How’d I do on my Summer 2014 Bucket List?

Hi there! Happy Friday:) This week flew by for me… anyone else?? Before I get to my bucket list recap, I wanted to share the winner of the #BosFIT ticket. I used to randomly select a winner based off of the comments. Congratulations to Julie!! You get a free ticket to the event. Julie said:

Hey Monique! I’ve been hearing great things around town about this event! Sounds like a fun time and a chance to see what other gyms are like in the Boston area (besides good ol’ BSC)!

Please email me at burpeestobubbly <at>  gmail <.>  com so I can give you the free code. And remember, if you didn’t win, you can still buy a ticket for a crazy good price of $27 here. I can’t wait for the event!

And now… on to the regular post 😉


Remember how I made a Summer of 2014 “Bucket List”? It seems like it was literally just yesterday that I was making it… the fact that it was about 3 months ago is actually kind of upsetting. Where the heck did the summer go?!

I knew I was likely a little overzealous with the list as I knew I had a jam-packed summer filled with trips, bachelorette parties, birthdays and all that other random stuff you-know-you-have-to-do-but-can’t- remember-what-they-are, but what can I say? I get excited when I think of all the fun things a new season brings. Luckily enough, there’s still plenty of time to continue crossing things off the list before the colder weather creeps in on us.

2014 Summer Bucket List

  1. Go to the beach- I did this lots of times! I went on the Cape over the 4th of July with RM and his sister, I went 3 times during Sheila’s bachelorette weekend, I went a few times at Constitution Beach in East Boston, I went to the beach in Southie with my sister twice, I went to the beach in Maine… I love that!

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2. Have a picnic- RM and I had a picnic at Piers Park one Friday night and it was awesome! It was so fun to get fancy treats to splurge on and bring a blanket and just hang out. We also had a wine picnic with some friends in Chicago!


3. Go for evening walks- I did this a lot throughout the summer! RM and I went on them about once a week (sometimes not so often) and my sister and I went on a few as well. It’s such a nice way to unwind from the day and catch up with each other.

4. Take a sailing lesson or go on a chartered sailing tour from Piers Park- Did not do this- too lofty of an idea with a summer as busy as mine ended up being!

5. Have outside drinks at KO Pies- Haven’t done this yet, but RM and I are planning to go for our 1 year anniversary next weekend. We did have outdoor drinks at the Intercontinental a lot, so that counts for outdoor drinks.


6. Do an outdoor bootcamp- Yup! Lots of these. I did one for Sheila’s bachelorette party, I did one at home in Maine, I went to a Barry’s Bootcamp roof deck workout and I started teaching an outdoor bootcamp!

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7. Play mini golf- Didn’t do this, but I did go to the driving range 3 times… that counts for something, right?


8. Go to an outdoor yoga class (they have them at Piers Park)- Didn’t do this, but did do some yoga over this summer, it just wasn’t outside.


9. Watch fireworks- Does watching them on TV count? 😉 I did see a few in the distance one night as well.

10. Go to a parade- No parades for me this summer… which I should’ve known since I wasn’t going to Maine for the 4th of July.

11. Visit the SOWA open market for lunch at a lunch truck and to buy locally made/grown food from the vendors- Ugh. I totally forgot this was on my bucket list! Not that I was really around on a Sunday morning with nothing to do, but still. Anyone know when they end? I’d love to get there before the end of the season.

12. See a shooting star- I saw lots of stars in Maine while I was there- may have even been a few shooting ones in there!

13. Have a bondfire- Yup! 2 of these, actually, both times I was in Maine.


14. Eat S’mores- My mom forgot to buy stuff so no s’mores for me 😦

15. Walk around the North End/Quincy Market- Did this a few times. RM and I went shopping after work once, we got massages at Exhale and puttered around and I got my hair done and walked around.

16. Skip a workout in favor of living spontaneously and grabbing drinks or going to dinner or something like that- I did this on August 5th, according to my notes (so Type A), but I can’t for the life of me remember what I did instead of workout. I did skip a workout after coming home from Chicago, but I grocery shopped and made dinner instead- not nearly as fun!

17. Play a round of golf- Nope. My skills and patience levels aren’t quite there.

18. Go kayaking on the Charles River- No- Didn’t have the time for this.

19. Bring RM to Maine and do a tour of Kennebunkport, Wells and Ogunquit (making sure to stop in a Barnacle Billy’s for Rum Punches!)- Yes! RM and I spent the afternoon at Barnacle Billy’s and it was perfect.


20. Eat organic and/or locally grown fruit and produce (hopefully mostly from my garden!)- Yes- I bought locally grown fruit and veggies and also had tons from my dad’s garden, as well as some stuff from mine.


21. Get a grill and have BBQ’s- I did not get a grill… I wanted to, but never seemed to be around to even have time to grill. RM should’ve gotten one! I did go to a lot of BBQs, though.

22. Put away at least $10/week for “fun” savings- I was bad and didn’t do this, although I’ve started saving all of my gym money in a separate place from my other money. I’ve already put away more than the $10/week so that counts.

23. Go on a hike- Didn’t do this- we walked the Marginal Way, but that’s definitely not a hike.


24. Spend less time on social media and more time being present in whatever I’m doing- I was much better with this! While I was still on social media, I tried to stop being on it past 9pm.

25. Spend lots of time with friends, family and RM… hopefully crossing off things in #’s 1-24 😉 You tell me- I think I did alright!

Although I definitely didn’t get to everything, considering the fact I had so many other things going on, I think I did pretty darn well. It was fun, too, because everything we did stuff RM would be like “we’re crossing things off left and right!” haha. Next summer I am really hoping to slow down a bit, and have some weekends where I’m around or on the Cape more or in Maine more, as that’s where I want to be in the summer!

Questions for you: Did you have a bucket list this summer? Were you able to do a lot of things you had wanted to do? What was something you didn’t get a chance to do?

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