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5 Things I Want to Do This Summer

The best season of the year officially starts tomorrow! To celebrate, I’m kicking off the week with 5 things I want to do this summer.

5 Things I Want to Do This Summer

Last year wandering the gardens of The Paine
shirt is from the G.H. Bass outlet | shorts | sneakers | sunnies | hair tutorial

| 1. Spend a weekend at the lake. Done! We’re headed to Ryan’s family’s lake house for a couple days the weekend before the 4th. It has been a couple years since I’ve been up there, so I’m looking forward to boating, fishing and walking Finn all over the place. And, a good book or two.

| 2. Go to a concert. We typically try to attend one live performance a year. Remember last year’s concert-going experience? Still one of the best nights. We just bought tickets for this year’s main event! We’re headed to Chicago in a few weeks to see Maren Morris and Sam Hunt at Tinley Park. The word excited is a complete understatement. I’m sure I’ll still wear some variation of this go-to outfit.

| 3. Rent bikes and go on a trail ride. Ryan and I ALWAYS say how much we miss riding bikes. We’re hesitant to make an investment in our own because we don’t want them to just gather dust in the garage …. #truelife. Rather, it’d be great to rent bikes and go for a long ride on one of our nearby trails. A stop for ice cream along the way would be an added bonus. 😉

| 4. Run my first 5k race. Another activity on this list that’s already planned! I can’t wait for this experience at the end of July. If you missed it, I shared my four-week progress and training plan in last Friday’s post.

| 5. Go berry picking. We are surrounded by small local farms, so this would be such a fun day-date activity. Strawberries, blueberries … I don’t really care what kind of berries! It just seems like a unique experience, and then I’d have an excuse to bake a homemade dessert.

Sharing the 5 things I want to do this summer make it finally seem like this fun season is here. Now here’s to hoping that the rain and storms quit so we can get out to enjoy the sunshine all summer long!

What are your top must-do’s for the summer?

Psst … also check out my top 8 spring bucket list for more warm weather activities. I crushed almost every one of these!