How I Plan to Use my Extra Time

If you’re reading this post then that means one of two things.  Either A.) I’ve decided that sleeping is overrated and I much prefer blogging what the voices in my head are telling me, or B.) I have completed all my major assignments/projects for my last two masters classes.  Because I don’t want to give off the wrong impression after working for the past three years to build up your trust in me, I’m announcing that I have exactly seven days left in my post graduate program!  No offense, Cincinnati; it’s been real, but I can’t wait to say GOODBYE!


I’ve estimated that I’ve spent an additional 5-10 hours a week, per class, maintaining a solid 4.0 average on my assignments and projects for the past 3.34 years, including moving from Alaska to Michigan, Michigan to Jacksonville House #1, House #1 to House #2, teaching English I to English III, Creative Writing, and AP Lang.  I’d say I’m due for a strong…vacation.

Amanda Carnival Dream

Oh yes!  Let’s do THAT again!!!


Oh.  Right.  A girl can dream, can’t she?!?!

Since I’m a Booker on a Budget, I immediately headed online to create a book list to kickstart my Bookation – AKA The Summer I Reunited with the Library.  I found an intriguing list of books that I have committed myself to, meaning that I’ve already checked out four books on the list.


100 Books That Will Make You More Interesting, More Attractive, and Sound Smart Even If You Aren’t (Yet)

(Some hefty promises here, but at this point I’ll try anything)

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These are only some of the titles, but I really liked the layout, so I printed off the PDF and pasted it into my Erin Condren Life Planner.

100 Book List One

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Because I have recently read some of these books (anything within one year) I will swap the title for another written by the same author.  Case in point: I read Slaughterhouse Five with the English III classes in March, so instead I’ll be reading Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut.

My goal is to read at least twenty-five to thirty of the books on the list by the end of the summer when we return to our in-service days, August 6th.  That gives me 114 days, averaging 4-5 days per book.  I’d say that’s a reasonable goal.

In Other News…

I started a second blog for the Project Genius Hour that I completed during the 1st semester of the school year.  I am going to be continuing with Genius Hour, but I do not want to split my posting time between two different blogs.  Therefore, I am going to be shutting down “Road to Genius” and asking all of those followers to transition to Forever Within the Numbered Pages.

You can also find my over at Bloglovin:


2 thoughts on “How I Plan to Use my Extra Time

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