As a little kid, summer was my favorite season. The weather was nice, I didn’t have school, and I could play outside to my heart’s content. It turns out, even though I’m older, I still love summer for the same reasons. Yet, I find that I still have the same problem that I did as a child – how to spend my free time. After crafting last week’s post, New Year’s Resolution Revamp, I had some time to think about the things I want to do, and I came up with a list of ten things I want to do during the last half of the summer. 

  1. Go thrifting and garage saling. As the world around us opens up, I’m excited to get out and develop my style more through good deals. If thrifting gets you excited too, check out my blog post 5 Ways to Thrift Smarter to get started! 
  2. Other than adding new pieces to my wardrobe, I want to go thrifting so that I can thrift flip. If you haven’t heard the term, thrift flipping is when you purchase something from the thrift store and make it more stylish and current. Keep an eye out for my next post in which I thrift flip a dress into a Marc Jacobs look-alike!
  3. Play Animal Crossing: New Horizons. (But not too much!) My youngest brother has so graciously allowed me to borrow his Nintendo Switch, and I’ve discovered that I love something more than Mario Kart – Animal Crossing! I’ve been getting up earlier than usual so that I can play it before he gets up. Am I obsessed? Probably! 
  4. This summer, I want to cook a new recipe. This fall, I’ll be moving into an apartment, and that means that I’ll be cooking instead of eating at the dining hall. I’ll admit that I could use a little practice in the kitchen before trekking out on my own, so I’ve been skimming cook books at my local library. 
  5. Once I nail down a new recipe or two, I want to have a picnic. I’ll take any excuse to dress up and eat good food. Picnic chic is totally a thing, have a look at Pinterest and see for yourself! 
  6. One of my original New Year’s resolutions was to read one hundred books….. Yeah, that hasn’t happened. Whoops! Reading is still one of my favorite hobbies, so I want to make a point to take time to read and fill my mind with far away places. I’m currently awaiting Kevin Kwan’s next novel, and I’m also excited to read the Hunger Game’s prequel. 
  7. Getting outside is an important part of my summer, and to kick off the last portion of the list, I want to spend more time outdoors by playing frisbee golf. There’s a mini course in my neighborhood, and my younger brother (the same one with the Switch) has been begging me to play with him. I think that adding this to my summer bucket list is a worthy endeavor. 
  8. I love the preppy style, and since I have all the clothes, what could be preppier than learning to play tennis? My college roommate has offered to teach me this fall, but I want to get a head start by hitting the ball around this summer. Besides, skorts are making a comeback! 
  9. A back to school tradition that my dad and I have is playing mini golf at a local course. I’m absolutely horrible at it, but I have a feeling that this is going to be the year that the underdog takes the win! 
  10.  I was looking forward to counseling at a summer camp, but due to COVID-19, the camp was cancelled. An activity that I normally do at camp is kayaking, so I’m going to make a point to get out on the water and enjoy the fresh air. 

I had a lot of fun making this list, so I commemorated it by writing my summer bucket list in my journal. If you make a summer bucket list, share it with us on social media! We’d love to see what you’re up to. Until next time! 

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