Plan your Work and Work your Plan.
Very wise advice that I try to follow. At the beginning of every season, I take time to think about what I want to accomplish and set goals for myself and my family. They're not always serious goals like trying a new healthy recipe or exercising three times a week. Often it's that I want to try a certain restaurant, make 'Smores at least one time or check out a new Putt Putt course. I make a plan for myself so that time passes with few regrets of things that I wanted to accomplish or experience and don't.
At 2:30AM this morning I was awake and consumed with guilt and worry. Summer 2016 is pretty much over. Had this summer been fun enough? Active Enough? Memorable enough? My kids are getting older and I often feel as if they are slipping through my fingers. Time with them is becoming more and more precious. Was I honoring that time and making the most of it? Had I "worked my plan" this summer?
While taking my last walk on the beach this morning capturing a beautiful sunrise, I realized that I held the answer to those questions that had been nagging me all night in my hand. My phone! All I had to do was look through the hundreds of moments I captured over the summer.
|My first picture of the summer - Celebrating JJ's birthday with|
Fortune Star and Putt Putt
|Creating fun memories watching both the Pittsburgh Penguins and|
the Cleveland Cavs win Championships!
|Making sure both kids were out and about with friends and not|
spending the entire summer in their rooms on their phones.
|Professional Goal Met - My Team received Community LIFE's Inaugural |
Excellence in Quality Award!
|Going to Hidden Valley (I never made it there last summer!)|
and spending time with my family.
|The last picture taken on my phone this morning.|
A beautiful sunrise over Ocean Isle Beach, NC
To me this symbolizes my continued efforts to exercise regularly -
I got up every morning of vacation and walked 2 miles!
One more day on the beach and then it will be time to begin planning the next season and putting that plan to work. My Dad always gives good advice.