Before you get all skeptical on me… yes, I am aware that it’s already halfway into summer. In fact, I started writing this post a while ago, but let’s just say… my work ethic wasn’t very strong after exams, school, and just life in general. However, I wanted to complete my list, so here it is in its full (albeit a bit late) glory: What I want to do with my life this summer.
Blog more. So far, I’m not doing so well with that… but I want to blog more. I’m aiming to post 2-3 times per week and include more fun, discussion-y topics! I have a few really interesting ideas for some discussions, as well as a project I’ve been working on recently with Jill (the book-blogging bestie) on some really interesting content including some really cool bookstagrammers/bloggers/businesses, etc.
Do some calligraphy. I recently started getting into brush calligraphy in the past couple months, but because I don’t have brush pens, I’ve been using Crayola markers. Surprisingly, it works!! It’s so easy to make my writing look beautiful, spruce something up, or make something simple look fancy. I loveloveLOVE featuring a little bit of calligraphy in an Instagram post, and I’m planning on purchasing some Tombow brush pens and learning how to do real brush calligraphy! It’s more of a hobby, but it’s something I really enjoy doing and makes me happy.
Craft some more bookmarks! If you follow me on my Instagram, you may have seen the post featuring a corner bookmark I made last summer, or the watercolor bookmarks I made waaaaay back when. And while I’ve already made a few watercolor bookmarks on a rainy day (see right), I want to add a few more flower corner bookmarks to my collection, either to photograph or give away to friends. They’re super easy and fun to make (here‘s the link to the Youtube tutorial I used), and I’m always getting comments on them, both on Instagram and in real life.
Finish (or get caught up in) a whole bunch of series. This is a definite must. I have several books on my shelves that I’m just plain embarrassed I haven’t read yet. (See The Raven King, Queen of Shadows, Glass Sword, Clockwork Prince & Clockwork Princess.) Unfortunately, my progress is slowed down a lot by review books and Netflix, but I’m still hoping to complete at least a few.
Read a bunch of books that have been on my shelf for waaaaay too long. Six of Crows, Shadow and Bone, Mistborn, Falling Kingdoms, a ton of summer contemporaries… the list goes on and on (considering I have over 90 unread books on my shelves… oops?). My family constantly makes fun of me for having so many unread books, and I want to show them that I am not obsessed (although I am) and read some of those books. Accomplishment!
Go some places, haul some books, take some pictures. We all know I’m addicted to buying books (duh), so I figured I’d own up to it and just say the honest truth here: I know I’m going to buy a ton of books. So why not go exploring and have some fun hauls? I’m also hoping to get out of town a bit and find some cool photo locations, because taking photos in the same five places around my house can honestly get a bit monotonous.
Just enjoy summer. ❤ Most of all, my top summery priority is doing things I want to do and just relaxing before I have to go back to reality.