05 June, 2011

My Goals for This Summer 2011


It is officially the first week of my summer break, and thank God—I am excited.  I am excited to accomplish so many things, many important to me, and others just things I know I would feel pretty awesome knowing I did them all by myself.

Finish the novel I started but neglected since November.

Read twenty books.

Travel somewhere special.

Take pictures of kind strangers.

Have a moonlight picnic with a bunch of friends—blankets under the stars, sparkling apple cider, Edith Piaf background music, M&M’s.

Fall in love (or lust?) with someone.

Hold hands with somebody special (anyone, really.)

Write everyday in my journal.

Tell strangers they look great.

Finally try Boba tea—and more flavors of hot tea.

Have a silly photoshoot with some close friends at a playground.

Learn to not simply understand French but learn how to converse.  Even if a small, insignificant conversation.

Finish crocheting my blanket.  It was supposed to be a scarf, but then I realized that I was sweating and the sun was beating in my face and—oh yeah, that’s right…—it’s summer.  So it’s turning into a cute little blanket.  (Pictured above:  My sister Casey holding up my progress, started today.)

Learn how to play poker.

Without fear, fake my name while ordering a Domino’s Pizza and pick it up.  Charlotte?  Marie?  Britney?

Go thrifting some place exciting.


  1. What a lovely list! Learning French has been on my to-do list for a long time now and have never got round to it! But today is a free day, maybe I could start?

    Good luck :)

  2. Haha number 14 is hilarious.
    My number 1 goal is basically yours. Since NaNoWriMo I haven't opened to document with the novel. Shame on me.
    I actually think all your goals are things I could do. Except 11, because I don't know any French, and 9, because I don't know what Boba tea is. Ha.

    Have a nice day!

  3. My summer goal is also to finish (and start!) my novel - but as my summer isn't until your winter, I plan to do NaNoWriMo in November and then spend all summer editing.

    I just discovered your blog and would love it if you stopped by mine sometime.

    Andrea x

  4. @Pierrot le Fou: I'm glad it's not just me! Something about the French language and the way some people speak it-- so beautiful.

    @Johanna: I have the same problem-- since NaNoWriMo's been over, I really haven't had time (or the energy) to plan out anything, and there was no inspiration. How depressing!

    @Andrea: I respect this goal! Even if it isn't until a couple of months, I wish you good luck! From a writer to another.

  5. nice list! I want to learn how to play poker, too ;) and the first photo is so beautiful.

  6. Your list sounds excellent - hope you manage to get through a good few of them.Especially love the idea of a midnight picnic!

  7. i love the first picture! great list of goals, i should come up with one too! =)


  8. Learn how to converse in French - on my list as well. Well...maybe not just for the summer. For life, really.

    Love your blog!

    - S from Following the Walkers

  9. Oh my love! This list quite mirrors my own! I've actually started Rosetta Stone to learn French. We should practice together.

  10. at the beginning of summer I always make a to-do list. For the last 4 summers its had many of the same things on it because september comes and i've neglected to do some things. not this summer! I'm gonna do it all! good luck with your list :)


  11. haha awesome list! xD i like the way you write..
    btw. i posted 2 comments now
    do i get 2 cupcakes? :3

  12. I hope you do finish your novel, as I would certainly love to read it. If its anything like your blog, im sure it will be amazing!
    The first picture is great, your little sister is cute <3


  13. To tell the truth, reading my NaNoWriMo story is scaring me. Just remembering all that writing and stress. And it most definitely sucks.

  14. Love the Domino's idea. I might have to steal your summer goals idea for my blog!

  15. which books are on your reading list?
    enjoy your summer.
    i can't for summer again.

  16. love number 14. Every time I'm in Panara i always want to give them so fake crazy name :)


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