Summer 2017 Bucket List – Update

Happy August all!

Last month I posted a list of my summer bucket list and I thought I would update you all on how my summer has been going so far.

The weather has been so beautiful this year, which means there have been lots of things to do and enjoy.

I can’t wait to see what else the summer has in store for me.

  1. Go swimming outdoors

  2. Work out 3 times a week

  3. Catch up on my reading goals

  4. Stick with my publishing schedule

  5. Take some holidays

  6. Go canoeing

  7. Have a campfire on a beach

  8. Go whale watching

  9. Do something I have never done before

  10. Pick some berries

  11. Go to the farmers market

  12. Get my brakes fixed on my car

  13. Visit a place I have never been before

  14. Start preparing for NaNoWriMo

  15. Go kayaking

  16. Go to an outdoor concert

  17. Watch some fireworks

  18. Go for deck drinks with a friend

  19. Watch an outdoor movie

  20. Do some gardening

  21. Check out some yard sales 

  22. Eat breakfast outside

  23. Do a craft

  24. Do an overnight hike

  25. Spend the day at the beach

  26. Get a massage

  27. Get my teeth cleaned

  28. Go dancing

  29. Clean up my neighborhood

  30. Get a tattoo

  31. Have a girls night

  32. Spend time with family

  33. Restart my gratitude journal

  34. Meditate daily

  35. Donate or volunteer for something

  36. Make a wildflower arrangement

  37. Watch a meteor shower

  38. Go on a picnic

  39. Begin learning Italian

  40. Get my hair done

  41. Check out Game of Thrones

  42. Check out Alone

  43. Play bocce in the park

  44. Go to a movie on a rainy day

  45. Sunset hike

  46. Hike a mountain

  47. Take a bike ride

  48. Go mini golfing

  49. Purge my apartment

  50. Grow some herbs

What are some of your summer highlights so far?


  1. Mary La Fornara (@itsaboutpretty) | 1st Aug 17

    Looks like you are having a busy summer knocking those items off your bucket list. Congratulations of sticking with your publishing schedule, that’s the one I’m having trouble with!

  2. Jaye Shields | 1st Aug 17

    Cute! Seeing your list makes me wish I would have done one. Maybe I’ll make a pre-new years bucket list lol

  3. Jocelynne Flor | 1st Aug 17

    Whale watching and purging my apartment are on my list too! Whale watching must have been such an incredible experience. I hope you’re enjoying the rest of your summer and hopefully you’ll be able to tick more off of your list!

  4. Onlygirl4boyz | 1st Aug 17

    This is awesome!! I love that you made this! So much fun!

  5. tayepperson | 1st Aug 17

    What a great bucket list! I also need to start preparing for NaNoWriMo!

    • stephaniewp | 3rd Aug 17

      Me too! I have to get some ideas together. I hope to be better prepared then I was last year.

  6. live_a_life_less_ordinary | 2nd Aug 17

    I visited relatives I don’t get to see often. I went for a very long bike ride that I’ve wanted to do for many years. I started playing Dungeons & Dragons for the first time. I went rafting.

    • stephaniewp | 3rd Aug 17

      Sounds liek an awesome summer so far. Rafting sounds really cool, I would love to try that some day!

  7. Zan | 2nd Aug 17

    Our list is centered around family and kids – we got lots done and are sort of hanging out at home cleaning (trying to) before school starts (with a few outdoor activities here and there). We did Florida and Disney again and some local events. Nice that you are getting some stuff checked off – looks like you are taking care of prioritized ones first.

    • stephaniewp | 3rd Aug 17

      Disney and Florida sound like so much fun. Glad you are enjoying your summer 🙂

  8. Befitting Style | 2nd Aug 17

    I need to read more this summer! I’m actually considering getting audible so I can read while multitasking.

    • stephaniewp | 3rd Aug 17

      I have listened to a few audio books this summer while driving and what not. It is really nice 🙂

  9. Whitney S. | 2nd Aug 17

    I love making lists like these! Some of my highlights was all of my blogger meetups, going to some food festivals and events, and taking pictures in a sunflower field!

    • stephaniewp | 3rd Aug 17

      I would love to see a sunflower field up close and personal, sounds magical 🙂

  10. Yentl | 3rd Aug 17

    You have been doing lots of fun stuff! Our weather has been terrible this summer:( If it is not storming it is excrutiatingly (not a word, I know lol) hot! But still making the best out of the summer time!

    • stephaniewp | 4th Aug 17

      I have never experienced super hot weather like that but I can image it is no fun at all. I don’t enjoy being that hot. Hopefully you still manage to get to do lots of good stuff.

      • Yentl | 4th Aug 17

        I was born and raised in Miami where it’s hot and humid and still it’s been unbearable:/ We try to stick to things we can do indoors with air conditioning:) lol

  11. Katie | Life She Lives | 5th Aug 17

    It looks like you have accomplished a lot already! Good for you! I always say I’m going to be better about reading but fall off so quickly! It’s a year-round goal for me!

    • stephaniewp | 7th Aug 17

      I agree! I have been buying books faster than I have been reading them. Time to get dedicated!

  12. Ruth Daly | 5th Aug 17

    Wow, busy summer! Great list – and I’m going to copy a few of your ideas for August 🙂

  13. Ritu | 5th Aug 17

    I biggest highlight so far is starting my writing!

    • stephaniewp | 7th Aug 17

      That’s great! Are you planning on taking part in NANOWRIMO this year?

      • Ritu | 7th Aug 17

        I can never commit in November due to my teaching. That’s why I made my own challenge to spur me on!!!!

        • stephaniewp | 7th Aug 17

          Oh?! Sounds fun. I am kind of looking forward to fall so I can get really into writing again myself 🙂

          • Ritu | 7th Aug 17

            Well week one has been great so far!

  14. Lisa Orchard (@lisaorchard1) | 5th Aug 17

    Looks like you’re working on achieving your goals. Way to go! 🙂

  15. masgautsen | 5th Aug 17

    That looks like a great list! A lot of good things to tross out.

  16. Strength and Sunshine | 6th Aug 17

    Ooo I love eating breakfast outside in the summer! Such a lovely way to start the day!

    • stephaniewp | 7th Aug 17

      I agree! I got to do it yesterday and got a little sun burnt. Aww summer 🙂

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