the friday five // why your summer bucket list only needs 5 items




and it’s t-minus 8 days until VACAY ❤
I cannot even express in words how utterly thrilled I am for this.

if you’ve followed my blog for very long at all, you’ll know it’s been a very wild spring for my little family.
between having to leave our apartment, to a fallen-through job, to my anxiety rearing its’ ugly head, to living in my parents’ basement, it’s been quite the three months.
all in all, J and I are worn out, exhausted, and have been ready for a vacation since april!

and FINALLY we’re getting one!

we’re heading down to myrtle beach with his fam next weekend, and we’re all basically bursting at the seams trying to contain our excitement. 🙂

that said, I really got into the spirit of things and decided to compose a summer bucket list.
after scribbling down a bajillion things I knew I wouldn’t really be able to accomplish and trying to make it look just so, I decided to scrap it and make the perfect mini-bucket-list of things I really, truly want to do, and think I’ll be able to do if I really put my mind to it and make sure they happen!

that’s when I realized this summer was going to be waaaay more fun.
and that I’m a fan of mini bucket lists.

when your bucket list is small, you can make sure you include only the most important, inspirational, personally stretching, and most exciting items.
you’ll have a little compilation of happy to-do’s… all of which you actually want to do!
you’ll be able to really zone in and figure out who you want to be and what you want to accomplish as a person over the next few months.
you’ll truly embrace each item on your list for all its worth, instead of wondering which thing comes next.
you’ll be able to make those fewer things bigger, better, and, if the budget allows, more expensive, because you have fewer items to accommodate! skydiving? why not! 😉

so who’s ready to make a mini bucket list this summer?!

here’s mine:

1. sunrise yoga on the beach
yoga sunrise

I’ve wanted to do this for a very long time. now that I’ve really started embracing my practice and working hard to stretch and grow myself, I think I’ll be able to really enjoy this in a way I wouldn’t have been able to a year ago! 🙂 plus, as someone who’s not a morning person, this will definitely be a challenge 😉 maybe a nice breakfast and lots of coffee after, eh?

2. shoot a video

this is something I’ve done before. just for fun, I shoot my own music videos, and create mini-movies based on crazy ideas from my wild brain 😉 I love doing it! but it’s something I’ve left fall to the background in the past year, and I want to do it again. (and in case you were wondering… yeah, that image is from a short film I shot! it’s called The Wings, and I created it in 2012.)

3. write a bible study guide for a book of the bible

this is one I’m really looking forward to 🙂 I’ve had a handful of people tell me they think I should do this, and since I love writing, discipleship, and Jesus, why not combine the three? so many possibilities here!! 😀

4. ride a ferris wheel with J and kiss at the top

(because The Notebook, duh.) he’s never ridden one, it’s been forever since I have, and I think they’re super romantic! ❤ (sappy, I know, but I don’t really care!!) plus, there’s an great big one about 30 minutes from us in national harbor, if we don’t make it happen over vacation! 🙂

5. finish the book I started, The Way of Kings by brandon sanderson
way of kings

because, finishing things is important. and it’s a great book!! and when I actually sit down to read, it’s so, so relaxing. I might be able to take a good chunk out of this one at the beach too… sun, sand, a cold drink, and a good book. yeah. that’s gonna happen.

I’ve tried hard to incorporate each area of my life I feel is important- my health, my marriage, my creativity, my Jesus journey, and my intellect 🙂

so what do you think? 🙂
5-item bucket lists yeah or nah?

personally, I’m super psyched about mine this year!!
I can’t wait to start checking these bad boys off the list and telling you all about it! ❤

what’s on your bucket list?
let me know in the comments!!

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