Friday, June 3, 2016

June Goals





Hello, my beautiful friends. And happy National Doughnut Day to you, too.

Alas, June has arrived. It kind of just popped up out of nowhere, too. But that's okay because I like surprises. I love them, in fact. And, to you, this blog post is probably a surprise. Because I, Mary Shelley Reid, do not make goals. I simply fly by the seat of my pants and see where life takes me. But for a month like June, I decided that since life is so structure-less anyway, I should probably make a few goals so I don't turn into a blob of motivationless nothing.

WRITE A MINIMUM ONE HUNDRED WORDS A DAY

My dear friends over at Go Teen Writers have begun their summer "100 for 100" challenge. They are super rad. They are the reason I'm not afraid to write anymore. Go Teen Writers is this whole group of teen writers who are actually reaching for their goals, not just sitting around and dreaming about them. I wanna stop just dreaming and start doing, because dreams aren't real if there is no action to back them up. 

And since it's summer, I actually have time to write one hundred words a day. And, really, one hundred is like nothing. One hundred words, really, is like a paragraph or less. I can do that. I will get this book written one hundred words at a time. Every single day, Clara Stewart and the whole Apple Grove gang will come closer to their resolution. And I could not be more excited for them.

FINISH READING THROUGH JOHN

For some reason, the Gospel of John is my favorite of the gospels. I recently described it as the little red one hundred emoji, and it totally is. It is the raddest of the rad. Hopefully, this month I'll finish going through it and begin whatever chapter I'm reading next. And I haven't decided that yet because decisions are my worst enemy. 


EXERCISE

Ha. I'm funny, I know. But once upon a time I ran cross country, and since I'm not on the team anymore I actually feel like a potato on a regular basis. But GUYS I actually woke up yesterday morning and went for a run. Surprising, I know, and there was this one point when an old man was definitely going faster than me. My cross country days are definitely long gone, but I think I can get back into regular exercise. P.S. If anyone has a really good ab workout they wanna tell me about, I'm all ears :)

KEEP MY ROOM CLEAN

This one is quite comical as well. It's actually half-way working so far, though. (Though I'm only three days into it. Say a prayer for me, pls.) I also feel three years old because this is actually a really hard goal for me.

GET MY LICENSE

GUYS. I'm oh so close to actually getting my license!!!! I have the classroom portion of driver's ed tomorrow morning, and hopefully I can do my driving hours soon and get my license soon after camp. It's so exciting because soon when I need to go to the library (which is like every day) I can just drive there!!! Also, my permit is almost expired because I've waited so long to get my license. But it's no big deal.

BE ALL THERE

I'm not really going anywhere this summer except Young Life camp, so I'll be home most of the time. And while I'm home, I wanna really just be there instead of wishing I was somewhere else. When I hang with my friends I wanna act crazy and laugh and fall in love with life, and it's hard to do that when I'm wishing I was in Australia. This is my in between, and I've gotta live it up before it's gone.

MAKE A NEW FRIEND

Like I said, I'm going to camp this summer, and I don't want to limit myself to just hanging with friends from school. I want to actually put myself out there and be crazy and have the time of my life, and sometimes that's really hard for me, because I'm too worried about what I'm wearing or if my voice sounds funny or the fact that I don't know half the songs that come on the radio, and people might make fun of me for that. I need to learn to apologetically be myself. And if people don't like me for me, I have to be okay with that.

What are y'all's goals for June? Are you going anywhere special that you're excited/nervous about? Do you also have a really hard time keeping your room clean??? (If you do, I know what you go through. I feel your pain, yo.) Let me know in the comments section!



7 comments :

  1. Good on you for setting goals! I've just started setting monthly goals, and found it quite motivating. That 100 words for 100 hundred days sounds like a good/fun challenge! I hope it goes well for you. :) Also yes, I do have a hard time keeping my room clean, so you're definitely not alone. :)

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    1. YAY so glad :) well not yay that neither of us can keep our rooms clean but yay that I'm not alone :))) And believe it or not this 100 challenge has been like really hard. I'm usually up till the wee hours of the morn' gettin things done because of it but it's SO GLORIOUS because I love writing!! Thanks for commenting :)))

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  2. Dude I just love your blog so much. The design and formatting of your posts are on point. Content is goals. Like slkfj. I REALLY WANT TO START EXERCISING TOO HELP ME. and keep my room clean. I haven't dusted in like 800 centuries. And my dresser is all clutter. MY BED ISN'T EVEN MADE UP RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I CAN'T DECIDE WHETHER TO EXERT THE EFFORT TO WASH THE SHEETS OR NOT. why are things hard. I also really, really want to get into writing consistently. I NEED THAT. SO BADLY.
    I had all these great new years resolutions and over the months they've just kinda faded away. And I feel pretty crappy about that. But hopefully I can get back into them now that summer has afforded me some more time ^-^ PRAY 4 ME ALSO PLS.
    also wanna memorize scripture bc duh

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    1. Yes to all of that. I stink at memorizing and it's actually the worst. AND YES START WRITING I WILL READ IT AND BE YOUR BIGGEST FAN 5EVER.

      Lol @ new year's resolutions bc do they ever happen???? No.

      YOU ARE THE COMMENT QUEEN BC YOU MADE MY DAY.

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    2. ALSO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMPLIMENTS YAY

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  3. OMG I FINALLY GOT THIS POST TO WORK TOO TODAY IS A HAPPY DAY!!

    Isn't national doughnut day the best? Free krispy kreme is a wonderful world.

    Ooh, I like the one hundred words a day challenge. That's super simple, even I can do that haha. May have to try it.

    Aghhhh I can't handle running. At all. I might have some ab workouts I can send you though bc I love core stuff.

    Oh lord, pray for me. My room is a complete wreck. I haven't had time to clean in ages and honestly at this point I'm just terrified to try. xD

    GOOD LUCK ON GETTING YOUR LICENSE!!! I'm slightly terrified to drive. I still don't even have my permit. xD

    HAVE AN AMAZING JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I don't know how I ever ran cross country. Like I enjoyed it, but I have no idea why.

      And I think we both can pray for each other because I'm having a hard time keeping my room clean already:)

      Thanks for commenting, Grace Anne!!

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