Thursday, May 16, 2013

Summer Break Bucket List/To Do

My summer break bucket list/to do... as promised. I am pulling a couple things from my Bucket List that I hope to knock off this summer.
  1. Become a Tolkien Geek- I am not sure that it is totally realistic to reach this amazing point of perfection by the end of the summer but I'll try with all of my might too. This of course will involve a lot of reading and re-reading. 
  2. Learn to swing dance- I've been wanting to learn how to swing dance for a long time and I have some friends that know how so hopefully I can get them to teach me before the summer is up.When I went to Contra dancing last, during our break we did a bit of swing dancing but all I (barely) got was the basic step, so not there yet.
  3. Finish editing my novel- I have gone through so many times and edited that stupid book. Each time I think up some new plot twist that makes me have to go back and change a whole bunch of stuff. I just need to edit it and be done. I'll have plenty of time... I'm just working during the summer so I should be able to complete it.
  4. Get a complete outline done for new story idea- I was inspired with an idea for a story a couple weeks ago and came up with a rough outline but I need to get a more complete outline. I also want to make character profiles and things like that.I am really bad at planning a book and I wish I could do that better. So for this book I WILL!!!
  5. Read or re-read five books on writing- Two summers ago I read probably twenty books from my library on writing. They were all really good so I would like to read them again or maybe find some new ones to read. I think to help with the above goal, I should do this first. 
  6. Read a lot... I'm not exactly sure how much a lot is but a lot. I upped my goal from twenty-five to fifty books for the year so I need to keep that in mind. I have made a summer reading list so I'll pick and choose off of that. 
  7. Work on my Spanish- I most likely will not be taking a Spanish class this fall and maybe never again and I definitely want to keep up with my Spanish. So I am thinking of just finding different flashcard sets on Quizlet and going through them as well as doing some verb exercises. My little sister has asked me to teach her Spanish in the past and if I can work it out hopefully I can do that with her, which should help me as well. I also acquired a Spanish bible from a friend that I want to use as well. 
  8. Go Swimming!!! Not that I actually can really swim very well... I just go down slides and fun things like that. Anyways.... I've lost some weight so hopefully my swimming suit will be good. Last summer I remember feeling super uncomfortable in it.
Lots of things to do and probably less time than I realize to do it. Do you have a bucket list for the summer? Link to it in the comments section or just leave a comment!

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Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.


  1. Why don't you try digital flashcards? You can make flashcards with those pictures of yours and share to your friends easily. I often make flashcards on and share to my friend

  2. Sounds like you have an awesome summer ahead of you! Great summer bucket list, and best of luck with it. Thanks so much for linking up!


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