End of summer rituals are always bittersweet. It’s a time to say goodbye to all the fun we’ve had and prepare for the inevitable return to school and work. But it’s also a time to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished over the past few months. Here are some of the things I love to do in the waning days of summer:
- Now that summer is coming to an end, it’s time to have one final cookout with friends and family. This is the perfect opportunity to check items off your summer bucket list, like eating watermelon or making s’mores. Let everyone know that this is the last hurrah of summer and invite them over for one last BBQ. Make sure to have all of your favorite summer foods, like burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and watermelon. And don’t forget the s’mores! This is the perfect way to end summer and spend time with those you love. So fire up the grill and get ready for one last cookout!
- It’s the end of summer, which means it’s time to start thinking about fall swimming goals. For me, that means swimming in the pool for as long as possible. I know it sounds crazy, but I’m determined to get my money’s worth out of my pool. So, I’ve been putting in some extra laps and spending more time floating around on my pool float. And I have to say, it’s been great! I’m feeling more relaxed and refreshed, and I’m even starting to think about next summer’s swim goals. So, if you’re looking for a way to extend your summer fun, why not add swimming to your list? It’s the perfect way to cool off and relax, and you might just end up with a new summer goal or two.
- There’s still time to check off some items on your summer bucket list. And one of the easiest things you can do is go for a walk around the nature center. Not only is it a great way to get some exercise, but you’ll also get to enjoy the beauty of nature. So take advantage of the end of summer and go for a walk! You’ll be glad you did.
- For me, one of the most essential summertime activities is sitting on the porch with a tall glass of iced tea. While it may seem like a simple pleasure, there’s something about iced tea that just feels like summer. Maybe it’s the way the cold liquid refreshes on a hot day, or maybe it’s the fact that iced tea is the perfect complement to porch-sitting. Whatever the reason, iced tea has become one of my favorite summertime traditions. So if you’re looking for a way to savor the end of summer, I suggest you find yourself a good spot on the porch and pour yourself a tall glass of iced tea. Cheers!
- As the end of summer approaches, it’s time to give the kids one last chance to run wild and free in the backyard. After all, there are only so many days left to check items off the summer bucket list. So what are you waiting for? Fill up the water guns and have a friendly battle. Make smores over the fire pit. Or just lie back and relax in a hammock while the kids explore the backyard. Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy every moment of this fleeting season.
- As the end of summer nears, I can’t help but feel a sense of dread at the thought of back-to-school shopping. However, I know that it’s important to be prepared for the new school year. After all, summer is the time to relax and enjoy myself, not worry about homework and tests. So, even though I’m not thrilled about it, I’ll be sure to buy all the necessary supplies. And who knows, maybe I’ll even find a cute notebook or pen that will make going back to school a little bit easier.
- As the end of summer approaches, I find myself reflecting on all of the things I wanted to do this summer. Did I manage to visit all of the National Parks on my list? No. Did I finally learn to surf? Not even close. But there is one summer goal that I did accomplish: decorating for fall. As soon as September rolls around, I break out all of my favorite pumpkin-themed decorations and get to work transforming my home into a cozy autumn retreat. It may not be quite as impressive as scaling Mount Everest, but it’s a tradition that I look forward to every year. So if you’re looking for me in the coming weeks, you’ll probably find me curled up on the couch with a pumpkin spice latte, surrounded by all of my fall-themed décor.
I’m going to miss all of our summer traditions when they’re gone. But I’m looking forward to all of the new traditions we’ll get to create in the winter months ahead!
As the days grow shorter and the weather starts to cool down, I can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia. It’s bittersweet knowing that summer is coming to an end, but there are always a few things I love to do in the waning days of summer. What are your end of summer rituals? Let me know in the comments below.