Today's SITS Girls Summer Slump Challenge has a focus on creating a Summer Bucket List. Taking a deep breath... and the start of my rough draft begins.... below.
The idea of just cranking out a Summer Bucket list in a short amount of time is one of those “How on earth could I do that?” sorts of things for me. The irony is, if I didn’t just sit down and write it, I would live out the summer without having a list and if I didn’t have a list I would be more likely to aimlessly careen through my summer and be a lot less satisfied than if I had taken the time to scribe one via SITS Summer Slump Challenge.
#1 on my list: Write fewer run-on sentences.
I have a couple serious road trips and a smaller one this weekend on my list of “to-dos” for the summer, so the first task was to separate those out and open the thought door to what I really want to have happen on those travel adventures.
I also have categories of home improvement, about-town and my life work as well.
This is just a rough draft AND I plan to work on this more throughout the next couple days with the intention of having a completed Summer+ bucket list by early next week.
See a play in the bay area
Go to Pt. Reyes
Go to Land’s End
Ina Coolbrith Park
Beat Women spaces/locales
Northwest Road Trip
Opal Whiteley tour
Portland Book Store Tour
Seattle (sites still under negotiation)
Vallejo Six Flags location
Poetry reading (in several cities on the road)
Magic Mountain water park
About town/almost about town
Norton Simon (LA Day trip)
Santa Monica Pier (LA Day trip)
Mary Austin Kern County Sites
Kern River Valley visit
Getty Museum (LA Day trip)
Drive in movie
Zoe Akins Grave (LA day trip)
Cross Country Road Trip
Visit at least 5 old friends while on road trip (RJ, Rachel, Jessica, Wendy, Sheila, o
Iowa City Author Locations/Literary Granny tour
Ohio family cemetery
Drive through Texas
Paint home interior - living room, Emma’s room, Samuel’s room
Finish the drywall project
Start garage project
T Shirt Quilt
Life Work Goals
Complete Art Mark classwork
Launch new writing program.
Yes - there is a lot going on. I am excited to move through this summer list with joy, delight and holy optimism.
What goals have you written for the Summer?
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