HAPPY SUMMER! Summer of 2017 is welcomed by fresh graduates and excited high schoolers. And although it may sound crazy, sometimes you run out of ideas to keep your summer exciting. So if your catching yourself taking to many naps or catching up on to many TV series, here are five ideas to keep your summer exciting.
One, go on a sunrise hike. Or maybe just a sunrise drive. Phone a friend that has an awesome truck bed, or maybe a Jeep, head up the canyon, and enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Even if you aren’t much of a hiker, you can still enjoy the beautiful scenery from your car. !! PSA, don’t forget snacks !! because waking up early is hardddd (especially in summer).
On a hot day, find a swimming pool. Whether this means heading to the nearest waterpark or sneaking into a hotel pool, do it. I dare you. Challenge yourself, even if you have a key to the pool try to hop the fence. Maybe fence hopping is a talent you didn’t know you had (it’s not one of mine). Whether you want to swim with a group of people or by yourself the water can entertain you for HOURS. Plus swimming laps is exercise, just so ya know. If you have a community pool, invite friends to it; if you don’t have a community pool, maybe don’t invite friends to it. Just remember, it’s hard to be sneaky when you are surrounded by twelve other teenagers.
Enjoy a bike ride. Although it sounds so simple and easy sometimes we pass up one of the most relaxing activities. Whether you’re wanting an intense thigh workout or just wanting to cruise around the neighborhood, a bike ride is a good idea. I suggest biking to your favorite snow-cone shack or pack a panic in your basket. Invite a friend or two and soak up the sunshine and the beautiful nature that surrounds you. Simple is relaxing.
Number four, go window shopping. If you have some money saved up, you can go real shopping, but both activities are fun. Look through random boutiques, try crazy dresses and makeup on, leave the store, and then repeat in the next one. You don’t have to spend money to have a fun time shopping. Window shopping gives a person drive to be a better employee in their own work world. I recommend it.
Lastly, get a job. A fun job. Working does not have to be hard. Get a job that you know you will enjoy. If you love nature, find a job surrounded in that. Or, if you love children, find a job in that field. Summer jobs are (mostly) fun and enjoyable. They provide experience, and are very good for college apps. Plus making money allows for more fun pricey activities, like an amusement park or a new pair of sandals. A fun job, where you get paid to do what you love? I think yes!
I hope these ideas make your Summer just a tad bit better. Those TV shows aren’t going anywhere, but Summer of 2017 is. So soak it up!