As much as I’m excited for Christmas, near blizzard weather conditions and snow days, the truth is that I’m already craving laying by the beach in Miami, getting burnt by the pool and eating raw fruit while walking around barefoot. Earlier this week temperatures in Indianapolis were in the upper 70’s, but tonight they’ve dropped into the low 40’s, almost snow weather. Alex and I have been plotting and planning all week about trips we want to take next year and all of them are in warm places. I found myself driving around tonight listening to Christmas music and I thought, “This is insane!” I hadn’t posted a ‘Song of the Day’ in over a week so I started researching what song was at the top of the Billboard charts on this day when I was in high school. As soon as I found out I started laughing hilariously, thinking about how much I drove my friends crazy with this ridiculous song. ALL, and I mean all of you will know this song, trust me. In high school I liked listening to punk music, the likes of The Smiths, The Cure, New Order, Siouxie and the Banshees, The Psychedelic Furs and many more. This specific song just didn’t fit into my repertoire, but I listened to it on repeat nonetheless. I think it reminded me of summer and those wonderful, lazy days in the sun. Maybe it can still serve that purpose! To all of my old friends, I apologize. I had no idea what I was doing at the time. Enjoy and feel the sun!
Lately, I’ve been keeping a list of all of my favorite things. The idea grew out of an assignment I give my journey clients on keeping an attitude of gratitude alive in your daily life. Since I have never given an assignment that I haven’t done myself, obviously I want to live the best life possible too, I sat down with my phone and made a new folder, titling it “My Favorite Things”.
It’s been an interesting summer. In early May I made a list of all of the activities and goals I wanted to complete and accomplish this summer, and now as the the end of summer closes in on us, I am reminded that I haven’t actually completed many of these goals. In fact, I had planned to keep a diary for a year, but that plan fell apart on day one. So what have I been up to this summer?
For day 3 of my 30 day blogging challenge, I was asked to write about by favorite books, but since I’ve talked endlessly about my love for To Kill a Mockingbird, I thought it would be more interesting to compile a list of books that I believe would make for the perfect summer reading.