There's something inherently exciting about summer; maybe it's the feeling of freedom now that school's out (even if you're not a student and don't have kids, that mindset sticks with you!), maybe it's because everyone's on vacation, or maybe it's just feeling the sunshine on your skin after a long winter. And now that Labor's not far away, you need to make sure that you make the absolute most of it!
And that starts with making your own personal bucket list to complete before fall officially starts. We've got some ideas to get you started...
Spend one weekend doing a complete technology and social media detox. Stop scrolling and pay attention to what's around you!
Pick up and finish at least one book that you've been meaning to read.
Cheer on your local baseball team (it doesn't matter its Major League, the minors, or Little League).
Wear all your favorite breezy summer outfits before you have to pack them away.
Ban black from your wardrobe for one week, and see if your mood lifts!
Eat at least one meal outside per week - or every day!
Don't these look delicious?
Make homemade popsicles or ice cream!
Have fresh fruit for dessert every single day.
Play kickball, capture the flag, or hide and seek - all the fun camping games (just go to a local park or beach.
Pick out a new perfume that will always remind you of summer.
Try a new sport - think stand-up paddle boarding, beach volleyball, or something that gets you going outside!
Add something new to your "garden" - even if it's just a potted plant on your windowsill!
Rejoice in the fact that you need SPF right now and don't forget to wear sunscreen and bring a floppy hat everywhere like the diva you are.
There's nothing like the feeling of having your toes in the sand...
Walk barefoot - the feeling of toes in the sand or toes in the grass is one of the finest simple pleasures of summer.
Take an afternoon nap, without guilt. You might as well sleep through the hottest part of the day!
Eat all the tomato sandwiches (and add avocado for a 2018 twist).
Go for a long walk or bike ride in your favorite local park.
Enjoy something mermaid themed.
What's on your bucket list for summer?