I have just a few more days, and I'm free-to work. So that I can go to the college of my dreams. But I really like my jobs, so it's no heavy burden. Besides, the most important thing is the fact that I won't be in school, and summer's going to be warm. (At least, I tell myself that it'll be warm. It did snow on the 14th. Of May.)
I won't be working all the time, either. I'm standing up in a very exciting wedding in June, then heading off to Girl's State, which I'm really looking forward to. It's a camp where there's a mock government and you run for office. If that sounds boring, I probably didn't describe it right. My extroverted side is especially eager to win friends and votes and glory. (My extroverted side is also rather egotistical.) ;)
Aaand after that, I'm going on a youth group trip out west! For a girl who's hardly made it past the Mississippi in her life, this is pretty big.
Between all of these big events (which are all in the span of about 2 weeks, I might add), and for the rest of the summer, I have some goals I really want to accomplish. Writing them down for anybody to see will compel me to actually do them...right?
Abby's semi-Official List of Summer Goals
- Get scholarships. Lots of 'em. College in America is not cheap.
Reason #1370 why government should stick its nose somewhere else for a changeOops, that got a little heated. Moving on!
- Work as much as possible (see point number one).
- Read: I think I've read two good novels of my own free will this year; the rest are children's books and required reading. I'm behind on my Goodreads reading goals.
- Get Fit:This one's a toughie. It's not like I'm obese or anything, but I'm no size 2, either. The fact that I hate working out doesn't help. If I could just have a horse to ride, or take ballroom dancing, I'd be in perfect shape!
- Write something: It doesn't even matter any more. I used to make goals, like "write 10 poems" or "finish two short stories", but at this point I'll be happy if I do a couple good blog posts during summer. I also really want to start journaling again.
- Practice violin and piano: there's always room to improve, and I want to challenge myself!
- Learn some more French, Dutch, and German: I have learning spurts, but sticking to things is not my specialty. I want to get better!
- Draw, garden, and drink more tea: three things that almost guarantee happiness. :)
Do you have exciting summer plans or goals?
Do you have a reading goal, and are you keeping up?