My Summer Bucket List 2018 + inspiration and ideas for you

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AHHH. IT’S SUMMER, GUYS. *screams*

happy summer, friends! I hope all of you made it through finals not too badly. I’ve only been out of school for a little bit now, and freedom has been enjoyable– why not kick it off with a bucket list?

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it’s summer guys, c’mon.

most of you might already have your bucket list written out, but here’s my bucket list, and more inspiration and ideas if you wanted to add even more to your list! I mean, summer is going to be over faster than you think, so you might as well do as much as you can before… it’s over…

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me when summer’s over…

… but let’s not talk negatively, shall we?

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my summer bucket list 2018

  1. learn a new instrument, or take on a new talent or hobby. you could always learn something new! one of my main goals this year is to get a uke and start learning how to play.
  2. win Camp NaNoWriMo in July. Camp NaNo is a great way to keep up with writing over the summer. I’m really excited for July NaNo!
  3. buy a surfboard, and learn how to surf. I’ve wanted to surf for ages! I’ll be learning how to surf, all I need now is to buy a surfboard!
  4. do a movie marathon with friends or family. last year, my family did a movie marathon with the Planet of the Apes, and then we went to the movie theater to watch the newest movie! it was really fun and I hope to do it again!
  5. spend more time at the beach and not get sunburned! I know I’m already at the beach for, like, two weeks straight because of Junior Guards, but I don’t really go to the beach as often as I would like. plus, I’m wanting to buy a surfboard soon! (see goal 3) and not get sunburned in the process.
  6. host a beach bonfire with friends! I’ve been wanting to do one of these for so long! I went to one with my school and had a blast. I was thinking to host one soon.
  7. read 20 books by the end of the summer, or even more. summertime is also one of my favorite times of the year because of the chill time! you have so much spare time to read, write, etc. and I want to take advantage of that.
  8. go horseback riding more often. I love horses, and luckily I’ll be in the company of them a bit more during the summer.
  9. stargaze and take photos of the stars in the middle of the night. I’ve just recently did this when I stayed at a lake house in the middle of the desert. it was so refreshing to see so many stars more than usual. they just covered the entire sky with twinkling shards of light. I wasn’t able to take photos, but hopefully soon I’ll have the chance to!
  10. have donuts for dinner. XD yeah, this was a weird goal, but I’ve actually done this before and am striving to get my parents to let us do it again!! (pleassee, mom??)
  11. keep up with Bible reading habits!! which I definitely need to get in the habit of again ahem.
  12. try and learn a foreign language, and keep up with Chinese. I’ve been learning how to speak in Chinese although I can only understand 1/3 of it at the moment, for quite a while now! it’s definitely not my favorite thing to do, but it’s really worth it! except for the writing. asdfghjhgf. like… how?? it’s paper-balling and mind-exhausting.
  13. actually make a dent in my tbr. I HAVE TOO MANY BOOKS TO READ, GUYS. also, I need suggestions for a new series to start, maybe Hunger Games or Hobbit? suggestions in the comments!
  14. start a portfolio blog for my photography and such. I’ve been on the verge of starting one to showcase my photography and writing! I was thinking of starting a portfolio blog as an add-on to this lifestyle blog, would that be cool?
  15. make homemade fruit popsicles! ahh, popsicles are super fun to make during the summertime!! wait, wasn’t I going sugar-free?
  16. stay sugar-free. or at least try to stay sugar-free for the entire summer. *cough*
  17. take more photoshoots! photoshoots are so much fun especially for aspiring photographers like me. I’d like to do more of these since I actually have time now.
  18. audition for a musical and get a lead role. I haven’t been in a musical since last spring… I really want to try auditioning again! my competition season is going to be over soon, so I want to try theatre again.
  19. possibly sign-up for a summer craft fair? I just recently participated in a craft fair in May. it was such another awesome experience! (except for the fact I didn’t make any profit till end) 
  20. and last but not least, go camping! fun fact: I’ve never been camping before! never in my lifetime. XD so, maybe I can try that this year?

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and, there you have it! I hope all of you enjoyed reading my summer bucket list and I hope I inspired you with some other bucket list ideas! hope you’re having a great summer so far!

