Friday, 16 August 2013

The Summer Bucket List- Review

New obsession alert: LISTS. 

Hey Everyone!

I have always been a sucker for a to do list- especially at school or when I'm really busy. Recently though, I've taken list making to a whole new level and filled a book with different lists (I may do a post on that if anyone is interested?) as well as writing bucket lists. One was the traditional kind: things I want to do in my lifetime and the others were mini ones of things I want to do per season. I then saw this post on The Trendy Chic which really inspired me to blog about the lists I had written. I thought sharing this this would be a fun way to let you know what I've been up to over the past few months and maybe inspire you to do your own. I want to make this a feature on Julz' Obsessions: at the start of a season I will post what I want to achieve and at the end I will let you know how I got on!
The things I accomplished are in pink and the things I didn't manage are in brown.

As you know, I did indeed spend 2 weeks in Africa and it was the most amazing experience. When I got back, I had a major declutter of my room and sold some old stuff on ebay and the rest will be sold at the next boot sale I do. I also went thrift shopping and actually found brand new things donated from H&M (does that defeat the purpose?). I made two Starburst wrapper bracelets: one for my blogger friend Melanie and one for me which I posted about here. I certainly watched a lot of TV and YT before Africa: I watched all of Miranda, caught up on Pretty Little Liars, watched Geordie Shore from the beginning, Friends and Sex and the City. I went on the trampoline (only twice though) and done DIY projects such as the bunting featured here. I completely fell in love with MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle (full review coming soon!) and decided to walk to complete a few errands rather than taking the bus. I used the personalised storage box I created here for my new memory box and had many days out. I didn't have the traditional picnic in a park but my family and I had one on the train down to Blackpool so I think that still counts. Blowing bubbles was a bit of a random goal but it is something really summery and I done it in Africa visiting the primary schools (the kids went crazy for them!) I didn't read the books I intended to (that would help my advanced english course this year) but I did read Cheryl Cole and Gok Wan's autobiographies: both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. Finally, I did put on fake tan- in fact it was pretty much as soon as I came out of my final exam! I was pretttyy dark (to say the least) but when it washed off a bit I liked it!

As for those I didn't manage: so far, I haven't found a job- though it certainly isn't through lack of trying! I also didn't relax as much as I wanted but I'm actually glad because I feel sooo unproductive doing nothing. I haven't bought a hula hoop yet- but its still on the agenda! I just need to wait till I'm passing ASDA in the car as I'm not up for walking or getting the bus home with one haha. I also failed to get back into the blogging routine- sorry about that! I'm going to try and post regularly again as I go back to school and autumn arrives.

Overall I think I did really well in completing the goals I wanted to and can only hope I will be as successful in autumn.

What goals did you accomplish this summer?
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8 comments:

  1. You've done a pretty good job - usually I only tick one or two things off a wishlist! xx
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    1. Thank you! I'm usually the same- I'm so proud! xx

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  2. Woooo! Well done on achieving so many things on your bucket list. I've always loved the idea of bucket lists - I might come up with one for 2014....

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much!! Definitely do its such a great way to keep track of your goals!xx

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  3. I really want to do one of these for Autumn now. Its such a great idea and you got so many things crossed off :) xo

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    1. You definitely should- and let me know how you got on :) Thanks xx

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