94 days of summer

A Big Ol’ YES!

On the first day of Summer I stepped onto my porch and was greeted with this view. And then I went to the dentist. 


It’s the first day of Summer and I’m already wondering where the summer got to! Typically, I start writing my “Things to do this Summer” list in May… but I don’t know, maybe I’m losing my edge, but I just haven’t gotten my stuff together this year.

Not that it matters too much, since my list is typically more aspirational than realistic. But I love the process. The first day of Summer feels a bit like Friday afternoon on steroids. The days and weeks unfold in front of me and anything seems possible. 

Yes, I will get the tangy porch repainted this year.

Yes, I will make jam.

Yes, I will attack the jungle that is our back yard. 

Yes, I’ll keep a list of the books I’ve read and write long dreamy letters to friends and attempt to bake all the things that terrify me.

The first day of Summer is a big ol’ YES!

It’s the beginning of something magical and YES anything seems possible. I have a big ol’ list to prove it.

You know, when I get around to writing it.

Instead, today I went to the Dentist. And that is what happens you don’t plan appropriately. When you forget to seize the moment and command it to your will, er, um, organize your calendar and plan ahead. When the woman at the front desk asks you mid-December when you’d like to come in again, you inadvertently schedule your 6 month cleaning on the first day of summer.

Clearly, I need to start this list making thing much sooner than May!

So, I’ll be writing that list about now. Adding a few more lines to the YES pile. Because, it’s the first day of Summer and really, anything and everything is possible.