It’s June 21st, which means it’s the Summer Solstice! First day of summer. It’s also my last summer in Japan. Summer is going to mean a few things, and I have some goals.
I am currently reading a couple books that will take far too long to finish. I would like to find more time to read, preferably at home, maybe at night after everyone else has gone to bed. That means I need to streamline my blog posting process. However, my best posting times are at night, as I have more time to write the posts. But that’s for another section of this post. I’ll try as much as I can to read during breaks at work, as well as on the train to and from work, and make time to read at night.
I’ve been able to keep up with my two posts a day commitment. Not one day has been missed so far this year. I will continue with that for the rest of the year, not only summer. I’m also going to start up a new blog about architecture and urban photography. Other things to look forward to are more worldbuilding posts. I also plan to get started on Quick Facts, which is basically a renamed Encyclopedia Entries. I’ll get the astronomy section organised, as well as start up the geography and palaeontology sections.
After a successful A to Z Challenge in April, I slacked off. Mainly due to visa sponsorship application forms and things like that. I must get back into writing, at least 15 minutes a day. More on days I’m home alone.
Prepare for my sister’s visit in October. I won’t take any time off at Obon in August, so I’ll try find shifts in other schools that are open for this holiday period. I want to save up my paid holidays for my sister’s visit. I also want to go out quite a bit with my daughter, such as the beach and more splash parks. She needs to get fully diaper trained. She knows what to do, she just doesn’t let us know she needs to use the toilet. Got to work on that. I’d like to install The Sims 3 on my computer, as I haven’t actually played any games on it since my old computer decided to die on me. My favourite game, SimCity 4, is difficult to install thanks to my daughter, who got her grubby, sticky, slimy hands on the CD and made it very difficult clean off.
What are your summer plans (or winter, if you’re in the southern hemisphere)?