End of Summer Blues
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I've been in France for the past 9 days. I had grand plans of pre-writing tons of posts and writing while there but due to some exciting news (I'll tell you soon) the pre-writing didn't happen and once I was away, we were so busy and I just wanted to enjoy and disconnect.
Although technically summer is here for another two-ish weeks, Labor Day really does feel like the end. That said, I'm giving myself until the official end of summer for my bucket list. Here's how I'm doing so far:
- Shakespeare in the Park: Done
- Governor's Island: Still need to do
- Finish my book haul: Stuck on 1984 - I may abandon this book for now. In light of current world events, reading this is pretty depressing. TBD.
- Trip: Done! (Post about my trip to come.)
- Baseball Game: Done
- Walk the Brooklyn Bridge: Still need to do
- Jane's Carousel: Done
Four out of seven isn't awful (though I'd really like to get at least one more done) and it's not like I fail if I don't complete it. I created the list to spark inspiration and ideas of things to do over the summer; whatever I don't get to will be there another time. What I am sad about is the end of summer.
I think it comes from our days in school when summer really meant freedom and a total change in schedule. For me it also meant no uniforms. Still, without winter, I wouldn't appreciate the warmth and long days of summer. Instead of focusing on the negatives, I'm thinking about all the great things that come with fall and winter -- fall foliage, corn maizes, Halloween, Thanksgiving, my birthday, the holidays, the magic of the first snow, ice skating -- just listing it out here has me excited. As I said at the start of this post, I also have some very exciting news to share and it's going to make these next few months, really exciting!
Cheers to the unofficial end of summer!
How did you do with your summer bucket list? Do you have end of summer blues?