Just because I don’t get a summer vacation anymore doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the season all the same. Jen has the right idea, so I’m following suit. Here’s what I’m going to do this summer:
I will swim in at least three different bodies of water.
I will buy my fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings.
I will barbecue in the back yard.
I will keep the porch garden alive.
I will make halo-halo, fresh ice cream sandwiches and juicy fruit popsicles.
I will maintain a vigorous routine of reading, writing, doodling and napping.
I will take long walks, with and without my camera.
I will go on little road trips, even if it’s across the city and up the coast, and sing out the open car window.
I will host crafternoons (and crafternights) and make beautiful messes with the girls.
I will stop asking myself, “What am I doing with my life?” and start paying attention to the wonderful people, activities and blessings already surrounding me.
I will look up.
I will write more love letters and send sweet care packages for no good reason at all.
I will pamper myself with pedicures, long baths and maybe even a massage.
I will find many reasons to celebrate and make up my own holidays.
I will hide out when I need to.
I will take my sweet time and, if I forget or miss something on the list, I will forgive myself.