I can’t believe that summer is actually here. Finally, the snow is gone and the sun is coming back up! I finished packing up all of my winter clothes. Very late in the year for the temperature shift, but here we are at last. My plants are growing faster, full leaves and thirsty roots.
With summer and good weather brightening my day, I feel refreshed and rejuvenated to do more. There’s something about things growing for the first time in months that makes me want to grow as a person too. Not to mention that I have far more free time without semester work taking up my time. Homework somehow manages to take up an infinite number of hours – just expands to take as much time as you’ll give it or spend procrastinating. Without the extreme stress and yo-yo of responsibility, I want to lay out a few goals for the next couple of sunny months.
I want to work on some of my side projects. Throughout the semester I’ve been thinking and turning over ideas, ruminating really on what I want to do as creative outlets. Now is the time to take action on those goals! Planning means nothing if you don’t put the ideas into action.
- Improve blogging
- Promote blogging
- Begin Youtube (again)
- Paint more
I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself as far as creative projects. Often that ends up stymying me and putting me at a complete stand still. But also, I need to force myself to continue working on these aspects of my skills. Without external pressure or motivation, I struggle to complete projects. Learning to apply myself for my own sake is a really important skill.
As far as my summer work, I’m continuing the project from last summer on Japanese prints.
- Data Analysis
- Edit previous writing
- Complete thesis work
- Cultural Anthropology component
I hope that you too can have a lovely and productive summer! Especially in working on yourself and your creative impulses and projects! We can share our progress as the months go on.