“What have you been prioritising?”
Listening to a podcast, and being asked this question, hit me hard. Because I haven’t been prioritising anything. Not really, anyway. (Watching Dr. Phil on YouTube doesn’t count.)
I’ve just been going through the motions.
But that question got me thinking about all the things I want to do, want to create, and that I just haven’t been doing. Because it’s too much work. I haven’t been going out of my way to get work in. And I miss that feeling of being productive.
I’m not going anywhere this summer (is anyone?). But that doesn’t mean I can’t have a good summer.
What I want to prioritise this summer
Before July started, I decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo (writing a novel in 30 days). I gave up after two days. But, July is still going. I might be behind, but I can still write. Maybe not the entire thing, but I would like to make a solid outline.
I want to start doing volunteer work and teach refugees English (already applied and had an interview, just waiting for all the paperwork to be done!).
Finally make that before/after video of my bedroom make-over.
Apply for more (let’s go for 20 – having a number as a goal is easier…) online teaching jobs.
Do a photography course – in the spirit of being more creative. My disposable camera has been sitting on my shelves unused…
So, instead of being a vegetable and not doing much, those are the things I’m prioritising this summer. Getting creative, giving back, and working.
What have you been prioritising during lockdown? (Or have you been going through the motions like me?) And what are your plans for the summer?