Summer Bucket List

June 10, 2016
love you more too north dallas blogger plano lifestyle blogger Summer bucket List

Educators work so hard during the school year.  They spend countless hours outside of the normal 7:40-3:40 working on lessons and worrying about students.  As a school counselor, I do not have the stress of having 20+ students all day in my classroom, but I do have my fair share of challenges.  I taught kindergarten for three years, and I remember how exhausting it was to be “on” all of the time.  While I was teaching, I was in grad school full time, so I never had a break.  Now that I am finished with school, I can finally enjoy my summer.

Here is my summer bucket list (I plan on getting a few of my 30 things before I turn 30 items checked off):

  • Travel

    I have a trip to Greece and Mexico planned and cannot wait to share with you!

  • Run

    I want to build up my endurance again to be able to run 6 miles by the end of the summer. This may be difficult because I am still experiencing quite a bit of pain from long walks and jogs, but I am determined.

  • Try and share new recipes

    In my free time,  I want to try new recipes. Of course, I will share my favorite ones with you.

  • Eat vegan for a week

    This was one of my 30 things and I plan on trying this out in a couple of weeks.

  • Organize/Simplify

    Every summer I organize all my closets and cabinets, but this year I want to purge all the stuff I don’t need and start simplifying our life a bit.

  • Catch up with old friends

    This is my favorite part of summer! Lunch dates, anyone?

  • Blog

    I have a lot on my blog to do list this summer, including Pinterest updates and more!

  • Relax

    This is a no brainier, but too often we, as educators, forget to relax. This year I will spend a lot of time reflecting, swimming, relaxing, drinking wine, and having quiet time to refocus and rejuvenate.

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What’s on your summer bucket list? Comment below!

  • Krystle Barnett June 10, 2016 at 8:59 am

    A few of mine are to buy a home out here in North Texas and to meet up with some of you Dallas girls! Can’t wait! I am so excited for your trip to Greece, you’re going to LOVE it!

    • Jessica June 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Hehe. You will have an incredible summer!! I can’t wait to meet you.

  • Shannon June 10, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Greece & Mexico?!? Sounds like your summer is going to be amazing! Definitely take some time to relax…that is what summer is all about!

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    • Jessica June 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Thank you! I cannot wait. It is a much needed get away for sure.

  • linda spiker June 10, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Sounds like you will accomplish quite a bit this summer!

    • Jessica June 11, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      I hope so! Thank you.

  • Kirsten June 10, 2016 at 11:23 am

    That’s a good list! i think the vegan for a week is a good idea too, I might just try that one out!

    • Jessica June 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you so much! I am excited to try it. 🙂

  • Samantha June 10, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    That is a great summer bucket list! I would love to purge and organize everything! 🙂

    • Jessica June 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks, Samantha! That will probably be one of the first things I accomplish this summer. Organization is one of my favorite things to do, so purging will be nice.

  • Logan June 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I want to travel a good bit as well! Eating healthier is definitely on my list as well. I’m trying to eat more fruits and veggies this summer while so many are in season!

    • Jessica June 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Way to go girl! There are so many great things in season.

  • Nicole @ Work|Wear|Wander June 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Great list! So jealous of your trip to Greece!

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      I can’ wait! It’s so close! 🙂 I can’t wait to share about it.

  • Sophia June 10, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I have some traveling plans this summer as well. I would like to try to eat vegan for a week though. That would be awesome.

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Where are you going? I have several friends that eat only vegan. I don’t have that kind of willpower or desire, but a week at a time is a good way to reset.

  • Alison June 11, 2016 at 6:32 am

    I’m also aiming to be running 6 miles by the end of summer – I’ve got a 10k race in September. Take it easy if you’re coming back from injury!

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      I am. Taking it easy has been so hard for me. I love to run and be active, so the last several weeks of rest have been difficult. However, I think if I can even walk/jog them I will be proud of myself.

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate June 11, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Great things to add to a list! So happy for your upcoming trips — bet they’ll be amazing!

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you, Patricia! I can’t wait. 🙂

  • Heather @ Simply Save June 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Sounds like all the makings of a great summer! Have fun!

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      Thanks! I hope so. 🙂

  • Angie June 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Yes! That sounds like a perfect Summer.

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      I am hoping it will be!

  • Glenda Kruse June 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Awesome bucket list. I’m loving the trip to Greece and Mexico. 🙂

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Thanks, girl! I hope it will be awesome!

  • Tamara Goyette June 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Getting a giant pink flamingo is on my bucket list.

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      Haha. You can get one on Amazon. I got mine at Urban Outfitters.

  • Angelle Marix June 11, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I love this list!! I need to implement some of those into my summer to do’s!! I love the one week of eating vegan. Good Luck with accomplishing them all.


    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Angelle! 🙂

  • Ruthie Ridley June 12, 2016 at 12:41 am

    This is a great summer bucket list – I want to do all of these things!

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks, Ruthie. You should! 🙂

  • Sixtina June 12, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Great list. 🙂 I used to live in Mexico in Guanajuato for 6 months, you will totally love it. Where exactly are you planning to go to?
    Greece is another great destination with all the island you can hop around on. <3 You chose your destinations very wisely. Have lots of fun and safe travels.

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you Sixtina. We are going to Riveria Maya/Cancun area. I’ve been a few times, but we are trying a different resort. I can’t wait for Greece. It’s going to be incredible.

  • Kim Munoz June 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Love your list. I cant wait to read and see more of your travels. We hope to get a few trips to the beach in this summer. Then there is the usual things like read, blog, spend time with family. And write snail mail. Other than that we are going to be pool and library bums lol.

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks, Kim. I can’t wait to share them.

      Love the snail mail one!!! So great!

  • Bella B (xoxoBella) June 12, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Great bucket list. I think mine would be very similar. 🙂 Love the flamingo floatie!

    • Jessica June 13, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks, girl! You should do some.