Be Intentional With Your Time

Hey there! It’s been a minute since my last newsletter—about a month, right? With the start of summer and my schooling, I’ve been busy, and I’m sure you have been, too. Do you have any travel plans for the summer? I’ll head to Newport in August for our annual family vacation there. Newport is my home away from home.

Summer is supposed to be a time of slowing down and chilling out, but this summer sure doesn’t feel that way for me. School takes up much of my time, and I meet with clients. Anything outside of that is time for my family and some friend time. This brings me to how we prioritize our time.

There are only so many hours in a day. Now that my schedule is a bit more hectic, I must be intentional with my time. I prioritize what is most important to me. School and work take most of my time, and they are the “musts” in my schedule. Work provides a way for my family and me to live, and school is a future way to provide for my family.

Outside of school and work, my time feels the leanest. I don’t have time to waste, and I’m not interested in spending time on things that don’t fill me up. It’s my daughter, my husband, and my closest friends. If I have spare time after all of them, I can see who I can give my time to and what I can give it.

I need to have a daily routine to help me stay on schedule and remain intentional. These are my daily musts to help keep me grounded during tight schedules. This looks like:


  1. Waking up and meditating. I need this to help me continue my healing journey and keep myself centered.
  2. Have my coffee in silence. Ahh, the golden sound of silence.
  3. I will get my daughter squared away for camp and then drop her there.
  4. Exercising for 30 minutes or so. I still have days I don’t work out, but I’m trying to create this habit. It’s SO crucial, especially as I am in perimenopause.
  5. Sitting down to do schoolwork or, if it’s a workday, getting ready for work.


I need to have all my work done by 3:00 p.m. to pick up my daughter from camp. I put my phone on “do not disturb” and only respond to texts that need my attention immediately, like those from my daughter or my company manager.

There are days, like weekends, when I’m not working when I toss this schedule aside. Maybe I was up all night because insomnia paid a visit, or if I am volunteering at my mother’s assisted living facility. But overall, this is the schedule I try to keep, and it’s been helpful so far.

Do you keep a schedule in the summer? Respond to this email and share tips on your schedule with me. I love hearing from you, ladies!

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