If you’re a native Chicagoan you know that if you blink, you can miss the entire summer. It’s happened to me more than I care to admit. Summers spent working too much, and not playing enough. Labor day comes and I wonder what happened. This summer I vow that I won’t take a moment for granted, so to that end I’m creating a summer bucket list of things I want do do, in no particular order.
There are a ton of neighborhood and cultural festivals and I rarely make it to the big ones. This summer I’m heading to the neighborhoods and exploring new celebrations.
BIKING ON THE LAKE FRONT
I’ve lived in Chicago the majority of my life and have not taken a bike ride by the lake. Tsk, tsk, tsk… it’s time to change that.
OUT DOOR CAFES
Since summer doesn’t last, it’s important to get as much fresh air as possible. Outdoor cafes are the perfect places to do that. Must explore the ones in other neighborhoods.
MUSEUMS AND CULTURE
The really hot unbearable days will be spent in doors immersing myself in all of the culture I take for granted.
Though this isn’t Chicago-related, it’s important. I used to be a voracious reader and can now barely get through a book. Since all of the good TV shows are over, it’s time to cancel the Netflix and Hulu accounts for a few months and just read!