After four days in a row of waking up early, I'm tired yet more motivated to get things done. On Meredith's first full day in school, I trimmed a bush that had been creeping ever closer to our car in the driveway. I trimmed dead leaves from flowers in our front yard making our neighbors a little happier. I cleaned off two dressers full of various items left there for weeks, taking the idea of summer vacation seriously for myself as well as for our daughter. And I started exercising. Two days in a row. So far so good. Now for day three, four, five, etc.
One of the things I started to do more is reading. I enjoy reading, but rarely make the time for it. I've decided to try to be a better role model so Meredith will see that it is enjoyable too.
I also look forward to writing again. A lot of my friends ask me if I'm writing another book. I wrote quite a bit, but decided it was terrible because it was totally unbelievable. So I'm starting again. Summer break was good for me, but now I plan to kick in gear and start taking more action toward my goals. Being productive. But a little of the summer break mentality will be part of my daily routine to keep my sanity.