Well, I think summer’s almost over. Although I live in Georgia and it’ll feel like summer until mid-October (and summer’s not officially over ’til Sept 22nd), September usually ushers in the back-to-school season, sweaters and scarves, “bouquets of sharpened pencils,” pumpkin everything, and pretty leaves (that fall down, which is why we ‘Muricans call it Fall *smirk emoji*).
It’s been a pretty packed summer, full of trips and ice cream and sweat and movie marathons and friends, and I’ve had a lot of fun. I’m pretty interested in seeing how I did with that summer bucket list I made at the beginning of summer (even though I forgot about it for a month lol). Let’s see, shall we?
- Finish a TV show (Boy Meets World, which I’m like six episodes from the end of but have put it off for two. years. because I don’t want it to end *sob*; Gilmore Girls, in preparation for Seasons, DUH; Friends and/or Firefly and/or Downton Abbey) – haha well this one didn’t get done. I did get a little farther in Gilmore Girls, although I’ve decided to put off DA for now. My sister won’t let me watch Firefly without her, so that’s a no. And I just started on the sixth season of Friends the other night. (Yes, I’m obsessed. Totally a worthy show to be obsessed with, though.)
- Earn fifteen credits (which I think is gonna happen and that’s AWESOME because I’m SO DONE WITH COLLEGE LOL) – I finished up nine and am halfway through the next six, so I’m gonna consider this one basically finished. 😉
- Read at least one non-fiction book a month (I read a ton of fiction and thought I’d expand my palate a little this year, starting with Mere Christianity and If You Find This Letter) – Check! I read a few nonfic books for my writing courses, including a lot of poetry. Loved it! And I also read a lot of fiction, duh. Look at my Goodreads Reading Challenge for more!
- Finish reading the Old Testament (I was trying to finish this last year and it didn’t get done for whatever reason, and I want to finish it up so I can get back to studying Jesus’s life and Paul’s letters) – Finished last night. 🙂
- More screen-free time (my school and writing is all on the computer, not to mention Pinterest and Tumblr and my blog and all of that wonderful time-sucking nonsense, so to say I spend a lot of time on the computer is kind of accurate and I kind of hate it and want to spend more time off it this summer by going on walks and coloring and reading more) – Walks and coloring didn’t really happen, but because my current courses require tons of reading (my course on the American novel has twelve novels!), I read a ton. More than that, I nannied more and spent more time outside, resulting in less screentime (although I did get through five seasons of Friends lol). I’d consider this one a success.
- Budgeting my time better (I’m nannying two full days during the summer, instead of the usual two half days, so it’s going to be interesting trying to juggle school and the little munchkins. I had them yesterday and we went to Chick-fil-A and the library and it was so. much. fun… even though I didn’t get any school done. Oops.) – (Ooh, that was a fun day!) It ended up being two half days, just on different days of the week. I definitely learned how to manage my time better, spending less time on Pinterest and Tumblr and more time with friends and doing school and stuff.
- Edit The Art of Letting Go (I just got some really good feedback on it, and I’m really looking forward to working on it again and I’m hoping it’ll be done by the end of the summer!) – Yeah, that didn’t happen. I decided about a month into summer that it was going to happen and that I should just focus on my school. I did get to work on a little brainstorming and pre-writing for my next novel, and messing around with some fanfiction. 🙂
- ENJOY THE SUMMER (It’s already pretty hot here in Georgia, but I’m really enjoying it. Last week, I sat out on the back porch and tried to get a tan and it was really nice. I’m looking forward to doing that a little more over the summer.) – Yep! I definitely enjoyed it. 🙂
In addition to this, I also took a road trip with my siblings and friends, got connected with my church, and did a lot. It’s been a whirlwind, but I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.
What are a few of your summer highlights?
Oh, and happy Harry Potter day! If you’ll excuse me, I have some books to read. Gotta get back to Hogwarts… HOGWARTS!