I know the official start of Summer isn’t until the end of the month, but I think most of us consider Summer to be June, July, and August, so that’s what I’m going with. I saw this post idea on Dani’s blog, who got it from Amanda. Feel free to do your own post, but give credit to at least Amanda! Oh, and I totally used some of Dani’s answers, because she had some good ones!ABC's of Summer: Going through the alphabet, I decide on things to do this summer! #summer2018 #bucketlist Click To Tweet
ABC’s of Summer
Albums: I really need to print out photos from my trip to London and make an album or two to commemorate!
Book Club: Keep attending my library book club and read the book every month!
Crafts: Go to as many library craft events as I can!
Dance Recital: As you read this, my dance recital was Thursday, June 7 so hopefully all went well for both of my dances. I’ll share more after!
Eating Outside: Eat outside at home, restaurants that have outdoor seating, maybe a picnic in the park.
Festivals: Cincinnati has a lot of great festivals in the summer, so I hope to visit as many of them as I can (and I will share about them on the blog, don’t worry!)
Game Works: This is what I like to call “Chuck E Cheese” for adults, though kids can obviously go as well. I haven’t been in ages, but I think it would be fun to grab some friends and go this summer!
Hang Outside: I realize this could mean a lot, but I want to do as many outdoor events as I can – festivals, go to King’s Island, go swimming, etc.
Ice Cream Machine: I have my own ice cream machine, but have I actually used it? No, I have not, so hopefully this will be the summer that I try it out!
Journal: I started my first ever bullet journal this year and it’s all about entertainment (books read, music listened to, etc.) so I want to keep up with that this summer and hopefully try some new styles/be more creative.
Kari’s Birthday: My sister’s birthday is near the end of the month, so I’m sure we’ll do something fun in honor of that!
Live Music: I’m seeing Niall Horan and Maren Morris next month and I’m so excited. Hopefully I’ll have some other opportunities to hear live music!
Movies: The summer is one of the best times to see movies so hopefully I can visit the theater more often! Some I plan to see are Ocean’s 8, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, and Christopher Robin.
Night In: Last October I had a night in with friends where we watched Halloween films. I’d love to do something similar this summer – either a movie night, or a craft night. Just anything we can do without going out and spending tons of money!
Outdoor Movies: I know I just said movies above, but I also want to see outdoor movies! There are a few parks where I live that show movies during the summer, and then of course, there’s always the drive- in theater. I’m going to try and get there a few times.
Painting: My mom and I are planning on doing one of those follow-along painting classes this month, so I’m excited about that.
Queer Pride: There are a couple different Pride festivals going on in the summer, so I hope to make it to at least one of them.
Reading: It should go without saying that I’ll be reading this summer, but I also really want to focus on some poolside type of reads; you know, the lighter/funnier fare! Any suggestions?
Swimming: I’m lucky to have my own pool so I plan on using it as much as I can this summer!
Try a New Restaurant: I’m lucky to live right outside Cincinnati, so there are a ton of fun restaurants and I’d really love to try somewhere new this summer.
Update the Blog/Social Media: I’m not sure what this will entail, but I do want to update some things and try and find ways to gain more views/followers!
Visit King’s Island Water Park: The water park of King’s Island has just opened, so I’m definitely going to try and visit a few times this summer!
Wedding Planning: No, I did not forget to tell you I got engaged…rather, I’m a maid of honor for one of my very best friends. I imagine we’ll be doing a lot of fun wedding things this summer and I can’t wait!!
X- Strike!: When you go bowling and get a strike, they put an X on the screen. I’d really love to go bowling with some friends this summer. We used to go a lot! I’m not that great at it, but it’s fun.
Yoga: I’ve taken a couple yoga classes, but that’s it. I’d like to try a new class – see if it’s something I can start doing more regularly as I do think it would be helpful for building up strength and becoming more flexible.
Zoo: I say it all the time, but I need to actually visit the 4-D Theater at the Cincinnati Zoo, so I’d like to do that, but at any rate, I just want to make sure I go to the Zoo!