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Summer Goals
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last post: Jul 16, 2017
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Summer Goals

1 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-09 16:22
What do you plan on doing over the summer? I bought some watercolours and a Japanese language textbook.

I want to make some cute flower paintings!
2 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-09 16:24
I'm going to study math in my free time due to never being good at it in school.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-09 18:57
Upgrade my computer. I should also mention that being a NEET summer is no different than any other season for me
4 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-09 20:41
I've been living the NEET life for a while now as well so I figure I should try to get a job. It's way more stressful than I thought it would be though.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-09 23:55
I'm going to try and improve my drawing skills, and hopefully get a job as well. It might also be nice to finish an album over the summer!
6 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-12 08:15
I plan on being uncomfortably busy with school. I wish I was a NEET again ;_;
7 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-12 08:35
I just graduated high school so I'm gonna work all summer to try and save up some money. I work as a sailing school instructor for kids between 9-16, it's quite a lot of fun even though it's one of the most heavily underpaid summer jobs you can get.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-12 09:15
It's depressingly late for this, but I hope I can find a summer job. Whether I do or don't, I shall try to read a lot of non-fiction in fields I am interested in to meet more academic success.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-12 10:30
Being in the southern hemisphere, I suppose it's winter goals for me... Ideally I can get a job and start saving for all the things I've set my heart on. That and do something about my social life.

But more realistically, I'll just stay poor and lonely for some years to come.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-12 14:08
I'll dig Japanese Grammar and Vocab and such. Maybe I'll do some stuff about my Latin. The last exam was really bad, I hope my report and graduation won't be affected way too much.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-14 23:36
I gave a myself a few goals for the summer to complete before the summer is over. One, learn the 108 Hiragana. Two learn Taiyou no Uta on guitar. Three run three days a week at a minimum. Four make money to take a trip to visit a friend.

OPTIONAL: Learn either Python or Javascript.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-15 00:24
>>7

That job sounds like a blast.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-15 15:49
>>12
It's a lot of fun, and don't go calling me a pervert now but the lightly-clad teenage girls are pleasing to the eye.
The only downsides are the pay, as stated before, and the working hours (which is kinda related to the pay). You work from 8-6, mon-fri and get about 290 EUR a week ($390, £250), though I talked to some of the others and they said that apparently you get paid based on age and for how long you've worked. This is only my second year there so I guess it's all right.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-15 19:50
To try and survive.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-08 02:15
Lose ten ponds. Get abs.

HUUUURRRRRRRRG
16 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-12 03:53
We're well into summer now. How is everyone doing on their goals? Made any progress or changed anything?

I still haven't gotten a job, but I'm not giving up!
17 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-12 05:44
>>16

I haven't upgraded my computer, but I HAVE bought a 32GB USB flash drive for my xbox, so when GTA5 comes out I have space to install it. Then when the PC version comes out I can get rid of the GTA stuff and have 32GB of extra storage space for my beloved 2D girl pictures. Of course, to play the eventual PC version I would have to first upgrade my computer, and... ( ´・ω・`)
18 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-12 06:33
I plan on mastering cold showers. I've started taking cold showers yesterday and so far it's hell. However, I plan on pulling through and honestly incorporating this into my regular lifestyle. If all goes as planned, I'll never take a hot shower for the rest of my life. Wish me luck ;_;
19 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-12 08:12
>>18
I did that around a year ago and it did seem to boost my mood/energy levels. You can do it!
20 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-12 12:05
>>16

I'll go on vacation in 2 weeks or so. That's when I'll start learning grammar. Now I'm getting by with vocabulary and Kanji. My school report will also be pretty good!
21 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-14 01:11
>>19

Taking cold showers boosts your mood and energy levels? How?
22 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-15 01:35
>>21
I don't know about energy or mood but it has positive effects on the cardiovascular system. The shock makes your veins contract and expand giving them a sort of workout if you will.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-15 16:12
I can play practically everything I want on the guitar, so I'm focusing on getting in shape by jogging and doing bodyweight exercises. I'm noticably improving. The rest of my summer "goals" are drinking and hanging out with friends.
24 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-29 00:34
I'm >>11-san.

I've pretty much mastered the Hiras and I feel pretty proud about it.
I've made all the money I need to take the trip to visit my friend.
I have NOT learned the song I wanted to.
I have NOT JS or Python. It's hard to get the motivation to. I don't know why.

I tried doing cold showers, but nooope. I'm just not as tough and MANLY as >>19-san.
25 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-31 17:03
I've tried the cold shower thing as well today. Breathing was a bit hard in the beginning, but I quickly came to realize its charms. Afterwards I felt like I could handle a bear or so to speak, haha.
26 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-31 21:27
I went swimming with my sister today. It was great to see her out of the house.
27 Name: Anonymous : 2013-08-13 18:27
>>18-san here.
Thought I'd give an update and answer >>16-san.

It's been one month since I've started taking cold showers, and the whole experience was really hard the first couple weeks! But after that it was really quite easy. It starts out a little uncomfortable, but I can ease into it much much faster than when I started. I certainly think it's worth it, it boosts my self esteem quite a bit. I've heard it's common to do a "one month cold shower challenge", but I'm not stopping here. No way.

