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Five Small Ways to Have an Adventurous Summer

Adventure is out there collegiettes. Now that we are out of the Bucknell bubble and our normal college routines for the summer months, new and exciting experiences are calling our names.  Whether you are behind a desk at your dream internship, working hard at your summer job, or just lying on the beach, there are so many ways to break out of your comfort zone and try something new.  Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, so check out these five small but meaningful ways to make your own this summer.  

  1. Break Your Routine: Even though we have broken our normal college pattern of eat, class, library, sleep, repeat, we inevitably fall into some kind of routine during the summer.  While we are all creatures of habit and routine is good, but find one way, big or small, to break from your normal schedule and do something different.  Eat at a different restaurant, go to a different beach, bike instead of drive—there are a million possibilities that might seem small, but breaking out of your normal routine could help you stumble upon something amazing. 
  2. Go for a Walk: We often pass by the same things everyday without really noticing them.  Go for a walk around your neighborhood or a new part of the city and take the time to notice things you may have otherwise overlooked.  Taking in your surroundings, new or familiar, can help you discover new things, and you never know where they will take you.  
  3. Meet Someone New: During the summer months we realize how lucky we are to have our best friends only a few steps away while at college.  While we desperately miss our college friends during this summer separation, meeting new people is always an adventure.  Whether it is at work or in line for coffee, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.
  4. Take a Road Trip: The most classic of the American adventures: the road trip.  Now you don’t have to go all the way to California, unless of course you live in California, but you can still have a big adventure traveling just hours away from your normal surroundings.  Go to visit some of your friends from college who live in different states, or round up your new friends and go to a different city.  Adventure can be as simple as a change of scenery.     
  5. Do Something that Scares You: Adventure is really all about breaking out of your comfort zone.  While the previous four points can help you break out of your own personal bubble, doing something really different, something that scares you, is a sure fire way to create an adventure.  Try something new that you think you won’t be good at, try a new sport, or if you are the daredevil type, go skydiving.  The possibilities are endless and all you have to do is push yourself to try something new.

 

What's up Collegiettes! I am so excited to be one half of the Campus Correspondent team for Bucknell's chapter of Her Campus along with the lovely Julia Shapiro.  I am currently a senior at Bucknell studying Creative Writing and Sociology.   
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