I don’t know about you but my summers always seem to fly by. I’m so excited for them to come when I think about all of the things that I want to do, but it seems like I rarely ever get but a quarter of what I thought I wanted to do done.
Sometimes, I get nothing done.
This summer I am determined to make the most of the time I have. I don’t want to lounge around and waste time but I want to live and make as many memories as I can.
So I got to thinking. I specifically want to do some fearless and soul satisfying stuff this summer.
I want to experiment doing some things by myself. Things that I enjoy doing but my friends might not like.
However, being fearless doesn’t always equate to me having to do things by myself. I also want to do things that challenge me and make me happy with a good group of friends that want to do the same.
Most of all I want to do experience things that make me feel happy to be alive.
So I thought I’d share the list I came up with, with you guys.
The order doesn’t really matter.
1. Go to a concert by myself and turn the heck up.
I already have this planned out. Next month I will be going to see 5 Seconds of Summer. I’ll admit I was a bit skeptic about doing this but I decided I’m doing it anyways. I really like 5SOS they’re going to be close by, none of my friends like them, and I don’t want to miss the opportunity to see them. So….YOLO.
2. Go to the movies by myself.
This one I actually already did. I have been on summer vacation since the second week of May. I decided to watch Me Before You. Let’s just say it was really good and I cried along with a movie theatre packed with other girls. I was fine.
3. Go rock climbing.
I have wanted to do this for a while. I don’t really know why because I have a fear of heights. Anyway, my friends at home haven’t really been up to going with me although I don’t want to do this one by myself. I’ll probably try doing this with my college friends.
4. Drive around at night listening to music with good people.
This one is definitely soul satisfying. I haven’t fully experienced this with the purpose of going nowhere specifically but to enjoy the music. I’ve gotten glimpses of this and I just want to unwind and do this with a good group of friends or even just my bestie.
5. Write. Write. Write. and share it with the world.
I love to write. I have recently figured this out, though and sharing my writing with the world freaks me out. It took a lot of guts for me to start this blog but I don’t want to restrain myself. I want to write more creative pieces, keep working on the ones I have already started on, and just share it.
6. Go hiking.
I’ve recently gotten into fitness. I’ve started working out because I want to feel better and turns out I love it. Hiking is awesome because you get to work out and take in nature with all its beauty. I want to do this with a group of friends. Disconnect for a bit, bring some books, and some paper and take it all in.
7. Go stargazing.
I want to go to the beach at night or spend the whole day at the beach and just enjoy the sound of the waves crashing onto the shore. I did this over spring break this year and it was amazing. I didn’t fully get to bask in the glory of it so I want to try it again.
8. Tell someone I like that I like them.
This so hard. Especially because in the past I’ve been turned down. But, I don’t want to hold back. I want to tell someone I like them and see where that goes. If anything I want to continue to prove to myself that it’s okay to be turned down. Sometimes you just have to go for it.
9. Plan a day to pamper myself.
I want to get a massage, get my nails done, get my hair done and go out. I don’t think I’ve ever done all of these at the same time, but I know how good it feels to get them done individually. So I want to treat my body and then go have some no responsibilities fun. I could really use it.
Basically, I want my plans for the summer to include things I enjoy, challenge me at times, and make me happy to be alive. I don’t want this summer like other summers to fly by and me do nothing fun or beneficial. Some of you guys may not agree with my list and that’s fine but if this sounds like something up your alley feel free to take any of these ideas and do them. If you’d like, let me know how it goes.
In the words of 5SOS, “Let’s do something new and unpredictable.”
Love you guys!