Half Way Through Summer Bucket List 2017 Review

. at . 3 comments

Summer is halfway done – Here is my half-way review. After the number is my bolded goal for the 10 weeks of summer vacation.

This is one of my kindness rocks. I painted messages on five rocks. After I seal them, I will place them around town for strangers to find.

ONE. Craft 10 times. During these 5 weeks, I worked on four projects. I probably spent 10 sessions on them combined.

  1. I finished a felt patriotic wreath.
  2. I painted 5 kindness rocks.
  3. I created a HUGE birthday sign.
  4. I made Sun light prints with my daughter and granddaughter. These did not turn out at all. I will do some investigating and try it again.

I have SURPASSED my goal.

 TWO. Do 6 coaching sessions. 

  • I coached three ladies and the sessions went well. We’ll meet at least once more.
  • I had a request from a young adult and we will meet up soon.
  • And I used coaching techniques with two others in a more informal manner.

I am on target with my goal.

THREE. Finish 6 unfinished tasks/projects (aka UFP’s). 

  • I made nasal rinse …
  • I ordered vitamin c powder. …
  • I paid for my car registration and ordered a new key fob.
  • I decluttered in my bathroom, over my microwave, and one dresser.

So I did five items on my to-do list. I am doing well in this area.

Camping was a great way to spend lots of time with the (adult) kiddos and the grand-kiddos. And I got to read as well.

FOUR. Have 6 dates. I had 10 distinct friend/family dates. I made a HUGE effort to connect. I enjoyed it and I feel more emotionally FULL.

  • I camped.
  • Five of the dates involved lunch or dinner.
  • Three dates were spectator-oriented (vacation photos, Music in the Park and fireworks).
  • And two dates were all about projects – finishing up or planning future ones.

I’d say I have SURPASSED my goal.

FIVE. Lose weight. I have lost five pounds but then I put it back on again. So I have failed in this area.

  • But I have done WELL in my daily walking goal. I am on track with 10,000 daily steps.
  • My next goal is to get 15, 000 daily steps. I want to be in good walking shape for when I go to Spain in the late Fall.

 SIX. Read 6 books. Exceeded GOAL. I have changed up my list. Some I haven’t started. I’ve added others. And some are off the list all together. So far I have read 8 books and listened to one.

  1. The Eden Prophecy by Graham Brown
  2. Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain & Do Everything Better by Wendy Suzuki, PhD
  3. The Chalk Pit (Ruth Galloway series #9) by Elly Griffiths
  4. A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman by Joan Anderson
  5. 16th Seduction (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson
  6. The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
  7. Glitter and Glue: A Memoir by Kelly Corrigan
  8. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak  (audio book from Library)
  9. TED Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks by Akash Karia

I may not have done any Spanish, but I figured out how to make a birthday special. I created a huge card and paired it with a flock of flamingos from the dollar store.

SEVEN. Study Spanish 3 hours a week for 10 weeks. TOTAL BUST. I have not done anything towards this goal.

 EIGHT. Watch 5 musicals. I have watched 4 musicals. Two musicals on my original list will not be watched. I am definitely on track.

  • All That Jazz – Didn’t care for the storyline, so I didn’t watch the whole thing
  • Finian’s Rainbow – watched
  • Flower Drum Song – watched
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – watched
  • Oliver! – Didn’t watch yet as I want to read the book first.
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever – watched

Out of the eight areas, I am on track or exceeded goal in six.

  • I am a total bust in one area.
  • And I am so-so in another area.

I still have 5 more weeks to go. And I am encouraged by how much fun and productive this Summer has already been. Keeping tabs like this is a sure-fire way for me to accomplish the necessary and fit in the fun.

Your Turn . . .  How is your summer coming along?

Related Resource . . . Summer 2017 Bucket List

Entry filed under: Bucket List, Main.

Uncovering History with an Address Book: The A’s Friday’s Fave Five July 7

3 Comments Add your own

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

60 Acts of Kindness, Intentional & Random to do my 60th year

The Finish Date.

Latest Tweets

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 793 other subscribers

Stuff I’ve Written and When


%d bloggers like this: