12 Things To Do Before Summer Is Over
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12 Things To Do Before Summer Is Over

What to do before school starts again.

12 Things To Do Before Summer Is Over

The summer is quickly coming to an end. School will be in session soon. Many of us won't have any time for the things we enjoy or want to do. So here's a simple list of 12 things to do while you still have some free time.

1. Read that book.

You know, that book you started earlier this summer? The one that's hiding under a pile of laundry or gathering dust on your nightstand? Crack it open and finish it! You'll have too much to do once you get bogged down with assignments.

2. Write about your summer.

It could be a single page or maybe an essay. Take the time to summarize your experiences and activities from the summer.

3. Take a walk.

Go enjoy the scenery. Get some fresh air. Don't miss out on the beautiful summer weather.

4. Capture a sunset (or two or seven).

If you go to college out of state or across the country like I do, you'll most likely miss sunsets back home. Take some pictures. Make it your phone wallpaper.

5. Spend some quality time with your bed.

No seriously, take a nap or sleep in a couple weekends. I will warn you, though, that it would be best to get back into the habit of getting up early. You'll be much better for doing it.

6. Pick something to binge.

Yes, catch up on all your summer shows. Rewatch the Office, Friends, or Gilmore Girls (I just started it and I'm crazy about it!). Have a movie marathon.

7. Get your mom to cook your favorite meal or cook it yourself.

If you still live with your parents or are close enough to visit over the summer, get together for a family meal. If you have a favorite dish/meal, learn to make it yourself. Maybe you can even adapt it so you can make it once you get back to your college dorm. Experiment and take some risks.

8. Make a slideshow.

If you're anything like me, your phone is filled with all kinds of pictures. Put them together in a slideshow. Add some of your summer jam songs and send it off to some of the old or new friends you hung out with this summer.

9. Write thank you notes or "just because" cards.

If anyone has done anything for you this summer, write her a note. It doesn't have to be deep or long. Find a cute set of notecards (the Target dollar section has some amazing ones!) and make a list of whom you would like to thank. People love to feel appreciated.

10. Take advantage of the longer nights.

If you're into this kind of thing, go outside at night. It's a little cooler in the evenings so bring a jacket, a couple friends, and maybe the fixings for s'mores and get that campfire roaring.

11. Go into the city.

Explore your hometown or a big city near you. There's all kinds of festivals and events going on in the summer and you may find something new to do or discover a new restaurant.

12. Get in some quality family time.

If you have one or two siblings, gather them together and take a little day trip or catch a movie. If you're like me and have 7 younger siblings (random fact about me), get some one-on-one time with each of them but also find things to do with a couple of them or all of them at once. You don't know where life will take you (or keep you) so spend as much quality time with your family as you can.

That's my list. There's no specific order or right and wrong things to do. Just do something before you're stuck under a pile of required reading and projects. You'll be very glad you did!

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