I like how summer just snuck right in this weekend. I was contemplating not making a bucket list this year because work is still taking up a ridiculous amount of time and brain space, but I just can’t. do. it. I had to make one!
This year’s bucket list is decidedly short and mostly superficial but I think that is just what I need. Work is taking up a lot of time, so I want to make sure my time outside of work is full of silly, superficial pleasures. To me, that will make this summer a success!
1. Get tan. Stay tan.
Oooh, I am already working on this in the best way and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Sometimes I don’t mind being super pale. Sometimes I like a little color on my skin. This summer — will be the SUMMER OF COLOR!
2. Prioritize manicures + pedicures.
Iowa realization: it brings me great pleasure to look at my fingernails and have them look nice. It’s really not that difficult and I like it a lot. GET IT DONE.
3. Get at least 2 more massages.
Secondary Iowa realization: getting a massage after a crazy week of workouts feels amazing, and I’m worth it.
4. Learn the words to some really awful cheesy pop songs. Sing them incessantly while driving.
When the sun’s blazing and the air conditioner is blowing — the only thing that makes running errands fun is belting out a little Justin Timberlake. Or Daft Punk. Or Selena Gomez. Or Taylor Swift. Sorry, it’s a fact.
5. Smell like summer ALL THE DAMN TIME.
My shower is stocked with coconut conditioner. My lotion smells like the beach. My skin is tan, my house is clean and smells like a sea breeze. Summer – 24:7.
6. Find a maxi dress you love FOR REAL this summer.
This is like searching for Bigfoot. But dammit, I am COMING FOR YOU!
7. Eat on the patio at least once per week.
Icy beverage, paper plates, the smell of BBQ in the air? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
8. Don’t be too sad about the garden.
I didn’t plant a summer garden this year and really, it’s depressing the crap out of me. But I need to snap out of it and start to plan fall. YOU ARE STILL ALLOWED TO ENJOY ZUCCHINI AND TOMATOES, HOLLY. EVEN IF YOU DIDN’T GROWN THEM YOURSELF.
9. Workout a few mornings per week.
Afternoon workouts are harder these days for two reasons: 1) it’s a million degrees out and 2) I have a lot less mental tenacity after work these days. I want to squeeze in some AM Sweat Sessions.
10. Drink a lot of iced coffee. (Ok, not too much. But, still.)
Iced Coffee is THE BOMB. But I’m usually too lazy to prepare a batch. This summer, I will rectify that.
What’s on YOUR summer bucket list?