Like all of you, I have plenty of serious things on my mind right now and a whole list of important things needing to be done. What I don’t have enough of is lighthearted playtime.
So this summer, instead of a bucket list, I decided to create a play list…not the kind you download on your phone…but a list of playful things I enjoy doing. There’s no checking things off the list or setting goals to accomplish a certain number…just a list of fun summer activities I can do when and if I choose. So in no particular order, here is my…
- Drink iced coffee.
- Take a hike.
- Go on an early-morning walk.
- Work on a jigsaw puzzle.
- Read an entertaining, lighthearted novel.
- Eat ice-cream.
- Go on girls trip (COVID style).
- Turn up the music and dance.
- Picnic with the children and grandchildren.
- Have a big salad with all the fixin’s.
- Eat fresh produce: watermelon, berries, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn on the cob…
- Meditate on the patio.
- Draw with sidewalk chalk.
- Spend time in our new Southern Utah home.
- Listen to birds.
- Hit some golf balls.
- Swim, wade, or play in the water.
- Smell flowers.
- Walk barefoot in the grass.
- Sleep in.
- Blow bubbles.
- Try a new cocktail.
- Eat at a restaurant with outdoor, socially-distanced seating.
- What fun things have you done…or are planning to do…this summer? (If you have a summer bucket list, be sure to link it below.)
- What is your favorite childhood summertime memory?
- If you had to choose, would you rather be too hot or too cold?
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Christie is an author and professional communicator who blogs about life transitions, wellness, mindfulness, and anything else that answers the question “So what? Now what?”