55 Things To Add To Your Summer Bucket List

55 Things To Add To Your Summer Bucket List

Summer isn't a time to stress out about college. It's a time to celebrate all that summer has to offer.

Summer is for going back home and reconnecting with your hometown. It's for seeing your high school friends, family, and reminding yourself of your roots. Summer is when you discover how much you've changed in the past year when you were at college, but also discover the parts about yourself that didn't change.

Most college students work during the summer because life is expensive and money is important. However, college students shouldn't be working everyday of their summer. They have their whole life to work and worry about things. The summer should be for a time of distressing, having fun, and taking time to better one self. So please don't overwork yourself and take at least one day a week to do something fun. Below is a list of simple but exciting things to do during the summer.

1. Go camping

2. Go to the beach

3. Make a bonfire

4. Make s'mores

5. Have a backyard BBQ

6. Have a sleepover with all of your high school friends

7. Don't forget to spend time with your parents, they miss you when you are at college

8. Go to the lake

9. Go on a boat

10. Go tubbing or try jet-skiing

11. Go on a hike

12. Make a recipe from online or just an old family recipe

13. Go out for ice cream

14. Pull an all-nighter, at least once

15. Go on a road-trip

16. Throw a pool party or go to one

17. FaceTime your college friends and tell them you miss them

18. Make dinner for your family

19. Go for a late night drive

20. Blare music in your car with the windows down

21. Have a lazy night, binge watch all those movies

22. Watch a new Netflix series

23. Laugh so hard you cry

24. Be spontaneous, do something random with friends in your hometown

25. Go back to the hang out spot of your high school, the memories will make you smile

26. Go to a concert

27. Try to travel outside of the country if you can

28. Play a board game

29. Try a new restaurant

30. Go to your states "downtown"

31. Go for a late night swim

32. Go on a shopping spree-sometimes we all need one

33. Bake a cake and celebrate something random with friends

34. Go to a sporting event

35. Wake up for the sunrise

36. Go for a walk during the sunset

37. Tell your favorite high school teacher thank you

38. Go for a run around town

39. Go to trivia with friends

40. Try karaoke

41. Grow a plant

42. Go to a museum

43. Make a tie dye shirt

44. Go kayaking

45. Do some kind of community service

46. Celebrate the Fourth of July- a parade, wave the American flag, you name it

47. Have a photoshoot

48. Buy a touristy thing from your home state if you go to college far away, you will smile when you are homesick

49. Go for a bike ride

50. Have a water balloon fight

51. Play twister with paint

52. Dress up with friends and go somewhere fancy

53. Go out to brunch

54. Go to your friends houses, say hi to their parents, they missed you and you missed them

55. Appreciate the art of summer and do whatever you want to do, it's your summer, your time to not worry

College can be stressful and the summer is our only time to not be as stressed out as we are during the school year. Don't forget to celebrate summer and all it has to offer.

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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.


1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten

Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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To My Little Sister, Don't Wish For Time To Move Faster, Soak Up The Stage Of Life You're In

Live in the moment and you will come out having no regrets.


To my best friend,

Time goes by quickly, do not wish it away. Enjoy living in the moment you are in right now because you will never get it back. Stop wishing you were in college already because you have so much to live for right now.

I know all you want to do is get away from home and start over, which is normal because I wanted to do the same thing at your age. But as your older sister, and as someone who has gone through that stage already, I am here to tell you that it is not all rainbows and sunshine 24/7.

With the time you have left in high school, enjoy every second of it because eventually, you will come to miss it.

Graduation is just around the corner for you and it honestly freaks me out how fast time is going. And it only goes faster in college. As kids, all we wanted was to be in high school and be able to drive on our own and once we hit high school, all we want is to be in college. With almost being in college for two years, I can easily say that all I want is to be a kid again. We have been wishing our whole lives away since we can remember. Enjoy today.

I see so much potential in you and I am beyond excited for what the future has in store for you.

Many times, you have been the one to give me advice even though I'm the older sister and this shows how caring and loving you are. Life is going to treat you so well and it already has.

There is one piece of advice I must give to you though. Make sure to thank mom and dad and tell them you love them as often as possible. I know they can get on your nerves and may make you angry at times, but they have given us the best life. You will learn in college just how much they love us and how much they have given up just to make us happy.

You have a good head on your shoulders and I know life is going to turn out to be exactly what you wanted. Just don't wish it all away. Some of my favorite times were when I was a senior in high school.

I'm always looking out for you so don't ever think you are alone in this crazy world. Remember, I am just one phone call away.

I love you so much sis, you got this.

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