Summer Bucket List

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It’s almost that time of the year: Summer Break. High School Musical got very few things right about high school, but the anticipation for summer break was right. In fact, as a senior, I could definitely break out into a dance at the end of this year. But after all this anticipation, what is there to do during the summer? Here are a few suggestions (and then some).

— Go outside. It’s obvious, but it needs to be said. If you are not a nature person, no worries, you don’t even need to be outside for long. Just take a walk around the neighborhood, get that vitamin D, and enjoy the heat while you can (you’ll miss it during the winter).

— Lagoon. If this isn’t already in your summer bucket list, it is now. Amusement parks have a little something for everyone, and it’s a great way to spend time with your friends. Just take Trax and you are off on an adventure!

— Hiking. Not down for big groups of people? Grab some close friends and go spend time with them and nature. This is a great way to connect with friends in a quieter setting. Or, if you’re an introvert, simply interact with nature on a more personal level.

— Concerts. From The 1975 to Ariana Grande, there are many acts coming to Utah this summer, and I recommend going to at least one! There are many benefits of going to a concert, like seeing your favorite artist live, or being surrounded by people at their happiest state.

— Volunteer work. Speaking of people in their happiest state, try doing some volunteer work! Whether it’s helping your neighbor, volunteering at a hospital, or planting trees,  you won’t regret it. It’s a special feeling to do something that doesn’t directly benefit you.

— Zion National Park. Any national park will do, although I recommend taking advantage of the national parks we have here in Utah. Zion is especially beautiful, and it’s a fun road trip to go on.

— Camping. Whether right in your backyard, or making a trip to St. George, camping can be a fun experience. Not to mention, Thrive Global says camping (connecting with nature) is good for the mind and soul. Nothing too expensive, and you can go all out or make it a simple event. It can be for one night or multipleeverything is up to you.

— Learn a new hobby. Whether you have put off learning a new instrument, or wanting to try out a new sport, summer is a great time to startbetter late than never.

— Explore a new city. It may feel like you’ve been everywhere there is to be in South Jordan; however, Utah is full of different cities, and there are many places to go. Make it an adventure by going with friends and going to shops you’ve never been in before.

— Shop! We are students, and therefore broke, which means there is nothing better than going thrift store shopping. Try mixing up your style, or adding to it. Even a new (used) belt makes you feel like a new person.

— Stargazing. Lastly, don’t forget to look up. Summer feels endless, but it goes by quicker than you would think. Make sure to stop worrying about the future and appreciate the present. Look up at the stars and remember to enjoy the little moments because those are the ones that count.

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