Summer Goals: How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation


The last three years for me have been nothing but a time of transition. We moved from our cozy little home in Asheville to the bustling city in Atlanta. We adjusted to the very different world of law school life, just getting into the groove when the pandemic hit. Eventually, graduation happened, and we moved back to the home we loved and missed so much. Now that we’re getting settled in here, I have some goals for the summertime. A lot of them involve unpacking, but not all of them. Here are a few of the things I want to do more of this summer.


Network More

It feels great to be home. And, our return is coinciding with much of the country, and our city, opening back up. That means networking is back on the table, and I want to make it happen. As I was gearing up to ask a very connected client if I could get an invite to her regular networking group, she called me up and asked if I wanted to join. I’m taking that as a good sign, and I’m looking forward to my first meeting tomorrow.


Paint Furniture

Moving comes with its own set of tasks and challenges. We’re slowly but surely getting everything set up, but we have a lot of work to do. Since Matt is currently studying for the bar exam, a few things will have to wait until later this summer. However, I have a few tasks that I want to start with as soon as possible. Our house is small, especially the kitchen, so we have an extra cabinet for glasses. I need to paint it now to match our new color scheme. We also recently bought a fabulous art deco cabinet that will hold our fancy barware, which also needs to be refinished. I have to buckle down and do it. I’ll be sure to share before and after pics once I do.


Be Social

I have missed my friends in Asheville. I will also miss our Atlanta friends and I am grateful we all became very well acquainted with virtual meetups to stay in touch. But, now that we’re home and we can entertain again or go out and enjoy bars and restaurants, I want to catch up with everyone. We were lucky enough to come back to Asheville frequently during the last three years, but it’s great to be home and with our people again.


Enjoy Our City

This past weekend, Matt and I decided to walk downtown. We went to three different breweries and had dinner at a new restaurant down in the South Slope Brewery District. It was nice to see all the changes and all the familiar places. It was a beautiful evening, too. This coming weekend we’re meeting up with some friends for Drag Brunch at a bar I haven’t been to before. I’m excited.

I think goal setting is essential, and we should review them regularly. For me, that ends up being seasonal as my mindset shifts. What are your goals for the summer? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.


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