- Actually start reading books that I WANT TO READ again. I can no longer use the excuse 'I'm an English Literature student and I don't really have time to read for pleasure', so this means that now I'm free to sit in the garden (providing the weather stays lovely) and read to my heart's content. Some of the books on my list include: The Great Gatsby, The Fault in Our Stars, Gone Girl and The Time Traveller's Wife.
- Make cake pops. I'd only heard of cake pops a few weeks ago and they're basically little cakes on lollipop sticks- what more could you want?!
- Learn how to drive on the motorway. I passed my driving test in March and whilst I'm a fairly confident driver now, I haven't attempted to tackle the dreaded motorways yet. My old driving instructor has said that I can do a scheme called Pass Plus where I will have a one day crash course (but hopefully no crashing) and will learn how to drive on the motorway... by literally driving on the motorway with him- scary stuff!
- Introduce my body to that thing known as 'exercise'... but without eating any healthier. I love my sweets and biscuits and I'm not prepared to sacrifice them just yet.
- Attempt to get a tan for once without the use of factor 50 suncream- I feel like such a daredevil!
- Say 'yes' to more things so that I can broaden my horizons and make memories that will last for a lifetime.
- BLOG MORE!!! This is incredibly important for me as throughout my A-levels I really neglected Imagine Dream Write, as both throughout the day and in my free time, I would be doing school work. However, when I start work I think it will certainly be easier to create a work/life balance and so I will be able to create a blogging routine.
- Become a cocktail connoisseur. It is only in the last few months that I have discovered my love for cocktails as opposed to the vile vodka based drinks that so many people seem to like. Whilst a 'Woo Woo' cocktail is my signature drink, I'd love to try more- especially when I go to Tenerife! As long as it's got a funny name, packed full of sugar and fruity goodness, I'm pretty sure that I'll be happy.
- Go on more adventures and move out of my comfort zone. This will sound silly but I've recently moved out of my comfort zone with my dress sense and it's such a good feeling :)
- Watch every single Lord of the Ring's films. It's always embarrassing to be the one that never understands the references people make and to then have to sit through the awkward silence when people realise I've never seen the films. I've only watched a few bits from the Fellowship of the Ring and The Hobbit and my boyfriend Rob is determined to give me a full Lord of the Ring's education this summer.
As the glorious sun continues to 'put his hat on' and grace the UK with his presence (as well as helping pale people like myself to become a lovely shade of pink) it would appear that summertime is finally upon us. If you're like me, then you will have been impatiently waiting for the moment to shove that knitted jumper and those fluffy socks to the back of the wardrobe and victoriously dig out your favourite shorts to strut around in- even if you're only planning to stay in the house and do nothing.
What excites me most about the summer is the beginning of a new chapter of my life- starting a full-time career in marketing. It's crazy to think that just two weeks ago I was battling through my A-levels and by this time on MONDAY (so soon!), I'll be a working woman. Of course, I am scared- I can't deny that. June has been and will continue to be a strange but nonetheless momentous month full of change, but equally a month that, combined with the rest of the summer, will ultimately be so rewarding and thrilling for me.
Although I'm going to be very busy with work, I have so many things that I want to do this summer to make it the best one yet. Apart from going on holiday to Tenerife, I don't have any big plans lined up, but they always say it's the little things that count and there are plenty of things on a smaller scale that I would like to do. Here are some of my summer plans:
What do you plan to do this summer? x