Well, I made it! Survived one of the most challenging school semesters to date, and I couldn’t feel better! As long as I don’t think about my three looming summer school classes… I’m going to focus on the now.

What is most exciting is that finance…accounting…operations…economics… will never, ever again be a part of my life! I got my fill. And I am definitely done.

Summer Bucket List

Have a day devoted to watching romantic comedies in my pajamas. The entire day. Be a couch potato. Eat a 2-pound box of See’s candies as I sob my way though the predictable happy endings that I adore. Spend another day watching the Oprah Winfrey Network. I’ll need some way of coping with the end of her show.

Clean my room, car, closet, bathroom – everywhere that I have gradually been cluttering up throughout the past 5 months and only now have time to obsessively organize. Invest in a labelmaker.

Take advantage of the beautiful place I live! Learn how to surf – and not just in the whitewash. As a California native, this is a must. Also, get in on the new trend of stand-up surfing, aka paddleboarding, with my grandparents. Run on the beach. Yoga on the beach. Ignore the weird stares as people walk by my yoga poses.

Make a gourmet breakfast – and I’m not talking eggs and bacon, but the whole shebang. Homemade sticky buns, cinnamon rolls, fresh-squeezed juices, everything. Just to make up for any pounds I shed from all my surfing.

Go to lots of country concerts. I’m thinking Tim McGraw, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Sugarland, and Toby Keith. My cowboy boots will be getting a lot of use this summer. Speaking of country, see a drive-in movie from the bed of a truck. Also wearing cowboy boots. Indulge in milkshakes and burgers. (I must be hungry writing this list with all of these food references…)

The three C’s: Cook, Craft, Create. Spend a day outside in the sun blasting the August Rush soundtrack while painting the most girly, dainty roses I can imagine. Keep up my adventures in cooking – watch out Julia Child! Get better at documenting my creations. And share all of this with you! I love blogging!

“We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be.”
— Anne Lamott

Image from Pinterest.

9 Responses to summertime

  1. Lindsay says:

    Congrats on making it through a tough semester! I remember each semester my husband survived I would do a little happy dance! Love your bucket list..

     Delighted Momma

  2. Angel @ | 77inspire | says:

    what up good job! you made it. i love all the things on your list. yes cook, craft and create! i cant wait to see what you come up with.

  3. Mom says:

    I am in on everything on your list except doing yoga on the beach and having people stare at me! lol I’m so happy you finally have time for fun and even happier that you are living in the “now”! You’re the best! xo

  4. Jennifer says:

    Congrats on completing a semester! Love your bucket list, especially the couch potato for a day and the desire to organize. Man what I wouldn’t do for those 2 things!

  5. Natalie says:

    Congrats… such a good feeling!!

    You and me girl, we have a date for yoga on the beach and brunch — one of these weekends! Soon, let’s book it in June or something!

  6. jaclyn @ thelateafternoon says:

    your summer bucket list sounds amazing – how i miss the days of summer vacation and wish i could spend a whole day lounging in my pjs watching girly movies!

  7. Star says:

    thanks so much! 🙂 it is so nice to be done (temporarily) – I hope all of you have an amazing summer!! And Natalie – we definitely need a yoga beach and brunch date – can’t wait!

  8. Catherine says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy your summer!

  9. Jean says:

    Love your list AND that you concluded with a quote by Anne Lamott! I’ve read two of her wonderful books, Bird by Bird and Traveling Mercies! Have a fun and relaxing summer. 🙂

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