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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

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The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and classes are winding down. Do you know what that means? Summer is in the air and on its way. I do not know about you, but I am thrilled. And what is the best way to make sure you squeeze every ounce of fun out of your summer? By creating a summer bucket list! With the help of some imaginative friends, I have compiled this list of summer must do’s for you and all your friends for when school is out. Let the summertime festivities begin!

1. Night Time Scavenger Hunts

Break out the flashlights and get ready to go hunting! Get about 10-15 people together and divide into 2 or 3 groups. Let each team contribute 5 things to the scavenger hunt list, combine, and then go! First team to find everything on the list wins a prize! Way too much fun!

Night Scavenger Hunt Flashlight Search Outside

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2. Road Trip

Last summer, my group of friends decided that we would take a trip to a new amusement park every summer. It is so much fun and a great way to spend time together. Find something you love, like spending a weekend on a lake, and make it a tradition!

3. Water Wars

Reach deep down for your inner child, buy some water guns, fill up those water balloons, and have fun! It will probably be cheaper than going to a water park and will definitely be just as much fun!

Water Gun Fight In The Summer

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4. Face a Fear

This is the ultimate adrenaline rush. Go sky diving, kayaking, or white water rafting. Or just face a simple fear, like jumping off the high dive. Whatever it is, you will feel incredible knowing that you conquered a fear that you never imagined conquerable. As Nike says, “Just do it!”

5. Night Rides

This is one that I absolutely love! Get some old bikes, skateboards, scooters, or anything with wheels, and then grab some glow in the dark paint.  Now spray down your wheels and hit the road whenever the sun goes down! Do not forget to bring a camera with you because this is a memory that you are absolutely going to want to remember!

Glow In The Dark Bike Riding At Night

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Make this summer something worth remembering! Write your own bucket list and grab a camera. This is a summer you are never going to want to forget.

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Summer Bucket-List

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There are always summer bucket lists we each create in our minds, believing that if we do at least a couple, we’ll feel that we not only accomplished something, but that our summer wasn’t as pathetic as we thought it was with just classes and/or working. We get ahead of ourselves sometimes, reaching for the stars and listing things that probably won’t happen, no matter how much we want them to (such as skydiving, taking a cross-country road trip, or meeting someone famous while shopping in Hollywood), hoping to go back to college with a cool story to tell. Why not stick to something simple and add something you can actually do fairly easily?

1. Manual Labor

Weeding your jungle of a backyard or helping a family member in the garden can be great exercise while getting the task at hand done. You will feel accomplished climbing into bed that night!

Girl pulling weeds in garden

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2. Get Lost

Take an ice cold water bottle, turn up your favorite music, and explore areas you’ve never been. The only rule: you can’t use your cell phone to find your way home. You’ll learn to rely on yourself more instead of Google.

Walk outside on the road

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3. Talk to a Random Person

While waiting in line for your latte at Starbucks, ask the person next to you what their favorite drink is to get conversation started. A simple conversation can have a great impact on  your overall day! You’ll know you’ve had a successful conversation when you both leave with a smile.

Waiting in Line

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4. Read a Bestseller

I get it, we aren’t all readers. But sooner or later, you will find someone who wants to chat books. Take some time to feed your brain with a book with a good plotline and the next time you’re asked, “Read any good books lately?” you will have an answer.

Guy reading book on bench outside

Photo © Ed Yourdon

5. Disconnect

Make a commitment to not checking Facebook, Twitter, email, or your phone. There’s just something about being unreachable that refreshes the mind and makes you eager to take care of things when you do reconnect.

No Cell Phone Service

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The trick to making the most of your summer is to find things that are easy to do, especially if you’re on a college student budget. Hey, at least you won’t have to say “nothing” when your classmates ask you what you did over the summer!

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College Bucket List — Don’t Let Time Run Out!

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By guest blogger Kelsey Bradshaw
Kelsey is a sophomore at the University of Oregon majoring in Journalism and Facebook (wait, that’s not a real major?!). Originally a track star from Medford, Oregon, she now enjoys going for runs with her friends and working out at Eugene Crossfit. She also enjoys visiting National Parks, playing in the snow, and hanging out at the beach…double points if they’re all at the same time.

When I was in eighth grade, I had a “quarter-quarter-semi-life” crisis and got really freaked out that I was going into high school. No matter the fact that I was 13, nor that virtually everyone from my middle school would be going to my high school…I got scared that I was getting old and I wouldn’t see anyone ever again. So I made a bucket list of things I wanted to do before high school…and it made school the most fun it had ever been. So, I decided to do a college version of it—but, you know, wearing glitter every day for a week won’t be on the list this time. Or maybe it will. Hmm….anywho, here’s a list everyone should think about doing before school ends! (I’ll be splashing in puddles naked if you need me).

1. Get out of the habit of wearing sweats to school. Dress up for a week, and see if not wearing lazy outfits makes you not so lazy at school.

#6 - Take a road trip with your friends. Photo by zeroatthebone.com.

2. Pick one sunny day and play hooky. I’m not telling you to do this every day—but pick one really nice day and sit in the sun, relax, and catch up with your friends. You deserve a break every once in a while.

3. Ace a test. Getting an A on a test could possibly be on the same level as Ryan Gosling asking for your number. Okay, maybe not, but it’s a really good feeling, so stop procrastinating.

4. Explore your town. Find a new restaurant, take a walk downtown, try a different street vendor or go into a shop you’ve never been into. You may find that café you pass by every day has killer mochas, or something else exciting like a cute barista.

5. Get in shape before summer. Less than two months until bikini season? Yikes. Get on that elliptical.

6. Road trip. The grass (and shopping, and restaurants, and overall hotness of the population) is always greener on the other side—so go explore the grass in the few cities over.

7. Decide who you want to be remembered as. When you graduate, will you regret anything? Will you have become the person you had always hoped of being? The sooner you start taking steps to get there, the sooner your goals will be achieved.

8. Actually talk to that One Person you’ve been eyeing all year long. Start a conversation, ask him or her out—just try not to reveal how much you know from Facebook stalking them for the last two terms.

 

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Realizing My Bucket List

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Visit all seven continents and see the Northern Lights: It could happen! What’s on your Bucket List?

By Guest Blogger Rachel Freeman I SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY Undergrad degree – cum laude – in communications. Currently pursuing a master’s in broadcast and electronic communication arts. Not-so-secret passion: Baseball (go, San Francisco Giants!).

Of all of the amazing things I had the opportunity to do this summer, one item stuck out the most. I crossed off #50 from my bucket list: attend a baseball game at the legendary Fenway Park.

Not only did I get to see the Boston Red Sox in person, but I also caught a ball!

I’ve had a bucket list for the past three years, and whenever I accomplish something on the list, I note when I did it. I’ll carry those memories with me for the rest of my life.

Making a bucket list is a fun way to figure out what you want to do before you “kick the bucket” or the fun activities and goals you’d like to achieve in life. They also help you track everything you’ve done!

If you’re just starting your freshman year or have a few terms left, you still have time to make a college-specific bucket list. Always wanted to go to the taco truck on the other side of town? Add it to a bucket list. Never been to one of your school’s football games but always wanted to? There’s another. Get out of the dorms, and make the most of your time on campus. Don’t regret a second!

Here are the top six things I have yet to accomplish on my bucket list:

1. Voice a character in an animated film.

2. Be a world record holder for something.

3. Learn to say hello in 50 languages.

4. Step foot on all seven continents.

5. Trace my ancestry.

6. See the Northern Lights.

That’s only a small part of my list. Tell us: what’s on your bucket list?

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