Thursday, June 9, 2016

Summer Bucket List

It is almost my favorite time of year! Though, I pretty much say that at the beginning of every season... There is just something about summer that I have loved since I was a little girl. Growing up on an island surrounded by amazing beaches and marinas I have always lived for this time of year. As I got older though, and spent my days in an office, summer lost its luster. I didn't have time for the beach, or to take a walk around my block before the sunset. Most of the time I watched the sunset in my rear view mirror as I drove home from another long day of work.

Summer was no longer two and a half months off to do as I pleased. I couldn't spend an entire day on the beach, basking in the sun and swimming in the ocean. My weekends no longer consisted of going out on my parent's boat, crabbing off the docks, taking walks along the beach at night because I was too busy squeezing in as much writing as I could and getting my errands done before work on Monday.

This year, however, I am no longer trapped by the schedule of a day job and I am so excited to have my summers back. It's only been a couple weeks here of summerlike weather and I absolutely love it. I wake up energized and ready to start my day. I open my windows and my blinds and I just smile. For the first time in a very long time I'm able to just enjoy the season.

I'm a sucker for a bucket list and have one for every season as well as a few others. So here is my bucket list for this summer: 
  1. Take the ferry to Davis Park (Fire Island)
  2.  Have a hotdog on the grill 
  3. Watch fireworks 
  4. Sit around a bonfire 
  5. Have a drink on a rooftop bar in NYC 
  6. See a concert at Jones Beach 
  7. Pig out at Smorgasburg
  8. Get an ice cream cone from an ice cream truck 
  9. Visit Shelter Island and the Shelter Island Brewery 
  10. Play mini golf
  11. Visit a new vineyard 
  12. Visit a new brewery 
  13. Go for a ride on my bike (with my current back issues this will be a challenge)
  14. Go to the beach 
  15. Get a Spumoni Italian ice from Ralph's 
  16. Watch the sunset 
  17. Go see Finding Dory
  18. Enjoy a margarita 
  19. Spend a morning in the sun reading 
  20. Attempt a DIY project 
  21. Spend an afternoon drinking cosmos on the deck with Mom 
  22. Take a weekend trip 
  23. Visit a museum 
  24. Find the hidden bar at Brix & Rye
  25. Spend a day going to yard sales (My mom collects antiques and has found so many awesome pieces at yard sales) 
  26. Run through the sprinklers 
  27. Go for daily walks 
  28. Have a burger or clam strips at Flo's (Can never decide)
  29. Start wedding planning 
  30. Spend some time looking up at the stars
  31. Stay up all night 
  32. Sleep in 
  33. Make smores 
  34. Go crabbing off the docks 
  35. Go to the park and swing on the swings
So here is my summer bucket list! What is on your list?

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