As school’s winding down, we’re all doing the summer preparation dance. Stocking up on sunscreen. Signing kids up for swimming lessons, summer reading programs and little league. Arranging carpools to taxi our kids, as well as three others from the neighborhood, around all summer vacation long.
We do this dance, because we love our children and we want the best for them. No mom wants her son or daughter to miss out on summer fun, so we do what we need to do to make their sunshiney dreams come true.
What about you? What about your summer? Are you doing a summer preparation dance for yourself?
And, for clarity’s sake, I’m not talking about a family vacation, either. We all know there’s not much of a vacation for mom when it comes to taming that wild beast.
I’m talking about you. The woman. Have you started your own summer preparation dance?
What your special summer treat is, is totally up to you. It could be big or small. Daily, weekly or monthly. It could be something you want do, a goal you want to achieve or an experience you want to have. Every woman has her own special interests and desires. The important thing is that it means something to you.
You. You. You.
So…what is your summer plan? What can you start preparing for and getting excited about right now? Here are some brainstorms to get your gears cranking.
Goals or indulgences, just for you- Time-frame totally your own.
- Read more
- Go to a wine tasting
- Write more
- Keep up with your garden
- Get to the beach
- Buy a new outfit
- See something new
- Keep your toenails painted (Dare I say pedicure? Yes, I do.)
- Take a class
- Go to a concert
- Ride a ferris wheel
- Have a picnic and watch an outdoor theater production
- Take 10 minutes a day to soak up the sun
- Spend a weekend with your friends
- Keep fresh flowers on the table
- Finish a project that is dear to your heart
- Expand your comfort zone, like bungee jumping
Summer is coming, ladies! It’s time to start making YOUR plans. You have to concentrate on yourself from time to time to maintain your sanity and stay centered. Having summer goals and wanting things that are special for you is healthy and natural. That sun is shining just as much for you beautiful ladies as it is for your families.
What are you dancing for this summer?