Uh, I mean. . . The summer bucket list.
So jo @ the bearable blog is awesome and tagged me for the summer bucket list tag. (Go read the You are a Joy to the Universe post! It is amazing!)
I wish this was my plan.
But nooo. For some reason, I am "programmed" with the need to be useful and productive. Boring, right?
1. Finish the first draft of Oddball the Sequel.
I really want this to be finished at least by the end of summer. I love Oddball and all, but if I ever want it to be published, I need to get this thing done!
2. Start editing Oddball the First.
This needs an overhaul. It's really long and, agh!- I just don't want to think about it yet.
3. Swim in the ocean!
My family plans to visit my grandparents in Florida. So this swimming in the ocean thing will definitely be happening! I love going to the ocean to swim.
I can't stand public pools though. It's overcrowded. You really can't swim without smacking someone in the face. You kind of just stand there and come out wrinkled like a raisin.
4. Get some classes out of the way.
Yeah, I know, school in the summertime. But it's better than leaving it for the whole semester, because you know what? I want to take a creative writing course. And this spring the class fell through. So I'm trying for the summer class, because they aren't having one in the fall. :(
5. Work two jobs. . . or at least get more hours.
Yes, I'm so boring. But seriously. I want to transfer in the spring. Which also means that I'll be paying more for college, and if at all possible, I do not want to take out any loans.
6. Practice whatever I want to on guitar (aka learn some Switchfoot songs).
I take guitar classes at the college. There I learn classical guitar which is really fun, but also really hard. I don't have a lot of time to just practice what I want.
So this summer, I do what I want.
7. To play guitar better, in general.
Yes. I have high hopes.
And I always seem to disappoint myself. Maybe I just shoot too high.
But you know that saying about landing amongst the stars?
8. Write more. Write a lot. Write ALL THE TIME!!
Again, more high hopes. Want can I say? I'm stubborn and cynically optimistic.
9. Apply for scholarships.
Like I said, if I can stay away from loans as long as possible, that would be grand.
10. Hopefully, actually, win these scholarships.
Hm? That would be an added bonus to #9.
11. Apply to another college for when I transfer.
This would be helpful too.
12. Have a Sherlock marathon! Yes!
See, I have fun planned. Between Sherlock and swimming in the ocean and-
13. Read more. Read a lot. Read ALL THE BOOKS!!
Wait, this feels familiar. . .
14. Study music theory.
I took music theory classes a year ago. But I'm a little rusty and I want to take a music literature class this fall so (if they let me take it) I need to brush up on some of my music theory. And I just like theory. . . because I'm a nerd, I guess.
15. Make at least one friend.
I know that sounds so slim. Just one, Ashley? Come on. But here, when I say friend, I mean like a really close friend. Like let's contemplate the stars and the many metaphors for rain, or let's talk about what we ate for breakfast kind of friendship. I don't know if that even makes sense. . .
But you know how plans go. I might just ditch my plans every now then to go see how summer's doing. What is summer if you don't actually experience summer?
By of way, all images are from pinterest. Though they usually are. ;)