A few months ago, while listening to the Hall & Oates station on Pandora, I proclaimed I was going to live this summer like 1987. I don’t specifically remember 1987, but I would have been almost 7 years old, which meant I was old enough to know how awesome summer was. I was young enough to not have a care in the world, but old enough that I could ride my bike fairly freely in our part of town (very very small town). As I’ve gotten older, the freedom and pure ecstasy of summer has diminished. Partly because I don’t get time off unless I take it off, and partly because being an adult strips you of that innocence.
So, while I plan to have fun, laugh, and enjoy life this summer, I decided building a Summer Bucket List was the way to go. I kept it large enough that there should be no weekend where I don’t have something to do, but not large enough to be overwhelming.
So here’s some highlights:
– Go to at least 1 movie in the park. This should be easy, there are 2 parks with movies within 1/2 mile of my new place.
– Drinks on a rooftop. There’s something magical about rooftop bars.
– Spend a day at the beach. I’ve got 2 beaches within a mile of my new place, and although I have a pool, I need some sand time.
– Have a hot dog. This is against everything I stand for nutritionally, but its quintessential summer food.
– Do a DIY project. Moving into my new place gives me a ton of opportunity to get creative.
– Spend an entire weekend TV free. I’m a TV lover, this will be hard, but fun.
– Read a book in a weekend. I wanted this to be in a day, but that would stress me out.
– Go yardsaling in the burbs. I haven’t been yardsaling in years. It’s a awful and awesome at the same time.
– Make fresh squeezed mimosas. No explanation needed.
What’s on your summer bucket list?