One thing I love about my job as a teacher is that all throughout the year there are checkpoints that help the students and teachers to evaluate progress. Now that summer is here, I have a large chunk of time that I want to use wisely. I have ten weeks of vacation, and I want to accomplish some goals, but also take time to rest. I plan to devote an hour per task each day for a whopping seventy potential hours devoted to these goals. The rest of the time I am free to do as I wish. I am keeping track of my projects, so that at the end of the summer I can check my progress. One goal for the summer is to walk daily. I also am devoting time to my writing. Finally, I hope to do some major reorganization at home. The area where I need the most motivation is in organizing the house. I plan to get rid of a lot of “stuff” that has accumulated and that we have grown out of. I already enjoyed a long, energizing walk. Today I am treating my daughter and myself to a pedicure. I have never had a pedicure, but since I do so much walking, my toes need some maintenance before they are displayed for the world to see in flip-flops. So, now I have to earn that pedicure by doing some much-needed clean up!