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Monday, 13 April 2015

9 Things I'm Doing This Summer.

          Summers equals vacations. This time it's probably going to be my last enjoyable summer vacation. Because henceforth there will be seriousness, maturity and all of those corporate ethics to bind by. That is the basic reason why I have decided to make this summer count. I have decided on doing some productive yet fun activities instead of just lazing out on the couch and watching television. (It will obviously be one part of it though. I mean, it's television!) So here goes some of the things:

1. Reading.

My bookshelf.

          Reading is like breathing or eating for me, so I'm going to read a lot. The ones in front are some of the books I look forward to reading. The new thing which I'm doing this time is to read classics and also some authors whose books I haven't read yet. Instead of re-reading 'The Fault In Our Stars', which is my favorite, I am going to expand my reading horizons. What's your 'To-Be-Read' list?

2. Writing.

          After careful consideration of all the fields around me, I think writing is something in which I find solace. Writing, to me, is peace of mind. It is thinking about any subject from 360 angles and expressing upon it. I am going to dedicate myself to writing as well as blogging, which is going to be a lot fun around here. I am hoping to write book reviews, movie reviews, cooking experiences, travel diaries and much more. You can know that as you finish this post!

3. Exercise.

          This one is in every person's list and somehow it is always ignored. I think that vacation is about fun, relaxed and happy people eating pizza and ice cream! Sure, I love to believe that because that's the easy way out. If I want to enjoy ice cream, then I'm going to pay for it by exercising. It is not even that hard to take out an hour for exercising, especially when there are no studies. So I'm going to hit the grounds, work out in the gym and burn some calories this summer and so should you!

4. Exploring.

          There are so many places to visit and so many things to see. Even if it's not possible to go on fancy tours, you can still explore your own city. There are some places I  have never been in my own city. There are a few hangout spots where I was keen to go but never actually been. I'm going to check out such places along with my friends and add some adventure to summer.

5. Cooking.

Yummy donuts made by my mother.

          I love food and I am proud to be a foodie. Honestly, I don't know a single person who is not a foodie. Everyone loves to eat! This time, I'm going to learn cooking, for real. My mom would be pleased after reading this. She is the most amazing cook and I don't have any doubt that she will be an amazing teacher as well. Maybe not baking or grilling but I can start with something basic like sheera and pohe, which are the Maharashtrian necessities.

6. Knowledge add-ons.

          I have heard enough times that you need that something extra to survive in the industry. It can be anything from working for an NGO to solving the Rubik's square to bar tending! None of these, but I am going to decide on something and excel at it. Another thing which is on my list that I can include here is, study. Not academic study, of course. I am going to take up a subject on the current affairs and study it. It would be like a project. If I want, I could even present it to my family members or friends. Topics could be anything like politics, music industry, women empowerment etc. Such an activity will keep me updated on the news as well as help me in project planning in the future.

7. D.I.Y stuff.

          These are the bookmarks I had made 2 years back during Diwali vacations. I made a lot of them and gave them to my cousins and friends. Being a reader, it's natural that the first 'Do-It-Yourself' thing I thought of was a bookmark! However, I am planning to make some new and simple things this time. It could be a pouch out of a tie or a wall-hanging out of CDs. There are so many ideas available on the net these days that it has become quite easier to make such articles.

8. Workshops.

          This plan is still in the works as I haven't searched which workshops are happening this summer. I would like to attend as many writing workshops as possible. That is going to be the goal. There are many other workshops that one can join. I was even considering photography or pot-making. It's all about searching and remaining updated on the social media sites from where you can get reliable information.

9. Television.

           As I said earlier, I am not going to compromise much on television. There are so many sitcoms and movies to watch. The plus point of watching a movie is that I can write a blog review on it later. So, who's the real winner here? My all-time favorites are 'Grey's Anatomy', 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Pretty Little Liars'. This summer I'm definitely watching 'Friends', "HIMYM' and 'Game Of Thrones', if I get any time from doing all of the above listed things. Movies that I want to watch are the ones which are from books. So, Insurgent and Paper Towns basically. 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' comes out later in November. So, more of waiting on that one! So, that's that!

          I really want to complete this summer bucket-list and have a great time this summer. What are your summer plans? Do share. :)


  1. Loved it!


  2. Good. Have a grt summer.

  3. I think you have a really nicely balanced list here of activities that will benefit you in the future and stuff that's just plain fun. Enjoy your summer!

  4. Wow that's a busy Summer filled with wonderful things :) Enjoy it!!

  5. I just wrote my summer bucket list so I know exactly what I want to do this summer too.


  6. Good list! Sounds like you're on a path to learning new things. That's awesome. My goal is to spend as much time as possible, camping, hiking and blogging. Winter is such a miserable time for me and I refuse to take a single beautiful day for granted. Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Sounds like a busy summer for you ahead. I probably have all the same things on my list, minus the DIY, unless you classify crafts in that general area.I need to get me summer reading schedule a little better organised so please share what ideas you have.

  8. Sounds like a productive and fun summer!

  9. Nice list! I should make one to stay motivated!!

  10. Summer is kind of sneaking up on me. I love summer so much, but for some reason I haven't thought much about it yet.

  11. I will definitely be doing reading & DIY this summer. Possibly some recipes for my blog. :)

  12. Your list sounds amazing! I really hope to have more time to blog and pre-write posts this summer. I need to really make a full list of these, due to making a list tends to keep me on track for finishing things.

  13. I love your list and I must agree with them all! Specially reading! Enjoy your summer =)

  14. I'm hoping to do a lot of reading and cooking as well. I want to try so many new recipes!

  15. I love your summer list! I totally need to make a list like this for myself! I'm hoping to do some reading and creative cooking as well!

  16. Sounds like you're got a great summer planned. I definitely want to do some reading and DIY projects too..

  17. This is a great list!! Sounds like you are going to have a fun summer!!

  18. Summer is a great time to catch up on all the television shows you missed during the regular season :) I love way too many shows to watch each week when they all start up in the fall, so I watch some during the summer!

  19. What a great list. I am totally going to make one for myself. Things I want to do (just for myself) this summer!

  20. I can't wait to explore parts of my own city this summer too. There are so many hidden gems that you never know about!

  21. Thank you all. I hope you have a great summer. :)


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