Hello my lovely Clementines, (I just made that up! Do you like it? Too much?)
Can you believe it? We’re on the cusp of bidding summer a sweet farewell and welcoming autumn’s beautiful, crisp, pumpkin-spiced whispers. The rhythm of life is such a wonderful thing, isn’t it? But before we transition fully into our flannel shirts, comfy boots, and infinity scarves, let’s take a moment to soak in the last rays of our summer sunshine and set some end-of-summer goals.
Goal 1 | Savor the Present Moment
As summer draws close, I will truly soak in these precious, waning moments. My goal is to live mindfully and to savor every giggle from my triplets who are now 5th graders (time is a thief), every sip of my morning coffee, every sunset. Time can be a slippery thing, especially in the hustle and bustle of family life, but it’s these seemingly small moments that I will look back on fondly.
Goal 2 | Get Organized for the School Year
With the new school year very quickly approaching, I am aware of the shift in pace that’s about to come. It’s essential to take some time now to plan and get organized. This will help ease the transition for both me and my kiddos. I’ve set up a family calendar, try hard to plan meals in advance, and adjust bedtimes gradually. I know my future self will thank me when I’m knee deep in 5th grade math homework in triplicate!
Goal 3 | Make Time for Wellness
This summer, I’ve dedicated myself to focusing more on my physical, mental, and emotional health. My goal is to continue this journey, keeping the wellness momentum going. This could be as simple as going for a morning walk, dedicating time for mindfulness or meditation, or trying healthy, new recipes.
Goal 4 | Complete One Major Home Project
Whether it’s finally completing our dining room remodel or start building the office desks I’ve had saved on Pinterest for months, completing one major home project will provide a sense of accomplishment and renew the energy in our home just in time for the change in seasons. Now, if I can get my husband to follow along!
Goal 5 | Spend More Time in Nature
Before the colder weather starts to creep in, I want to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Whether it’s a family picnic, a trip to a park, or even just sitting outside with a good book, there’s nothing like the healing power of nature to rejuvenate your spirit.
“Here is the ghost of summer that lived for us. Here is a promise of summer to be.”– William E. Henley
And there you have it, Clementines (cheesy? Let me know!) – my end-of-summer goals. I encourage all of you to consider what goals you want to set for yourself. Life is a journey, and these little markers we place for ourselves help us grow and evolve. Remember to keep your goals achievable and, most importantly, aligned with your passions and values.
As always, I’d love to hear from you. What are your end-of-summer goals? How do you plan to savor the last drops of this beautiful season?