Summer 2014 Bucket List

I’ve never been much of a planner – I love living with intention, yet organization and planning are not so much my jam. But since I aspire toward more purposeful living, for the first time, I did make a bucket list for the year. I love the intentionality that making a bucket list inspires! Especially a summer bucket list – We all know how fast summer seems to fly by and before we know it, it’s over for another year. That’s why this year, I’m getting intentional to also write up a summer bucket list both for my personal goals & for family time. This one is for me and I’ll be sharing our family bucket list on the blog this weekend too, in hopes of inspiring someone else to take time to do the same. I’ll work on them from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and then do a check-in to take stock of what we did and what we may want to try again for next summer!
– Make sun tea and fruit infused water like this often.. In fact, take the extra time to make a bunch of these light summer drinks and smoothies:
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– Exercise 4-5 times per week

– Take a swing dancing class

– Get back into tennis

– Reconnect with my love for rollerblading

– Try oil pulling

– Try oil-cleansing (face)

– Complete a cleanse and actually stick to it
– Host a monthly cookout for friends
(June, July, and August)

– Read at least 5 full books
(doesn’t sound like much, but somehow I find it hard to find time even to complete 1 full book)  😉

– Launch a new business (details TBD)

– Expand my blog and finalize new permanent contributors by end of summer

– Write a blog series on getting ready for a beach trip, as we get ready for our August beach trip, ending with a post on what we learned about the Outer Banks

– Host a local blogger meet-up

– Go canoeing at least once, just my husband & me

– Also take him hiking just the two of us, at least once a month

– Kidnap the hubby for a surprise weekend away somewhere magical for some grown-up adventures and bonding time

– Help my husband meet his summer goal: Send the kids off with their daddy for at least one camping overnight away at a park, and one in the backyard, at home

– Spread out on a blanket or the trampoline cloud-watching & day-dreaming all by myself at least once a month all summer long

– Reconnect with a long-distance friend with a long telephone call, at least once a month through the summer

– Attend an outdoor concert

– Hit up at least one outdoor festival a month through the summer

– Start learning to play the ukelele or guitar

– Organize family photos with this tutorial

– Scrapbook family photos

– Clean up my inbox with unroll me

– Send more frequent “just because” cards to my Cancer Hope prayer partner

– Make a day-trip to Louisville to visit our rental house and some of our very favorite friends in the world!

– Write my first children’s book

There you have it – what will probably be a work in progress list of my biggest hopes to accomplish over this summer! Check back later this weekend if you could use some ideas on making a family summer bucket list – next post will be all about what I hope to do with my kids this summer!
Have you started thinking about your summer yet? Are you making a summer bucket list too? If so, share the link here and we can have some fun checking out each other’s ideas! Even MORE ideas for summertime projects below, if we’re feeling particularly ambitious!
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  1. Kendra wrote:

    Ok, I wasn’t making a bucket list for the summer, but now I want to! Thanks for the motivation and ideas Sybil! Oh, and I would love to learn how to play an instrument sometime 🙂

    Posted 5.24.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Haha glad you’re feeling inspired ; ) Summers just seem to fly by and I inevitably ask myself at the end of them – where did the time go?! So I’m hoping this little exercise helps to keep me focused on making the most of our moments! And oh how I would love to make the instrument goal happen too!

      Posted 5.25.14 Reply
  2. Becky wrote:

    Awesome bucket list!!! 🙂

    Posted 5.25.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      You’re so sweet! Thanks so much! : )

      Posted 5.25.14 Reply
  3. Stasia wrote:

    Love this… I have just started working on mine this morning! 🙂

    Posted 5.25.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Yayy… fun! I want to see what you come up with, when you’re done : )

      Posted 5.25.14 Reply
  4. That is a great list! You’re going to have an amazing summer. : 0 )

    Posted 5.28.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Thanks Theresa! I know we will, no matter what : ) But I figured why not dream big with a bucket list… shoot for the moon, and even if you miss – you’ll still land among the stars!

      Posted 5.28.14 Reply
  5. Tami wrote:

    I have a bucket list, but its ongoing..not just for summer. I live in Trinidad, so it’s pretty much summer all year round. I love the ideas here…I think from the look of it, you are going to have an awesome summer. 🙂

    Posted 5.30.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      I am a beach lover at heart, so I am thrilled to have a visitor from Trinidad! Hope you have an awesome summer as well & thanks for visiting She Lives Free!

      Posted 6.6.14 Reply