|May 30, 2016|
For days after that, the question and my answer were bugging me. It dawned on me that I can honestly say that I don't really have plans for the summer and that I just needed to be okay with that. Summer is here and it will look different, but it will also be very familiar.
I'll be working in my garden. I'll be making countless batches of cold brewed coffee, sweet tea, and lemonade. I'll be eating ice cream and going geocaching as much as I can. I'll be keeping house and cooking meals and running errands. There will be cook outs and late nights and quiet mornings on the patio. I'll have my camera handy so that I can capture things I want us all to remember. I'll spend evenings shooting hoops with my brother and afternoons touring with my sister. When I don't know what to wear, I'll reach for my summer uniform even if I already wore it once or twice that week.
I'm hoping to go swimming at 25 because I never did while I was 24. I'd like to put the fire pit that we got on sale last fall to good use. Maybe we'll finally have Kevin and Joan over and get a game night group going a few times each month. The dogs next door will bark and bark and I'll say their names in an attempt to get them to stop. I'll work on my summer reading list and jot down titles I want to read in the fall. I'll go for walks and bike rides and do just about anything my brother and sister come up with.
These are the kinds of things you take with you wherever you go. I'm here and I've brought them with me. It turns out that I do have plans for this summer after all.
What about you?