August = Carve Out Time to Make Memories
I’m not done yet! We've all seen the back-to-school supplies in the stores and have started to get the catalogs and emails, but I’m here to tell you - summer isn’t over until we say it is! We have a whole bunch of days ahead of us and I plan to make sure that we squeeze the fun and the sunlight out of them! What are those things you’ve been meaning to get to, to take time for that you haven’t gotten to yet? What friends haven’t you seen in a while or have been meaning to get together with?
I’m fitting in a family camping trip during the Perseid Meteor shower and I will stay up late enough this year to see them! I’ve convinced my teenage daughter to take a road trip with me - it’s only a few days and not the week-long extravaganza I envisioned, but I will take a few days over nothing. I’m hosting another porch party too - a happy hour time to hang out on my front porch with munchies and cool drinks and watch the neighborhood go by. I love being able to gather friends and get them to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy each other. I do hope to have a few more dates at the beach with my husband too - even just a short time to rejuvenate by the lake on the weekend helps balance out the busyness of our work week.
Whatever it is that rejuvenates you - quiet times by yourself, spontaneous times with friends, or large gatherings, make sure you carve out that time this month before the season changes. It’s so easy for time to keep marching by, our days blending by in a blur and we look back one day and realize that we haven’t made the memories we’ve wanted to along the way.