If September is all about getting back into routines, October is certainly about preparing for…
Gretchen Rubin talks every year on her podcast about “designing” your summer. And the other day, Kym wrote about having a summer theme. I’ve been thinking about this a lot and these two women prompted me to come up with my own summer motif and I’m declaring it:
The Summer of Connection.
Now. I’m a well known introvert. And yet, when I look back over my Gratitude Journal (I write 5 things I’m grateful for in a journal every morning and I’m on a 1,383 day streak) the things I tend to list involve . . . wait for it . . . connection. With a family member. With a friend. With a colleague. With a neighbor. Even, occasionally, with myself. So this summer, I will be looking for connection.
I did a mind map of this in my journal and have decided my connection will be divided into 3 areas: with other people, with the outdoors, and with my own dreams. The other people connection includes things like Pergola Thursdays, camping, and saying yes to opportunities and invitations. The outdoors connection is all about my garden and time on the deck, going to the beach, going for walks, and (again) camping. And the connection with my own dreams will give me quiet time with reading and meditating, focusing on body neutrality and pursuit of health, and even taking care of some projects around my house.
So here’s to my Summer of Connection! I’m hoping it brings lots of good things my way. And plenty of blog fodder, too.