Studying for finals can get quite depressing, but fortunately, there’s the summer to look forward to! And with summer comes things to do, places to see, and experiences to be had. Here are some of the things I’m looking to do in the summer of 2012.
1. Riding my bicycle. I haven’t ridden in a couple months, and even though I’m having a blast longboarding, I just don’t feel whole, as ridiculous as that sounds. It’s getting to the point where I’m looking at people biking around campus and feeling jealous that I’m not – ha. Last summer, I biked close to six miles a day for work, and this summer, I want to add another dimension: exploring SF for maybe an hour or so after work. I love biking on city streets, taking in the sights and sounds, and it’s my hope that I learn more about the areas near and far from my workplace. Who knows, maybe I’ll starting bike vlogging again. That would be neat.
2. Playing basketball. Last summer, I played close to two hours of ball almost every week night. It was amazing. I’d never felt that good in my life, and I had so much fun and really improved in all aspects of my game. I’m looking to do something similar this summer.
3. Picking up drumming. I have an electronic drum set that’s been collecting dust for the past year or so, sadly. I really enjoyed playing it when I first got it, but I just haven’t really had the desire to continue playing, until now.
4. Continue going through AFI’s 100 Best Movies list. Self-explanatory – I love to watch movies, especially good and/or classic movies, so I’ll be crossing off a few more on this list.
5. Road trip. I’ve been thinking about this one for quite some time. I don’t know how feasible this is, especially since I’ll be working full time, but I’d like to make some road trips east over a couple weekends or so. I’ve always been interested in experiencing the other parts of America (especially non-coastal states), because I feel there is a vast disconnect between coastal and non-coastal states. I would ideally get a lot of driving done on awesome roads, see lots of interesting sights, and learn new things. Not sure if I want to go it alone or bring along some friends. Friends are always fun, but I think solo trips bring in a completely different experience, which could be good for me as well. I guess we’ll see!
Forget YOLO. Carpe Diem.
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