This evening I sat in my Grandpa's burgundy wingback office chair with rolling wheels. He sat across the large oak desk from me in his stable, semi-circle chair. A very official looking double pen stand, a gigantic calendar and a myriad of books and church magazines lay on the desk.
He asked me what my life goals were, I replied "sheesh- Life goals? I have some summer goals, but I'm not sure about life ones."
G-pa: "Summer goals are good too. But have you written them down?"
I adverted my gaze sheephishly.
He opened a tray from his printer and handed me a sheet of paper.
"Well, here you go. Get started."
So in the presence of my grandpa I wrote these summer goals:
1. Finish sewing 3 bean bags.
2. Open Etsy shop.
3. Go Camping
4. Read at least three more books. (Suggestions welcomed!)
5. Go dancing x2
6. Do a hike
7. Run 10 miles a week again
8. Finish eight watercolors.
9. Talk with Grandpa.
It took a while to explain to Grandpa what an "eat-see" shop was, but I think he understood after a while. Or pretended to, at least.
He told me his summer goals were to
1. Start reading the Miracle of Freedom
2. Pay a guy to do the yardwork that he is too worn out to do him self.
3. Stay alive.
Yep. I think he'll do just fine at accomplishing those.
There are eight weeks left of summer. In four weeks I have an appointment with Grandpa to review and evaluate how much I am accomplishing from my list of summer goals. Yeah, he was a mission president a few times. You can tell, can't you?
What are your summer goals?