The other day was the first official day of summer. It always seems really late to me, because here in Alabama summer-ish weather usually rolls in around April (I say usually because it decided to skip this year and we had winter until May). So I figured now was a good time as ever to make a summertime "to do" list. I've already got some big goals mapped out with a longer timeline, but for now I'm focusing on some short term, fun things.
1. Go to the beach as much as possible.
Growing up a hop, skip, and a jump from the gorgeous Gulf Coast spoiled me big time. These past few years have really made me sad with the lack of beach trips, so I plan on going this summer at least a few more times if not to meet Tami then just to warm my buns laying on the sand.
2. Eat my weight in
I could literally eat shrimp until my stomach exploded. There's just something about a pound of perfectly seasoned, peel em and eat em shrimp in front of me that screams summertime. Now my mouth is watering.
3. Keep working on my bikini bod.
I've worked so hard over the past 9ish months to get my body looking and feeling the way I like it to: healthy. Sure I slip up and eat a
pound piece of key lime pie every now and then. But life isn't about being perfect. Since I have a sprint tri coming up in September, I plan on doing a lot of biking and swimming to prepare for it. This is another reason why its necessary for my to go to the beach, the triathlon is in Gulf Shores and the swim portion will be in the ocean. And they say practice makes perfect.
4. Keep ballin' out in school.
So far I have a "B" average in my class, which if you're familiar with nursing school at all, is really freaking awesome. The tests are so hard and grueling that I always feel like I need a nap immediately after. Or a margarita. Both would be nice. Being in school and working as a nurse at the same time is mentally and physically exhausting, but I'm proud of myself for maintaining the good grades it will take to get into grad school when I finish this round.
What are your summer plans and goals?