I consider Memorial Day weekend the start of my summer. The D-Man and I took a wonderful trip on the train down to San Diego. We stayed at the Residence Inn, right in the middle of the Gaslamp district and we had a ball. The weather was more like winter (grey and chilly) and we really didn’t do much but walk around and half some good meals, but it was wonderful.
It was a nice break and I really needed it. My creative juices have been unfocused and after a mentally challenging workday (which I have had a lot of lately) and a physically challenging workout, it has been difficult for me to do anything but watch some tv and do a little reading. I finished watching all ten episodes of “Daisy Jones and The Six”, which overall, I loved. I didn’t like the change they made to the ending from the book, but still recommend it if you like band dramas.
I have a list of projects around the house I want to get started on. I have been thinking about redesigning this blog, doing some more songwriting, and even starting a novel. But so far this year, I haven’t tackled much. Add to that, my finances, after all the house renovations, are a bit ragged, which is not comforting to me with the economy getting shaky. I have also been considering where I want to go with my career. A new job within my organization or look for a new position entirely?
We tend to look to the New Year as a time to make resolutions and goals and start over. I say, let’s implement a mid-year New Year, to be called Summer Reset. The perfect time to look at what you have done this year and what you can do with the rest of the year.
I have a vacation coming up. I hope some time away will give me a chance to do some thinking and clarify what I need and want to do. Maybe thinking of mid-year as a clean slate will help me focus on my goals again.
Happy Summer Reset! If you aren’t exactly where you want to be or have some things you know you should be doing, no better time start than this new holiday!