Keeping Busy in the Summer of 2020 - Matt

  Hey Guy & Gals welcome back to the blog, I hope that everyone is doing well. Today I want to talk about a lighter topic: a really fun one about Some of my favorite things to do to keep busy during the summer months. Now some of these can be done at home and some you might have to venture out for. Again these are just what I love, a little glimpse into my life. 


     First and foremost my all-time favorite thing that I do a lot is going fishing. But to be honest I also tend to fish a lot in the spring and fall too. For me, fishing is about many things it is a skill that my Grandfather taught me, so in many ways, it’s something that I can do to keep my connection with him since he is no longer with us. For me it’s about being in nature, relaxing and spending time with people I love, as well as getting some yummy fish to eat lol. 




     I have been fishing since I was almost 6 years old. It is one of those activities that no matter what kind of day I am having or how I am feeling I can pack up my gear head out and everything just melts away. You don't even have to be around anyone else; it's just you, the fish and the great outdoors. For me, fishing also provides a great way for me to practice patience. Personally, I can be kind of restless most days, especially in this world of instant gratification. So fishing provides that aspect that grounds me and helps remind me that I need to take a step back, slow down and relax.


     The Second thing I enjoy and do a lot of during the summer months is going on picnics. Now to most people that may be something you do a lot but I tend to do most of mine during the summer for the simple fact of that is when my family has the most free time. My sister, my niece and I go on lots of picnics together. It gives us quality time with each other, a chance to have fun, make memories and just, in general, be outside! With my niece being in school and my sister working a very demanding job we just want to make the most of the time that we do have for adventures. 


     Another thing that I really love to do is swimming. Where I live we have 3 beaches with a very reasonable driving distance from my house. Now don't get me wrong I do love going to the pool also, but there is just something that makes the beach so much better. For example, at Lake McBride, they have a rental place right next to the beach where you can rent kayaks, canoes, pontoons and even little johnboats to go fishing. Not to mention the grilling area next to the beach as well. I tend to choose this spot and spend an entire day just having a giant adventure, It's amazing. I guess you could say I love being outdoors no matter what I am doing, it is my happy place. 


     Well, those are just a few of my favorite things to do in the summertime, I could talk about this forever considering I love doing such a variety of things, but I don't want to bore anyone or ramble. I want to know, what are some of the things that you all love to do during the summertime? Do you have any Go-to Activities that are a must??? Drop a comment and let us know we would love to hear from you! But until the next one please be safe, be kind and treat others the way you would want to be treated. 


     -Matthew-


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