The summer is not quite over, but it’s winding down so fast that I already have that back-to-school mentality.
Not that our summer sucked, but I can already tell you what I’d like to do next year so that next summer is even better:
1. Get my priorities in order sooner. I made a major change at the end of July so that I could have more time for all the fun stuff that my boys wanted to do. Before that, I was repeating this is what is best for my family over and over in my head. And then I figured out that what was best for my family was me being able to spend lots of time with them. We’ve had a kick-ass few weeks because of this change. Next year, the whole summer will be kick-ass.
2. Rock a bikini. I don’t have any delusions that I will be able to have a perfect body by next summer. Though losing 10 pounds would be nice. But, what I noticed at the pool and the beach is that so many mamas decided that they didn’t care if their bodies weren’t perfect- they went for it with a bikini. And had the confidence to pull it off(not literally pull it off- we don’t frequent those kinds of beaches). While I wore my full coverage tankini with gut-sucking-in briefs. Which did rock… but next summer, I’m going for the bikini, too.
3. Buy my favorite summer drink in bulk. Mike’s Hard Strawberry Lemonade. Not Pink Lemonade and not cranberry, but Strawberry. And when they say it’s only available for a limited time, I will remember that means it’s gone by mid-July. And possibly buy enough as soon as it comes out that there will be a shortage in my area by mid-June.
4. Go to Blogher. It’s in NYC next August. And I’m not missing out next time!
What do you want to do differently next summer?
Don’t forget that you can link up your favorite pictures from this summer in the Summer Fun Show-off linky now thru Monday night. Meet new bloggers and have a chance to win prizes, too.