The summer is always over way too quickly for my taste. It seems that September rolls around before I've had a chance to get into a routine that feels comfortable. I end up with a pile of books I intended to read, still unread. I have appointments that I planned to make that end up getting pushed to the fall. My "to do" list of projects barely has a scratch on it.
So, my new goal this summer is to take one day at a time and to try to enjoy that moment to the fullest. I will have some projects to work on but I won't bathe myself in disappointment when I find that I couldn't finish all ten projects and that, of the 20 books I had lined up, I only read two or three. Instead, I pledge to take each day as it comes and to do as much as I am able without getting frustrated, disappointed, or anxious. I'll remind myself that, ultimately, I am on vacation, a well-deserved one at that, and I will carve out some time each day so that I don't forget this simple fact.
So, there you have it. My summer manifesto, of sorts. What's yours?
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