Summer...a season of possibility.
I'm officially on summer break! I usually crave this time starting in February or March, but when end-July rolls around I'm so ready to be back at work. But for now, I'm thrilled to have this opportunity.
First, we have our new home. I have SO many projects I want to tackle. I'm making curtains for my girls' art room, I need to get my office organized, there's so many rods and curtains and artwork to hang, and I need to go through several boxes and decide what to keep and what to sell or donate.
Second, and most overwhelmingly, I have my girls all summer. I'm considering hiring a mother's helper a few hours a week so I can accomplish some tasks, write, run errands, or spend time with friends during the day. I'm also figuring out what I need to work on with Miss E (keep some of her skills up while she's off school this summer) and Baby E (working a little with her on learning some new things).
Third, I need to come up with a flexible schedule for our family----chores, errands, etc. I thrive on routine, as do my girls, and it makes life easier when managing a home and a family.
I'm still anxiously waiting to hear if a particular publisher wants my book. And if yes, I'll spend many hours this summer drafting. I'm also going to submit articles to a few of my go-to publications in order to generate some income.
I can't wait to see what happens in the next few months. Oh yes, and enjoy sleeping in every morning! Miss E doesn't have preschool and I'm not headed to work. Let the relaxation, play time, and possibility begin!
What are your summer plans?