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happy summer! // what are some of your bucket list goals? // are you out of school yet? // have any book series suggestions? // what are your book fandoms? // you having a great summer so far? // let’s chat in the comments!

have a nice day. xx,

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47 thoughts on “My Summer Bucket List 2018 + inspiration and ideas for you

  1. All of your goals look super fun! I’d love to learn how to play the uke more, and I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be in a musical! I did my school musical a while ago, but that was before I developed my love of acting, so I didn’t really appreciate (if you know what I mean 😉

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  2. hey Sapphire! thanks! YES. I’ve been wanting to learn the Ike for ages. aren’t musicals the greatest? ❤ oh, yeah I totally get it. when I was in my first play I never wanted to be an actress. after the play I had a really big passion for acting. thanks for commenting!

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  3. wow- this looks like a great bucket list!! stargazing sounds really fun- as well as the portfolio blog! and riding on horseback.. wow, Sydney, all of these sound awesome! 😀❤️ It would be cool to learn the ukulele- i started learning the guitar at the start of this year and i’m so glad i did! xx

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  4. Ahh you have awesome summer goals, Sydney! (especially the donut dinner one, that’s epic haha) That’s SO cool that you’re learning Chinese! I’ve watched a few videos on the basics, and oh my gosh, I salute anyone who’s willing to dedicate time to mastering that art. I’ve been learning Spanish for a few years, and I’d love to continue doing so over the summer! I’m also planning on reading a lot, practicing the piano, and mastering the settings on my camera! In fact, I think I’ll begin writing a post (inspired by you) including all I’d like to do this summer! 😀 ❤

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  5. hi Soph! aw, thank you! it is! and a portfolio is going to be such fun as soon I get my mom’s permission… ahh! thank you so much! yes, the uke has been something I’ve wanted to learn for a while now… that’s awesome! glad you did!
    thanks for this nice comment, Sophie– you made my day!

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  6. thank you so much, Maggie! XD that’s gonna be awesome. why thank you! I started when I was around 8, but I grew up with Asian culture, so I already knew a lot from words flying all around the house. XD but yes, words are so hard! I never understood how they can do it! I was thinking of starting Spanish soon…
    ooh, good luck with all of your goals! awe, how sweet! thanks! I’ll be looking out for that! thanks for this sweet comment. 🙂


  7. Syd, we’re int his crazy sugar free hung together! Stay strong 🤣

    We should totally surf together! And horseback riding (oh my goodness, I haven’t been to a horseback lesson in about a month 😬)

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  8. This is a great list! I love reading other people’s bucket lists, maybe I’m just weird that way.😂Ooh, Hunger Games is really great, that would be a fun series to read. Have you read Harry Potter- that would be good too if you haven’t read it yet!

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  9. hey Liv! haha. I do the same thing– you’re not alone! XD I’ve actually read Harry Potter and am a Potterhead as well. go Potterheads!! I’m currently hooked on reading Rick Riordan ‘ s series and am needing another to keep me occupied for the summer.. thanks for commenting!

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  10. it’s totally fine! yes! definitely let me know when you get any ideas! I’m really liking multiple POVs. I read your recent post and am wanting to read that new book you mentioned!

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  11. aww, no problem, Syd! good luck with the new blog, i can relate with your mum problem! haha, ours is exactly the same- but it’s all for good reason 😉☺️ soph xx

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  12. okay yep I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS LIST! I hope you get to do all of these things and have an absolutely amazing summer. (also, it’s very cool that you’re homeschooled… I actually don’t know anyone who’s homeschooled) xx

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  13. I also have the plan of reading more, hosting a bonfire, and having a photoshoot! My big bit on my bucket list was to go to a music festival, and I actually crossed it off recently! i loved this post, and your blog!

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  14. hi there, Kelsey! nice to meet ya! what?! that’s so cool that we set some of the same goals. good luck with them! ooh, a music festival sounds fun.
    thank you so much! 💜 I appreciate it. I’ll have to check your blog out sometime! thanks for this nice comment!
    Sydney xx


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