Summer project

Once you’re a grown-up, you really don’t have a summer vacation – unless you’re a teacher, which I’m not. Instead, I have the same days off I have the rest of the year, unless I want to use some of the time I’ve earned to get outta town for a few days. Last year, I took two weeks off in a row, going to Myrtle Beach with my family and Jamaica as a chaperone for my church’s summer youth mission trip. So really, I can’t complain.

This year, I have no plans to go on a big vacation. Yet. I may take some short weekend trips to BG and Nashville to see friends and I’ve talked to a couple of my aunts about taking a trip up north to visit at some point later this year. But no matter what I do this summer, I have some goals to accomplish. And I need your help.

Remember that to-do list I wrote about last year? It’s time to get to work on it. And I kind of already have.

I already bought a car on my own. And I’ve started volunteering with an organization, kind of. I’m helping out at my church. I volunteered to baby-sit some of the cutest lil’ kids once a week for a few hours while their mothers take ESL classes.

There are some more things I want to start checking off though:
• Ride in a hot air balloon.
• Learn how to throw a football.
• Take a cooking class.
• Learn how to play golf.
• See the Red Sox play in Fenway Park.
• Get a tattoo…maybe, still thinking about when. I know what I’m going to get, though.
• Start a book club – for reals this time.

And there’s some things I want to add:
• Host or attend one of those murder mystery parties.
• Try a few new foods – and not be scared of it.
• Buy one of those paintings done by an elephant.
• Stand in a celebrity’s footprints at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
• Drink green beer.
• Meet Robert Downey Jr.

I’ll take any help I can get checking this stuff off. Any volunteers? 🙂

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