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Summer is Slipping Away
July 12, 2012
Denise Clark, director of client services
It recently dawned on me that it is now July. In a blink of an eye it will be August and, with another blink, kids will be going back to school. I think this realization hit me when I saw a back-to-school commercial this week.
I have to admit — I started to panic. While we might have celebrated the beginning of summer June 21 with the solstice, we all know that summer really starts the beginning of June. And, we all know that summer, as we know it, ends when kids go back to school. This means that summer is half gone. Hence my panic.
Last fall, I found myself thinking about all of the things that I wanted to do during the summer and didn’t. Guess what? I’m headed down that same path again this year.
Have I accomplished any of the things that I wanted to do this summer? No. I have not been to the pool. I have not visited Amish Country. I have yet to attend any festivals. I have not been to any picnics or family reunions. No, I have not built my herb garden.
You may be asking “Why not? It’s in your control.” I’ll tell you — I have no idea. But, in my defense, I did attend my niece’s graduation party. That counts, right?
But, writing this blog made me take this seriously. I have emailed my friends who want to go to Amish Country suggesting dates. I have added the Columbus Jazz and Ribs Fest to my calendar. I have invited friends to hang out in my backyard and discuss a book next week. And, I am planning an all-day picnic celebration with family and friends for late August. I have also made arrangements for a friend to help me haul railroad ties back from the hardware store so that I can start building my herb garden.
So, my question to you is this: Are you doing the things that you want to do this summer? If not, why not and how can you make that happen? Get out there and squeeze all of the fun and enjoyment out of summer that you can!
As for the pool? Well, I got to thinking about the need for a swimsuit and decided that maybe the pool shouldn’t be on my summer to-do list!