Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer Bucket List

I don't really like the term "bucket list" for whatever reason, but there's really nothing better to call a list of things you want to do before the summer is over. So bucket list it is. I have sort of a "Summer Before College" bucket list going and needless to say, little to no things on that list have been crossed off! Sad Face.

Geez, I can't believe it's AUGUST?! Summer has absolutely flown by. It seems like just yesterday I was taking that last test, SO ready for senior year to be over. Now freshman year is about to start in less than 3 weeks, and I couldn't be more excited. I mean.. I am happy, but part of me is sad to leave my friends and change can be hard. This summer was supposed to be all about hanging out with my friends for the last time, and I kind of feel that I wasted these last two months away working.

But never fear, I have 3 weeks left before I move out, and I most definitely am not going to waste them. So if you're like me and have taken summer 2k14 for granted, there's still hope to do some must-do summer activities before it's back to the old grind.
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Road Trip
I have always wanted to go on a road trip with a few of my besties. It doesn't even matter to me where I would go: the beach, a concert, or somewhere new. It would be so much fun to grab some iced coffees, turn the radio up, and just drive. I'm still not losing out hope on this one. What a perfect way to end the summer. 

Summer Bonfire
Cliche I know, but there's just something about hanging out with your friends, roasting marshmallows, sharing memories from high school, and talking about the future that is quintessential to summer.

Host a dinner party
Invite a few people over, dress up, and have a nice dinner. Very Blair Waldorf if you ask me. 

Sunrise/Sunset picnic
I have done this once this summer, woke up at 5:45 and everything to see the sunrise on the lake, only for it to be cloudy. Sigh. Picnics are soooo cute, definite date idea, but even for all you single ladies, you too can pack breakfast, and meet some friends to watch the sunrise! An inexpensive way to enjoy the beauty of summer.

DIY projects
This summer was supposed to be all about diy-ing a bunch of the dorm room projects that I've been pinning for months. Lets just say, I've been slacking. By the end of the summer, if you're anything like me, you might be getting a little bored and stir-crazy. And there's no better cure than keeping busy with crafting! 

Berry Picking
Another inexpensive summer activity. There are probably many farms around your area where you can go and pick fruit. Just google it! Blueberries are in season during late July. Nothing is better than making a fresh blueberry cobbler with the fruit that you picked earlier that day!

Read a few books for pleasure
I thought summer reading stopped in high school, but the college I'm attending is making the incoming freshmen read a certain book over the summer. It wasn't short, but thank goodness it was an easy read. It definitely got me thinking though. Summer is the perfect time to read some books that I've been wanting to read for a while since there won't be much time for pleasure reading when college starts. 

How do you plan on making the most of what's left of the summer?
Stay Classy!
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