Wherever you find yourself this summer, I encourage you to organize your planning through a bucket list. It will not only inspire you but empower your To Do List.
For me, more than any other plans I’ve dreamt up for summer, travel tops my bucket list! Florida beaches, sunsets and cocktails at Bud and Alley’s Restaurant and Fish Out of Water with my husband and kids are all in my daydreams. For the days spent at home, I’m looking forward to time by the pool, learning a new hobby, and completing a new project.
Don’t have a summer bucket list yet? Start NOW! Take time for yourself today – sit and take note from reflection on what your hopes are for this summer. Take these ideas into action with a Bucket List – similar to a checklist – to keep your priorities top of mind. With a mix between time spent at the pool, taking an art class and home organization (of course!) Here’s my St. Louis list in detail:
- Reading by the pool
- Morning laps in the pool
One of the easiest ways for me to spend time in nature is to look no further than my own backyard. In the summertime we open our pool and so I have no excuse to enjoy the great outdoors. This summer, I especially want to make a habit spending more time poolside to balance out my work. I think I can do this in two different ways. First, with time spent reading poolside – on a recliner in the sun (I think that’s two in one because I definitely have a Summer reading list stacked by my bedside.) But second, by swimming laps in the morning – in my opinion a great way to make exercise an enjoyable habit.
- Watercolor painting class
Wet, Wild Watercolor Wednesday from 5:30-7pm, Green Door Gallery in Webster Groves
Contact information: Marilynne Bradley 314-968-1439
Is anyone else a fan of art? A friend recently told me about a watercolor painting class at the Green Door Gallery and I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to get out of the house, to learn a new hobby and to be artistic!
I highly encourage you to connect with your community to see if there are classes to sign up for this summer season. I’m excited about my class and who knows, maybe I will share a few of my paintings and final works on my social media and Instagram….so stay tuned!
- Organize home photos physically and digitally
What would summer be without a home organization project? What I have in mind is fun – a path down memory lane. In my living room, I have an entire dresser of stored photographs, and my plan is to organize the photos as well as digitize the archive. The plans aren’t set in stone but I’m thinking about organizing by year and month – perhaps by trip and vacation, too.
A fun home project like this can get the whole family involved. Bring the bins into your dining room table, gather your partner and kids and unpack the bins to revisit memories of family fun while creating new memories together.
A Bucket List a great tool for goal setting and planning. Take 10 minutes today to jot down where you hope to spend your time this summer, and don’t be afraid to dream a little. Life is best when balanced between work and fun because after all, work can be fun, and fun can be work!
Share in the comments where you’re headed or what you’re up to.