I honestly can’t believe summer break starts next week. This year went by crazy fast, and I’m having a tough time catching up.
One thing I’ve recently had my boys start working on to ensure we start our summer break off with a bang is to write down some of their summer bucket list ideas. A few days ago, I gave them an old notebook and told them to get to work. While their list is coming along quite nicely, I decided it would be fun to create my own summer bucket list printable and include all of our ideas on there. That way we could hang it on our refrigerator, and it would help us stay on track with doing all the fun things this summer.
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Summer break is my favorite time of the year. It is a time when everything seems to slow down, and we can reconnect with one another in a big way. Last summer, though, is one I’d like to erase from my memory bank entirely. I am a storyteller and a memory keeper, however, some days are just too hard to hold on to. From the week after school let out until two weeks after school started back, I spent every waking hour and every sleepless night battling a pinched nerve in my neck. It was excruciating, to say the least. With each passing day, I found myself sinking further down into a world of desperation and hopelessness.
We had no bucket list, no memory making, no anything really: just pain and suffering and doctor’s visits and broken promises. I spent the entire break laid in my recliner watching Gilmore Girls on a heating pad and in physical therapy, while my boys sat patiently for an hour and a half, three times a week, in the waiting room staring at IPads. That was our summer story. But not this year.
Let’s Make Those Summer Memories, Y’all
I don’t want to miss out on a thing this summer. I want to make a plethora of memories, and I don’t want to let the summer drift by without doing all the things. It’s been two years since our last summer of memory making, and I’m ready to make up for lost time.
These years are short y’all, even though it feels much different when you are in the midst of chaos and doing all the things for all the people. I have a 13-year-old as proof though. Five years shy of being a grown up. A GROWN UP – I just can’t go down that rabbit hole right now. But know that those years were like lightning fast and I’m sitting over here with whiplash wondering how and why and wishing I could get back those years but I can’t so memory making this summer is what we will do. Our summers together are quickly dwindling, and I’m not going to lose another one.These years are short y'all, even though it feels much different when you are in the midst of chaos and doing all the things for all the people. I have a 13-year-old as proof though. Five years shy of being a grown up. A GROWN UP...Click To Tweet
I hope memory making is on your summer agenda as well. Feel free to grab your free summer bucket list printable below and create your own plan for doing all the things this summer. It’s all about making memories, y’all.
GET YOUR FREE SUMMER BUCKET LIST CHECKLIST PRINTABLE BELOW:
Click Here For Your Free Summer Bucket List Checklist
My recommendations for printing and using this free printable (8.5″x11″) are as follows:
- Paper – I love this 32 lb paper for planner printables or any type of printable that requires the use of a pen. This heavier weight paper will prevent bleed through which is of great importance when using any kind of planner printables.
- Pen – These are the pens that I am currently using, and I love them. They are also available in black. You can find those here.
So there you go. You can hang this on your refrigerator or add it to your household binder and stay on track with making sure you do all the fun things on your bucket list this summer.
Are you excited for the upcoming summer months? What do you have planned for making sure it is your best summer yet?
Holly is a 42 year old wife and mom to 3 boys, from Nashville, Tennessee. She is a hot tea lover, book reader, journal keeper, Pinterest pinner, podcast listener, y’all sayer, self-taught graphic designer, hobbyist photographer, writer and dreamer of all things big and small. You can find all of her ramblings here at Blu Nest Bloom.