Summer is here! Woo-hoo! I honestly can’t believe it still. We’ve been out of school for a week now, and I’m still in some sort of weird denial. Maybe it’s because I’m still trying to write April on my checks. Don’t know. I keep telling myself it’s real…maybe it’ll sink in soon.
With summer comes the lists, the plans. I refuse to waste nine wonderful weeks. My plans go something like this…read, clean, write, write, write, read again, clean out a closet or two, read, write, write, write. Let’s hope I can stick to the plan!
I have one book I’m editing (which makes me giggle each time I say it because I’m no editor), one I put down a year ago that needs an ending (not sure why I put it down), and one I just started. I plan to give them all lots of attention this summer.
I read a wonderful quote on-line – it said, “…be an on purpose person.” That means living my life each day with some sort of goal, don’t you think? It’s so easy for me to get caught up in stuff…stuff that eats away time, not material stuff. I don’t want to look up in July and wonder what I’ve accomplished over the summer. So my purpose for this summer is to spend time doing what I love, and I love writing.
Periodically, I get reminded by a punch to the gut that life is not endless. Our community suffered another loss of a child this week – a 16 year-old, polite, kind boy. I hate that these moments make me more aware of passing time. I hate that sometimes I need a nudge to get to doing and get to living. I have dreams…I best get to making them come true.
“The brightest of flames becomes an ember. You better live life while you can.” – Keith Urban