Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait for summer vacation: the chance to be outside, to have freedom, and to play? That was the best! So why did it end?
Yes you grew up, jobs happened, responsibilities- and you forgot, forgot the play and freedom of summer. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Even if you have a full workload, you can find a moment to breathe, to be outside, to do what summers are for.
This year, I treated myself to season tickets for the orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. Reminds me of summer picnics with my parents watching the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom, an outdoor venue. It’s a gift I’ve been wanting to give myself for a while and I finally did it.
I also made the commitment to be outside more. To read on the patio, to sit outside in the evenings, and to lay in the hammock. This is how you make summer last- you savor the moments.
So what are you doing this summer? How are you treating yourself? If you’ve forgotten to acknowledge summer, let your inner child out to play. Go swim, run barefoot in the grass, have a picnic, watch the sunset, or watch the fireflies if you’re on the East Coast.
Allow yourself the freedom to be! Create the time. Love yourself enough to put yourself first regardless of what’s going on. The magic of summer is here.
Me, Tina Germain, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!