0L Summer Goals

70 days. That's how much time I have before I officially become a law student. Isn't that insane!? As my summer kicks off, I found it important to write down some goals for what I hope to accomplish this summer before I dedicate the next three years of my life to law school.

While I'll be spending part of my summer prepping for my move to Denver and law school in general, the goals in this blog will focus on everything that's not school related because this is the last time I'll have a summer to myself.

I'm excited to take time for myself this summer, because I spent most of my undergraduate summers working and staying up at school. This is the first summer I'll be living at home with my parents for the entirety of it (even though I'm still working five to six days each week), but I know this summer is going to be important in the long run.

Goal 1: Read for fun

I've always been a huge reader; my mom used to joke with my elementary school teachers that she was probably the only parent who had to tell her kid to stop reading. Of course, there's a lot of reading in law school, but I definitely won't have time to stop at the library and pick up something from one of my favorite authors.

I've spent some time over the past few months reading law school prep books, but I know it's important now to get in some books that I really want to read before I only carry around casebooks.

I'm currently working on a list of books I want to read, but I'm sure I'll be adding more to it as the summer goes on.

Goal 2: Spend more time in nature

If I have the option, I'll probably spend my time outside. There's something about sitting out in the sunlight and feeling the wind blow through my hair that makes me content and comfortable. Now that the weather is warming up, I hope to be outside working out, reading, and just hanging out.

Goal 3: Socialize more

It's easy for me to just hang out at home and chill out on my own. But, I won't be seeing people from my hometown after moving away, so I think it's important to spend more time with everyone before officially leaving.

Even though I'm prone to giving into my introverted side, I know I'll regret it if I don't focus my energy on socializing when I have the opportunity to do so.

Goal 4: Establish healthy habits

If you've been reading my blogs for a while now, you'll know I've been working on becoming healthier both physically and mentally. While I have the free time this summer, I thought it would be a great idea to get into those habits when I have the ability to focus on them.

So far, I'm working on developing a gym routine and drinking at least eight glasses of water each day. I'm starting small because, in my experience, attempting to start too many habits at once just leads to being overwhelmed.

Goal 5: Save up more money

Like I mentioned above, I'll be spending a good chunk of my summer working. Because I work in a restaurant and bar, summers are big for us because of our patio, so I'm planning on saving up a majority of my money to help with rent, utilities, school supplies, textbooks, etc.

I have been saving money for the entirety of my gap year, but most of it has gone to student loans, so any extra money I earn will immediately be saved instead of spent on coffee (oops!).




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