What is it YOU need to create for a Summer of YOU!? A Summer of saying YES! to YOU! Not to sound like a broken record yet, we plan and take care of everyone's needs and wants for a Summer (let's be honest ) to keep kids busy? Have a great social Media post? Keep up with the Neighbors? Whatever the reason! I say enough! I remember all those Augusts growing up when my Mother was giddy with excitement that school would be starting. She was exhausted with all the stuff my siblings and I were involved in!
I remember Summer camps, crafts, vacations and mostly swimming in the backyard with Friends. There were a lot of lazy days where we claimed boredom!
That seems to be taboo with today's form of mothering for the Summer. I know I'm generalizing yet what is it YOU need? You know, just like SPF, snacks and a beach towel? What is it YOU need what are YOUR Summer Essentials!?
Mine are a good BEACH READ, smut, sex, drama just a good ole fashion silly read. I need refreshing salads at least a few times a week. Like Asian chicken salad, Caprese salads, fresh fruit, and more fruit daily. I need to be outdoors, you all know about my morning cup of coffee out back. Water, all kinds of bodies of water ocean, lake, creek, the kiddie pool out back for my feet. My essentials are a crisp glass of Sangria nothing too fancy but sangria none the less. I need an escape, whether that be a day trip on the ferry to SF or just a trip to the Mall to look at stationary ( I love me some cards to send out) and to get out of the heat. Have a relaxing lunch at the Nordstrom’s Cafe (BTW best-kept secret in Sacramento) for food that is. What do YOU need? You know, I recently read a poem about a slow way of dying and it referred to doing the same things day in and day out. No room for adventure. Go back to your best summer memories. What new or old adventure are you secretly harboring? Fill out a new kind of bucket list one just for Summer. Start with your Essentials then go big. I've included a sheet to get ya started.
Here's to you saying BEST SUMMER EVER!
ps IF YOU HAVEN’T BOOKED YOUR SUMMER ESSENTIAL FACIAL NOW THE TIME?
HOPE TO SHARE AND HEAR ABOUT ALL YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURES!
Copy and paste the Summer Bucket List so you can fill out on your own:
Summer Bucket List
You deserve your OWN summer of Magic! Your own Summer Goals, Your own Bucket list of all that you desire for the Best Summer EVER!
As My Mentor Susan Hyatt says : ENVY is admiration that been highjacked, What gives you a pang of envy? And if we look at it, it can be a breadcrumb towards your right thing!
List all the things you want to do this Summer?
What are you craving? What you crave you can create!
Give yourself permission to be decadent! With what you eat, what you DO, where you go, and how you move. Identify what brings you OVER THE TOP pleasure, joy and say YES to YOU! This is YOUR Summer of YOU!