Considering how this year has been going, it’s no surprise to anyone that this summer might be one of the worst—or at least weirdest—ones on record. With COVID still looming over us, there’s no way we’ll be able to take that trip to Scotland or explore the historic streets of Italy.
So, what are we supposed to do?
Just because this summer’s going to be a little different than other years doesn’t mean you can’t do anything fun. There are plenty of things you can do whether you want to hang out at home or head out for an adventure.
Take a Road Trip
Road trips are a great way to get out of the house without putting yourself into a crowded situation. I recommend taking a road trip to somewhere that you can camp since there are still state-to-state restrictions on movement.
Head out and see a national park. Take a dip in a lake. Generally enjoy the outdoors and take a breath outside of your house! But make sure that you do your research before you head out and that you’re being as safe as possible.
Start a Book Challenge
I’ve read three books this week, how about you? I know you probably think I’m embellishing, but I’m starting my fourth book tonight—if it makes you feel better though, I run a book blog. There’s always time to read if you put the effort into finding it.
If you want to do something for yourself this summer, have your reading challenge or start your reading list. Set a number of books you want to read and get started. Note that one book every two weeks or even one book a week is more than ambitious for your summer goal.
Spice Up Your Backyard
If you have a backyard or even a patio for you apartment dwellers, this summer might be a great time to spice it up. Try growing a garden, getting new furniture—bonus points if you make it and spend more time out there.
You can throw a small get together or BBQ with your best friends. Make yourself a quiet oasis and simply enjoy a tad bit of nature from the comfort of your own home!
Undertake a Reno
If you’ve got a little extra cash and there’s an area of your house that you’re dying to update—or maybe you just want to do some painting and spicing up of the overall look with decor. Regardless, this summer is a great time to do it.
The summer is great because the warm air allows you to have your window and doors open. And you’ve got all of this extra time. Next summer you’ll be able to show off your new house to the whole neighborhood!
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