Well, folks, it’s 90 degrees. Summer is here in full force! I’ve written out a list of goals I hope to complete this summer. They’re rather random and I may not end up completing them all, but I’m definitely going to try. 🙂 Enjoy!
LEARN “TURKISH MARCH” ON PIANO
Last summer, I taught myself Fur Elise and I can pretty much play it with my eyes closed by now. This summer, I’d love to learn Turkish March, which is one of my favorite classical songs. 🙂
LEARN “RAGTIME ANNIE” ON FIDDLE
I’ve already partially learned this one. It’s a classic fiddle tune that’s really fast, bouncy and fun to play. 😀
FIND AT LEAST ONE NEW MUSIC ARTIST TO LISTEN TO
Please leave some suggestions in the comments below!
EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF PHOTOS
I’d like to take my camera next time we go into a big city. I’ve seen some really cool spots for photography in some of the cities in my state. I also really want to get one of those cool view-from-an-airplane pictures when I fly this year!
BUY A NEW CAMERA LENS
I’m currently saving up for this lens, and I hope to be able to buy it by the end of summer. I’m really excited to get it! Allison recently bought this same lens, and she’s taken some gorgeous photos with it. Click her name to check them out. 🙂
TAKE MORE PICTURES OF MY FAMILY
I don’t take very many pictures of people even though my house is rather full of them. I’d definitely like to try to take more photos of my siblings. The challenge is getting them to hold still long enough to get a decent picture. XD
FINISH POESY’S BEDROOM AND POST PICTURES
I’m currently working on a rather elaborate bedroom for my newest doll, Poesy. It’s almost finished, so be on the lookout for a post about it soon!
POST SEVERAL MORE PARTS OF “THE SMALLONES”
I’ve already got the scripts mostly written out, so now I just need to make myself go outside and take the pictures. *glares at self*
SWAP BUTTONS WITH SOME NEW BLOGS
Please visit my button page and leave a comment if you’re interested. I’d love to swap with you!
WRITE AT LEAST 10 POEMS
I’ve become very interested in poetry (reading and writing it) over this past year. I participated in NaPoWriMo last month, and I’ve written a couple of poems that I’m rather proud of. I want to keep writing them, so I’ll try for at least 10 this summer.
MAYBE POST SOME POEMS
*trembles in terror* I’m rather terrified about this. Maybe I will or maybe I won’t.
WORK ON “AT THE END OF THE ROAD”
I’m working on a story (book? novel?) called “At The End of The Road”, which is a tentative title. It really needs some work, and I hope to tackle it soon. 😀
COMPLETE THE GOODREADS SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
I’ve already read 40 of 100 books. YAY! I’m pretty confident that I’ll complete this. I’ve got a ton of books waiting to be read!
GO TO A USED BOOKSTORE
We have one pretty near to us and it’s amazing. Unfortunately, I have no more space on my bookshelf. This may be a problem…
FINISH COLLECTING “ASOUE” AND “ATWQ”
Those confusing abbreviations stand for “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “All The Wrong Questions.” I’m collecting both series, which are written by Lemony Snicket, one of my favorite authors of all time. 😉 I hope to find the rest of the books soon!
READ “LORD OF THE RINGS”
I’ve read some of the LOTR books, but I need to finish them. I also really want to see the movies.
GO TO THE BEACH
I really want to take some pictures of the beach and waves and all that stuff. I also want to add some shells to my seashell collection. 😛
FLY ON AN AIRPLANE
My dad, my sister, and I are taking a trip together soon and we’ll be flying for part of the time. I’m excited about that!
GO TO NASHVILLE
We might go later this year. Nashville is one of my most favorite places in the world, so I really hope we do. *crosses fingers*
MAKE SOME ATCs
I have quite a few blank ATCs already, so all I need to do is decorate them. I’d like to make some book-themed ones!
USE MY SMASHBOOK
I have a Smashbook, which is basically a really cool and unique scrapbook. It’s mostly empty right now, and I have a ton of stuff that I need to put in it that I’ve collected from my travels over the past year. 🙂
I’ve been hand-lettering/illustrating a bible verse or song lyric every Sunday in church, but I’d like to draw some other stuff just for fun. I got some Prismacolor pencils for Christmas that I need to learn to use, so I’ll hopefully draw something soon!
GET UP EARLIER
I’d like to get up earlier in the mornings, preferably around 7:30. I love being awake early in the morning, but the problem is getting myself to actually wake up…. I should probably get an alarm clock. XD
YAY! SWIMMING! I really want to get better at diving and treading water. 🙂
LEARN TO USE GIMP
I’ve already begun to do this. YouTube is FULL of awesome tutorials for GIMP (which is a free image editor), and I’ve learned a lot from following along with those. I hope to become much better at using GIMP by the end of summer!
Thanks for reading, guys! Have a great week. 😀
What are some of your summer goals?