It’s the end of warm weather season and the beginning of pumpkin spice everyyythinggg. Back in April I set goals for summer 2020 and created two editions; one regular and one in case I was stuck in social isolation. Since there’s still a pandemic out there (please wear a damn mask) I won’t be too harsh on myself on the uncompleted goals but let’s see how I did:
2020 Summer Goals (social isolation edition)
Learn how to make gnocchi
Yum! Gnocchi was way easier to make than expected. It’s perfect if you have leftover mashed potatoes and only requires 4 ingredients: Potatoes, flour, salt, and eggs. Here’s an easy recipe to follow if you want to try it for yourself.
Learn the first 50 elements of the periodic table
According to my boyfriend I completed this goal. I practiced a lot with him during social isolation (lol, poor guy) but don’t remember getting to 50. I’ll take his word for it sooooo I’m CROSSING IT OFF!
I got very into line drawings and practiced a bit throughout the summer. Technically this isn’t a “painting” but I’m counting it because watercolour was used and I make the rules here.
- Watch all seasons of Seinfeld (except the first season because apparently it’s not worth it)
I forgot about this goal. I didn’t watch Seinfeld (like, at all) but I did watch A LOT of movies this summer including The Big Short, The Wolf of Wall Street, Jojo Rabbit, The Nice Guys, etc. All recommended by my boyfriend, all were great. Thanks Mark.
Creatively celebrate the one year anniversary of Mark and I
By creative did I mean, go to Costco and indulge in chicken wings and ice cream? Because that’s exactly what we did (a delicious decision). I could literally sit in a box with Mark and be happy, he’s truly been a saviour for my sanity this year.
2020 Summer Goals
- Book trip to India/Nepal
Buy a bouquet of fresh flowers every month
I have discovered that my favourite form of self care is buying an $8 bouquet of flowers from the grocery store. I enjoyed bringing them home every month, especially since I spent most of my time indoors. It was nice to admire them at every hour of every day.
Go thrift shopping and post a haul on YouTube
I DID IT, plus a couple thrift flips.
- Attend a concert, festival, fair.. literally anything that will get me outside and social again
Go on a romantic weekend getaway with Mark
Mark and I rented a little cabin in Huntsville and absolutely loved it. We wish we could’ve stayed longer to enjoy the sunsets and s’mores, but it was the perfect socially distant getaway while it lasted. Vlog below.
2020 is a weird one, but at least I completed most of my summer goals. I hope you’re doing well and keeping safe. A reminder that we’re all in this together. Perhaps next summer we can all hug, travel, and breathe again without hesitation. Summer 2021 I’m looking at you! Here’s hoping.
good job Jessica !