It has been an interesting couple of days here at MakeSandcastlesNotWar. Pride Month started earlier, recreational cannabis shops are opening in less than a month, and summer is coming up real soon. Summer is usually a more relaxed season and business runs a bit slower than usual; this scenario goes for the PR industry as well.
Being that there aren’t as much entertainment releases during this season, I figured I take things a different direction. Earlier I composed list of goals I want to complete for this summer. These are not important life-changing goals that could drastically alter my life; but rather, just fun activities or events I plan to complete for this summer.
Here are my summer goals for this year:
Read 5-10 Books
To be honest, I have not been reading as much books as I used to. With the weather getting nicer, now is the time to sit outside and read some books. I received a bunch of books last Christmas from my family. This past weekend I finished reading California by Edan Lepucki, which was a real interesting read.
My goal is around 5-10 by the end of the summer, but I will probably add on to that list as time goes on.
Hiking Trips to New Mountains
Hiking trips around Bailey’s Hill are always fun, but its time I extend my trips elsewhere. There are lots of other hiking trails I have yet to discover around the Boston area. Even in the busy streets of Boston, there are still nearby trails to hike around. Hopefully I will find some great trails that are not too far from me.
Rooftop Bar Events
Yesterday I played around with the idea of rooftop events in Boston (which you can read about here). Rooftop bars make for great events to enjoy drinks on a nice summer day. Whenever I am in Boston, I will be sure to hit up some good rooftop spots. I have already spent enough time drinking my craft beers inside the bars and now it’s time to enjoy a cold one out on a rooftop or patio area.
Biking Around Beaches (Nahant, Winthrop, Revere, etc)
Other than hiking trails, I enjoy riding my bike outside as well. I took my bike out last year a few times in Point of Pines. It was an exhilarating exercise to do around Revere Beach. Some other areas I want to ride around are Nahant Beach, Winthrop Beach, Swampscott, and even parts of Boston. Definitely looking to stay active all while enjoying the great outdoors.
A few years ago, I attended some good shows around Boston. I got to check out the Boston Calling Festival and even saw Gregory Alan Isakov live. This year I plan to be on the hunt for some good bands coming into the area. Anything within the jam band/classic rock scene would be great.
Camping is always a fun summer activity. I went camping a few times with the family and enjoyed getting away from town for a while. Hopefully I will go camping with some close friends of mine during their break from work. This could be a great way to take a break and reconnect with nature.
Vacation Trip to Burlington, VT
Burlington, VT was the home of Champlain College, my first college I went to after graduating high school. This was such an amazing city to be in with so many awesome places in downtown. I would walk for miles around the city and never get bored of what Burlington had to offer. During this summer, I definitely want to head back to my old college town for a bit to explore B-Town again (#BrokeInBurlington).
Take Trips to NH and Maine
Besides Burlington, I definitely want to take some quick trips up to New Hampshire and Maine as well. New Hampshire and Maine are more than an hour away from me, but it’s a great drive to get away from the city. The city may be fun, but I will carve out some time to explore the countryside.
Those summer blockbusters are perfect for the rainy days. There are a lot of great movies coming out this summer that I will have to check out this year. If the weather isn’t perfect, then its time to check out some summer blockbuster films. And for the record, I WILL create a post about some of the movies I checked out this summer.
Swimming in the Ocean
One last healthy activity for the summer – swimming. The ocean will be warming up near the beach, which will be perfect to swim in. Swimming in the pool is one thing, but swimming in the ocean is even better. There’s nothing like feeling the waves of cold water splashing over you on a hot summer day.
That is all for the summer goals of 2018. There may be new goals added if something else comes up. Either way, this summer is looking to be brighter than ever each and every day!