What is your theme for this summer?
School is out or almost out. Memorial Day is nearly here. It’s hot. All signs point to summer.
Summer is shorter than it used to be and more stressful, it seems. Lazy days of making your own fun have morphed into pricey camps and sports practices that start in June. It is a buy-Gatorade instead of make-lemonade way of life.
That may be just great with you. Your theme may be Stay Busy, Have Fun, which is awesome. Or you may need Slow The Heck Down. Or Be Together. Or Get Outside. Or READ.
My default theme for summer tends to be Make Magic (that may be my default theme for life—more on that another week), but I really want to spend this week pondering other options. Make Magic is a high bar, and this summer I think I need to cut myself some slack. Maybe the very theme our family needs this year is Cut Ourselves Some Slack! I’m not sure yet. All I know is: summer is short, and I don’t want it to slip away because I wasn’t ready for it.
What about all of you out there? What are your intentions for this summer? What do you want to do or be or pursue or keep in mind? What’s your theme?