Summer 2018 Bucket List / Goals

Now that the weather is warmer and school is just about finished it’s time for a summer bucket list! I’m always lost as to what to do when there’s no school so the summer bucket list is the most important season of bucket lists.

Summer 2018 bucket list

These are a few of things I’m hoping to do this summer:

  • Eat meals outdoors and enjoy the weather.
  • Roast marshmallows over the fire pit and make s’mores. I’ve actually already done this!
  • Enjoy the outdoors more. Go for walks, sit outside, take pictures of nature, bike rides.
  • Eat summer foods. Salads, fresh food from the garden, fresh fruit from the farmers’ market, homemade popsicles (a future recipe post?!), gazpacho. This is making me hungry.
  • Make a summer playlist.
  • Travel. There are two trips I’m going on. Guess where?
  • Pick some flowers to bring inside.
  • Redecorate my room.
  • Enjoy the free time, work on art and other things.
  • Make iced herbal teas.
  • Do yoga or meditation outside at least once.
  • Have a sleepover.
  • Help out in the garden.
  • Go to the park.
  • Read more.

Goals

The goals are the less fun, more important things I would like to accomplish over the summer.

  • Finish all of my finals. The number one thing!
  • Get my drivers license and practice driving.
  • Clear out unwanted stuff.
  • Prepare for next school year by pre-studying to make sure I didn’t forget things.
  • Keep blogging up and hit 1,500 (maybe 2,000?) followers!

What are some of the things on your summer bucket list or summer goals you’d like to complete?

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I Met An Online Friend And It Wasn’t Creepy + Niagara Falls Travel

This accidentally got posted on Tuesday, but I was busy and had forgotten to fill it in (AWKWARD) so now it’s the legit post! Sorry, about that! Now on to the actual post.

Homeschooling and online friends

Often with homeschooling, people are concerned about socializing and how it is done when kids are not in a traditional school. (you can read my post where I talk more about socializing here!) Just because it’s not the traditional way doesn’t mean we don’t make friends. We make friends everywhere from homeschool groups to communities classes, one just has to be creative.

A big source of friendships for me has been online. It allows for a broad range of friends and people around the world who you can interact with at any time (or not interact with if you don’t feel like it!) as opposed to if they were friends from school who you would just see during school hours or when you hang out after. This is good for homeschoolers, too, since they can interact during the day. I will definitely talk more about online friendships in the future, but for now, this is on meeting one of my close friends for the first time!

How we met online and meeting IRL

We met each other in 2016 (I think??) on a game and the first day she invited me to join in on a Skype call with a few others from the game to chat while we played. A little while later I created a group of a bunch of people that I liked and wanted to get to know better and since then we’ve had many calls where we do things like try to recreate makeup looks, watch movies (usually Disney Channel classics that I haven’t seen because I failed at Disney Channel watching besides Phineas and Ferb), cook or sometimes just talk. From calling and the amount of time spent together we had gotten to know each other for awhile before the meeting, just needed to get that in so it doesn’t sound too creepy. We found out we didn’t live too far away from each other and decided we would plan a trip to Niagara Falls together on my birthday!

  Niagara Falls has an amusement park where for a pretty good price (about $30) you get tickets to 6 attractions, which were a lot of fun. It’s a good idea to have something to do when meeting so it doesn’t become too boring or awkward, plus it’s in a public area for safety.

We found each other and took pictures right away and got some food before starting with the attractions. It would seem like meeting someone for the first time in person after years of knowing each other would be weird, but it felt pretty normal besides that fact that we were in an amusement park.

The first attraction we did was the Movieland Wax Museum, quite creepy to be honest, but fun to take pictures with all of the celebrities. There was a haunted hallway (I’m not actually sure what it was but it was like a haunted house as part of the museum) that we walked through and I was absolutely terrified and screamed like crazy when there was a loud noise. We tried to get out fast. Next was Ghost Blasters which was built into The Great Canadian Midway. It sort of reminded me of the Buzz Lightyear ride at Disneyworld only in 3D. I did not win at that and also jumped at anything that was coming towards me in 3D. I have the best of nerves. After that, we rode the Wild West Coaster, which is a 3D movie in special chairs that make it feel like a roller coaster. With the Fun Pass, you get arcade tickets so we played there and won 2 matching bracelets (which we both ended up losing).

There is a giant Ferris wheel over the falls also included in the pass. It provides good photo opportunities of The Falls.

Next on the pass was glow in the dark mini golf which was very fun and a 6D zombie ride similar to the coaster but with lasers shooting the zombies. After we had finished the pass we walked down to the falls then got tea before heading off. All in all a very fun and memorable birthday.

Have you met any online friends before? Have you been to Niagara Falls before?

