Summer Bucket List

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it. - Sydney J. Harris

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it. - Sydney J. Harris

I suck at relaxing.  I admit.  Major fault.  I love my work and when not working on social media, I am selling Lemongrass Spa products or working on my art.  When not doing those things, I am trying to keep up with the everyday like cleaning, doing laundry, cooking, etc.  I try to look at each task with joy, but a season can pass and I hardly take notice.  

Friday I walked out of a meeting with a friend and colleague noting the beautiful weather and that we were already half way through the first month of summer.  I lamented all I had to do.  I verbally rattled off a list of summer activities I wanted to enjoy. He shot back with "So, what are you going to check off this weekend?" Ugh.  He was right.  I've been thinking about the exchange ever since.  It dawned on me yesterday while I worked the day in my studio that if I wanted to enjoy these activities, then I need to make a concrete list of them and schedule them into my calendar with as much diligence as I take with my businesses. So above, you see my basic list.  Some should be easy, the jam may be construed as cooking, but now that I am on a low GI, anti- inflammatory diet and I love jam, I need to master the art of homemade sugarless jam.  Canning has long been a hobby.  I should add mastering Kambucha to that list too.  So much to explore and enjoy.  Note that few of these items cost lots of money.  The hot air balloon is my staycation treat.  I must check this one off this summer.  I've parasailed and found the experience remarkable and imagine being in a hot air balloon to be similar.  

Today, I am taking time to be with my daughter on her day off. We are going to the movies, to see Wonder Woman. And I am ordering that Stunt Kite I want, so when there is another sunny, breezy, cool morning, I can take advantage of it.

Update August 2: I've checked off Kite flying and Reading a novel.  I'm researching the Balloon ride. 🙂