Bucket lists are great to have during the summer. You have all this free time you can dedicate to doing whatever you want!
However, your list may be the same as last summer’s. The usual ‘get a job’ and ‘go to the beach’ are cool but what about doing something you’ve never done? Here are 5 suggestions to add to your bucket list that will make for an unforgettable summer.
1. Eat Food You’ve Never Had Before
Now that you’re home, or in your neighborhood most of the time, you most likely are eating the same things every day. We all want adventures this summer, and one of the best adventures is new food! Whether you flock to the city to find some new grub, or over to your friend’s house, make sure to expand your palate. You can do this by trying food from a different culture (one you haven’t tried before, or even heard of). You can find whole Youtube channels to inspire you that are dedicated to exploring new foods. Go to the city on a food tour, or check out that new Vietnamese restaurant. Next week ask to have dinner with your Haitian friend’s family one night. However you go about it, get your taste-buds jumping. Invite some friends, and check out some cool spots like these guys:
2. Make a Vision Board
What’s a vision board you ask? It’s a visual tool that’s going to help you achieve your goals and manifest everything you wish! I was first introduced to vision boards through the movie The Secret. Essentially, this board is meant for you to paste pictures, words, or anything that symbolizes the things you want and the way you want to feel in the near future. With this vision board, you can set an intention to get the things you want and feel the way you want to feel. It’s a great motivator and reminder to put in the work to attract what you want, and to truly believe you will have those things. You can learn more about vision boards in the following video. Skip to two minutes in.
3. Create a Project With Friends
Amp up your bucket list by deciding to do a project. Adding friends to the mix makes it more fun! The project you take on could be purely for your friend group, for your community, something that takes a day, or something that takes the whole summer. You and your squad will decide. Search up cool science projects like building a robot or making a gummy bear sing. Make a Youtube channel (or a finsta) and upload all your crazy adventures there. Build something, or take something apart. Create a band, clean up your town, or start up a business.
4. Learn a Completely New Skill – and Use It!
You know what you’re good at, right? Well, time to pick up a skill you’re not so good at! Or maybe one you haven’t even heard of yet! It’s time to do some self-discovery. Find a new language to learn or learn calligraphy. Want to learn how to edit videos or compose a song? There’s free tutorials on Youtube that will teach you how to play instruments, fix cars, and bake cakes. Once you find something that interests you, stick to learning and getting good at it. Then, use it! Perform the song you composed, or make a meal for your family. You’ll be proud of yourself, and others will be too!
5. Have a Full, Shameless, Guilt-Free Self Care Day
You deserve a break. You’ve worked hard all year, and although you may be on summer break, you could be working hard at your job/internship or stressing about life in general. Schedule a day for yourself where you do exactly what brings you peace. Your bucket list should include time to really relax and reset. Sit down and write down all the things you do or have done that really relax you and make you feel good! Take some time to clear your mind. Personally I think having a me-day is one of the best, most essential, bucket list ideas. Eat at your favorite place, go pet some puppies, and go see a movie with your friends. Whatever rejuvenates you.