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Hello kind krafters!! For any students reading this, happy summer vacation! If you’re anything like me, long breaks may not be your favourite thing. I am a lover of routines and so in the summer I can often find myself at a loss of things to do with all of my newly found time. To help myself, and any of you that might feel the same, I have written about a few ways I keep busy in the summer!
1. Create a weekly schedule!
Have a copy of your daily routines to make it easier to add other activities into your week. Write in specific times for exercise, work, volunteering, etc. You can always attend upcoming krafting sessions, so keep checking for future events!
2. Try one new thing each week!
This new thing doesn’t have to be big, but it’s awesome at keeping life interesting! Whether it’s a new food, event, or route home it will be cool to try. Some things I want to try this summer are: Paint Nite, Seven Bays Bouldering, and new exhibits at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia!
3. Plan out your social time!
Instead of waiting around for people to make plans with you, message your friends and ask if they want to hang out in advance! There’s always time for fun walks with friends around the Commons, trips for ice cream at Dee Dee’s, or taking a trip to the nearest lake/beach for a nice swim! Take advantage of the nicer weather and soak in that vitamin D!!
4. Keep learning!
I understand that most of us are done with school for a few months and really don’t want to pick up another textbook until classes start again in September, but the that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Listen to podcasts on topics that interest you, watch documentaries on Netflix, rent new books from the library and continue to research and become knowledgeable about things you might be unable to learn about at school. Attend museums, lectures, and other informational sessions that you are too busy to go to during the school year – you never know what you might find out!
5. Go to local events!
There are SO many things happening that are so easy to find out about and attend! Check out thecoast.ca for a super list of events for every day of the summer. Personally, I’m excited to see Jeremy Dutcher in May, Mamma Mia! through Neptune Theatre, Argyle St. Kitchen Party in July, Shakespeare by the Sea, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, as well as going to coffee houses and open mics around HRM.
Have fun finding cool things to do this summer everyone! But don’t forget to take the time to rest up before school starts again too!!