The Summer of Productivity
I am trying something new this summer. It’s called being productive. It’s only been about one week of summer, but so far so good. Except for yesterday where I laid on the couch and watched three episodes of CSI: NY. But besides that I would say I have been doing great. I have a little less than three months to make things happen.
My summer goals include:
- Find a summer job and make $$$$. Well over spring break I emailed some local dance studios to see if they needed any part time teachers this summer, and I actually heard back from two or three of them. Luckily, I scored a job with one of the studios, and I will be teaching ballet to a bunch of young girls. On the downside, I am only teaching about 6 classes. So this left me to the challenge of finding another job! I spent my first week back in Indiana filling out job application after job application. Just when I was about to give up hope, I got three phone calls within two days asking for an interview. Someone must have been looking out for me. Two of the interviews were today, and I scored one job at a young kids clothing store, and the second job said they will call me back for a second interview in a week or so! So finding a job was a success, so bring in the cash!
- Get Healthy! I figured if I am not going to be dancing enough, I should start changing my eating habits! Not that I eat fast food and potato chips everyday, but I just wanted to be in great shape and feeling good about myself. Starting this past Monday, I gave up eating bread and pasta. It was more of just a challenge to see if I could do it. And it has only been two days, but I already feel better. I have been loading up on fruits, salads, and scrambled eggs! It is kind of fun cooking all these healthy foods. Every morning I wake up and make some eggs, and a tasty salad with grilled chicken for lunch, and then I will eat a smoothie for a snack! I have been going to the YMCA almost everyday and taking my two lovely dogs for a walk! It’s great exercise and I love the endorphins!
- Get a great tan. This I haven’t had so much progress yet. It is not my fault that I am locked up in a dance studio for most of my life! My skin barely sees the sun! I have been spending time outside with my two dogs, playing fetch and reading a book, and I have actually gotten some good color! By the time I go back to Iowa I will be brown as a berry!
I hope my summer is the best one yet! It’s great to be home, but I miss all my Iowa City friends! And I can’t wait to be back there for my sophomore year!!!