June 26, 2011

Summer To-Do List

I know Summer officially started on June 21st, but as far as I'm concerned, it's been a month and a half since I got done with uni for the year. I have just exactly half of my vacation time left before I have to go back to the same old routine of crazy class schedule/ numerous part time jobs/ internship and a good ole dose of stress. I am determined to have a good summer and so far I have, but I want to make it better, so I wrote up a  Summer To-Do List! I live in a tiny college town in the Midwest and don't have a lot of moolah to go traveling, which is what I would really love to do! But the little things count too and I want to make the most of it. I probably won't be able to do everything, but it's good to know I have options! Most of these activities can be things to do by yourself or even better - with friends and loved ones :)

Summer 2011 To-Do List

Sit around a bonfire and eat s'mores

Have a water balloon fight!

Go for a walk along a wooded path

See the sunrise

Have a picnic

Watch the sunset 

Take pictures with friends

Get in shape

Go to the beach

Catch a fish

Learn to cook - or learn to cook better :)

Explore the city/town/area you live in - know your way around the city-bus routes/subway 

Play boardgames

Have a movie-marathon

Go to a drive-in movie theater and reminisce the old days :)

Play charades

Read - yes, for fun, preferably outdoors, in the sun.

Throw a themed party!

Discover a new talent


Play truth or dare with your friends (for old times sake)
Blow bubbles

Go to an amusement park

Go golfing!

Try your hand at baking - homemade cupcakes anyone?

Go horseback riding

Go swimming

Go skinny dipping in a lake in the middle of the night!

Play some frisbee

Play volleyball

Go to a ballgame

Travel to another country - another state counts too :)

Take a boat ride

Attend a concert

Go canooeing

Plant something

Jump on a trampoline - works wonders for cellulite!

Lie under the stars at night :)

Learn how to sew

Run around in the sprinklers

Jump in a pool with your clothes on!

Swing on the swings at a park

Go camping

Get a tattoo or a piercing

Dance in the rain

Get a pyschic reading done - just for kicks :)

Swing from a rope into a lake
Go rock climbing

Lay with someone during a thunderstorm and just listen to the sounds


Go tubing

Play paintball

Ride a tandem bike

Have a pillow fight

Watch fireflies

Go sailing

Volunteer your time to a worthy cause

Start to believe that you can truly have whatever you want

Lie around in the grass with your sunglasses & a pair of headphones on

Go to this year’s hot summer flick

Go roller-skating

Walk barefoot through the grass

Take a nap under a shady tree.

Learn to grill

Aaah, I LOVE summer!!! Tell me, which of these have you done? Do you have other ideas? Enjoy your summer!

{All pictures courtesy of Google images, weheartit.com and pinterest.com}


  1. Its a BEAUTIFUL LIST chrissy pissy

  2. Thanks, Nisala. And since you know me in person, I guess you can get away with the nicknames lol :)

  3. diane_in_h2o@yahoo.comJuly 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    My favorites pics on this are "Jump in a pool with your clothes on!", "Dance in the rain!", "Go skinny dipping in a lake in the middle of the night!" I'm happy and proud to say I've done all three... and in fact I think I'll jump in the pool in my clothes after writing this - WOO HOO!!! =D

    1. Diane - I'm glad you enjoyed the list. I love doing fun things like this, it really allows you to experience life and teaches you to appreciate the little moments :)

  4. The image for getting in shape took longest to load for me...I'm thinking that is some kind of sign haha and not a good one.

    1. Haha Steph, that's funny! Hope you enjoyed the list :)