My Summer 2014 Bucket List

I think this is the first summer where I won't have as much free time as I used to #grownupproblems - I almost wish I was back in school so I could have a real summer break! Unfortunately, work keeps me busy. Fortunately, however, I'm not easily deterred (especially when it comes to having fun) so I plan to make time for the things on my bucket list:

  1. Run a 5k in under 30 minutes: I signed up for the Georgetown 5k this summer and I definitely don't want to be the last to cross the finish line. I've trained for a while and I got my time to just under 30 minutes (My best time at one point was 25:46!) 
  2. Perfect a Ukulele song for the blog: I play ukulele and while I enjoy it as a hobby, I'm a bit afraid to perform it in front of people. Perhaps it's stage fright? Regardless, I want to perfect one song to share with you guys!
  3. Finish Duolingo French: I've been wanting to perfect my French as it has been a while since I took classes. 
  4. Make Friendship bracelets for my best friends: I haven't made a real friendship bracelet since I was about 8 or 9 but I saw a few on Pinterest recently and I got very nostalgic. I'm sure the friends i give them to once I'm finished will appreciate the throwback to the 90s as well.
  5. Read all the books on my reading list: I wrote a post recently about the books I want to finish reading by the time summer is over. Also, I track my progress on Goodreads - follow me for book recommendations!
What are some of the things on your summer bucket list?


  1. This is a great bucket list! I know what you mean about not having as much free time when your older. I really miss the time when I had a real summer break. Can't wait to hear your Ukulele song!


  2. Wish you many success, dear Deborah, I'm sure you will fulfill all your goals as you are always hard working! I have to admit I don't have a bucket list, maybe I should :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. great list! i have the running and reading one on mine too

    xx hersilvershoes

  4. Awesome bucket list! I'm also trying to build up my running! Best of luck :)

  5. I loved to hear your goals for the summer! I wish you luck on all of them! Would love to run a 5k too! I know what you mean about being busy! I don't have too many goals myself this summer as I am quite spontaneous and love to just do something unexpected!


  6. This is such a fun idea for the summer! I've never done this sort of thing myself.

    Honestly, I've been working for the last few summers and it doesn't get easier. I'm still so envious of people that get the summers off, but I guess that's how the "real world" works. *sigh*

    Running 5K in under 30 minutes is awesome! I still haven't been able to do that. I'm such a slow runner, but part of it is my fear of running out of juice too quickly.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  7. Great bucket list! Haha I really need to make mine - I love making them, because it kind of forces you to actually do fun stuff haha.
    I hope you get everything done on your list :)

    Kendra | It's a Bug's Life

  8. Great list! Can't wait for your Ukulele clip!!


  9. I wish you all the best of luck with accomplishing everything that you have on your bucket list! I have some similar goals, for example, I am determined to start running more this summer! :)
    And aw, I bet your friends will be so happy to receive friendship bracelets from you, I definitely remember making them when I was like 10 years old- such good and fond memories!

  10. Ukulele!! how about hey soul sister by train?! :D and 5k under 30 min, good luck and i know you can do it!

  11. Hope you can do it all :)
    Looking forward to hear the ukelele song sweety!

  12. Great list! I would love to start running and be able to run a 5k marathon :)



  13. What's your name on Goodreads? I'll totally follow you!! And good luck with DuoLingo :] I loveee it, such a good app!


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