Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Goals

The end of the year is so crazy and I have had an extra crazy May this year because my oldest daughter graduated from HS last week! Now that I'm officially on summer break (wahoooo!) I'll have time to do the things I've been slacking on.

I'm linking up with Miss Monica from I Heart Grade 3 for her new weekly summer linky party with new topics each week. This week's topic is Summer Plans and boy do I have big plans! Here's her weekly topic list if you want to join in:
Goal #1: Spend quality time with my girls
Since my oldest is heading off to college in August, I want to soak up as much time with her as I can. I also want to spend more time with my daughters and other family members together. We have a Disneyland trip planned in a few days and I can't wait!
Goal #2: Blog more
I have been almost totally AWOL on the blog lately. I have a million excuses for why I'm too busy but really I just haven't had the motivation. I would love to write 3-5 posts a week and save some for the parts of the year I'm just too busy/tired to write. I think this weekly linky will provide sufficient motivation because my biggest problem isn't the writing, it's deciding what to write to begin with.
Goal #3: Get at least 25 new products uploaded
My favorite part of being a TpTer is the creative aspect of making new products for my classroom or my friends' classrooms. I don't have as much time during the year so I gotta crank them out while I can. I also want to update some of my embarrassingly dreadful 1st products.
Goal #4: Learn, learn, learn
I'm attending several tech related PD opportunities my district is providing as well as the I Teach 2nd! and TpT conferences in Vegas. I. Can't. Wait. I also want to find a few professional books to read this summer. In addition to school related learning, I want to learn to make a few new dishes and get better at painting/refinishing furniture, which is my latest hobby.
Goal #5: Organize & simplify
There might come a day when I'll use those 247 gift bags stashed in my hall closet, but I highly doubt it. I want to clear out a ton of clutter in my closets and kitchen. I also really NEED to organize my home office so that I'll actually want to work in there. Finally, I need to get my daughter ready for college and that means cleaning out 18 years worth of "stuff" in her room and helping her purchase the necessities for her dorm room.
Gaol #6: Relax
This SHOULD be goal #1 but realistically, I'm just not built to relax. My brain is always working and I need to be busy and productive. I feel really restless and guilty when I'm not accomplishing my goals/to do list.  I'm really going to try to schedule relaxation into my summer days. As ridiculous as that may sound, it is something I actually have to do. I love to read so my summer reading list is already in the works. Any suggestions? I love thrillers, mysteries, historical fiction, and anything by Nicholas Sparks (yes, I'm cheesy).

So, what are your summer goals? Link up with us! Click the button below to check out what everyone else wrote.


  1. Hi Suzy!

    Thanks for being a part of my very first linky party! It's thanks to bloggers like you that I have the motivation to BLOG this summer!

    Hurray for Vegas! We must meet up! Are you going to any of the blogger meet ups before the conference begins?

    Enjoy your summer with your daughter! My eldest graduated from high school 4 years ago and is now living on her own in Toronto, Ontario. She is a flight attendant with Air Canada and gets to travel all around the world! The hardest part was leaving her for the first time in her new apartment (at age 18) as my husband and I made our way back to our home in Quebec. Couldn't be prouder of the person she has become!

    Thanks again for linking up! I do hope you'll be able to link up throughout the summer!

    Take care and see you in Vegas!


    1. I'd love to meet up! I haven't really planned any meet ups yet, but I'd love to. How about you?

  2. You will love the I Teach 2nd confrence! I attended the I teach K! one in Vegas 8 years ago! It was awesome! Sounds like you will have a busy fun-filled summer!

  3. I found you through the linky! I think that the relaxing goal is super important, but it's definitely hard!

    Maren @ Malimo Mode

  4. Found you through the linky. What great goals. Good luck to you and enjoy your summer!

  5. LOVE your goals! So jealous about the TPT and ITeach2nd conferences, they are going to be a complete blast! Enjoy your summer with your girls! I'll be soaking up time with my babies too!!!
    Chandra @ Teaching with Crayons and Curls

  6. Hi fellow 2nd grade teacher! I'm so glad I stopped by :)
    Do you have any books in mind? If so, I would like some ideas. I'll be in Vegas also. Hope to meet all of you amazing blogging teachers!

    Made with Love

    1. I'd love to meet up! I haven't figured out what books I'm going to read, but I'm up for suggestions. Maybe I'll join a math book study...

  7. Hey Friend!

    Here's another thing to add to your goals!
    I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

    Here are the rules :)