To-Do List: Summer Edition

Hello, World.

As I’ve alluded to many times on this blog, last summer was awful. It was probably one of the worst summers I’ve ever had, and in part it is because of things that were out of my control. I started this blog, which was awesome and put my time to effective use, but I also was far away from many people, my dad was in and out of the hospital, and I really missed being at school. This summer, however, I’m taking my life back, and I’m making things happen. I’m not letting anything or anyone get in the way of what I want to do this summer. I want to actually look back on summer come August, and feel like I did something other than wait around for nothing. So, I’ve complied a summer to-do list and I thought I’d share because I make too many lists, but I was hoping that maybe some of you have summer lists as well.


I didn’t want to make a list that was way too long, and impossible to get through, but I wanted to set enough goals that I felt challenged throughout summer. So here we go:

1) Redesign blog, post consistently, and make friends in the blog community! Also, complete the Blog Life e-course by Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess.
2) Go to the beach as much as possible, which includes swimming, tanning (if I can?), and playing beach volleyball.
3) Get an internship, and learn as much as I can from it.
4) Read 13 novels (originally 12, but I have to read one for my job in the fall).
5) Write the novel I’ve been talking about for a year.
6) Go on a walk or run every day. Being fit makes almost everyone feel better.
7) Go on Barnes and Noble/ T. Bar dates with my mom.
8) Hangout with friends more. I have the tendency to spend a lot of time with my family during the summer because I miss them so much during the school year, but I want to start hanging out with my friends from home more!
9) Visit my friends from school! (Especially because my best friend, Holly, is studying abroad in the fall).
10) Complete on creative project a month. First up? My sophomore year scrapbook.
11) Learn more about photography, and improve my skills.
12) Try something completely outside my comfort zone.
13) Help my sister finish her first house’s remodel project. Also, once finished go there once a week to hangout with her, her boyfriend, and their animals.
14) Write handwritten letters to my friends. I feel like this is a lost art that I would like to pick back up. I love receiving handwritten letters, but during the school year I am horrible at responding to them because I get so busy.
15) Have no regrets. This one is probably the biggest goal for summer 2014 since summer 2013 is riddled with them.

What are you hoping to accomplish this summer?

Callie Leigh

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