Summer is here and it is blissful. I recently switched jobs and although I’m still unsure about how much I like it, I do have more time which is definitely a positive. My boss gave me Fridays off and I work shorter hours which means more time to be productive, more time to do activities and more time to blog!
Each season I like making a bucket list of things I really want to do. It helps me to get out and make plans for those few months and it also helps me feel fulfilled. Sometimes on social media it can feel like holidays or seasons are just a big competition of who can do the most fun stuff and who can post the most pictures. But once I make a bucket list I don’t feel the need to prove myself to anyone and I can just enjoy the season and the holidays that come with it without any comparison.
I hope you enjoy my summer bucket list and I would love to hear some of your summer bucket list activities down below.
Healthy-ish smores // I’ve been eating a lot of paleo recipes lately and I really like the way it makes my body feel. I’m thinking of trying to make some kind of healthy-ish smores with gluten free graham crackers, marshmallows and dairy free chocolate. I feel like Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups would be so delicious with this too!
Outdoor concerts // I don’t go to many concerts but when I do I always get lawn seats and have the best time. I saw Mumford and Sons recently but they got rained out and we had to leave early. I really want to go back sometime this summer and actually get to enjoy the experience.
Sushi date // Sushi and hot weather don’t mix but there’s a local bar that has delicious half-price sushi and outdoor seating. My boyfriend and I haven’t gotten the chance to go yet and I definitely want to get there soon! I could eat sushi every day.
Beachy brunch // The Jersey shore is so beautiful and filled with some great places to eat. The Turning Point in Long Branch is a great place to get brunch and sit outside. After brunch you can plop yourself right onto the beach and soak it all in.
NYC // I’m really trying to make my way to the city this summer. I tend to go in the cooler months because I can’t stand walking around in the heat but I would love to hit up a bar with an amazing roof top and walk around the High Line.
Beachy hairstyles // I am not the best at doing hairstyles that involve braids or any kind of complicated parts but I really want to try these cute hairstyles for the beach or by the pool. I’ve been trying to switch up my look but I end up giving up. I might have to enlist the help of my sister (who is a hairdresser) for these ones.
I hope you’re all having an amazing summer already and that you’re 4th of July was terrific. And always remember that social media DOES NOT determine what kind of life you’re living. You can still have an amazing life even if you don’t post it on social media for the world to see 😉