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Prompt: Summer Bucket List
What are your goals for this Summer? Don’t have any? Then this is a great way to think of some! They don’t necessarily have to be “goals” but stuff you’d like to during the warm weather, maybe a trip with your family, daily activities with the kids, a creative project or just a solo adventure?
Let’s see… This summer has really been about taking some “me” time. It was something I really needed to heal and to rejuvenate. Physically, emotionally, and mentally. So my Bucket List has been mostly all about that.
Find my creative spark again.
I have definitely worked on this one. I started art journaling, which I have discovered that I absolutely love. I have never considered myself terribly good at arty things, being more of a crafter. But I have learned that art journaling doesn’t require me to be perfect. I find it relaxing and releasing and I love it!
I am also nearing the end of a writing workshop. That is my end game, to write. But the events of the last year have sapped that writing muse. Until this workshop, I hadn’t written anything other than papers for school in more than a year. So it is nice to have that in my life again.
Read, read, and then read some more.
I get so bogged down in school work and in life that I never seem to have enough time to read as much as I would like. I run a book review blog (The Caffeinated Diva) and I get a lot of books through that venture so the majority of my reading during the semester is strictly for tours and requested reviews. Summer is my time to indulge in other books!
Get fit and get healthy!
This has been a long time coming. I have a few injuries that have made it hard to stay active. To make it worse, for the better part of ten years, I have been pretty ill. Ill enough that it drastically affected not only my day to day health, but my weight and physical fitness as well. I am finally at the point where I can fix that. Food has never been my issue, but activity has been. Since the end of May, I have been working out 5 days a week and have been shedding the pounds and the inches!
There is an art challenge and a writing challenge that I am going to try to add later, but this is a start!