Life’s bucket list not working out for you? We don’t blame you. One ticket to Beyoncé’s concert can range anywhere from $100 to more than a thousand dollars. Backpacking across Europe can be pretty pricy unless you’re willing to couch surf and restrain yourself from spending too much on food and clothing. You’d also probably have to brush up on your French and start working out again to prepare for your excursion across the Pyrenees mountains.
Why not have an end-of-summer bucket list. Life bucket list sounds too daunting, and if you feel like the summer is breezing on by without you doing something productive or doing something for yourself, there’s still time. You might not have the money, physical ability, mental preparation, or whatnot to accomplish some of the things on your bucket list, but it’s better to start somewhere than sitting around and watching your life bucket list grow.
Of course, there are a myriad of things you could do over the next two months (in our minds, it’s not really over until you have to put on a jacket and boots), but here’s a list of 10 things to start off your end of summer bucket list:
- Read a book. We recommend Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez. If you’re searching for something with a little more volume, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer is the way to go (I recommend buying this one in print since it includes pictures and some crazy typographical effects).
- DIY bleached denim shorts/shirts. Time to update that wardrobe. And impress all your friends and family.
- Donate clothes that you don’t wear or don’t fit you anymore. The less clutter you have, the better you’ll feel. You’ll also have more room for new clothes.
- Learn how to make a mean smoothie. Mmm, those antioxidants.
- Learn a new recipe!
- Get a new haircut. Goodness knows you’ve been needing one. Maybe get some bangs, ombre hair coloring, or try out that new pixie cut that’s been all the rage lately.
- Go for a walk around Great Falls Park. Admire the majesty of the Potomac. Repeat.
- Learn a little bit of a new language! Ex. Hallå means “hello” in Swedish!
- Learn how to play “I’m Yours” on the ukulele. Because this kid did it and it’s adorable.
- Learn a new dance. Café Citron in Dupont Circle offers free salsa lessons on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meet new people and learn how to salsa!
Luckily, in D.C., there’s no shortage of things to do. While there are plenty of things you can do from home, why not go out and explore what your neighborhood has to offer?