Living in NOLA has been so rewarding but also it has kept me in a place of hibernating at home, always working on my blogs and business. This means I never get out much other than events that I'm invited to by my fellow bloggers or when I'm creating content for the blogs.
I haven't quite decided yet, if I really just enjoy being home rather than going out or if it's just the demands of running a blog and business......could be a mixture of both. NOLA heat is not to be played with so I try to stay indoors on the weekends until the sun goes down, or I wake up super early and run my errands, before the sun gets boldly out and heat up the city.
I have decided to do THREE things this summer that I either typically don't do when I have free time, the opportunity presents itself or that I haven't really given it a chance to do before. Here's my summer bucket list below:
Use my camera more often.
If you've been reading my blog posts, you know that photography is one of my favorite hobbies, but I just don't take photos enough consistently with my own camera. Well this summer, I plan to take my Canon outside more and enjoy capturing moments in my life more. Click here to read that blog post about my favorite hobby, photography.
I also plan to shoot more videos with my Canon. I have a passion for photography and film. I have the equipment, but I never use it and that ends this summer. I'm going to start bringing my camera along with me, when I go places and set aside dates and times to just shoot pictures. My Canon camera was a big investment for me at the time when I purchased it and I will use it more this summer, period!
Attend more festivals.
Ok, so living in NOLA, means there are tons of festivals happening throughout the summer. I am stepping out my comfort zone and my house for that matter and attending more festivals.
I've been to a couple of festivals here so far, but I get bored and very hot quickly, so I usually leave after about 20 minutes. Although I love food, I really don't eat a lot at one time, so going to festivals wear out on me quick.
I know that the bulk of festivals are indeed about the food, but I feel like, I haven't given it a fair chance, so don't be surprised when you see my IG stories full of pics and videos from me attending all kinds of festivals this summer.
Go bike riding.
I had a bike, someone stole it and now I have another bike that needs some minor fixing done to it. I am surrounded by bike shops so I'm going to get my bike fixed and go bike riding more this summer. I used to go bike riding every weekend to local coffee shops until my bike was stolen. Bike riding is also great for exercising of course but I just enjoy the slow pace of riding through the neighborhoods enjoying the scenery. I could just pay and use those blue bikes around the city, but I rather ride my own bike.
What's on your summer bucket list? Post your thoughts in the comments.