Hi, lovers! Since I've been little I saw summer as an opportunity to grow and to learn new things. After all, what else can you do if you have A LOT of free time, right?

But knowing myself, I always set up unrealistic expectations. This time, I want to write down what I actually want to do and maybe check on the progress each month. I decided to do this here since it's one of my favourite platforms and who knows, maybe I can get someone inspired.

Also, because of this pandemic, I'm planning to stay inside more (I'm a little anxious about this virus and I want to limit my exposure as much as I can). Luckily, there are a lot of fun things to do at home, so I cannot wait for my last exam to be over and FINALLY relax.

Let's get started!

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My priority: these 3 major goals

If you read my Plan Like a Pro article, you know that the method I choose for organising my tasks is setting three important goals per day. Unless I achieve them, I can't do anything else. This method is really good in the long run, because it will help you obtain what you want by working a little each day. So, are you curious what my three main goals for this summer are?

Here is the article just in case you missed it

1. Learning Russian

And yes. This is a big one.

I recently fell in love with this language. I love the way it sounds and I found out a lot of songs that I would love to know the lyrics to. I would also love to learn the alphabet, since it's so different of what we use.

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I haven't decided on what resources to use for studying. All I know is that I don't want to rely just on duolingo since I want to get a better understanding of the grammar.

2. Build Strength

This quarantine "forced" me to buy my own pole, since I can't go to pole dance classes anymore (there aren't any in my town). I would love to learn some new pole moves and to build my strength overall. I'm planning to do conditioning and flexibility training, as well as being active at least 6 days a week.

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Doing pole at home is a bit dangerous, since you don't have an instructor to show you how to do the moves the right way. I don't expect do learn difficult poses, but I want to work with what I already know and maybe create some cool combos.

3. Read, read, read

Yes!! I cannot wait for this one. My booklist has been growing and I have plenty of novels I'm really eager to start. Maybe this year I can finally reach my goodreads reading goal.

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I aim to read at least 25 pages/day.

Side goals

There are plenty of other things I want to do, so I will try to make them "weekly" instead of "daily" goals. I will briefly mention them here, along with my expectations.
Remember: side goals are important too, but you can only work on them after achieving the three main ones!

a. Watch more movies

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I would like to see at least a movie/week. I have a lot on my list so maybe I should stop ignoring them

b. Get up-to-date with my tv shows

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They're too many. Maybe a season/week is a reasonable expectation? Idl

c. Plan more

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I would love to give bullet journaling a try. Maybe by doing it all summer, it will become a habit.

d. Complete at least a MasterClass

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I received a 1-year-full-membership and I want to make use of it. I already found some interesting writing classes (including from Dan Brown, my favourite author). But before that, I want to finish Ru Paul's class on authenticity and self-expression.

As you can see, I tried to really set some achievable goals. I hope I will be able to stick to them. I wish you all a lovely summer and may all your expectations become reality!

Kisses xx

P.S. This article is part of the "Lifestyle 101" series. Make sure to take a look at the other articles too!
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