2013 summer bucket list.

by Janetha on June 21, 2013

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first off.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESSICA! love that birthday brat.

second off.. happy first day of summer! it’s a beautiful day in the SLC and i am so happy it’s sunny and warm. i am loving winter less and less as i get older.. so i really look forward to the summer months.

soo.. remember last year when i did a 2012 summer bucket list? that was fun! i had thirty things on my list and i managed to check off 25 of them before summer’s end. it was a lot of fun creating the list and even more fun checking the activities off, so i thought i would create one for 2013! a lot of the items are repeats from last year, but i do have some new things, too!2013 Summer Bucket List

i have created a landing page and will keep track of my bucket list progress there.

i know i haven’t blogged a lot lately and when i have, it’s really nothing elaborate. several have asked what’s up and i assure you nothing is up! i am just really busy, living life, and loving it. i used to blog every single day whether i had the time or not. i realized that if i don’t have the time, energy, or content to put into a blog post.. not posting is just fine! actually my stance on blogging has changed quite a bit over the past year. my priorities have shifted a great deal. i love this blog and won’t ever flat out stop blogging (at least i don’t plan to) but backing off a bit has been really good for me. i hope you understand!

i have also received several questions about other aspects of life like my marriage issues, my current diet, and the current situation with my GI issues. a lot of those questions were probably the result of this instagram post. i’m happy to share more on all of those subjects, so when i get the time, i will write a post. i will say this past year has been a hard one. you wouldn’t know it because i try not mention much about it here on the blog—some things are better to keep private, especially when working through said things. but life is really good in all areas at the moment, so i am smiling.

well, three cheers for the weekend! we have a lot going on. there is the arts festival and marshall’s grandpa is having a big family party. his mom is in town from iowa, so i am sure we will be doing some fun stuff! i will pop in when i get a chance!

Q~

what’s on YOUR summer bucket list?

xo. janetha g.

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Rebecca June 21, 2013 at 2:14 pm

LOVE IT! I’m totally making a bucket list for summer now :) I was so afraid I’d waste away my summer, but hopefully now I wont! Off the top of my head on my list for my first summer living in Cheyenne, WY and out west
-Go to a Rodeo
-Buy/Wear cowboy boots
-Hike
-Climb a 14’er
-a 50 mile bike ride on the road bike

Kelsey M June 21, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I always enjoy reading your blog…..no matter what you post! Thanks for sharing your life and being an inspiration. Looking forward to your future recipes and ramblings!

Erica June 21, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Can I totally steal this idea and do a post on this? I love the idea!!! Great list. I want to take Kaylin to the park, lots of swimming, eat tons of watermelon, complete a summer race, go on and outdoor date with J, eat ice cream & frozen yogurt…oh gosh! I could go on and on!

ali moll June 21, 2013 at 3:26 pm

I posted my bucket list this morning! We def have some of the same items on our lists! I didn’t put eat at a foodtruck on mine, but that is a goal for sure this summer! I can’t believe I never have! All the times I was in Cali to see Tyson, we always tried to get to one in L.A., but it never worked out!

Sounds like a FUN weekend is planned Janetha! Maybe I will see you at the Art’s Festival!

RainStorm June 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I’m pretty sure you inspired my summer list last year! Am so glad you want to watch fireworks :)

I might try to write a list, but to be honest as long as I manage #1: get married, then nothing else really matters…

BroccoliHut June 21, 2013 at 6:24 pm

That’s quite a bucket list!! I made a summer bucket list of things specific to Durham, NC (where we currently live) because we’re moving away in July.My list only had 10 items though…and we’ve only done 3 so far. Better get crackin’!

lindsay June 21, 2013 at 7:37 pm

it’s been a tough year, but a growth year. Love you. Vent to me anytime. Preferably through snap chat.

Have fun living life.

Jan @ Sprouts n Squats June 22, 2013 at 1:10 am

I love your summer bucket list. I wish it was summer here but it is mid winter! On my summer bucket list would be to visit the local night market and go to the beach more.

