It’s scary to think that this is my last summer in Westport and my last summer definitely living at home. So I really want to make the most of it especially because I know it will be over before I know it. Here’s what I’m hoping to do this summer that will make me as happy as possible:
- Read more Since January, I’ve tried to read a book a month but I’m a little behind right now. I am even keeping a book journal. In my book journal, I write down what I think of each book and some of my favorite quotes and any new words I learn. It’s time consuming but pretty cool to look back on.
- Meditate Both my ex-boyfriend and my high school guidance counselor told me last year that this would be a really good addition to my daily routine because I tend to get stressed very easily and very often. I did it every day for about 3 months earlier this year but I want to get back on track because it actually helped me feel relaxed. I use an app for guided meditation called Breathe.
- Work out 3-4 times a week I HATE working out (except I love how I feel afterwards) but I’m actually doing a workout plan by Kayla Itsines and it’s genuinely enjoyable and not TOO terribly painful.
- Eat more ice cream I mean, I always eat a lot of ice cream, but other than ice cream, I don’t eat a lot of unhealthy food so I really like to eat ice cream whenever I’m in the mood for it (AKA all the time).
- Take advantage of Westport With not much time left in Westport, I definitely want to start traveling to more places around town like the Westport Farmer’s Market every Thursday and Compo Beach for grilling or walking or watching the sunset and the Sherwood Diner and Longshore for some Sunday morning golf or kayaking or sailing with my favorite teacher/BFF Connor.
- Spend time with GOOD friends Now that I don’t see everyone every day at school, it’s up to me to choose who I want to spend my time with for my last summer before college. I have a list of people I need to see soon (Grace, Rachel, Christine, Brad and more) and I just want to be around people who make me happy which means hanging out with some people who I want to get to know better and also not hanging out with some people who I used to hang out with by association…
- Be more spontaneous/try new things I’m a planner, naturally. But sometimes I think it would be cool to just have a day or two where I can do something totally random and fun and exciting and new like take a trip to Watch Hill or to Six Flags or even just sit at a café by myself and read a book there.
- Continue writing in my Happiness Project journal This is probably the best purchase I’ve ever made in my whole life. I used to have a diary but I found it too hard to write in consistently so this little one-sentence journal is such an easy alternative. Every day since January, I’ve written in it every single day and I think it’ll be so cool to always have a record of my life like this.