I have never EVER made a so-called Bucket List because I always think that I’ll never do the things I set out to do. You know when you tell yourself to do something and then you never do it because you put too much pressure on yourself? I’m scared I’ll do that, and then that I’ll get disappointed.
In typical Elm rebel never-plays-by-any-rules fashion, I’m doing it because I want to. I have a HUGELY long summer – from now until September – so I’ll set myself some tentitive goals. Which I might or might not complete – but who cares? I’m entering into the spirit of wanting to do things.
My Bucket List
Post on this blog at least 5 times a week, hopefully more
I’ve been so lax in posting recently. My blog is so special and important to me, and I NEED to prioritise it and get back into the blogging swing of things. Plus, it’ll give me something to do when I’m bored! Obviously, I won’t be able to post much if at all when I’m in Thailand and Italy, but expect LOADS of posts before then.
Work on the writing blog with Tara
We had to take a short break because exams, but once Tara’s are over, we’ll be able to write freely. I need to write the chapter for our story, plus some short pieces. As well as that, writing will make me so much happier and will help me to feel more creative. I have plans for the blog which are so exciting!
Meet an internet friend
Unless something goes horribly wrong, I know this is going to happen this summer. I won’t say who, but it is a blogger who’s bloody awesome. Over the last year, I’ve got so much more confident, and the thought of meeting someone from the internet doesn’t scare me much. There will always be some nervousness, but it’s bridging the gap between real life and the internet, and I want to do that. The lines between it are blurred, and I want to show people I’m as real on the internet as I would be standing in front of you.
Go to at least one party
Before you start sobbing with laughter, I KNOW this is a ridiculous thing to say. Or is it? I want to experience things; that’s the main thing I’ll be doing this summer. Going to a party is not my kind of thing to do, but I want to show myself I’m not a total whimp. Like YEAH, I can be around people drinking and not get terrified! Woohoo! But seriously, I do just want to go out and do things.
Go on a long walk at least once a week
Putting it bluntly, I need exercise. If I don’t have exercise, I will disappear and get really ill which I don’t want. Also, I love to go on walks, especially with my dad in the park because it’s so peaceful and we can talk about pretty much everything.
Actually talk to my blogging friends
OHHH this is a big one. I need to skype people more, message people more, and just generally be friendly. Exams sucked all the life out of me, but now I’m finished, I think it’s high time that I get as involved in the blogosphere as I was before. Talking to people mainly, and staying up for blogger chats – you know?
Act like a teenager in Italy
Last year in France, and the year before that, I had the most amazing time with my friend Robin, and all the other friends we made. In Italy, we won’t have a teen club like the last year, but I want to go out of my way to make friends and have a great time. Robin will help me, and join in, because we’re like that. I’m really looking forward to it.
Spend as many days as I can laughing with friends
Whether it be on the phone, over text, or out in town or anywhere – I just want to. I want the freedom for my sides to be in pain because I’m crying with laughter. It’s such a great feeling, just to let everything go for a bit, and I really really want to grab that feeling for as long as possible.
Spontaneously hang out with someone
I always plan things. This summer, I want to be more free to realise that I CAN just do things whenever. By spontaneously hang out with someone, I mean text a friend and ask them if they just want to go somewhere, and GO then. Why not? I need to expand what I’m comfortable with, and I don’t want to be nervous. Now’s the time for me to conquer my fear of going to places I don’t know.
Learn to cook something
The level of independence I have is laughable. Because of it, I get scared when I think about cooking stuff. The blind thing doesn’t help, because how am I supposed to know when things are ready? That’s why I have to learn to cook, at least learn how to cook pasta or something, so that I have the confidence to do other things. Practice makes perfect, to quote a cliché phrase.
To be honest, I just want to be happy, and to make others happy. The goals I’ve half-set for myself should help with that, plus everyone that’s supporting me. I’m going to make this summer great, and I hope I’ll be able to make someone’s day in the process.
Sorry for the insanely long post. I just want to get my thoughts out – AHHH I’ve never made a bucket list before this is weird!
What’re your plans for the summer?
From Elm 🙂