Summer is half finished, but minor details won’t stop me from sharing my seasonal bucket list. Let’s be real for a second: it’s one of the best seasons due to longer daylight, sunshine, flowers and the excuse to eat ice cream daily. And to everyone in the UK that was complaining about the heatwave: we had 8 months of winter (probably why it took forever for winter to come to Westeros). Personally, I couldn`t be happier with these temperatures. Working in retail means that I have to melt in a black outfit, but it’s a small price to pay for some vitamin D. See? Summer does bring out the positivity in you. And on that note, let’s have a look at some things I want to do these following months.
Travelling is great regardless of the season, but summer gives us more options. From exotic locations to breathtaking cities, we tend to be more active when the sun is shining. We have more energy, and thus we are able to appreciate everything more. I have a Greece holiday planned at the end of August, but until then I want to explore more of Great Britain. I definitely want to go to Bath and Brighton for a weekend.
Be a tourist in your city
Ok, in the off chance you don’t have any holidays planned, be a tourist in your city. You might think it’s boring, but the truth is we tend to hang out in the same places. You have your go-to restaurants and activities, but new places open all the time. So give them a chance. For the past three weeks, I’ve been to a new restaurant every Wednesday, and it’s been so exciting! Yes, Nando’s is good and cheap, but you have to take a chance every now and then.
Have a picnic in the park
I am not going to lie, I’d rather eat in my garden. But having a picnic in the park is one of those activities that you have to do at least once. It’s something that takes you out of your comfort zone. Plus, every picture I’ve seen made it look amazing.
Be comfortable at the beach
I know what you’re thinking, don’t we enjoy ourselves at the beach? We are, but before that, we go through the stress of getting our summer bodies. Apparently, you need to be extra fit to look good at the beach (eye roll). And I’m all for healthy bodies; I’m just tired of being shamed for some extra pounds. I think we’re all struggling with our image at one point, and we feel the most pressure during summer. But beauty comes from within, and as long as you’re healthy and happy, who cares if you’re not Gigi Hadid? Find a swimsuit that you love and just rock it.
Find a fitness routine that you like
OK, I said earlier that you must be comfortable in your own skin. But exercising is good for your health, which is why you should step up your game these months. You could walk more, start running, play some games with your friends (my husband found his passion for football – playing, not watching).
Go to a festival
You can’t think of summer without thinking of festivals. There are so many music events, more than one for every genre. Or you could be more adventurous, and maybe go to a medieval festival? When I was at Uni, I loved going to a local theatre festival. There were outdoor seats, dim lighting, great street food…Those were the times my friend!
Depending on my time, I’d also love to learn something about gardening. This month I made so many changes to my diet, and I think it would be so cool to grow some vegetables. High school me would have laughed at this idea, but as I grew older, I got more wary about what I eat, and the impact we have on Earth. Let me know in the comments what are some of the things you`d like to do this summer.