Summer Bucket List

It’s almost summer time! While the hot and humid weather in the south isn’t exactly my favorite flavor of tea, there is something beautiful and unique about each of the four seasons. Summer is no exception there. The days are longer, the sun rises higher into the sky and everything in the northern hemisphere is vibrant and alive. Summer is the time to get outside and enjoy the water and thank the sun for giving us warmth and balance.

To honor the summer solstice and the entire season, I made a list of twenty activities I want to do between June 24 and September 21. While three months is plenty of time to check items off your own seasonal bucket list, it’s important to take the time to enjoy each activity. Think about why you’re doing each one and live in the moment.

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Summer Bucket List

1. Make s’mores over a bonfire

2. Stargaze

3. Make fresh popsicles

4. Watch fireworks on Independence Day

5. Have a BBQ with friends

6. Make ice cream floats

7. Go to the farmer’s market and try a new recipe

8. Have a lake day

9. Watch the sunrise

10. Eat a funnel cake at a fair or make them at home

11. Go fishing early in the morning

12. Have a water fight in the backyard

13. Try a new food truck

14. Unplug for the entire day

15. Put out a hummingbird feeder

16. Brew sun tea

17. Make a DIY bird feeder with orange peels and seeds

18. Make a flower crown

19. Make homemade smoothies

20. Make a sun catcher

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My summer bucket list is a combination of fun childhood memories mixed in with my spiritual beliefs honoring the summer solstice. The summer solstice, or Litha, is the celebration of the longest day of the year and the earth being as close to the sun as it ever will be. After the solstice, each day will gradually get shorter until we reach the fall equinox. With so many creative ways to celebrate summer, the seasonal bucket list options are endless!

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