Aaaaaand that’s a wrap on summer 2016! While summer doesn’t technically end until September 22 and my next semester of school won’t begin for another week and a half, I’m officially DONE with my summer bucket list! Say whaaaat!
Actually, my bucket list wasn’t the only thing that finished this week. I’m done with my summer job as well. For the next few weeks I’ll be helping my boyfriend move to New York as well as preparing for classes to begin.
But since I’m spending less time working, I’m planning to put together a Fall 2016 bucket list very soon! It feels weird not to have a summer bucket list anymore to be working towards, so it’s about time I think about my goals for the next few months and make another short-term list.
Back in the day I used to be really, really bad at accomplishing my summer bucket lists. I remember when I was in middle school I had a summer “to-do” list scribbled into my journal that included having water balloon fights, reading certain books, and finishing whatever Nancy Drew computer game had come out that year (because I was a mega-nerd, and proud of it, thankyouverymuch).
But I didn’t really finish much on my list. I remember flipping back through my journal at the end of the summer to see what I’d accomplished and feeling disappointed that I hadn’t made time for most of the things I wanted to do.
There have been other times in life when I worried that this disappointment would be a theme and I would not achieve everything I wanted to do before it was too late. I was worried I’d settle down and have kids or get a super intense job and forget all about my life goals in the swing of a mundane daily routine.