I have a pressing question. What do Australians do? Do they start the school year in September, and then work through the summer (our winter) then get their summer break with snow? Do you start in April and stop in November? What happens? If you’re an Aussie, please comment and tell me because summer without swimming and flip flops sounds sad. (Of course, it could just be a plain answer, like you start in the same month as pretty much everyone else.) [Edit: An Aussie was kind enough to give an answer in the comment section. 🙂 ]
But if you’re reading this, that means that I finished school, which to me, is the definition of summer.
I finally finished that ACT test, all my classes have ended, and I’ll get a nice two or three weeks of vacation. Ahem. Yes. Two or three weeks. I’ve realized that I basically do year round school, just without the track outs. I’m starting to wonder if this is unhealthy. I didn’t take a spring or fall break and I had papers and tests over Christmas, and now I get a precious two or three weeks of summer vacation. I just can’t not do school.
But, during those two or three weeks, I already have a bucket list, to satisfy the accomplishment-desiring me.
I’m going to do some art and actually post some art stuff like I’ve been meaning to do for almost a year. Yeah.
I’m going to try and finish the first draft of Ice Cold. (I can’t think of a title, somebody help me!!!) I’ll probably be doing camp nanowrimo in July, so if you want to do it too, drop me a message in the contact section and we’ll be buddies. 🙂
I’m going to go to the beach!!!! (I need to get my beach time in. Last time I didn’t get to go at all, so I’m looking forward to the ocean.)
I want to have a day where I basically am a kid again. Play outside all day (fending off mosquitoes) making flower crowns and pretending to be a ranger in the forest.
I have a pretty extensive reading list that includes: The Count of Monte Cristo, A Tale of Two Cities, The Girl Who Could See, Exiles (fangirl squeal–July 14), Unblemished, Emma, Jane Eyre, and gazillions more that I haven’t found yet. If you have recommendations, let me know! 🙂
I’m going to get ahead with some blog stuff, so I can actually have a schedule!!! (I’m not too sure about this one, but I remain ambitious.)
I’ve already gone hunting for fireflies this year, and firefly season is ending soon. So if you haven’t, go outside and catch some! (Assuming you have fireflies where you live. If not, go catch tadpoles or something.) Be a kid. If you aren’t, pretend you are. Because being a kid means embracing the muddy, playful, imaginative life. And we writers need to have our imagination levels recharged sometimes. 😉
Today’s inspirational message ™ is over, now go and do something nice for someone! ❤
If you have any book recommendations, let me know below! Have a happy second day of summer!