One Month, a Million Projects10:33 PM
Now that the crazy is all behind me, I'm making a list of all the grand plans I want to accomplish. I'm back home for a month before school starts and only doing a little bit of work remotely for my summer job. If I don't get some projects started, I'm going to end up one cranky, Facebook-addicted girl. (Yeah, I was that kid who hated summer because she didn't have school to keep her busy. I need things to do.)
- Hitting the bestsellers list. I'm going to see if I can write a book in less than a month by drafting a chapter a day. The working title that I made up while driving this afternoon is Going Steady: A Big Sister's Thoughts on Dating Seriously. It's literally a bunch of observations (not rules) on what it's actually like to be in a serious dating relationship. Everybody writes about purity and whether you should date or court -- and then there's nobody around to help you figure out how to love your boy in that awful stage of "we're not breaking up, but we're not getting married either because college and parents and age." Anyone want to pre-order? :)
- Becoming a millionaire. I'm looking into launching a money-making blog and creating webinars. Everything I read tells me to get a niche or give up, but it breaks my heart to limit what I write about on this blog. I think I'll just start a separate website -- the breadwinning counterpart to this quirky, sporadically updated blog. And I'll start it sometime when I'm not going into my senior year.
- Solving the gender issue. Speaking of which, I picked my senior thesis! The topic: women's roles in the early church. It satisfies my love for biblical exegesis and historical theology, plus it's personally relevant. I'm beyond excited to start researching this topic, and I'll definitely be sharing my findings with you throughout the semester!
- Learning fashion. On another intellectual note (cough), I realized I owned too much stuff when I dragged three trash bags and one box of clothes and shoes out to my car in 90 degrees, 500% humidity. Do I even wear half this stuff? No. I researched creating a versatile wardrobe, so I need to start throwing stuff out, reselling my size 8 clothes, and buying quality, matching outfits.
- Making friends with cool people. And finally, would any of you be interested in a live Q&A session hosted on a public Google hangout? (The live part would be me answering. You'd ask the questions beforehand because I am the world's most long-winded extemporaneous speaker.) I'm figuring out how exactly this hangout would work, but before I invest all this time in wrangling free technology, I though I'd poll my potential audience. :)
Any last-month plans before summer ends?