Summer is a great time to try something new or dust off that ol’ bucket list. Here are eight fun and easy things you can try this summer.
1. Schedule a Meet-up
How many times have you said, “We should get lunch” to someone and then see that individual a year later realizing you never had that lunch. Come on! There’s plenty of happy hours around the city and so many great fun and free events to get together, grab a bite, and catch up!
2. Write a Note
Oh, snail mail, how I love thee. Put a smile on someone’s face by popping a sweet note in the mail. You can even buy the card at the post office! Whenever I send cards, I like it to be a surprise, so try asking around to get the recipient’s mailing address. (Oh, and when you finally get it, save it in your contacts!)
3. Music in the Park
It’s blazing hot outside, but summer is the perfect time to groove to some tunes en plein air. Take yourself on a date after work, or grab some friends and make it a weekend get together. (Ahem, see #1.)
4. Explore Your Neighborhood
Choose your own adventure. Pick a ‘hood, any ‘hood. There’s a ton of new restaurants, pop-ups, and even several hidden gems like local historic sites to keep you on a scavenger hunt for the rest of summer.
As a proud west coast transplant, I don’t understand the concept of “we don’t cross the bring into VA.” Marylanders, play nice. There’s so much awesome in VA (at least northern VA!).
5. Visit a Museum
If you live in the DC Metro area, it’s easy to take all the historical preservations for granted. There’s so much to see, so I recommend trying one (or two if they’re in close proximity) museum per weekend. By summer’s end you’ll feel cultured and accomplished.
6. Become a Volunteer
Do good this summer! There are several organizations that could use your help in a variety of forms. Take time this summer to share your talent for a good cause. Isaiah 58:10
7. Practice a New Skill
Dust off the ol’ cobwebs or start anew. Build learning a new skill into your calendar and you’ll be a pro by fall. Well, maybe not, but you’ll certainly elevate your outlook on life.
8. Visit a Local Library
Start a new read. Here are some books on my reading list in case you need a little inspiration.
So, which will you try first?
xo | Danielle