It's half wishful thinking, a quarter to-do list, and two-thirds "this will keep my feet on the ground and head in the clouds and sanity intact."*
*And that was not a normal whole number, but we're all about living life to the fullest, so if my fractions add up to more than the number one,** that's the way it should be.
**Which I'm fully aware they do. (Wow. A footnote of a footnote. Just when I thought I couldn't get stranger.)
Anyway, with the season being in full swing, and my schedule feeling as full as ever, I've been longing for time off, time away, a drop of real summertime, a holiday of any sort, etc. Hence this post.
have a picnic
bike to a park and do devotions & journaling there
color in my coloring book
paint a picture (I have an idea in mind to use lyrics
from this song--go have a listen; it's amazing)
take an afternoon to read a stack of children's books
go to bed earlier
arrange a guest post with someone (you know who you are!)
plan at least two month's worth of post ideas for
when college busyness hits
win the 100-for-100 challenge (we're a third
of the way there . . . we can do thissss)
go swimming at least once
do at least two sessions of The Creative Way each month
finish going through the agent listings in the book I bought
send out first batch of queries (!!!) (this may be
the wishful thinking part)
watch Mockingjay Part 2
bask in the sun
paint my toenails because the current pink polish is half gone
read Peter Pan for the first time
actually use my people watching journal . . .
. . . and my quotes journal
take a few days off work to just chill
remember first drafts are messy
remember to have fun
remember to find joy
Besides the to-do items, it looks like I'm longing for the summers of my childhood. I can't recreate them, but maybe I can rediscover some of the simple things I used to have time for. It'll be interesting to come back to this list in a couple months and hold it up to what reality actually brings.
What are you doing this summer? What's on your to-do list, or longings-of-the-heart list? Are you going anywhere or staying home? If you could return to a childhood summer memory, what would it be and why?
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