So, I watched a video on Youtube this morning and somebody on there really inspired me to do something. He made a list of 25 things to do this summer, but not just a boring, ordinary list. He got a small journal and gave each thing a page, and when he accomplishes one of those things he documents it.
I decided to give it a shot. I'm terrible at completing to-do lists so we'll see how this goes. As a shy person, I tend to be very laid back and not do things that are out of my comfort zone. My list is pretty basic and easy things to accomplish. Most everyone will tell you to keep it simple especially when you have a difficult time completing things like these. I'm not going to tell you everything that's on my list because its personal and I want to keep that to myself. I want to document as many as I can by taking a picture of me doing it or something completed. This is going to be quite a challenge, but they're not impossible. I need to remember that I'm the only one that is preventing myself from doing things like this. I don't know how I'm gonna stay motivated, but if you have any helpful tips in this area PLEASE let me know in the comments.
1- Get my permit and driver's license. You might as well know, I don't have either of these yet. I was going to keep that a personal thing, but I'll share it. Maybe it will give me more of a drive to get it done knowing you guys know that.
2- Complete 2 sewing projects. I have not done a sewing project for a very long time and its about time I did.
3- Complete 2 crocheting projects. I'm more excited about this one. I like to crochet a lot.
4- Read 2-3 books. As I said in an earlier post, I do not like reading. So, to me this is really pushing it. This is definitely going to be one of the harder ones for me to do.
5- Get outside and get some sun as often as possible.
6- Try something new (Hopefully something fun). Very broad, I know. But that leaves me to maybe try something spur the moment instead of having something specific planned out. Less pressure.
7- Learn healthier cooking recipes. Why is it so hard to choose healthier foods?! Why do we crave junk like pizza, cookies, cake, candy, ice cream, soda, etc.?! No, I've gone off of soda for about a month now and it was a lot easier than I thought it was gonna be. Praise God!
8- Get some white lights to decorate my room with. Like Christmas lights, but white wires instead of green. I've always wanted some so I'm gonna do it!
9- Exercise regularly.
10- Walk everyday. Probably sounds like I'm pretty lazy. I really just don't like walking around the block when I know there's people out there, or walk on the treadmill when I have the feeling that someone is gonna sit there and watch me.
11- Make a new friend. Don't know who its gonna be, but this will be another challenge to get me out of my comfort zone. I don't know why its SO HARD! Is there anybody else out there that's shy like that?! Please don't make me feel like I'm alone. I know there are other people out there like that. But anyway, this should be a topic for another day.
12- Find some new interest(s).
Alright! That's all I have to share publicly, and now that I've said them, well, looks like I gotta do 'em. I will try and document as much as possible and let you guys know what I did or didn't get done this summer.
Question this week: What things on this list do you think I won't accomplish by the end of summer? Do you make lists, or do you just go with the flow?
I hope you all are having a fabulous summer! I will be back next week with another blog post. Bye!