|Did it! Capture your Summer on Film|
|4th of July Boat Parade!|
- Have a picnic
- Have my dad do a photo shoot with my sister & I
|A trip to the Botanical Gardens in my hometown with the family|
Sadly, I didn't pay enough attention & let time slip away from me. I feel terrible for not saying good bye before I left on my trip. I was spending time with my family who was all in for a bit before I left & let this slip my mine. I can't wait to go back around Christmas time to dedicate time to reflecting back on my life with my granddad. He was an amazing man. I am so sad he can't see me progress & grow and I am even more sad I let time with him (even at his grave) slip through my fingers.
|Coast Guard Festival|
- Get off my phone more
- Go to the beach
|The parts of houses we forget about as we grow. The concrete patio at my aunt's lake house|
I also revisited my blog goals earlier in the month. Goals are so important to me, even the ones that slip through my reach. It's about growing & learning not marking things off your list, honestly. Remember ages ago when I said I gave up on my 20 before 24 goals? Well giving up on them allowed me more time to focus on things that suddenly became more important in my life.
These personal goals gave me an opportunity to focus on my life & relationships rather than jobs & business, etc. It is important to set personal goals as well as other goals...that way you won't let things slip through your grasp. Also, if you remember this post about feeling stressed and unable to say no? I am happy to say that setting some boundaries has really helped me manage my personal & business oriented life. While they overlap sometimes, because I find it fun to work on my business, I've tried my best to keep them separate...because my personal relationships need love too! On Thursday, I shared a bit about how self employment has helped me balance this more but how I feel unemployed at the same time.
What have you done this summer to enhance your quality of life? Have you unplugged like Samantha encouraged you to at the beginning of August? Did you set a Summer Bucket List?