Sorry to hear this year hasn’t been the greatest one for you! Hopefully it will start improving and if not at least it is already June and halfway to the new one ;)

Amanda June 22, 2013 at 1:11 am

I’m really glad you’re stepping back and enjoying life :) you deserve to be happy. I’m so sorry about your struggles, don’t feel like you have to explain yourself. On the other hand…. I really respect how transparent and real you are. YOU ARE AWESOME.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Georgia @ Trying Something New June 22, 2013 at 5:13 am

I built a firepit behind my parents place last summer! It’s super easy, and so rewarding, because you get unlimited bonfires with roasted marshmellows :)

Glad to hear you’re blogging at your own pace, it’s why I love reading your blog. Whenever you write, it’s to say something, as opposed to blogging filler because you feel you “have to.” Trust me, if you blog less but still write awesome posts (which you have been doing) then no one will complain. You’re amazing, and run a wonderful blog.

Trisha June 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

I am with ya on a craptastic year! Growth is not always easy!

What did you do to transform yourself in those pics??

Also. LOVE Jessica’s dress!!!

Patrice Nicole June 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

Hi! Keep on with doing what feels right for you! A reminder we all need.
Sidenote:When you go to Boston( where I happen to live!) my current favorite vegan/vegetarian friendly diner in Cambridge is called Veggie Galaxy. So fun for you if you wanna have a gooood dairy free meal but your husband will still have cheese and eggy options! Not to mention you will be served by a tattoo laden/ 90’s grunge still exists friendly people. Oh! And they have a vegan bakery in there too!

Next: Veggie Planet in Harvard square. Excellent yummy option as well. They offer different topped pizzas but! If you cannot eat pizza they offer the same option topping options on brown or coconut rice. My fav is squash/ carmelized onions with goat cheese over rice. Dooooo try! Plus, the environment/ alternative hippy people are fun. They have live folk music most evenings too.

A more meaty option: Midwest grill ( also in Cambridge ) a Brazilian grill where you just sit in your seat and staff come around with giant skewers of all sorts of different meats. Lamb.. Chicken.. Hot buns.. Beef… Fresh off the grill. It’s so much fun to sit with your forks and wait to for someone to slice portions of your hearts content. Plus… They have a salad bar to balance out the meal. Sooo fun. And there is a fAke cow standing outside their doors.

My husband was born and raised here, so if you want any unique or less known but awesome spots to check out please let me know :)

April June 22, 2013 at 3:34 pm

I always love your summer bucket lists! This summer, I have one primary thing on my list: GET A JOB. Other than that, I am right there with you on visiting new farmer’s markets. Portland (Oregon) has one pretty much every day of the week and since I am unemployed, it is fun to visit the markets and also the neighborhoods.

Presley @ Run Presley June 23, 2013 at 7:51 am

Glad things are looking up for you! I feel ya on the rough patches making everything else harder. Hope the rest of 2013 treats you well!! :)

hilary June 23, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Wow! I just saw your instgram picture I cannot believe the transformation you went through in only 9weeks! Its shocking to me and is such a great motivator! Your awesome and be proud of the work you did!

MizFit June 24, 2013 at 6:10 am

the child and I finally did ours.
my fave? SLEEPING OUT ON THE TRAMPOLINE!

betty June 24, 2013 at 7:34 am

good for you for taking a break and living life. although i will miss more frequent posts, as long as you post some pics on instagram every once in awhile, i wont get mad :) i’m glad everything is coming together again.. and your bod is rockin’.. not like it wasnt before :) have fun living life and being happy!

Primož June 24, 2013 at 11:34 am

Me and my girlfriend did this last summer and it was it is such a great memory to me. I will treasure it always.
This year won’t be the same, because I got my first job and I’m working my ass off there. :(

Annette@FitnessPerks June 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I LOve the list!! I can check off “go to lagoon” and “Water park” because I took Friday off of work & went to both with some of my family who were in town. It was so so so so fun!

Love the idea of the bucket list! Mine? “grow a baby” hahaha.

I love when you blog-when YOU want to blog. I think it’s ridic to ever feel like it’s something that HAS to happen. So you keep doing what you’re doing & loving life! xo

Liz June 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I love your blog Janetha and have been reading for years although I never usually comment. I just wanted to say that I love your real, matter-of-fact truthful voice on this blog. It’s very refreshing. You have a 100% supporter in this corner with whatever you decide about this blog and how often you post or what you decide to write about. Thanks for being you.

Nicole @ Adonis Golden Review June 25, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Hi Janetha, it’s winter over here in Australia and I’m certainly feeling it!! (Nothing to do with age BTW) Will take your summer bucket list into consideration when it warms up down under. Thanks for sharing…

Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run June 26, 2013 at 5:51 pm

cute bucket list. i made one for the summer, too… but it’s about 1/4 of the size ;)

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