Your Summer Fun Bucket List

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Your Summer Fun Bucket ListSummer officially arrives on Wednesday, June 20th this year.  Whether you’re in Los Angeles, Louisville, Orlando or New York City, the summer months mean fun months.  The warm weather draws us all outdoors to socialize, shop, eat and live our lives under the sun.

Why not make this summer your best summer yet?  A summer fun bucket list can guide you through the summer week by week with lots to do.  Not only will you remain active, but you’ll also create wonderful memories for years to come.

Here are twenty things you can add to your summer fun bucket list for this year.

  • Take lots of pictures – buy or make a photo album to remember this summer.  Once you have the album start taking pictures to fill it with great memories.
  • Make at least one new friend – add a new person to your life this summer.  Maybe your new friendship will be a lasting one.
  • Take up a new sport or exercise routine – hiking, a walking group, bike riding, martial arts or even bowling!
  • Have a picnic – you can go to the beach, a nearby lake or a park.  Enjoy good food, good company and of course the good weather.
  • Go with your gut – trust yourself, your intuition or just a hunch and stick with it.
  • Go somewhere you’ve never been before — anywhere…even if it’s just two towns away.  Hello?  Road trip!
  • Start a new project – something light and fun. Something you will look forward to, something that makes you smile when you think about it during your day.
  • Pamper yourself – Treat yourself to a spa, a massage, a pedicure, a mud bath a scalp rub.
  • Have a dinner party – invite your family and friends over for some games a nice meal and a lot of laughs.
  • Go to anywhere there is water – a beach, a lake, a pond, the city fountain and sit, read, swim, walk, build sand castles, chat with strangers or take pictures.
  • Start a journal – journaling is very therapeutic.  It’s been known to relieve stress because it helps you get things off your mind.  It is also a great way to remember all the fun your will have this summer.
  • Learn to say “I love You” in five different languages – how sweet is this?  Since it’s only one simple yet powerful sentence, it will be easy to learn.  If you want to challenge yourself, double that number to ten.  Yikes!
  • Collect something – you can collect leaves, stamps, sea shells or even snapshots.  A friend of mine has a large collection of Snapple bottle caps with hundreds of cool “Real Facts”.
  • Be a tourist – no matter where you live, there has to be a tourist area near you.  Spend a day taking in all the sights.  Don’t forget your camera!
  • Use at least two of your vacation days – long weekend anyone?  You can sleep in and get up to do whatever you want, but make sure it’s some kind of summer fun.
  • Get some culture already – take in a few art exhibits, visit a museum, see a show.  Live a little.  Check your city’s local listings for free shows.
  • Brainwash yourself – believe that you can really have or accomplish whatever you want in your life.
  • Listen to some good music – with or without company put on your favorite tunes and dance your heart out.  When was the last time you just danced?  I promise you’ll sleep very well that night.
  • Reconnect – think of that long last friend that you haven’t spoken to in years.  Now do everything in your power to find her or him.  As you pursue the reunion, the universe will bring you closer and closer to your friend.
  • Dress up – pick one day to wear something that makes you look and feel AMAZING!  I know some of you do this every day.  For everyone else, go all out!

How’s that for a great summer filled with fun and happiness? The best part is, you don’t have to do them all.  Pick as many as you want, but pick at least one.

Have you put your summer fun bucket list together yet? What are your plans for this summer?  Tell us what neat ideas you have in mind for the next three months!


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Alana Johnson

Alana Johnson tries to enjoy the simple things in life and writes for the Lifestyle category on Quality Life Resources. Living in the small New England town of Norwalk, CT, she looks forward to the warm summer months. To submit your own article for my category, please click HERE. View all Self Improvement articles.