A few weeks ago, my three month summer vacation started and since then I’ve been doing very little of anything. I caught up on some TV shows and hung out with my friends, but I haven’t really done many of the things I planned on doing this summer. Three months is long, and I just figure “ah, I can do that later”, but it’s turning into a bit of a thing in my mind. I’m starting to resent the doing nothing, which has somehow led to doing even less. I haven’t posted a blogpost in over a week, for instance. What’s that about?
I know, I know, first world problems. You’re all probably resenting me for complaining about a three month vacation, and to be fair, you should. This post is pretty whiny so far.
So let’s change that!
Instead of whining, I’m going to make a list of things I want to do in these coming two months so that I can refer back to it and actually start doing things instead of thinking about doing things and watching YouTube videos in the meantime. Time to get off my ass and start being productive (while also having fun), yay!
1. Write a book
Okay, so this one’s pretty ambitious and I know already that it’s not going to happen. What a great way to start… But! I want to start writing a book and that’s really the main thing here.
I’ve been having this idea for a fantasy story going round my brain for ages now and I need to actually start working on it.
I’ve never written fantasy before, so it’s going to be a fun challenge, which will take lots of planning and outlining. My plan for the plan is “start tomorrow”, but that’s been the plan for about two weeks now, so yeah.
I think I’ve got this subconscious thing going on of being afraid to actually start working on a story again because it’s been so long. I just need to do it, though. It doesn’t have to be good right away. So! That’s one thing I’m going to do. And who knows, maybe I’ll actually start tomorrow.
2. Bake stuff!
There are so many cool baked goods I have wanted to bake for forever, but have never tried because they’re daunting to me, so I decided at the start of the year that I wanted to bake more challenging things. Didn’t happen. So, here’s a list of stuff I want to bake this summer:
- Macarons (still haven’t mastered these tiny buggers!)
- Bread sticks (I want to bake more savoury things in general, and this is first thing that popped into my head)
- Cake with multiple layers
- Swiss roll
- Maybe a chocolate soufflé or something of the like?
These are just some of the things that first came to mind and I probably won’t bake them all, or find something else that I’d rather bake. The main thing is that I need to get out of my comfort zone when it comes to baking, and these free months are the perfect time to do that!
3. Update the Recipe Index
This has been on my to do list for ages now. I want to change the Recipe Index into a drop-down menu with different categories, and show a picture for every recipe instead of only the name. A bit of a project, but definitely doable so this is just something I need to actually start doing.
Here’s a list of 11 books I want to read this summer. I think I’m setting my goal at 15, though. I also want to participate in a read-a-thon, because that’s always fun.
This post was mostly inspired by me not posting a blogpost for over a week. You’d think that now I have time again I’d actually blog more, but apparently not. For some reason, I just wasn’t feeling it all, which made me feel guilty, which made me even less inclined to write a post. So, I’ve decided that I’m just going to have to sit down and write a few posts in advance, or brainstorm some cool post ideas and then get to it. Blogging is fun! It shouldn’t feel like homework.
6. Do nothing
“Yeah, but, wasn’t this exactly the thing you wanted to stop doing?”
Well, yes, imaginary person inside of my head, it was. That is to say – I want to stop doing nothing all the time. I should still be able to do nothing without feeling guilty some of the time. It is my vacation, after all. I’ve earned it fair and square.
So, that is my list of things I want to do this summer. I’m going to start tomorrow right away! One thing that isn’t on the list but I do plan on doing a lot is hanging out with my friends, but I figured that goes without saying.
What are some things you want to do this summer? Do you have time off as well or do you have to work or study for the coming months? Let me know!