June 24, 2017



What’s Up Brandon,

Dude, I should be super psyched that school’s FINALLY over!  But the thing is, I don’t know what to do all summer and it’s driving me NUTS!!  Any ideas?

Bothered By Boredom

What’s Up Bothered By Boredom,

That, my friend, is the million-dollar question!

There are SO many possibilities that it’s often hard to decide where to start. But, let me give it a try…

  1. Have a sour gummy bear eating contest with a friend
  2. Beat your highest score on the 2048 app
  3. Organize everything in your bedroom in reverse alphabetical order
  4. Organize everything in your parent’s bedroom in reverse alphabetical order
  5. Learn how to walk on your hands
  6. Make ice cream from scratch
  7. Brainstorm a list of names for a future pet
  8. Plant a seed from a piece of fruit that you eat
  9. Start a collection (like comic books, baseball cards, video games, etc.)
  10. Create a spaceship so you can go to Mars

Okay, the last one is a bit of a stretch, but it’s completely doable if you know the right people. 🙂

But on a more serious note, there are A TON of things you can do in the summertime. I’m more of an outdoorsy person so I know that I’ll be spending a lot of time outside. Summer is the perfect opportunity to soak up the sun. There are also non-school-related assignments to keep you busy.

Personally, I know I could do the computer, TV and video games anytime throughout the year. So I’m gonna try my best not to spend too much time indoors because, well, IT’S SUMMER!

You can grab some friends and head down to a nearby pool. I’m sure you can think of plenty of pool games you can do. Or you can race each other to see who’s the fastest swimmer. And to make things interesting, maybe you can have a small prize at the end!

Last summer, I had a contest with friends for who could create the biggest splash. And while I did not win, I did enjoy having fun while being competitive with some of my buddies. I’m not sure if the other pool goers felt the same since they got soaked by our cannonballs, but they were good sports about it.

Maybe you could explore the places around you (be sure to do so with an adult). Enjoy time in nature and visit new places. Walk on different trails and look at all the things around you. You’d be amazed at how much life exists in this world. Or, if you like exploring the city, try to do as much there as you can. Think of all the zoos, museums, video arcades, restaurants, and candy stores that are out there. Whatever you haven’t tried or wherever you haven’t gone yet, well, now’s the time to do it.

If you don’t want to go very far from your house, you can always read a good book. Books are perfect for summer vacations because they never run out of battery (that’s a real plus if you’re trying to stay away from electronics like I am). Find a shady spot to get comfortable and read to your heart’s content. There are so many different stories and worlds within them to explore. All it takes is time to do it, which you’ll have plenty of during the summer.

Those are only A FEW options since there are just too many to list here. Now, I need to figure out which one of them I’M going to do this summer!

Hey readers, what are your summer plans?