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Summer Bucket List

June 16, 2014

There’s just something about the first day of summer, the promise of a season that is fruitful and full of delighting in each other. It’s a season of memory making. A season of family vacations and cookouts. A season of sea fare and spending time by the water. A season of long, humid days and sprinklers and ice cream trucks. Basically, summer has the good things, y’all.

This summer for me is a period of transition. Today marks my first day working from home…and it’s actually been strangely productive. It’s just past  noon and already today I’ve taken the pups for a long walk around the neighborhood, meal planned and grocery shopped, had my coffee while studying scripture, showered, and made a delicious pasta salad for a picnic lunch this afternoon with a friend. A girl could really get used to this life!

Today I’m sharing with you my summer bucket list, in hopes that making it public will keep me a little more accountable.

Personal Goals:

– Attack Mt. Laundry, sort through clothes, take several bags to Good Will

– Organize my office

– Take the pups on a daily walk throughout the neighborhood

– Cook more healthy meals with local and fresh ingredients. I’d also like to take a cooking class just because I think it would be fun!

-Paint the built ins in our living room

– Plant a row of flowers along our sidewalk

-Redo our bedroom (new furniture is finally being delivered this week after having mismatched hand-me-downs for two years-YAY!)

– Volunteer

– Catch up on doctor/dentist appointments (I am not a fan of anything medical, so I’m really horrible at putting this stuff off until the last minute)

– Do something fun with friends and family for my birthday next month!

– Finish planning my sister’s baby shower and my best friend’s bridal shower

Business Goals:

– Blog more consistently

– Shoot my summer weddings and serve my clients well

– Master my new one light setup and use it well at this season’s weddings

– Finish Secret Project Number 1

– Launch Secret Project Number 2

– Implement better systems for filing and workflow that are compatible with being full-time rather than part-time.

– Shoot and implement several upcoming styled projects well.

– Enjoy this season and really try to be present!

I would love to hear what you have planned for your summer!


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  1. Kimmie says:

    Love this list!! It’s so inspiring – I love that you want to spend so much time outdoors!

  2. Natalie says:

    I love how you refer to your clothes as Mt. Laundry! And you’ll master that one light setup! 🙂 Go girl!

  3. Emilia Jane says:

    Attack Mt. Laundry. Love this, I think I might just have to start saying that too!

  4. Sounds like you’ve a busy/fun summer ahead!

  5. Yay! I love the idea of a summer bucket list! I have a Mount Laundry, too. Do not fret 😉

  6. Nastja says:

    Many secret projects! 😀 Looking forward to the reveal, hehe 🙂

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