Back in June, I posted a list of 11 goals I wanted to complete during my summer off. I’ve been back at work for several weeks now, so I figured it was time to wrap up how I did.
Here’s my list:
- Go kayaking: Unfortunately, this one didn’t happen. I did manage to do some research and find out about locations that you can rent kayaks at, but I didn’t get around to doing any actual kayaking. However, I am planning a kayaking trip with my dad soon.
- Try hot yoga again: I only ended up going to two classes, but I still gave it a shot.
- Ride my bike as often as possible: I didn’t ride as much as I should have, but I did get out on my bike at least three or four times this summer.
- Swim laps at least once a week: I didn’t swim once a week, but I did go frequently and found that I really enjoy it. I haven’t been back to the pool since school started, but I’m hoping to this week.
- Read a ton of books: I read the books in the picture above plus at least four or five others. Not bad for eight weeks off.
- Go to the beach: Technically, I did go to the beach when I was in California, but I never visited any Florida beaches this summer.
- Have a day hike/picnic: Did this one with my mom, nephews, and nephew’s mom. Hopefully I’ll hike even more once the weather cools down.
- Plant that garden from my 11 in 2011 list: Umm, does planting two basil plants and not killing them count?
- Save money: Meh. Technically I did manage to save a little money this summer, but only about $200. I didn’t get my credit card paid off either. I blame this on an office/studio revamp and too many trips to IKEA.
- Plan for next year: I did read some of the Battle Books this summer, but other than that, I didn’t really plan much for the school year. I find that when I have time off, it’s really hard to get my brain back into work mode.
- Finish knitting my sweater (11 in 2011 list): Check! I can’t wait for the fall with this one.
So, I managed to really complete five of my goals, sorta completed most of the rest, and a couple I didn’t do at all. Still, I had a great summer, so no regrets 🙂