Summer Bucket List Update

Earlier this summer, I talked about how my summer bucket list goals weren’t traditional summer activities like going to the pool or eating gobs of ice cream (because I’d do that anyway!).

Instead, I chose seasonal goals that are important to me but aren’t exactly “summer” goals. Here’s an update on my progress so far.

Summer 2013 Bucket List

Personal: Clean off my desk every night. I’ve been sticking to this one because I notice a difference in my attitude when I start my day at a clean and organized desk in the morning. It sets the tone for my entire day.

Family: Successfully move into a new apartment in August. Done! Chris, Skyla, and I finished our move on Monday, and we got rid of a ton of clutter along the way. I’m really loving our new apartment and neighborhood.

Spiritual: Complete my daily stack ritual every morning before checking my email. I’m doing this at least 80% of the time. Some days the lure of checking my email is too great, especially when I’m expecting an important message. Just like cleaning my desk, this part of my morning routine affects the rest of my day.

Health and Fitness: Exercise at the gym 3 times per week. This was doable for a while, but I switched to exercising at home until after our move. There’s a nice gym at our new place, so I expect to pick up again where I left off.

Career: Double my subscriber list. New people subscribe to my ezine every day (welcome!), and I’m super thankful for the new readers. I’m so close to accomplishing this goal I can taste it! I’m proud of myself for getting out of my comfort zone, and even if I don’t reach my goal, I’m still WAY beyond where I would have been if I never decided to do it.

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Financial: Have consistent income so I can hire staff this fall. Making some progress. That’s the thing with being an entrepreneur: your income isn’t always steady. I’m confident I’ll get there so I can expand my team.

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What’s on your summer bucket list?


  1. Molly on August 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I’m glad you’re all settled in at your new place! How exciting! So awesome that there’s a gym at your new place, too. You’re doing so well with your goals! So inspiring, Sage. 🙂

    • Sage Grayson on August 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm

      Thanks, Molly! Now all I have to do is actually GO to the gym. 🙂

  2. Sarah @ This Is What I Eat on August 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Looks like you’ve done an amazing job with your goals this summer season! I’m so happy for you that you are making progress with your career goals and congrats on successfully transitioning to your new apartment! I’m so glad you are loving it, that’s really great. And I know what you mean about coming in to a clean desk. Sometimes someone will put something on my desk for me to do after I leave at night and when I come in and see it I immediately tense up. It’s such a strange reaction, but it definitely happens.

    • Sage Grayson on August 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Oh, I use to hate it when people would put stuff on my desk too! It’s like they’re invading my (perfectly organized) space. But I’d never get as weird as that guy from “Office Space” who kept having his red stapler stolen. 🙂

  3. Shybiker on August 16, 2013 at 6:52 am

    It’s good to make goals and even better to monitor progress. Most times people get momentarily ambitious but fail to follow up with action. Your report shows what you have and have not done. That’s a valuable exercise.

    Writing a blog-post last night, I thought “This is something Sage would write.” But it wasn’t as eloquent, not as wise, and unaccompanied by a cute picture of you or your doggy. I’m viewing it as a “Sage-Lite” post.

    • Sage Grayson on August 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Haha–Sage-Lite! I like that. 🙂 I’m a big list maker, and I enjoy monitoring my progress on a lot of things. It’s easy to forget how far you’ve come when you don’t keep track.