Tuesday, May 05, 2009

goals for the summer

Now that I am officially done with the semester (okay, not quite, I have a paper to write that I cannot seem to produce), I can start thinking about putting my life back together. Therefore, I publicly declare my goals for the summer:

1. clean my apartment - I got used to having a clean apartment when I had a roommate (I also got used to her doing the cleaning). When she moved out, I tried to keep up with it, and did for a few weeks. However, now the place is a complete disaster! Not only do I need to clean, I need to purge tons of stuff I've hoarded for years. My neighbors won't like me much as I single handedly fill the dumpster, but I will feel accomplished and unburdened!

2. clean my car - just as my apartment has spiraled into chaos, so has my car. Unlike my apartment, I should be able to take care of this in a single weekend (note the use of the word "should").

3. READ - I think I only read one book on my summer reading list last year. I underestimated the amount of time I'd spend working on Spanish. I am not taking classes this summer, and my second job allows me to read on the clock, so I have no excuses! I already have 5 books lined up (3 of which are YA novels). If you have any recommendations, please share!

4. blog - I think a post a week is a realistic goal for blogging. There's no point keeping this thing up if I don't write on it.

5. sleep - I have my second sleep study tonight. This is the one where they hook me up to the CPAP and calibrate it to my needs. I get to take the machine home with me in the morning and I will supposedly get restful sleep from now on. I honestly don't know what that means, or what to expect from this process; but if I can have a functioning brain again, I'll consider this whole thing a success.

So there you have it. My goals for the summer. As I accomplish one, I might add another, but let's not get carried away. I want to enjoy the break.