Summer 2016

Today is June 3 and I’m already feeling panic and dread over how the days are slipping through my fingers, despite my attempts to grasp at moments in hopes of bending the space-time continuum to add more time to each day.

This was my first real week of summer break, and I broke it in quite nicely. Spent time with friends Monday and Tuesday, then took my nieces exploring in western Nebraska for a couple of days (that trip will get its own post). And just like that, a week is gone.

I have a list of things I want to do this summer, like I do every summer. Last summer, every day had to be planned out to finish grad classes, a fellowship, and a family reunion. This summer lacks that rigidity–a blessing and a curse. A blessing because it grants freedom to stay in bed reading until 10 or 11 a.m. A curse because it grants freedom to binge-watch all of the TV on Netflix and Hulu.

I’m taking tomorrow to unpack, clean, and plan at least the next two weeks. Because while I always want to relax and have a little fun during the summer, I also want to be able to quantify how I spent my time.

Fun, short video about how I will spend some of my time this summer. My list was so long that much of it ended up on the cutting room floor. 

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