Life By Kristen

Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it. – Little Women

June is Busting Out All Over

(Points to someone if you can name what musical that’s from!)

How is it June!?! I’m still trying to figure out what happened to last October. I feel so old when I say that because of course time is constant, it’s all about perception, etc. I remember when I was a kid summer took  FOREVER to get here and it the summer vacation seemed so long ( not that it was a bad thing!) Now there are days when I am stuck in my office staring at the gorgeous day outside and don’t even get 15 minutes to go stare at the ocean and sit in the sun.

As surprised as I am about it being June, I am filled with so much excitement about the coming summer. No more making lists of things I want to do that ends in disappointment in September at not doing them. No more packed weekends trying to fit in all the summer things. I’m going to be really mindful and aware of my theme for 2012 in the warmer months ahead– to savor and focus. I’m going to focus on what I want to be doing and how I feel- and not feel guilty if I want to stay in and devour another book in the sunroom or sitting in the shade of my backyard. I want to savor the delicious trips to the local ice cream stop and make sure to have cash so I can grab a Del’s Lemonade at the beach when I am driving home.

This summer is going to be all about me and practicing a lot of fierce love for life and what I want. I can’t wait for the lazy Sunday afternoons and weeknight dinner meals of fresh native tomatoes from my garden with delicious mozzarella. I long for the nights reading on the sunporch or taking a walk down by the river. I kicked off this summer of relaxation and me over Memorial Day weekend down with my guy in Philadelphia. It was wonderful to have a whole weekend with no definitive plans, no time tables, and nothing but laughter and fun on the agenda. It was the perfect start to the summer of me!

What’s on your summer agenda?

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