I tend to spend a lot of my time planning out the future, maybe it’s the Capricorn in me. Conveniently enough, it’s summer, the time for big dreams and huge plans. After all, I spend months brainstorming summer plans (just look at my most popular post today, Mid-Summer Check-Up)!
Moving around and seeing new things inspire me: they feed my ambitions, drive my writing hand and push me to do and see more.
What I’m Seeing…
+Northern California! I’m going to Suisun City for a family reunion and I am SUPER excited – I’ve never been to California before. I look forward to basking in the sunshine, frolicking on the beach and touring the Jelly Belly Jelly Bean factory. Don’t ask which one I expect enjoy the most.
+Orlando, Florida – Where I’m going act a touristy mess. (I have my limits though. No fannypacks.) I’m going with my family to Orlando. I would love to go to Disney World, but it’s expensive, especially if you want to see all of the parks. (though if I were to have to go to ONE, which one does everyone suggest? Just in case.) I am, however, going to Universal Studios to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Expect copious amounts of butterbeer, which probably isn’t the best plan, considering I love rollercoasters.
+Seeing the Savage Beauty exhibit in NYC. I have never been this excited for an exhibition in my life. It is totally worth an eight-hour pilgrimage. Plus, I’ve never been to the Met before. Of course, being me, I am already searching Yelp for where I plan on eating.
+The Hesselbein Leadership Summit – Frances Hesselbein is a force of nature. I can’t wait to bask in her knowledge and meet amazing, driven people from the around the world. Pittsburgh, here I come…back?
What I [should be – will be] Doing…
I want to do a ton of things. I haven’t ever written these down, but the inimitable Alexandra Franzen inspired me with her strong words and naked ambition. So why not?
+I want to be a renaissance woman, with skills in all kinds of trades, from scuba, to sewing, to kung-fu to cooking.
+I want to surround myself with electric, fantastic, brilliant people.
+I want to luxuriate in romance, passion, cuddling and great sex
+I want to continue pushing my body to its limits – more running, jumping and climbing.
+I want to continue trying new things, even things as simple as jumping into dancing water or riding a bicycle in a dress
+I want to connect to The Source – by remaining humble, mindful and meditative.
What do you want to accomplish this summer?