The way I see it, we still have one week of summer left. And a week is enough time to do something. Do something big. Do something amazing.
Now, some of you may already finished your summers by starting school (*hisses*) or you may have graduated and therefore have a normal life in which summer doesn’t exist (*more hissing*) or maybe you just don’t celebrate summer. (Weird.)
BUT let’s just all pretend we have perfect lives where there’s one more week of awesome. (Which is what I have before my Day Job 1 becomes 5 days a week and Day Job 2 probably picks up pace when I’m there, etc.)
Without further ado …
5 Things to Do Before Summer’s Over
1: Write a poem.
Even if you’re not a writer, you should do this. You can write a poem in any style you want, but definitely give it a try. Writing poems is fun, gives you practice with word play, and exercises different muscles in your brain.
Here’s one I wrote:
(And yeah, I am writing snow poems during the summer. Why do you ask?)
2: Snuggle some small animal.
I don’t care what you have to do to. Buy a cat. Rent a puppy. Find a guinea pig. Catch a squirrel. BUT SNUGGLE A SMALL ANIMAL!
If you have allergies, stuffed animals are … kinda the same thing. Or get a reptile. Or maybe a human baby would be the same thing.
But take some time to JUST. HOLD. A. SMALL. LITTLE. THING.
3: Go on a hike, walk, etc. in the evening.
Before summer’s over, you definitely have to do this. Even if you just circle your yard twice. There’s something about walks or hikes in the evening (or late afternoon) that is just awesome.
4: Sleep in at least an hour later than normal.
On like a weekend if that will help you feel better about yourself/that’s the only possibility. BUT DO IT! Even if you have to, I don’t know, skip church or something. #gottabecrazy #actualdayofrest
You deserve this. If it helps, stay up late the night before to prep for your extra sleep.
5: Read one more book.
Something summery, mayhap! Suck up that last bit of reading time before summer’s over – and READ. READ. READ!!!
(If you need recs, hit me up. I have a billion.) (And no, they’re not mine.) (Okay, not all of them.)
I’m just trying to sort through things like the amount of guest posts I’ve been too overwhelmed to get up and finishing The Dressmaker’s Secret. I have a bunch of projects for my last week of summer! So we’ll see how far I get.
As for fun things … sending puppies to their new homes? UGH. Also, I might convince my parents to let me visit puppies (… yeah, another litter of puppies) down in Bend. Yes, I do want another puppy. No, it’s not a good idea. (We’re a breeder, though, so it’s legit.) (Also, this one would be my official pet/buddy who would go on adventures with me and whatnot.) (I’m completely serious about this!)
What are you going to do before summer’s over? Or is summer already over for you? What did you get done this summer? And what did you not get done (e.g. how did you chillax)?