Opinion

Summer Bucket List Ideas

By Katie Hernandez
Staff Writer

The semester is coming to an end, and for the class of 2019, they’re just one step closer to the adult world. For the rest of underclassmen, they’re looking for summer jobs and internships. They just can’t wait to start planning what to do this summer.

This also means all the resident students have to start packing to go back home or move in to their new apartment. However, students also have to start saying goodbye to their new/old friends that they meet in college.

Saying either, “Goodbye! See you when school starts again!” or, “Goodbye! I’ll skype/text/call you,” because they live too far away.

Everyone is closing a chapter and ready to start a new one. There is no better beginning then fixing up that old bucket list and start checking something off during the summer of 2019.

If you’re someone who loves learning: Try picking up a new language, going to a museum, or pick up a book and set a new reading goal.

If you want to plan something fun with your group of friends: Go hiking, visit the Grand Canyon, camping in the woods, or go to a state fair and visit other ones nearby too. You’ll learn that each state has different customs, food, and the way people say things can be different too.

Even if you aren’t a traveler, now is a perfect time to get a chance to: visit all 50 states; learn what each state makes them unique. Fun fact, there is at least one Starbucks in each state. Now would be a good opportunity to collect all the mugs from each state.

If you’re someone who enjoys a good car ride and has never been to the other side of the coast. Why not take a trip there? Find out how different it is to live in the East and West coast.

If you’re someone who wants to get out of their comfort zone and be a little more adventurous, visit another country like Mexico, Canada, China, etc. Try backpacking if you want to experience living in the moment.

However, the most important thing to remember is that a bucket list is your own bucket list. It doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. It can be simple things like, having a water balloon fight, watching the sunset or sunrise, doing laser tag, visiting an animal shelter, or sleeping on a trampoline. It’s the little things that should matter to a person.

Lastly, the one thing to remember is that a bucket is just a bucket list. It doesn’t always have to be completed because there are many summers to come. And if you’re someone who has already completed you bucket there is still infinite things to accomplish, like climbing the tallest mountain or swimming in the great barrier reef. A bucket list is truly a never ending list.

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Graphic made by Maya Page

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