Spring break is almost over for me. Cue the water works. Honestly, I'm so sad that this little vacation free of the stress from professors and homework and generally having to take care of myself so I don't waste away is nearly at an end. After months of nothing but freezing temperatures, rain, snow, and stress crying, it's been lovely to be back in warm and (mostly) sunny California.
I've spent most of my days this week swimming and soaking up sun by the pool. And, of course, reading. My only goal this break was to read ALL THE BOOKS to make up for the lack of choice reading I can do while school is in session. I brought four books thinking it would be enough.
I still have three days left and I've already finished those four books I brought with me! So, of course, this led to an emergency Barnes & Noble visit where I bought two more books (whoops) to hopefully finish before the week is over.
But that's besides the point! All of this reading and meeting the goals I made for this break has given me an extra boost of motivation. With Spring quarter only a few days away, I've decided to keep up this goals trend and make some goals I can work to accomplish once break is over and I'm back in school. There's a lot of things I'd like to work toward and improve this quarter and I figured I could share those things with you!
1. Apply for Editor Position!
This is a goal I'm really excited
and nervous about. My school had a creative literature magazine that is taking applications for a few editor positions in April! As someone who wants to work with and edit books, I feel like this position would be absolutely perfect for me and give me some more experience. I'm working on a resume for it and hope that I get a chance to work on the magazine!
2. Read at least Two Books a Week
This is going to be difficult but it's a goal I'm really determined to meet. After this week full of amazing books and tons of awesome worlds and words and characters, I've realized how much I miss (choice) reading. I still do it but not nearly as much as I used to (which is also why the posts on this blog haven't been as frequent). So this is one I'm definitely going to have to work hard at but it'll be so rewarding.
3. Write Daily
My writing isn't something I discuss very often on this blog but I'm really passionate about it and wish I worked on it more. I currently have three novel ideas that have been bouncing around inside my head for ages, just begging to get out. But with all the school work and regular life stressors, it's been difficult for me to find the time and energy to write. Because it's such an important part of my life, I want to start working on it daily. Even if that just means getting one sentence down, just as long as I do something!
4. Go to the Gym 4-5 Times a Week
This is one that I'm also really excited about, but also kinda dreading because, you know, working out. For the past year or so, a friend and I have been going to the gym three times a week *most of the time*. Now, that friend has graduated but I'm still really wanting to be healthier and more athletic. I'm going to up the number of times I go to the gym and push myself to work harder at it. This means no more just going on the bike for fifteen minutes and then stretching.
5. Drink More Water
This one kind of goes along with the whole gym goal. I don't drink enough water and I've found that my body doesn't have enough energy because of it. I've been getting head aches and just overall been feeling worn out and sluggish because of it. Water plays such a vital role in making sure our bodies are doing what they need to do. So, in order to be healthier and feel better, I'm going to be adding a lot more water to my days.
6. Go Outside More
So, most of the hobbies and activities I really like all happen inside. Reading, writing, video games, movie watching, etc. Because of this, I've been feeling a distinct lack of fresh air and sunlight in my life. While it's not entirely my fault, since I attend school in Washington where it rains 99.9999999% of the time, I could definitely add some more outdoor time to my days. Even if it's just a little walk around campus or to the store, I want to enjoy the natural beauty and clean air that Washington provides.
I'm really excited about these goals. I've already started working toward some of them (like drinking more water) but I think the real work will start once I'm back in school and have more distractions and work to keep up with. Is anyone else on (or about to be on) spring break? What are some of your goals that you're working toward? I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment below!