As a mom, I find myself constantly juggling and trying to achieve many different goals. Some are short-term, like getting the kids dressed and out the door on time for school, while others seem to last forever, such as saving for college tuition. But there’s one goal that always seems to crop up this time of year: End of summer goals.
Naturally, as the days get shorter and we all prepare to lament about how our children are growing up too fast, we moms start thinking about what we want to cross off our list before summer comes to a close. Maybe it’s finally taking your child swimming or reading 20 books in August (or is that just me?). No matter what it is, I’d love to hear from you all about what your end of summer goals are! Share them in the comments below!
- As the end of summer approaches, I find myself feeling both excited and anxious. Excited, because I’m one step closer to achieving my summer goal of fitting into my bikini by Labor Day. Anxious, because I still have a lot of work to do! Nevertheless, I’m determined to make it happen. In addition to hitting the gym more often, I’m also watching my diet and making sure to get plenty of rest. I know it won’t be easy, but I’m confident that I can reach my goal. And even if I don’t end up fitting into that bikini, at least I’ll know that I gave it my all!
- We’re all so busy during the school year, with work and extracurricular activities, that we don’t often get to just relax and enjoy each other’s company. So that’s what I’m going to focus on for the rest of summer. No matter what else happens, I’m going to make sure I spend some quality time with the people who matter most to me.
- I’ve been wanting to catch up on my reading list for years now, so this summer is the perfect time to start. I might as well start with the books that have been sitting on my shelf for years! I’m sure I’ll find some new favorites, and maybe even cross a few items off my summer bucket list. Who knows, maybe I’ll even finish my reading list by the end of summer! Stranger things have happened.
- One of my goals for this summer was to learn how to cook some new recipes. I’m happy to report that I’ve made some significant progress in this area! I’ve tried out a bunch of new dishes over the past few months, and while some of them were complete flops, others were surprisingly delicious. I’m definitely going to be expanding my repertoire in the coming year. One of the things that I’ve learned is that it’s important to have realistic expectations when trying a new recipe. If you’re not confident in your cooking skills, it might be best to avoid anything too complicated. Stick to simple recipes that call for basic ingredients, and don’t be afraid to make substitutions if you need to. With a little practice, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can become a master chef!
- As the end of summer approaches, now is the time to make the most of the warm weather. If you haven’t already checked items off your summer bucket list, now is the time to do it. Make a goal to spend at least one hour every day outside enjoying the weather. Go for a walk in the park, have a picnic in your backyard, or just sit on your porch and enjoy the fresh air. With school starting back up soon, take advantage of these last few weeks of summer and make some great memories.
- It’s the end of summer, which means it’s time to catch up on my sleep! I always seem to end up staying up late and sleeping in during the summer, which means my sleep schedule is all out of whack by the time fall rolls around. This year, I’m determined to get back on track. I’ve already crossed a few items off my summer bucket list, including staying up until 2am and sleeping until noon. Now that those are out of the way, I can focus on my other goals: getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night and waking up at a decent hour. Wish me luck!
- One of my summer goals was to finally organize my closet. This may not sound like a particularly exciting task, but it’s one that I’ve been putting off for far too long. Now that summer is coming to a close, I decided it was time to tackle this project once and for all. The first step was to empty out my entire closet. This was no easy feat, as I had accumulated a lot of clothes over the years. However, once everything was out of the closet, I was able to see just how much space I had. Next, I sorted through my clothes, keeping only the items that I actually wear. The rest were donated to charity. Finally, I hung up all my clothes by category and color. It may not be the most exciting way to spend my last few days of summer vacation, but organizing my closet was a satisfying way to check one more item off my summer bucket list.
- What better way to check items off the list than by planning a girls’ weekend getaway with your besties? Here are a few tips to make sure your trip is one to remember: First, choose a destination that everyone will love. Whether it’s a sunny beach town or a cozy mountain village, make sure everyone is on board with the location. Then, start planning out the activities. Will you spend your days lounging by the pool or exploring the local sights? Make sure you mix things up so everyone has a chance to do what they want. And last but not least, don’t forget the food! Whether you’re planning to hit up some local restaurants or just want to stock up on snacks for your hotel room, make sure everyone’s dietary needs are taken care of. With a little planning, your girls’ weekend getaway will be one for the books!
Conclusion paragraph: As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking about my goals for the fall. There are a few things on my list that I wanted to share with you in case you need some ideas for your own end-of-summer bucket list. What’s on your list? Let me know in the comments!