Can you believe it is the middle of July already? I know I’ve said this before, but the summer feels like it’s slipping away and I don’t want it to end. I’m not ready for the cooler weather to roll around, and certainly don’t even want to entertain the thought of snow. Yikes! I just want the summer to slow down a bit so I can feel like I have fully embraced my beloved three months!
These past couple of months have escaped me because I have been incredibly busy with work and family matters. It feels like the weeks never end, but the weekends are over before I can catch my breath! Can anyone else relate?
Since we are now just about halfway through July, it seems like an appropriate time to plan out the rest of my summer — and spend some time reflecting. My goal this year was to truly embrace life – everyday – and live in the moment. I want to leave the path of anxiety and stress behind me, and fully enjoy a quieter, more peaceful future. I have always been a high-strung individual, but after facing thyroid cancer I can honestly say fewer things ruffle my feathers these days. So far, I feel like I have lived up to the goal I set for myself. I have spent my free time this summer outdoors: at the beach, strolling around Port Jefferson, enjoying brunch with good friends and trying new activities.
My plans for this weekend include a little retail therapy and time by the water with the company of a good book ( I am really looking forward to starting David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell). Some things I have on the agenda in the near future include a weekend-getaway to Sag Harbor, checking out Battle of the Burger (August 3rd – Be there as Long Island restaurants compete for the title of best burger) and the always exciting, and honestly my favorite part of summer, the annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY (August 24th – 31st).
What do you do on the weekends to de-stress? Has the summer been going fast for you as well?