I thought summer was going to be the time when I would write a lot of blog entries. I thought I would have the time and the motivation but apparently it was quite the opposite. My old laptop was giving me a hard time and therefore made it difficult to get online. When I wasn’t at work, I preferred to spend my time outdoors. Summer is also my time to catch up on my reading. And of course summer went by much too fast, with only about two weeks remaining. So here’s a little update . . .
First, I graduated. Got up early, spent a lot of time standing around and listening to people give speeches. I walked across a stage and shook hands with someone wearing a funny robe. And then it was over.
I spent most of my mornings at work, pouring an endless amount of coffee. Because what else are you going to do with a University degree? Get a real job? Ha.
Most recently, I spent a week at my cottage with my family and boyfriend. We celebrated the 50th Anniversary of our lake and cottage by swimming, waterskiing and hiding from the rain. I took over one thousand photos that week.
This past weekend, I witnessed the Hamilton Tiger Cats continue their losing streak (8 games) at the Tim Hortons Field. Despite this, there were some good plays and it was a fun night out with friends.
I’ve also seen a number of movies this summer – Spiderman, King Arthur, The Dark Tower, Dunkirk, Planet of the Apes, Wonder Women, and probably some others that I can’t remember. And of course I read books. I started with the Inheritance Cycle and then moved onto the King Killer Chronicles. I also devoured Tolkien’s newest publication – Beren and Luthien. Next I was going to work my way through Dan Brown’s books, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.
In two weeks, I start school again. Contrary to most, I’m so excited to be staying in school for at least two more years. I feel like I finally have it figured out. I already know my way around campus, and although I will not know anyone in my new program, I feel more confident and open towards meeting new people.
Overall, I don’t feel like my summer was very productive or eventful. I did not follow through with many of the goals I made for myself and although I didn’t digress, I definitely have not improved. So here’s to starting fresh as the summer comes to an end.
My goals for the fall are:
- Produce Less Garbage –
- Use reusable bags/containers, travel mug, etc.
- Buy less packaging
- Recycle and Reuse
- Stop junk mail
- Health –
- Eat vegan more often
- Limit sugar intake
- Increase protein consumption
- Improve posture
- Personal Growth –
- Spend less time on social media/phone
- Shop local
- Make conscious/growth choices