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Young Adult Travel Bucket List – European Tour

In my young adult years, it’s my goal to gain as many experiences and learn as much as I can, mostly through travel and whatever path of school and work I will be in. The schools I’ve applied to are nearby so I will be living at home, which will provide me with a good home base without having to have my own place to worry about ( or the added cost of living ) so I can travel more freely. The schools also offer several different programs for travelling abroad:

  • Co-op where you can be hired abroad for a school term and get to work as part of your education.
  • The exchange program where you can take some of your courses at a school abroad.

With the opportunities the school provides and on my own, there are lots of places I’m hoping to explore in my young adult years. This post will be about Europe!

 

Where to?

I’ve been working on a list that is more in detail but right now I just have a bit figured out.

European tour

First stop – Iceland on the way to Europe.

It seems to be not too uncommon to stop and stay in Reykjavik for a day or 2.

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From reykjavik.com

What I would do

  • See around the city
  • Go to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal pool. It’s naturally very warm water and they have places where you can swim in it. Even if I wasn’t swimming, it’s very beautiful.
  • Take an Icelandic pony tour of either the volcanoes or some of the historical sights. Pretty much anywhere just as long as I can ride one of the ponies.

 

The UK

What I would do

The list for the UK could go on forever, but these are the things I would want to do the most.

  • Explore London, maybe take a bus tour.
  • Go to the baths in Bath.
  • Explore Edinburgh.
  • See some of the major historical sights.
  • Visit Buckingham Palace.

 

Amsterdam

  • Probably bike throughout.
  • Visit some of their cool coffee shops.
  • Explore the city because it looks like a really interesting place.
  • Go to the Van Gogh Museum
  • Visit the Rijksmuseum Library

 

Spain

  • Learn to Salsa dance
  • Visit a colourful market
  • Explore the place

 

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Picture off of Pinterest

 

Italy

There is so much to see in Italy I would be happy to go anywhere. So far the list is just one thing, though.

  • Spend a day in Rome.

 

Greece

I would probably only want to spend a weekend at most in Athens and that would be it.

  • Take a tour through Acropolis
  • See all of the famous ancient places
  • EAT!

 

Where would you go in Europe?

 

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Fall Bucket List 2017

Fall!

It’s almost fall! Or it already is, but right now it is pretty warm here and I’m in a fall-ish mood so it’s time for an autumn post.

 

A Million reasons to love fall

Fall is probably my favourite season, I may have gotten my love for fall from reading Anne Of Green Gables and it making me truly appreciate how pretty fall is. The world quiets down for a nap through winter, trees turn beautiful colours, the weather cools down, food gets warmer and heavily spiced, drinks hotter, houses cozier. I can’t let fall go by without taking full advantage of it!

 

Bucket list

Pinterest is the best place in the fall, with spicy recipes and pictures of cozy cats by the fire, so it inspired me to make a fall bucket list of all the things I would like to do to really have a good autumn!

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I will keep the blog and my Instagram updated with posts of doing things off of the list, so keep watch for them all season!

 

What are your favourite things about fall?

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Teenage Bucket List

This sounds like it should be the name of a coming of age movie.

Sometimes with being homeschooled, I have felt like I’m missing out on being a kid because I’m not in school like lots of other kids my age, and I’m at home a lot of the day like a retired person. That’s not a bad thing at all and I like to think it makes me a little more mature, even though it probably doesn’t haha. A little while ago I made this list of things that felt like a teenager should do or that I didn’t want to miss out on, mostly it’s just things on my bucket list that I want to do as a teenager.

 

The Teenage Bucket List

  1. Climb a tree because I haven’t done this yet?!
  2. Go to a concert. Did this, but more would be fun or a festival.
  3. Stay up all night. I’ve done this, too!
  4. Watch the sunrise?? I’ve done this, not quite sure why I had this 0n the teenage list, though.
  5. Go to a sleepover. Did this!
  6. Dye hair crazy colours. Did this, too!
  7. Start a business. Working on it.
  8. Learn to drive. I’ve read a little bit of the book, that’s probably good enough, right?
  9. And get drivers license. Because what’s the point of learning if I don’t get a license?
  10. Go to a school dance. My homeschool group doesn’t have a lot of high school aged kids so I can’t really set one up, but I’ve always wanted to go to one. Ok, to be honest, I just want to dress up.
  11. Go on a road trip. Or just travel. Done a little bit of this.
  12. Get a job.
  13. “Graduate” homeschooling. Getting there.
  14. Go to a pool party. I’ve done this already, too!
  15. Meet some of my online friends. I’ve met one and there’s plenty more to go.
  16. Go to one of the Great Lakes beaches.
  17. Have a Tumblr photo shoot.
  18. Do a colour run. I’ve done this a few years ago!
  19. Learn to skate. Sort of did this, I stood up and moved a little bit on skates.
  20. Learn to ski.
  21. Play tennis.
  22. Learn an instrument. I’m not sure what one I want to do, I’m also not very motivated to do this.
  23. Make a blog. Here it is!
  24. Take ballroom dance lessons. I need a partner.
  25. Make a giant collage in my room. I had one then took it down after it had been up for about a year.

 

What would be on your Teenage Bucket List?

 

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