Making A Bucket List Was The Best Decision Of My Summer

Making A Bucket List Was The Best Decision Of My Summer

An Easy Way to Make it Your Best Summer
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Each year, the anticipation for the end of the school year seems to drag on, while the months of summer pass in the blink of an eye.

Knowing that it was the summer before my friends and I were separated because of college, I knew that we couldn't waste summer days trying to figure out what we should do, so we decided to make a bucket list.

Our bucket list consisted of fifty-two activities that ranged from simple things like treating ourselves to insomnia cookies to more complex ideas such as going on a flip-a-coin road trip.

Admittedly, while making the list, I did think that we were just being basic girls who were only doing it for the VSCO. And yes, I did post it on my VSCO, but the bucket list turned out to be more than just an aesthetically pleasing picture. It made our summer the most memorable three months.

Without this list of ideas, our summer would not have been as successful as it turned out to be. Especially for my friends and I, who have trouble making any decisions, the bucket list was a tool to help us focus on certain things we knew we wanted to do before we were all states apart.

By always having a list of activities on hand, we were never wondering what our next adventure would be. The bucket list allowed to make memories we would have never thought to make. From wearing coordinating outfits in public to getting a pet fish, we now have so many fond stories of our time together to look back on whenever we are missing each other throughout college.

For anyone wondering how to spend their summer, I would highly recommend making a bucket list. It does not have to be as long as ours was and you don't even have to finish all the things on it, but it allows you to actually do fun things rather than wasting your time thinking of fun things to do.


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52 Instagram Captions Perfect For Your Next Beach Vacation

Perfect for those beach daze.
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Summer is officially in full swing. We are all looking forward to the adventures that await us. A lot of us have been dreaming about the day when we finally get to kick our feet up and relax by the ocean. If you find yourself getting ready for a trip to the beach then read these quotes to help get your in the mood for your vacation. Whether you are looking for an Instagram caption or are just trying to settle a bad case of wanderlust, here are 52 quotes on summer:

1. "Hello summer."

2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

3. "May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand in your toes."

4. "Life is better with palm trees."

5. "Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose."

6. "Balmy nights, pink sunsets, and salty air."

7. "Talk to the sand."

8. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air." -Emerson

9. "Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach."

10. "Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure."

11. "The ocean is calling and I must go."

12. "Here comes the sun."

13. "If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes."

14. "I'm just a beachy kinda girl."

15. "As free as the ocean..."

16. "As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides..."

17. "Life's a beach. Enjoy the waves."

18. "A pineapple a day keeps the worries away."

19. "Let the currents guide your heart."

20. "Happiness comes in waves."

21. "Let's go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean."

22. "My favorite color is sunset."

23. "I lost my heart to the sea."

24. "Sun, sand, and surf."

25. "Salt in the air. Sand in my hair."

26. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

27. "High tides and good vibes."

28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

30. "I'm happy anywhere I can see the ocean."

31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

33. "Girls just wanna have sun."

34. "Some of the best memories are made in flip flops." -Kellie Elmore

35. "Good times and tan lines."

36. "Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there."

37. "The ocean is calling."

38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

47. "Stay salty."

48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

49. "Find me under the palm trees."

50. "Sea you soon."

51. "Hello sunshine."

52. "Don't mind me... I'm just chasing the sun."

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7 Reasons You Should Be Excited For Fall

Sweater weather here we come.

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Summer is coming to an end and we're all kind of bummed.

The vacations are over and school shopping has started, but that is no reason to be sad. Fall aka the most wonderful time of the year (I don't care what that Christmas song says) is almost here!

That means sweaters will be pulled from closets, flip-flops will be replaced with boots, and bonfires will be going on everywhere. Here are seven more great reasons you should be excited about fall.

1. Cool Weather

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Summer is great with so much free time from school and such, but let's face it, unless your plans involve water or air conditioning it can be too hot to actually enjoy yourself.

The cool fall temperatures and breezes make it perfect for corn mazes, going to pumpkin patches, and just enjoying outdoor time in general.

2. Hot Drinks

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I'll be honest, I don't LOVE coffee like some people, but I enjoy it every now and then.

It blows my mind when I see people drinking hot anything in the summertime. I mean, you're already sweating on the outside, do you want to sweat on the inside too?

With the fall weather mentioned above, comes the perfect time for enjoying all those hot drinks (pumpkin flavored for those of you who go for that.)

3. Fall Colors

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Don't get me wrong, everything in full bloom during summer id beautiful, but the hot weather makes everything grow faster which means more upkeep.

And with all that bloom comes those great allergies. In the fall, nothing is growing out of control, there isn't much pollen circulating, and the falling leaves make for great leaf piles. Plus we all know how good fall colors look in pictures.

4. Decorations

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Fall is when all the cute home decorations start to pop up.

From the fall themed wreathes to spooky Halloween yards all leading up to Christmas decorations. It's easy to even put some decorations together from natural things you find around the yard like acorns and twigs.

5. New School Year

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For most people this is more of a downer — I get it, being free all summer than having to go back to such a tight, busy schedule can suck.

Think of it this way though, it's a new year to make new friends, get better grades, and be one year closer to graduation. Then you're one year closer to being on your own (maybe that's scarier though.)

6. New and Returning TV Shows

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With fall comes the end of new episode drought as most shows air new episodes in the fall and reruns play all summer. Well the wait for new TV is almost over so get ready to watch new and returning shows in the coming months.

You can also prepare for all those Halloween themed movie marathons (which are the best) and another high-stakes football season.

7. Halloween

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Halloween is the best holiday and there's no way you can change my mind. It's spooky and exciting — getting to dress up for one night (or more) and having an awesome time with friends at great parties makes it a holiday like no other.

All the haunted houses and mazes are really fun activities and for some reason getting scared with all your buddies is sort of funny — it also makes for a great bonding experience. All that free candy makes it that much better.

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