Summertime Success | What Will I Do This Summer?

Summertime Success | What Will I Do This Summer?

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this in previous posts and all over Twitter but I am officially done with my first year of University and back in London for an amazingly long summer holiday!  I cannot stress how emotionally taxing this last term has been for me with exams and personal life, but it’s summer and I’m freer and significantly more happy so bring on the next few months.
However, as much as I’m loving my new found freedom, I am a person that thrives on being busy.  I get bored a lot when I don’t have something to challenge myself (read more about that here), so being the person that I am I have loads of little challenges and tasks I want to complete this summer.  At this minute, they’re all scrambled around in my head, so I figured by writing them out and posting them online, I’d be more likely to follow through.  Throughout this summer, I will use this new series to document what I get up to this summer…  So without further ado here’s a list of:
What I Want to Complete this Summer
1) Read 10 Books…  Being an English Literature student I read a lot, however I haven’t read a book for pleasure (something that wasn’t on my course) for such a long time.  Therefore, this summer I’m going to get back into the swing of things, and maybe even post a couple of book reviews on my blog this summer?  I’m hoping to do a huge Amazon order in the next couple of weeks, so leave some book recommendations in the comments!
2) Write more songs… I love song writing.  I love music in general, in the last month it’s been particularly cathartic, and again, with Uni (and being away from my piano) I haven’t really had the time, so I’m very excited to get back to it…
3) Self-teach myself Italian… I’ve always wanted to go to Italy and next year I am making that a reality regardless of whether I go with people or alone, so in the mean time I’m gonna teach myself some Italian.  I’m not expecting to be fluent or anything, but I wanna know a few words/sentences by the end of the summer.
4) Do some upcycling… Unpacking my Uni room I realised that I have a lot of clothes and yet minimal options when it comes to what I want to wear… This year I’ve really come into my own style and so now a lot of my clothes don’t feel like something I would wear.  However, I am a poor Uni student and also I don’t like wasting things, so I’m going to attempt to upcycle a bunch of my clothes and turn them into things that actually suit me.  I’m excited to do some DIY and you can probably expect a post or 2 on these in the future.
5) Get better at (blogging) Instagram… I feel like as a Blogger, Instagram is where I fail.  I don’t have a theme, I post once every few weeks (compared to a lot of bloggers who post multiple times a day) and honestly a lot of the time I forget that my blogging Instagram account exists…  Therefore, this summer I’m going to attempt to get better at the whole posting photos thing, I probably still won’t have a theme, and lets be real I’ll never get to daily posting levels, but get ready for more photos (and follow me here). 
6) Get into better shape… I briefly mentioned in my post on bikini bodies that I’m trying to get into better shape, mainly so I can just improve my fitness.  I go to the gym and eat relatively healthy at University, however I never have enough time and there’s so much stress and I want to really focus on it while I have the time this summer.
7) Learn a new skill… I have no idea what this is going to be yet, but I like a challenge so I’m ready to try something new.
and finally…
8) Really push my blog… I want to stick to my posting 3 times a week (maybe more sometimes) as recently life has got the best of me.  However, I also want to work on producing the best quality content that I can, and bring you posts that really embody who I am.  I like personal posts, and rants, and my new late night rambling series, but I also really enjoy the reviews and the random list posts and updates.  I don’t have a niche and I don’t have a specific thing that defines me, but I want my blog to scream me… Gonna work real hard on that this summer. 
So, hope you’ve enjoyed this little post, I’m actually really excited to see what this summer brings and I hope to keep you updated through this new series and also on my Twitter and Instagram!
How are you spending this summer?  Tell me if you like any of these ideas/are also doing anything similar or different, and don’t forget to leave me some book recommendations!
Lots of love,
Jas xx
 
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  1. chelsea9872
    June 14, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Ambitious goals here! I LOVE IT! This summer, I have really really challenged myself, I’ve recently taken on a new business venture, trying to be my own boss, launched an email challenge on my blog and NOW… launching another big project that is being announced & shared tomorrow! Eeek!

    • June 14, 2017 / 9:01 pm

      That’s so amazing! I plan to push my blog too, Im so proud of everything you’ve done!
      Jas xx

  2. June 14, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    These are amazing plans for summer! I intend on reading even more and start writing again! Also make sure the blog goes further! Italian is such a great language, you’ll have so much fun learning it! xx corinne

    • June 14, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Good luck with the reading and writing! I plan to do the same!
      Jas xx

  3. June 14, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    These are some great plans for summer. I intend on working on my blogging and photography loads. It is great that you are aiming for three posts a week, I am currently on two. I think that it is great that you don’t have a niche. I don’t either. That way you are not restricted to the content that you write.
    Congrats on also finishing first year! It really is a great achievement!
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

    • June 14, 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you so much! Hopefully I can keep up the three posts haha we’ll see
      Jas xx

  4. June 14, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Some really great ideas here! I am 100% like you that I get bored really easily so I will be sure to use some of these to keep me occupied, Em x

  5. June 14, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I didn’t know you played the piano. I’m learning the violin now. I feel so old compared to the other kids but it’s cool. I play very little to no piano. I just love music.

    • June 14, 2017 / 9:09 pm

      Music is amazing! And the violin sounds so cool I love hearing it! Hope learning it goes well!
      Jas xx

  6. lolitambonita
    June 14, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I love this setting challenges and goals is the best way to stay motivated! I am going to be working on my blog and learning how to sew x
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

  7. June 14, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    It looks like you’re in for an amazing summer! I really want to create a bucket list for the summer and do as much as possible! I hope you get to do everything on your list!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

    • June 14, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you! I’d love to read your bucket list if you make one!
      Jas xx

  8. June 15, 2017 / 4:11 am

    These are some really good goals! I also want to start reading more this summer so if I read anything good, I’ll let you know.
    I write music too, it’s such a great outlet. You should post some lyrics one day.

    • June 15, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      Oooo I’ve never thought of posting lyrics, may give that a try!
      Jas xx

  9. June 15, 2017 / 11:38 am

    You’ve set yourself some great goals for the Summer. I think I might make my own list now.

  10. June 16, 2017 / 10:37 am

    Great goals and really achievable ones too! Best of luck with them all <3

  11. June 17, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    Whew! That’s a lot of goals for one summer holiday! They all sound incredible though & I’d love to hear of your progress on them through your blog! Make sure you leave time to enjoy yourself too aha x

    • June 17, 2017 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks Poppy, Don’t worry haha within that I’ll find some time for some relaxation 😉
      Jas xx

  12. June 17, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    This is such a good post idea. It’s nice to see you setting yourself goals for what you want to achieve and do in the summer. I really want to read more books too and learn a new language! Xx
    Sami | possiblysami.com

    • June 18, 2017 / 12:11 am

      Thank you! Good luck with the books and language, tell me how you get on
      Jas xx

  13. June 18, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    I love the idea of learning a new language! I might have to set myself that goal too…

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