Despite the weather, it is Summer! Although Summer is a little different when you’re a distance learning student, because my last assignment is handing in on the 8th of September. The same day my acting classes start up again. No rest for the wicked, eh? But I do have some things I want to do this Summer even if I’ll spend it with my nose to the grindstone…
1. Read so many books!
The number of books I’ve read this year is actually pretty low. I’m not one to get stuck on numbers but I feel like I haven’t had one of those hardcore reading moods where all you want to do is devour book after book this year, yet. When I posted My Summer TBR I challenged myself to read 1000 pages/ 3 books a week, I haven’t quite done that but I got to 750 pages last week!
2. See my family!
I don’t see my extended family all that often since we’re pretty spread out over the UK, but this Summer there’s a plan to get together in Northumberland and spend some time together. Even though I will have to take my uni work with me. And of course, I’ll be making my usual trip to Barter Books!
3. Get ahead with my university work!
One of the reasons my blogging has been a bit sporadic lately is that I’m juggling a couple more things than usual on top of being poorly. Time management has never been my strong suit anyway so when things knocked my schedule off, I got behind on degree work. I need to get ahead, or at least catch up. I miss Summer holidays.
4. Enjoy blogging!
Lately I’ve been feeling like at some point I started taking blogging too seriously. My photos were never good enough, the words weren’t coming easily, everyone seemed to be getting further with their blogs and I felt at a stand-still. So this Summer I want to enjoy blogging, whether it’s blogging more, less, better, worse, I don’t know. But at the end of the day I just want to love my hobby again.
5. Get some balance.
Things have been getting a little hectic in my personal life lately. Everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong. And not just for me but my circle of friends, and even my country too. The past couple months have not been fun and I’ve never felt more out of sync. So this Summer, I want to focus on getting back on an even keel, as much as I can control.