|[this actually happened today]|
This summer break will be the first time in years that I don't have something big going on (a newborn baby to take care of, a cruise, hiking Half Dome, summer school, etc....) and while I'm a tiny bit disappointed, I'm mostly thrilled. I have big plans in the tune of extensive categorized, typed, to do-lists that have been carefully crafted over the past few weeks. Basically, if everything goes according to plan, when summer is over my life will be perfect- my house will be immaculate, my body will be in tip-top shape, my child will have had fun and gotten to see new things, I will feel mentally restored, my dog exercised, my friends visited, my fall workload lighter and- well, you get the drift. And, like always, I will most likely to set myself up to fail, but I do know that I refuse to end the summer thinking "what did I do?"
I'll spare you the fascinating tasks like "clean sliding door runners," and "organize garage," but I will share some of the more book/learning-related things I hope to accomplish this summer:
1. Read twelve books- I hope it's more, but this would still be more than a book a week
2. Finish Ulysses- I've read the first, and shortest, chapter and it was hard
3. Finish a rough draft of the novel I'm working on- Yup, it still feels douchey to say that
4. Comment at least xx times a week on other blogs
5. Blog at least three times a week
6. Watch at least three Ted Talks a week and a documentary every other week
7. Take some sort of lesson or class- archery? Sewing?
8. Read a graphic novel
9. Write a short story or two
10. Finish Sawyer's baby book
Right now this all seems super reasonable, but that's how all of my to-do lists and resolutions start. Someone remind me to post an update so everyone can laugh at my failures before I go back to work.