So I think this actually completes my summer goal. My next (autumn?) goal is to learn how to lucid dream. Starting today I'll be doing those reality checks periodically and when I dream I'll write down everything I remember. I realize that this will take much longer to accomplish so I'm starting now. Hopefully this won't be as hard as cold showers (´・ω・`)
28 Name: Anonymous : 2013-08-14 09:19
>>27
Once you get the habits down it's actually pretty easy. I find it's helpful to write a letter/symbol on your hand to remind you to do reality checks when you see it (I used "A" for "aware").
29 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-23 05:33
>>18
>>27
I've been wanting to do that for a while, I've tried one or twice, but it's a bit hard to get into the swing of things
30 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-23 05:34
>>18
>>27
I've been wanting to do that for a while, I've tried one or twice, but it's a bit hard to get into the swing of things
31 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-23 06:04
Get a professional certification, finish a few self teaching guides that review some high school topics I haven't touched in years, and finally finish "How to draw on the left side of the brain" to see if drawing is a viable hobby for me.

I should finish all this within the month which means I can look for a job in peace.
32 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-24 17:07
I'm gonna have to find a job or I'll be thrown out of here... which is only fair, I've been a NEET for a while now. But I'm confident it'll work out this time.
Other than that, I plan on getting a server and finally start hosting a few things. I want to start a blog where I talk about programming-related things in general, and another where I (and maybe a friend of mine) review old FPS and similar games, maybe even start making videos when I get a good enough computer to record them well and a microphone.
I'm planning to review most FPS that came out in the period between Doom and when brown 'n' bloom CoD clones became popular.
33 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-24 23:25
>>32
I recently graduated from NEEThood myself. Good luck, you can do it.
I love retro FPS; post a link to your blog when you get it started.
34 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-03 23:19
It's winter where I live, but I plan to finish some projects and start learning japanese. It's a language that I've always been interested, but I was just too lazy to start learning it.
I hope I don't give up on it again.
35 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-03 23:28
I'm late to the thread but I'm taking the summer off. My main concern is finishing my stack of books and a small certification test. Once august rolls around I'll go back to work.
36 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-05 10:38
Get into a university, finish with my gun papers and join IPSC. Also restart Japanese learning since now I've got enough time for that.
37 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-06 00:36
>>36
I started to try and learn japanese but I was scared off by the very steep time commitment. Good on you for joining IPSC, are you from Europe? I think you have to join by law. I used to compete with IDPA but stopped because the time commitment again was too much for what little I was actually shooting.
38 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-07 05:28
I've been working hard in preparation for a poetry contest. I'm due to submit in about a week! I doubt I shall win, but I think the reality check will be worth the entry fee.
39 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-07 07:13
>>38
Good luck! Are you one of the people who has posted in the poetry thread here?
40 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-07 07:29
>>39
Thank you! I haven't posted anything in the poetry thread, but I might sometime soon. Keep your eyes peeled!
41 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-11 20:53
i'll be entering college in november and until then i will be working full-time at a postal hotline.

i hope to have moar time for my hobbies now too. i'm also looking for a girlfriend

to think that it's been like 6 years since i first typed 4chan.org into my address bar
42 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-11 20:55
also, >>10 was posted by me lmao.
43 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-12 01:14
>>41
What sort of hobbies do you have? I'm always on the lookout for better ones.
44 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-13 04:24
Gamble less, pay off debts, save up enough for a car..
45 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-13 17:21
>>37
I'm in Russia, the place's pretty lax with guns compared to the rest of Europe, but to shoot real pistols (at all) and rifles (without the 5yr waiting period) you need to be a sportsman.
And on time commitment for Japanese: studying Anki decks while on transport can do wonderful things.
46 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-13 20:13
>>45
I started grinding kanji two weeks ago, it's entertaining so far. the logograms are going to get harder to recognize soon though..
47 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-15 22:19
>>45
Five years is a long time, here in texas you can buy a gun and use it at the range the same day. It's when you want to have a concealed license that it takes a few months to get everything together.

It's a shame too, pistols are the ones that I think are the best. They're much easier to deal with than rifles or shotguns. Easier to take apart, easier to clean, take up less space, more accessible, and more places to compete with when I was into that.

As for the japanese stuff, I did set up anki but I didn't really feel like it was a worthwhile thing to do the time commitment was just an easy excuse to drop it.
48 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-16 07:21
I recently got a bike that my dad used to use, but doesn't anymore, and I feel obligated to start riding it. I usually walk to where I need to go so it can only be a good thing. The only problem is that I'm scared to start riding it.
Aside from my nervousness of starting, maintaining it is something I'm also in the dark about. I would like to make the bike last and not have it break under my feet and that kind of plays into my nervousness of riding it.
In any case my goal is to ride it at least once and learn how to maintain it this summer, even though it's kind of late.
49 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-16 10:24
>>48
If it's a good bike it won't really need maintenance. Just take it to a bike repair shop every once in a while to tune brakes and shifter and check up on it. Once a year is probably enough if you don't ride it that much, otherwise whenever you feel like the brakes or shifter aren't working as well.
The only think you should probably learn is how to change the inner tube if you plan on going far, having it blow up when you're away from home sucks if you don't know how do change it.
Otherwise, just enjoy the bike. What kind of bike is it, mountain or road or city?
50 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-16 13:21
>>49
It's a mountain bike, I think it's a nice bike but I can't say for certain because I'm not very knowledgeable on bikes. It has a few years on it because I got it from my dad, but it wasn't really used much so it's mostly been collecting dust, which makes me a little nervous. I think before I ride it I might just go to a bike shop and make sure everything is fine because of that reason. I don't think I would go too far but I'll ask about the inner tube regardless just for peace of mind.
I appreciate the response by the way.
51 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-16 16:59
>>50
Yeah, you should take it to a bike shop for tuning if it hasn't been used for a while, but otherwise it should be all right.
As for the inner tube, you just need a small lever to remove the tire and a replacement for the tube, you can watch a video online or ask at the bike shop for how to do it, it's not too hard.
Also make sure to have a pump, and check if your tires are inflated every once in a while.
That's all I can think of, if you keep those things in mind you'll be fine. I hope you'll have fun!

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