Today, my last homework assignments of the semester were graded, and it looks like I’m closing out spring term with two A’s and B, so I’m pleased enough with that. And now… a breathing space where school is concerned. I was originally planning to take three classes over summer, but this week I realized just how tired I’ve been. I’ve been going straight through taking classes every available term for two years now, and I need a break. It shouldn’t set me back any since I’ve got another two years to go, so if I can’t get these classes during the regular school year this fall, I’ll just take them next summer instead. But for now… I feel a lifted weight; open space around me. I can take a moment, mid-year, for the balance that I wanted to be the foundation of this year. I can do some things for fun. I’m going to read lots of books (preferably outside), but there have also been a few things I’ve back-burnered that I want to get to so I put together a mini bucket list of sorts, so I can keep track of them. I only let myself pick eight – I don’t want to mess myself up but making myself some sort of absurd to-do list that will just end up stressing me out in the end. I just want a little inspiration for myself as I embark upon this comparative free time (despite still having to do the 9-5). So, these are my hopes and wants for the next four months –
- Berry picking.
- Visit the zoo.
- Refinish the bedside table and vanity.
- Learn to cook with a Dutch oven over a fire.
- Perfect homemade gluten-free sandwich bread.
- Kayak or canoe trip.
- Sew myself a few shirts.
I’m pretty excited. But first, I’ve got a stack of books with my name on it!