My Summer Resolutions

Monday, June 4, 2012

I know that summer doesn’t technically start until June 20, but I’m a teacher so for me summer began the moment I graded my last exam.

For the next 10 weeks I’m looking forward to spending my days writing, reading, and running. And I’m going to get in a few days of relaxation too. Here’s what I resolve to do this summer:

I resolve to get up early (most days). Even though my mind knows I don’t have to go to work, my body does not and will wake up no later than 6 a.m. each day. Instead of lying in the bed staring at the ceiling, I’m going to just get up early and head to the gym or to my favorite trail and get in my exercise for the day. In the words of the great Fergie, “I be up in the gym just workin’ on my fitness.”

I resolve to learn how to relax. Many of my friends often fuss at me for being so busy all the time. They say I need to learn the value of rest. And I know they’re right. So I do plan to sleep in sometimes if my stubborn early bird body allows it. And some days I plan to do nothing but sit on the couch and watch old episodes of NCIS. Don’t you just love Gibbs?

I resolve to act like a writer. Blogger and author Jeff Goins has a new e-book called You Are a Writer: So Start Acting Like One. This summer I will do exactly that. This means I am going to write every day. Every. Single. Day. I am going to submit essays and story pitches to all of my favorite online publications and print magazines. And I’m going to really make efforts to grow this blog since its focus is on writing.  It’s time for this “Writeous Babe” to live up to her Twitter handle.

What are your plans for the summer?

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