Thursday, May 31, 2018

This is the much anticipated day!  It is our last day of school with students!  Teachers still have to work Friday and Monday but the 2017-2018 and my 24th year of teaching are OVER!  I had a great year over all.  I will definitely miss my students over the summer.  I tried some new things and got some positive feedback.  You’ve got to love a job where you get a do over every year, right?  

I thought today would be perfect for sharing my summer bucket list.  I had never heard of this before other bloggers started sharing theirs a few years ago.  I liked this and started making my own each summer.  

Why have a bucket list?  I think it’s hard to remember what you want to accomplish and experience without a list to keep you on track.  This list makes things more intentional.  I actually try to do a bucket list for each season.  I do one for fall, one for winter, and usually by spring I forget about it, but I do one for summer.  I tend to have things that I want to do as a family, as a couple, and by myself.  I try to include decluttering projects, self – improvement items, learning about something, and just plain summer fun so that I feel that I get the most out of the season.  

I don’t usually check everything off.  In fact, by August I don’t care any more and I just want to meditate in the AC.  Ha!

-Go to lake with my sister’s family

-Have different people on our boat

-Learn to make a new recipe

-Read 20 books – some fiction and some non-fiction

-Go to the pool by myself once

-Walk up to eat dinner at nearby restaurant

-Do a boat brunch

-Eat lunch poolside

-Drink coffee on the patio

-Go for at least one bike ride, but hopefully more

-Go to outdoor concerts

-Go to farmer’s market

-Have a few dates with hub

-Celebrate hub’s birthday

-Celebrate Father’s Day

-Shop locally

-Sit in an independently owned coffee shop and drink from a real mug

-Call people I haven’t talked to in awhile

-Invite friends to take walks in diffrerent city parks

My list is not complete yet, but this is a good start!  Do you make a summer bucket list?  What did I forget?

Amy 

13 thoughts on “Thursday Thoughts – Summer Bucket List

  1. I’m inspired Amy!!! I have done a bucket list in the past but this year I’ve started one that will hopefully push me out of my comfort zone a bit more. You’re right, writing it down makes it more intentional and much more likely to occur.
    Have a wonderful last day of school! I love all the buzz and excitement on the last day for students, it’s infectious!
    Also, if you ever want to talk blog stuff email me and we can connect kellyannrohr@gmail.com – I’d be happy to share with you what (little) I know!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Yes! Do a bucket list for yourself! Did you notice most of mine are selfish and just for me? I used to do kid friendly ones but now it’s harder. I should ask my boys to add some things!
      Thank you so much for that offer! I will definitely take you up on it! I’m having so much fun blogging and it’s becuadro I’ve met such wonderful people like you!
      I am giddy! I think teachers get more excited than students!

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  2. A summer bucket list is a great idea and these sound wonderful – my favourite is ‘brunch on the boat’ – which you must post about of course!

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  3. I did a summer bucket list! This is my first time too!! We have a couple of things in common!!!! I love the variety on yours 🙂 Keep us updated on your progress- I’ll likely need some accountability for myself 🙂 Have a great weekend! – Shannon @slayitagainshan.com

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    1. That’s a great idea – to do a progress report halfway through summer. I’m such a teacher! Will you post yours? Hope you have some fun planned this weekend!

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  4. I am not sure if the responses on my blog to your comments come through now (issues with blogger) but I’ve left AN ESSAY in response to your TGII comments! 🙂 Glad you are ok – I was wondering if something happened to you when I didn’t see your Friday favourites (no pressure there!) hah! Yes I’ve never done a bucket list before (I am so list and target driven at work it is nice to throw if out of the window at home) but this one could be fun..

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    1. Oh thanks for your concern! I do my posts in the evening and set to post at 4 am my time so you were right!
      I had issues with it posting my Friday out of order! Ugh! I use WordPress.
      It has my Friday before my Wednesday and I need to see why.
      I haven’t seen your response yet. I’m doing early am Saturday shopping right now.

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