SUMMER 2014 IS OVER! You know what that means…
I GET TO SHARE HOW MANY SUMMER GOALS I ACCOMPLISHED and unaccomplished THIS YEAR! If you’re not caught up, click HERE to read the summer list update I wrote in July. I completed all but one goal this summer (sensitive subject I don’t want to talk about it). Other than that, I crossed off everything else – pretty proud of myself!
ACCOMPLISHED SUMMER GOALS OF 2014
1. Go to an Asian grocery store and buy a cart full of unknown food, then haul it.
These were my favourite purchase from the day. Matcha Green Tea Kit Kat bars, if you haven’t tried them, what are you doing with your life.
2. Make an ultimate summer playlist.
3. Watch an entire series of a TV show I’ve never seen before.
SUITS!!! I’m all caught up. 😉
5. Complete writing my book.
Ok, listen. Technically I didn’t finish writing a book but I’m going to tell you why I’m still crossing it off. I’ve learned that a writer is a sum of their experiences and when I write my first book, I’m meticulous when it comes to having it perfectly reflect the narrative I’ve been concocting in my head. I have an idea what I want to write, but I’m not ready to bring it to life. I will be a published author one day, there’s no doubt about it. Until then, leave me alone (I’m looking at you mom) because I’ll accomplish this when the moment is right.
6. Join a fitness class.
7. Go to a concert.
I saw Miranda Lambert and honestly, it wasn’t the best. I love her regardless, but I wouldn’t pay to see her again. Thomas Rhett and Justin Moore (the acts who opened for her) were AMAZING and put on a better show.
8. Participate in the “Color Me Rad” 5K run.
9. Buy a piñata.
10. Make my family a fancy dinner.
Marinated grilled chicken with cucumber-watermelon salsa and sweet potato fries. BOOM!
11. Go see live theatre.
12. Buy an ugly oversized cat t-shirt and do a photo shoot.
13. Buy $50 worth of jewelry at Forever 21.
14. Attend a drive-in movie.
Saw Ghoustbusters at Fort York with my friend Emily. Lots of blankets and snacks in hand.
15. Read all my Native American literature books.
The authors I read this summer, Richard Van Camp, Sherman Alexie and Thomas King, all wrote compelling and meaningful short stories. The best part were the no fillers, it’s always straight to the action (exactly how I like it IFYOUKNOWWHATIMEAN..I don’t even know what I mean, never mind).
16. Use a really cheesy pick-up line on a complete (handsome) stranger. Must be filmed.
HAHA! Mmmk. So, I made my friend do the dirty work because I’m a huge chicken (whatever, over it). Since she loves Harry Potter, she approached a cute Scottish guy with this beauty:
Friend: Have you ever heard of Platform 9 3/4?
Scottish guy: Yes
Friend: I can think of something with the exact same measurements.
Scottish guy: Oh it’s slightly bigger (although he pronounced it “biggahh” ’cause he was Scottish and all).
We realize the line is meant for a guy to say to a girl…..awell, it still worked!
17. Go to the doctors for a check-up.
Being really sick last summer, I forced myself to go for a check-up. After getting my blood tested, the doctor said I have B12 deficiency. Lacking B12 can cause (among other things) weakness, fatigue, memory loss, etc. Most people can prevent vitamin B12 deficiency by eating enough meat, seafood, dairy products and eggs. Vegetarians and vegans usually lack B12 but, I am neither so I guess I have no excuse.
18. Be a vegetarian for a week.
I was vegetarian for ONE day. I couldn’t do more than a day because, see above.
19. Make a collage of all my favourite Summer 2014 photos and put it in a nice frame.
As I get older and continually try to feel my way through adulthood, I know one thing is constant in my life – my friends and family. I don’t show it or say it often myself, but receiving texts and phone calls in the middle of my day saying “I miss you” or “How is your day going?” means more to me than anyone will ever know. I constantly remind myself how lucky I am to have such a solid team – ya’ll are crazy and I love you for it.
20. Move out.
*cries for days*
To be fair, this was a lofty goal. But…