Don’t Waste the Summer: 25 Things to Make the Ultimate Warm Weather Bucket List

Summer WishlistHere we are, staring at three months of sun, long evenings, and plenty of ways to spend your time. Don’t let this time slip away without a plan; make yourself a summer bucket list and you’ll swing into the season with some great stories and a bit more character under your belt.   The key to a proper list is this: it must be achievable, but just a bit over the top. Stretch yourself to really find a few things worth doing, and go from there. I always like to mix some memorable fun in with some character development, because I want to enjoy the ride but be a better version of myself because of it.

So, dig deep and take the time to invest in yourself. You’ll end up heading into the cold weather ready to tell the stories of a season well spent. Here’s my list for the next few months:

  1. Raft a river
  2. Swim at least 2 miles
  3. Run a race (5-10k, half marathon)
  4. Climb a mountain to the top
  5. Drive to a town I’ve never been
  6. Attend an event I would never normally go
  7. Learn something new
  8. Teach something new
  9. Volunteer with a cause I care about
  10. Skydive
  11. Go camping in the woods at least twice
  12. Sleep in the car somewhere
  13. Buy something really nice
  14. Give something really nice as a gift
  15. Start a new traditioncreated at: 06/07/2016
  16. Clean the house and get rid of at least 100 things
  17. Find out what type of exercise I really like, and commit to do it regularly
  18. Eat something new
  19. Go out to coffee with five of my local heroes or idols
  20. Make something I can be proud of
  21. Go somewhere memorable with my dad (or uncle, or brother)
  22. Write down a big goal and demolish it
  23. Research and invest in one good stock or mutual fund
  24. Upgrade at least five essential pieces of my wardrobe
  25. Read five books about something new

I’ll report back at the end of the year with an update on how close I landed on my list, but in the meantime, I’d love to hear about your plans for the long summer days and the goals you plan to crush along the way.