I have lived a whole summer in the first 6 weeks of this one! Typically, when the summer season stretches before me, I make lists of destinations and day trips. Whether it be Whale Watching trips out of Rye Harbor, poking through the shops of Perkins Cove and walking the Marginal Way, or planning a "lake day" right here at Lake Winnipesaukee, much of the list typically remains just that --a list---by the end of the summer.
This year, I am trying to live more deliberately. Because let's face it---while drifting along "life's river"--the current can start to move pretty quickly 'til I find I am further downstream than I thought. Ahem. Dramatic metaphor aside, I'm attempting that old Nike philosophy, "Just Do It." So, instead of making lists and dreaming about great summertime excursions, I have taken more of a 24-hour approach to summer fun. That is, pack the car tonight, for tomorrow we play!
We have been to Ogunquit Beach several times (my new favorite), White Lake State Park, New Durham Town Beach--(ok, that one still counts 'cuz I had to pack the car) and even a trip to Hershey, PA. (For that one, we played one day at the amusement park,
and then one day in Amish country. What a contrast!)
Instead of lists of paper on my counter top, I have great memories of time spent with my husband, kids, friends, and my parents! Best part is, summer is only half over!
Just like with my adult college education. It remained a "to do" until that day I finally called Granite State College and inquired about part time classes. The good feeling I got from taking that off my "list" and "just doing it", was priceless. What will you do with the rest of your summer?