At the beginning of Spring (late February/early March) I created a Spring Goals printable for people to write in their monthly goals and seasonal explorations. I feel I should have created one for Summer a bit earlier, but as it’s only a week or so from the Summer Solstice, perhaps I’m not too late.
I don’t know about you, but to me Summer means a season of exploration, of travelling around and discovering new things. It’s the warmest time of year and that means revelling in the better weather here in the UK, even if there are occasional rainy days.
There are things coming up that I’m eager for. A week’s holiday in Cornwall. The summer Camp NaNoWriMo where I will be writing, job applications and interviews (ok, maybe for that I’m just eager for a new job), and the promise of something new starting in the Autumn – yes, that’d be the new job.
My favourite season is Spring, but Summer comes a close second, just because it means new adventures, time off from work, and a chance to recharge ready for the colder months to come.
“Life’s a beach, enjoy the waves.”
I’m still trying to work out all my summer goals, but if you’re wanting to plan some as well I’ve created another Printable for you to check out.
As you can see, there’s boxes for each of the months, and the exploration box is for you to include any new places/new adventures you’re undertaking. I absolutely feel that making goals for myself helps my mental wellbeing. It gives me direction, a focus, and every day I aim towards those goals with small steps.
My June Goals are mainly centred around finding a job, and it’s likely that’ll extend into July too, but I’ve had a few interviews so far, so I’d say that’s a success. My July Goals, besides the job hunt, will be around reading my novel that I’ve written and making any final amends. I also need to read a few more books, so I’ll aim to read 6 books in July, with a further 6 books in August.
My explorations will likely be quite in-depth this season as my trip to Cornwall will include many visitations to new places! I’m also planning on visiting some friends at the August Bank Holiday, a few weeks after I’ll have had my second vaccine jab for COVID-19.
It’s a different Summer than last year. Yes, last Summer we weren’t in Lockdown but there was still the threat of the virus without a vaccine to be had. This Summer we’re careful, but a bit more courageous, stepping out of our comfort zones (our homes), to meet friends and extended family. Some of us are already double-vaccinated, while by the time we’re in mid-Summer – and definitely by the end of the Summer – we’ll all be feeling safer and more secure in the knowledge that our vaccine jabs are helping to protect us from serious illness.
I’m wondering what next Summer will be like. I’m hoping by this time next year I’ll have visited a country outside of my own for a holiday. It’s been a while since I took a holiday overseas, instead sticking to the staycations. Yes, that’s the case this year, but I’m still eager for a new adventure.
If you’re wanting to put your goals and explorations down on paper, I definitely recommend this printable. It’s a simple set-up ready for your use.
Have a great summer everyone!
Kate @ Kandid Chronicles x