Today is the official first day of summer, which is also officially my least favourite season (I know, I know. Don’t throw tomatoes at me). I’m very fair skinned, so I burn easily, and I also despite being hot and feeling sweaty in the wrong circumstances (such as any time other than when I’m working out). I was born on the first day of autumn and it must have been a sign because that’s the season I wish that I could live in all year round.
However, I am currently working on being very mindful of my attitude and reminding myself (often) to be as positive as I can (despite the fact that it’s so hot I’m breaking a sweat walking to my car). So, despite my vehement dislike of the sun and the heat, I have created a list of fun things to do that will help me make the most of the season (as I count down the days until autumn).
Tell me what you want to accomplish this summer in the comments below.
My Summer Bucket List
- Spend as much time at the cottage as possible (read: every freakin’ weekend – other obligations be damned)
- Have a family picnic
- Host a BBQ with our cottage neighbours
- Make s’mores by the campfire at least once, guilt-free. Life is too short not to have some s’mores
- Spend as many weekends as possible without any electronic devices
- Make some new couple friends who are in the same stage of life as us. Some of the people in our lives have been disappointing me lately (JP is a lot more easygoing than I am and he doesn’t care much either way), so there is no time like the present to branch out and meet new people
- Play Frisbee
- Go to a drive-in movie theatre
- Go fishing
- Watch as many sunsets as possible
- Sleep in the screened in porch at the cottage at least once
- Go for as many hikes as possible
- Play cards in the screen in porch at the cottage (the ones for grown-ups only are even better)
- Go on long bike rides
- Watch fireworks from the boat
- Buy produce from farmers’ markets as often as possible
- Do a puzzle on a rainy afternoon at the cottage (if I can’t eat chocolate, I might as well do this puzzle!)
- Learn how to do something new (I haven’t decided what yet, but bonus points for me if it’s out of my comfort zone)
- Work on B’s separation anxiety so that he can be happier at home alone during the day
- Continue to work on not being a worry wart (if something is out of my control, I need to remember to let it go)
- Leave a camera in the car so that we remember to take more pictures
- Seriously consider getting a second dog
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