A Quick Summer Bucket List

June 26th 2019


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Giving myself a little motivation to get shit done this summer~

I told myself that I wouldn’t make a summer bucket list this year out of fear of being disappointed by the outcome.  Life has been really up in the air lately and a bit hectic, but I figured that I shouldn’t let that stop me from throwing together a quick summer bucket list to motivate me to get, at least, a few things done this summer that are more fun than they are work-related. So, without further introduction, here is my summer bucket list:

  1. Visit at least one new place- Lucky for me, living in a new state means that every place is a new place. However, I still think it’d be nice to plan a day trip to a place I’ve never been in the state. I have my sights set on Asheville right now, but who knows what the future will bring!
  2. Meet at least one new friend- Making friends as an adult as hard, so if I can make at least one new friend this summer that actually wants to hang out and do things with me, I will consider that a huge success! I’m very friendly and outgoing, but can be a little shy when it comes to initiating new friendships so I am going to push myself to put myself out there whenever possible.
  3. Stick to going to the gym and being active-I don’t know how my life and job situation are going to change over the summer, but I do know that I want to keep to working out at least 3 days a week (but preferably more). I don’t expect myself to go to the gym everyday, but I do want to stay active whenever possible. I always feel better on days that I have been physically active, so as long as I get out of bed and do a little something each day, I consider it a success.
  4. Finish a book this summer (even a reread counts)- I have been so so bad with my reading lately and really want to get back on track. I am setting the bar super low for myself and saying that I only need to finish one book, in the hopes that I finish more than one. I love reading and used to be such an avid reader, but I have been stressed and wrapped up in other things this year and have sort of fell out of my reading habit.
  5. Continue my personal enrichment- I have been taking a lot of online courses this month in the hopes that they will improve my resume and land me a good job. However, I want to challenge myself to continue taking courses, both professionally and recreationally, in order to engage my brain and learn things that can help me better myself.

This summer bucket list is definitely a deviation from past lists, but I think that keeping my expectations really light this year is what will be best for me overall. This list also leaves room for me to surprise myself and exceed my personal expectations. If you want to check out more of my summer goals, I made a post last month called New Adventures & Summer Goals where I talked a bit more about what I hope to get out of this summer on a more personal level.

I hope to be back to writing ambitious bucket lists this fall, but here’s to a summer of new opportunities!

What is on your summer bucket list?


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Jess, 25, yogi, believer in things, book worm, shy, aspiring human of Earth. I like to spend my time on a yoga mat, typing away with my thoughts, or taking pictures of anything and everything. Stop on by for everything from self-care to book reviews to fashion posts and more!

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