Now that summer is officially here, I put together a summer bucket list to make sure I get the most of my time away from school. Of course, I’ll still be working, but that doesn’t mean I have no time off! I’ll be blogging about some of these summer adventures along the way as well.
Design more stickers for Redbubble.
My Redbubble account that I opened this spring has made way more than I ever thought it would! It’s fun to design some things when I’m feeling creative every week or so and I’d like to dedicate more of my time to creating. Check it out if you want!
Go to a Royals game.
Ever since the Royals won the World Series, KC has been more dedicated than ever to their team. The atmosphere is so fun to head out and enjoy.
Find a new donut shop.
I’ve got my eye on the Doughnut Lounge in Kansas City. I’d love to try their s’mores donut!
I haven’t been able to go out and kayak since Girl Scout camp (too long ago..) so I want to make it out to one of my local parks to rent a kayak for an hour.
Read 20 books.
I missed reading for fun and it’s cool to pick it back up. I’ve read seven books already (thanks to a road trip knocking out three of those) so I don’t think this will be an issue at all. I’ve found that Goodreads is a great place to find recommendations.
Make watermelon granita.
Bon Appetit has this recipe that looks so simple but delicious! Definitely an upgrade from your normal slushies.
Visit the fountains in Kansas City.
Kansas City is known as the ‘city of fountains’ and while I know it definitely lives up to its name, I want to go out and explore all of the fountains the city has to offer.
Go to an FC Kansas City game.
FC Kansas City is our women’s soccer team here and they have several national players on their team. While I’d love to put going to a women’s national soccer game on my list, they don’t come by KC often (though I did see the men’s game recently)!
Do a 30 day photo challenge.
I’ve been wanting to do one of these for forever but I usually make it a week before I give up. I’d love to try to improve my photography this way and just take photos of my daily life, even if some days seem mundane.
Go to the farmer’s market.
The River Market in Kansas City or the Overland Park Farmer’s Market are both on my list. I think that it’s interesting to go around and see all the different vendors and the way they market their products (can you tell I’m a branding junkie?).
Watch all the Harry Potter movies in order.
I’ve committed my mom to doing this one with me! We decided on doing one movie a day instead of all of them at once. Wish us luck that we make it all the way through!
Run 80 miles.
Not all at once!! I recently started running around March to train myself for a 5k in April. I restarted the Couch to 5k program (which I used originally and loved) this summer to keep myself in shape. I’d love to run a half-marathon one day, but that’ll take me way more time and commitment to work on. I’m 5 miles in so far…75 to go!
See three new movies.
Being at school limits my ability to go to the movies by a ton. There’s only one theater in Lawrence, and it’s definitely not the best. This summer I’ve already seen Me Before You (I’m jealous of Louisa’s wardrobe) and I want to see Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets, and Neighbors 2 as well.
What’s on your summer bucket list?