Monday Morning Memo

Good morning world!

I haven’t posted since I left Bloomsburg, so I felt it was time for an update.

Since returning home almost one week ago, I’m half moved in with a list of summer goals and a productive mentality. I’ve read people are more likely to achieve their goals if they share them with others so I hope to do that today. Hopefully I also inspire you to create your own summer goal list and accomplish big things with me these next few months!

I broke my goal list down by month. I didn’t want to overwhelm myself with a list of 20 or so thingsΒ  I’d like to accomplish so I split them up among May, June, July, and August to create a clear finish line for myself before I return back to school. Here are some examples of my list of goals for my first two months of summer. Because I came home mid-May, my goals for that month altered after my transition from college to home living.

May

  • Write one-two blog posts a week
  • Read two new books
  • Declutter my belongings
  • Walk Milo twice a day

June

  • Create an emergency savings account
  • Go to the gym once a day
  • Attend church every Sunday
  • Create and stick to a budget

 

While making my list of goals, I considered what my goal is with this blog. Because I want to be a writer post-college, I know practice makes perfect with all things, especially writing. I noticed that my categories of posts were very broad and decided I should find my niche. I can recall all the times I’ve watched Sex and the CityΒ  and admired Carrie Brashaw and the number of times I’ve heard the phrase “Write what you know.” After considering my current readers, my current status (as a college student), and my online self, I have decided the route I would like to follow with my blog. Because of the previously stated factors, this decision was a hard one to make, however I feel like my parents really did prepare me for this.

When I was growing up, my parents always discussed sex openly. They explained the birds and the bees, they were open to answering questions, and they created a comfortable environment for their children to be able to discuss a normally uncomfortable subject. I feel like because of this, today I am not the type of person to blush and giggle when the topic comes up in a discussion and am also very open. While I mostly refrain from referencing to my personal experiences, this has never been a topic I’ve avoided discussing and decided to apply this to my blog.

This is the part where I’d like to insert an important disclaimer:

If things posted are offensive or written distastefully in your opinion, I welcome comments, suggestions, and opinions however you are also free to not contribute to my reader count. I understand this topic is still considered a private matter for some, however I don’t fall into that category. While I won’t dish out the details of what occurs in my life at this time, I would like to address misconceptions about sex, funny or interesting stories shared by my friends (with their permission), sex in society and topics/issues relating.

I would also like to take this time to currently thank my readers. I appreciate the feedback and criticisms that will make me a better write. I also welcome fellow bloggers to leave a link to their blog below for myself and other readers to check out.

Until next time,

B

 

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