September 22 is the first day of Autumn. That means we only have slightly over a month and a half left of summer! Here’s my progress report on my 18 for Summer 2018 bucketlist.
1. Leashes at Lauritzen – Incomplete
I was unable to complete this in the summer. Things kept coming up that I prioritized over Leashes at Lauritzen, unfortunately. Poor Bentley will have to sniff the flowers next summer.
2. Shakespeare on the Green – DONE (last update)
3. Summer Arts Festival – DONE (last update)
4. Complete the first level of the Polish language Duolingo course – Incomplete
I also did not finish this. I was making amazing progress at it for a while, but then I just stopped. This is one of those weird tasks where you have to keep it top-of-mind. When I had spare time, I found myself engaging with some of my other hobbies rather than completing this.
5. Make my Summer Mix – DONE (last update)
6. Skydive – DONE
Um. So. I did a thing. A skydiving thing. FINALLY!
7. Move – In Progress
My future roommate and I are moving next week. Does that still count? It took me a while, but I’m working on this.
8. Outdoor movie night – Incomplete
In an ironic twist of fate, the movie I wanted to go see–Twister–was rescheduled due to tornado warnings… So, I did not complete this item either.
9. Wear sunscreen – Incomplete
I’ve done a great job of updating my skin care regime. However, I suck at wearing sunscreen! I don’t like the way it feels. I hate the way it soaks into your pores and makes your face greasy. I just have not been able to achieve this! My future self would probably love it if I could figure out sunscreen now and not after I’m all wrinkled with strange moles. So I’ll keep working on it.
10. Wear bright lipstick – DONE
This was obviously the easiest thing for me to complete. From purples and pinks to bright reds, I upped my lipstick game. I’d been stuck in a neutral rut for a while, so this was a fun project.
11. Have a photo session – DONE (last update)
12. Read – Semi-complete
Since my last update, I read a Mary Jo Putnam and Sarah MacLean romance and a book of essays by Alanna Massey. That only brought me up to 8 books of the 10 I was supposed to read. But that’s not bad!
13. Work on a certification – Semi-complete
I’ve been working on some SEO classes, but I haven’t yet achieved certification level.
14. Develop a side hustle – DONE
I was working on this update when I booked a freelance writing job. I still have a while to go before I can claim a side hustle, including developing some freelancer skills. But I’m counting this as complete!
15. Go to the zoo – Incomplete
I never did this either! I love the zoo. I just forgot about it. Mental note: Print off your summer bucketlist and keep it somewhere you can see it lest you forget what you were planning on achieving!
16. Try a new restaurant – DONE (last update)
17. Experiment with fun frozen cocktails – DONE
I introduced a number of people to the ice cream drink, grasshoppers, at a Disney Princess-themed event. I called them Jiminy Cricket. No, he isn’t a grasshopper. But it’s close enough.
18. Spend a day doing nothing – DONE
This is another item that’s almost hard to measure. I haven’t been good at being lazy. So even the days where I have “nothing to do” end up being full of little projects and errands. Is that just the nature of adulthood?!