Chicago — In the wise words of “Phineas and Ferb,” the annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend it. For most of us, these next weeks of warm weather mean relaxing, working, and vacationing, but no matter what you do, you should strive to make it a summer worth remembering.
As a writer, I’ve been making strides to meet some personal goals this summer. These include meeting weekly page count goals, submitting to literary magazines, and more. Not every teen is interested in writing, obviously, so here are six broader summer goals to help you strengthen whatever your passion is.
One: Sharpen your skills. Whether that be writing, or practicing drawing, keep going at the skills and hobbies you love. Don’t let yourself get rusty at them!
Two: Explore new opportunities. You never know what internships, programs, and other special tools might be waiting for you out there.
Three: Set goals. Nothing too crazy. These goals should be manageable. You’re not in school anymore, so don’t feel the need to push yourself to the point where you feel burned out or exhausted.
Four: Write it down. Once you have established what your goals are, write them down. Place your goals list somewhere where you will be able to see it every day.
Five: Research. Find out the parts you didn’t know about your skill! There’s always something new to learn, and it doesn’t sound like boring old research when it’s about the thing that you love.
Six: Relax! I said it before and I’ll say it again. Don’t stress yourself out this summer. Maybe you don’t meet all your goals. Maybe you feel like you’re not doing enough. It’s okay!
This guest post is in partnership with True Star Media.