and now it is summertime

I can tell that it’s summer, because I cannot breathe, and I think I’m coming down with a cold.

In the meantime, though, I’ve finally updated the playlist here, and I’m writing a short story that I think might actually be good, and I’m catching up on all the books I have checked out from the library.

My goals for this summer, aside from the obvious ones of reading and writing a lot, are these:

  • -Improve my vocabulary through daily emails from and daily playing of Free Rice.
  • -Watch all the movies on my Netflix queue before I move to Boston and no longer have a Netflix account. I’ve been so into Hulu that I never watch films anymore, and the queue is mostly foreign films and documentaries that I really should watch.
  • -Try out most of my new recipes and make sure I am good at cooking before I move.
  • -Play the piano for myself, not just when I’m teaching.
  • -Continue to purge my room of meaningless possessions.
  • -Exercise at least five days a week.
  • I start my teaching job on Tuesday, and I’m really excited. This scares me, because I have always insisted that I will never be a teacher. Everyone in my family is a teacher, and extended family and friends are as well. Not that being a librarian or working at an educational nonprofit is that much of a rebellion, but everyone I know knows that I would be terrible at teaching, because I have no patience. But substitute teaching and other informal teaching jobs this year have made me really start to like it. Yikes.


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