Summer Bucket List



It is August. IT IS ALREADY AUGUST. Like the rest of this year, time has seemingly flown by this summer. Living in Seattle, one of the best parts about summer is all the light. It doesn’t get dark until after 9pm (earlier in the season, it would still be dusky at nearly 10!), so there is a lot of time available for doing things outdoors. After a busy few weekends, I now have more free time to do more with my weekend. Here’s what I’d like to accomplish over the next few weeks –

  1. Climb every mountain – Well, not every mountain. But I do want to have a “the hills are alive with the sound of music” moment before the gloom sets in. I’ve been in dire need of some time off the grid lately. It is so hard to narrow down exactly where to go, though. I have gone back to favorite trails multiple times, but for some reason haven’t explored new ones as often as I’d like. In the next two months, I’d like to add Lake 22, Snow Lake, Diablo Lake, and Blanca Lake to my “have hiked” list. I may need to hit the treadmill on high incline to prepare though…
  2. Go on a boat – I need to appreciate that I live by the water a bit more often. In my two years since moving from Austin, I haven’t spent very much time out on the sound or on the lake, and that really needs to change. Ferries do not count in accomplishing this goal.
  3. Go wine tasting (again) – I really just want to sip wines in the sunshine. That’s all.
  4. Spend all day outside – This is pretty self explanatory. I want to spend a whole day outside, and not come in until the street lights turn on. Too often I tell myself that I need to clean or “get my life in order” on the weekends. This usually ends with me doing 1.5 loads of laundry and watching about 4.5 hours to television. Not so productive… I need to channel my inner child, ditch being productive and just enjoy the day as much as possible, doing whatever I’d like.

Is there anything I’ve missed?


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