accepted into a scholarly journal for my research!). I pursued different creative projects for this blog (such as watercolor phone backgrounds—more coming soon!) and I did have a chance to workout almost every week, and multiple times some weeks. My favorite, though, was spending time outside by the lake whenever possible. It was so nice to relax on the campus I called home.
My Post-Grad Plans
While I did update my resume, go to networking events, etc., I didn’t really apply to jobs these past couple months. But I did get offered a job with a local nonprofit for this upcoming year! I’ve done some work with them in the past, so I am excited to continue helping the organization grow. I will be staying at home, taking a break until June 15, when I officially start full-time. I am a little nervous to be working full-time and managing life and blogging. But I am excited for this new, maybe a little strange period in my life. I hope to take advantage of living at home and being close to Washington D.C. and to other places around Northern Virginia. Also, staying at home and saving money is also something that makes the most sense for me right now, even though it may take some adjusting.
With all that being said, I have made some small goals for this month as I get back into a routine. Since I hope to relax some and do my best to have a good start at work, I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself this month, but I do hope to do some fun things in these next couple weeks!
My June Goals
1. Develop a consistent workout routine.
I am now understanding the importance of consistency in working out. Although I was able to workout most weeks in college, I am now motivated to keep a schedule and build up my strength and fitness. This means finding a good time to run, ride my bike or do yoga throughout the week. I also want to start some strength training, especially in my upper body. I hope to work out at least 4 times a week and be as active as I can be.
2. Read two books.
To help me get in the fitness mindset, I have checked out the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall from the library. I hope to read this book as well as finish the book Love, Skip, Jump by Shelene Bryan. I hope to knock these out, since I’ve been wanting to read them for awhile! I am almost done with Love, Skip, Jump, so I think this goal is really attainable!
3. Develop a blog editorial calendar for the next three months.
I want to plan my blog posts ideas out in advance and create a schedule for my posts. I want to become more intentional in what I am posting and when. I have 25+ ideas written out in my blog journal, so I am excited to get them all planned for the upcoming months. I am so thankful for those of you who took my reader survey, since that has been helping me fine-tune the vision for my blog.
In between working and blogging, I hope to try out some new food places and grocery stores in my town that have opened. I also hope to get more involved in my church here, seeing what kind of opportunities are available to get involved. In the meantime, I will be working on some fun blog posts before I start work mid-June! Perhaps even take a couple hiking adventures soon!
What are your plans for June? How are each of you doing?
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