2. I want to do something in addition to my job that makes me happy, whether or not it makes me money– not sure what it will be, but I will keep y’all updated. Being happy is so important to me, so pursuing a hobby, activity, idea, etc. that I am passionate about will only add to my happiness and overall mindset.
3. It is important to be patient and answer the constant questions that kids have. I never really worked with kids or babysat anyone other than my younger cousins growing up, so working at day camp was a new experience for me. Being there for the kids, being imaginative, and taking the time to be interested in whatever they want to share is important. Kids have so many good ideas and perspectives, so you should always listen and help them out!
4. I am terrible at getting rid of things, but I learned to downsize my closet and many of my various trinkets. Everything is tied to a memory for me, so I have always been bad at getting rid of things– I had a box of Taco Bell receipts from after middle school cross country meets and Valentine cards from my friends in 5th grade. This summer I donated so much of my stuff to Goodwill, sold a lot at Plato’s Closet, and gave some things to my friends. If I don’t need or use something, I should give it to someone who can enjoy it.
It has been a really nice last summer for me. I start my job on Monday, and it is nice to reflect on the summer. I learned a lot from my podcasts and books, but living my daily life has taught me just as much, or even more. I am excited to continue working on the things I learned this summer and hope that I will learn a whole lot as I start my first job! What have you learned this summer? Leave a comment 🙂