Hello, friends. I'm back from a lovely and restful vacation. We spent a couple of…
My summer of connection is off to a fabulous start, friends! I have been to two large events in the last week and I’ve had a wonderful time at both. It was very . . . people-y and, while that’s not always something I enjoy, I actually loved it.
One event was a day of celebrating our town’s 200th anniversary at a local social club. It was a terrific day, full of food and beer and fun. There was live music and games, raffles and a craft fair and even a bonfire at the end of the night. At one point, I was sitting at a picnic table with my friends and I was looking around and I realized that I saw people I knew in every direction I looked. It was a really great feeling.
The other event was Dale’s concert on our town common, followed by fireworks. There was a huge crowd there and everyone had a great time enjoying the music, purchasing bicentennial merch, visiting the food trucks, and catching up with friends and neighbors. The fireworks at the end of the night were phenomenal! Everyone I’ve spoken to has said they were the best they’ve ever seen and I couldn’t agree more. I found myself having a very similar experience to the one I had at the club the week before . . . there was someone I knew no matter where I looked. I love feeling part of this community and events like this show me just how true that is.
Having a theme for my summer is already making a big difference in how I’m looking at things!