To us, summer is ending. We return to NYC tomorrow night after 2 plus months in Oregon, and as usual, the time flew by and summer disappeared in a *snap*. We had the best time doing a lot of nothing except for exploring Oregon and California, spending time together as a family, and taking advantage of the beautiful nature. It is fun to look back at the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the summer as I accomplished ABSOLUTELY NONE OF THEM. It is almost funny, um, well sort of funny. Literally, NONE OF THEM. Take a look. Maybe looking at my failing my goals will make you feel good about yourselves!
1. Learn how to breathe. Can you believe it, I still don’t know how!!!! This is going to be on my to-do-list every year until I get it done, damnit.
2. Teach Toosh how to ride a 2 wheeler. This was going well week 1 of Summer and we made tremendous progress until one day when Toosh and I had a stand-off, and well, she won. And we never went back to the bike path to try. Next year? Sigh.
3. Go to Barre class three times a week. I tried — I really did. And on average I went once a week. So I guess this is a start? glass half full?
4. Strength train. OOPS totally forgot about that….and I guess I have no upper body strength to show, too. No pain, no gain. So no muscles for me!
5. Wear a hat. I did wear sunscreen everyday, but hats less so.
6. Read as many books as possible. This might be a goal I half way accomplished. In June and July, I read 8 books. So far in August, I have read 0 books.
7. Plan Summer 2018. I started gung-ho about this in June and by the 1st of July, I totally forgot about me making plans.
8. Learn how to do nothing. Eeks, didn’t do this because even when I had time and nothing to do, I would go on a hike, or read a book. Maybe I don’t understand what doing nothing is.
9. Find new healthy cookie recipes. I didn’t even attempt this. I never went online to look at recipes, did not open a single cookbook the entire summer. I literally did not attempt this one. OOPS.
Although I am able to cross off 0 out of the 9 goals, I did have one of the best summers and truly feel like I accomplished a lot. Maybe not in this quantitative version; but in my heart, I did a lot, and I am so thankful for summer and all that we did, felt, saw, and experienced. So for that, I am grateful.
Not just a good summer, but a great summer. Not so ready for Fall (and don’t worry, I will still set goals and hopefully will accomplish maybe one of them!)…. NYC: here we come!