Today, I'm a little break from the Back to School Countdown. My daughter doesn't go back to school until September 4. While I want to be as prepared as I can for it, I also don't want to lose these precious last days of her break to planning. We are spending extra time at the pool and the beach and we even set up our watercolors outside today. As a "Type A" personality, I have found that I spent a large part of the first half of my life planning for the future and working towards goals. As I've gotten older (ahem), I have realized how important living in the moment is. We're only going to have one Summer 2014. I don't want to miss the end of it because I'm planning away for the 2014-2015 school year. I still struggle to find a balance sometimes, but I think I'm getting better at it.
I'm also trying to remember that just because school is starting, summer (the season) isn't over. The days may not be as long and full of freedom, but it's still summer. I see some pool & beach visits after school in our future. (Whoops! See how hard it is to the break the habit of planning ahead?) I guess what I'm saying is that, as much as I love fall, I'm planning to squeeze every moment of summer into my life and live it to its fullest. How about you?