Posts tagged "summer"
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    Summer’s over…

    So summer is pretty much over for me. I go back to school on Sunday. Here’s how I ended up doing with my list:

    1. GET A JOB!!!!!

    2. Do my New York City Ballet Workout at least three times a week.

    3. Learn how to make healthy food on a budget.

    4. Try something new.

    5. Finish a book.

    Well you already know about my job at the hardware store. That went really well. I really liked it there, and I plan to go back over Christmas break.

    Dance workout - #fail. I really need to do it at least once before I go, because I need to mad stretch out before starting dance. I’m not where I need to be.

    Healthy food - I bought a cookbook that’s for college students, and I really like it. It has a variety of great recipes for all of my needs, and accommodates for how my needs may change. It also does a lot with leftovers and how those can be used.

    Try something new - I did that a lot at the hardware store. I built two grills and a fire pit all by myself, I learned how to shake paint, there were just a lot of exciting new experiences for me.

    Finish a book - I’m counting the cookbook. I know that’s lame. But it’ll make me feel better about myself. So hush.

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    Summer 2011: I’ve got all this time, I might as well do something with it…

    And so I shall! Omg how I wish this was the view outside my house, but it’s not. Oh well. I like my house. And I’ll be going down the Cape this summer so that will be great too. But, this isn’t about beaches or beautiful weather and all that jazz, it’s about doing something with my life!

    Last Friday I got my wisdom teeth out, so for a few days I was kind of out of commission, basically just laying in bed all drugged up on Percocet and watching movies all day. I watched my Glee Season 1 DVDs at least a dozen times. But I’m doing much better now, a week later. I’m still experiencing some discomfort and I found the peanut butter and jelly sandwich I had for lunch to be a bit of a challenge (I really wanted one…I think I was being a little too ambitious), but it’s way better than it was. Anyway, moral of the story is I barely left my bed, let alone my house, for a few days, and even the past couple of days when I’ve been out of bed I haven’t really traveled much farther than my kitchen. This has made me realize how much I love doing stuff, and how I need to do a ton of it this summer! So I decided to make some goals for myself to achieve by the end of the summer to keep myself entertained and motivated, and I’ll keep y’all posted with my progress. Here’s what I came up with:

    1. GET A JOB!!!!! I’ve been applying anywhere and everywhere. I need a job. So much. Spain won’t pay for itself (I’m going to study abroad in the spring). Plus I’d like to have some fun too, like trying to get down to Pittsburgh to visit that boyfriend of mine :) I’ll let y’all know where I end up.

    2. Do my New York City Ballet Workout at least three times a week. I asked for this for my birthday a few years ago and it’s a great workout. It’s hard, and you feel awful afterwards, but it’s that kind of feeling awful that you actually feel great. I’d like to really work on my fitness this summer. I’m not out of shape by any means, but I’d like to be more in shape. I’ll include too just exactly how this affects my body.

    3. Learn how to make healthy food on a budget. Next year I’m living in an apartment off campus, and I’m not having an unlimited dining plan, which means that I’ll be doing a lot of cooking for myself. I want to learn how to make myself healthy, delicious dinners without breaking the bank. I’m a college student. I don’t have all kinds of money. But I can’t just live on macaroni and cheese. Not only am I sure I’d get sick of it, I’m pretty sure I’d gain like a thousand pounds. Whenever I made myself dinner this past year, it usually was mac and cheese. I would make it if I felt like I didn’t have time to go to the dining hall to grab food before I had to go somewhere. But I can’t make that a regular thing. So I need to learn some healthy, easy, inexpensive, and, dare I say it, fun recipes to make myself next year. I’ll share a few here!

    4. Try something new. New food, new activity, new experience, new something. I like trying new things. I’m pretty adventurous. I’ll try anything once. So I want to have a new experience of some sort this summer, and I’ll talk about it here!

    5. Finish a book. I start so many books and don’t finish them. I started reading My Sister’s Keeper. I started reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Did I finish either one? No. I did not. I want to find a good book this summer and read the whole thing start to finish. I do like reading, once I find a book that I can really get into. So this summer I’ll either finish at least one if not both of those books I started, or I’ll find an entirely new book to enjoy! I’ll review it here, too. Suggestions?

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    My New Project

    So I have decided to take on a new project. I am going to become an amazing baker. I’m pretty good at baking right now. People seem to enjoy my cookies and cupcakes, but I know that there’s room for improvement. I just want to be that girl who is absolutely incredible and can bake absolutely anything. I basically want to be the Bree Hodge/Van de Kamp (for all you Desperate Housewives fans out there) of Catholic University. And of my friends. And like…life. I have intentions to take a cake decorating class this summer with my friend Aleksis so that we can learn all kinds of fun new baking techniques. I also want to learn how to make/roll fondant, because then I can bake amazing cakes and make them look even more amazing, with the smooth, clean look of fondant. I am so excited.

A myriad of musings from a pensive procrastinator

I'm Jess, I'm 20, I'm a college student, and I love my life.

“For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.”
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