It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for summer to arrive this year. The weather has been cold and rainy, the flowers were late coming in, and life just seemed to get nutso every since 2019 began. I think I’ve officially spent more time in hospitals in 2019 than any other year in my life. And I’ve had more sleepless nights this year than I care to think about. But I’ve decided that’s all behind me now because SUMMER is officially here and summers are always the BEST!
Summer makes me HAPPY! I love sunshine, and flowers, and BBQs, and going to the lake, and laying out at the pool, and going on vacation, and having water fights, and drinking virgin pina coladas with loads of whipped cream and cute little paper umbrellas on top…man I love summer!!!
So here’s the deal – summer only lasts from June 21st to September 23rd this year – and let’s be honest, we all know summer really stops when everything gets busy again at the start of September – so you’ve really only got about 10 weeks of playtime to enjoy here. That’s why you’ve got to take advantage of it by making all kind so fun plans right now for all the fun things you are going to do this summer! Get out your calendar and schedule the outdoor concerts you want to attend; add what movies at the park you want to go see; block off the days you plan to go boating and the times you want to have picnics; check your local events listing in your area and find out what exciting things will be going on and add those to the calendar too. What have you planned for your Fourth of July activities? Have you created your country music playlist for the lake yet with Garth Brooks Two Pina Coladas Song? Have you chosen what days you’ll be taking off work? Have you booked a location for your summer getaway yet? If not – DO!!!
Summer will be gone before you know it, so refuse to let it go by without taking full advantage of it. After all, those pina coladas aren’t going to make themselves!
~Amy Rees Anderson (my new book “What Awesome Looks Like: How To Excel in Business & Life” is available on Amazon)