For a long time, whenever anyone would ask me how I was doing, I’d always answer, “Oh, I’m so BUSY!” You probably say that a lot too.
But really, I was just trying to sound important…or trying to end the conversation fast so I could get away from the other person (so bad, I know!).
If you’ve been reading my ezine, you know that my day job is winding down (5 days to go!). That’s 7 weeks’ notice for those of you who’ve been counting…I know I have. I work from home for a company based in Chicago where I used to live.
Then this Saturday, I’ll be jetting off to Atlanta for Christine Kane’s Uplevel Your Business retreat. That’s right—even life coaches need life coaches! It’s going to be super sweet, and I can’t wait to meet Christine and my other Uplevel friends in person.
And then after the retreat, I can work on my business full time (finally!). But I only get to enjoy my solo entrepreneur status for a week before flying back to Chicago to train my replacement.
There’s so much going on, but I’m reluctant to tell you “I’m busy.” I don’t want you to think I’m lying and being lazy—or worse, that I’m avoiding you on purpose. *gasp!*
Hmm…let’s just say that “my head is full.” Yeah, that sounds better.
But my head’s not just full with what’s going on in my life right now. I’ll already dreaming, planning, and scheming about what my life will be like in a few weeks (insert evil villain laugh here).
If you’ve read my ebook, From Lazy to Amazing!, you know how focused I am on setting an intention and getting clear about what I really want in my life. And you bet your sweet bippy that I’m making a vision board! Have you made yours yet?
Anyhoo, in addition to designing my perfect business life, family life, and personal life, I’m also plotting out my perfect summer bucket list.
As you know, I’m not a fan of the term bucket list, but I have to admit that people know exactly what I mean and it’s way catchier than “to-do list.”
I have until the first day of fall (September 22) to pack in as much summer fun as I can. Here are a few of my to-dos.
Sage’s Summer Bucket List
- Buy flowers every week
- See an outdoor concert (these guys are playing in my town in a few weeks, and I really want to go)
- See an outdoor movie
- Make a summer music playlist (done)
- Go swimming 3 times (there’s a pool in our apartment complex so I have no excuse)
- Go on a picnic
- Read 5 books (1.5 done already)
- Go to a farmers’ market
- Make a summer photo shrine like Gretchen Rubin from The Happiness Project
- Relax on the balcony
- Watch the sunset
These may seem like really little things, but so often it’s the little things that get pushed aside. I want to enjoy all the simple pleasures of summer.
I just finished reading Drop Dead Healthy (it’s fabulous, by the way). I have all of AJ Jacobs’s books. But it was a little surreal because my current day job company was mentioned repeatedly throughout the book. Weird.
Are you truthful when you tell people that you’re busy?
What’s on your summer bucket list?
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