Good morning, friends! And HAPPY SUMMER! It’s officially here! HOORAY!
As I was working through my PowerSheets a few weeks ago, I got inspired to make a vision board for summer; something to look at every day to ignite the fire in my heart for the things I want to make happen in this most beautiful and glorious season. Out of that inspiration, and with some time and space to dream, came the above collage (using fabulous images from Pinterest and the Canva app to put them all together into this fabulous display). It perfectly captures what I hope to get out of summer 2016!
Here’s what this summer vision board means to me:
- Adventure and Travel. Whether it’s close to home or up north at the lake, for work or for pleasure, I want to make the most of this season, going and seeing places, enjoying every opportunity to get away and explore to the fullest. I am particularly excited about our upcoming annual anniversary vacation at the end of next month where we’ll be flying back to Northern California (San Francisco) and road-tripping over to South Lake Tahoe and getting in another visit to Yosemite National Park, specifically to the Tuolumne Meadows, which is the last place we’ve yet to visit there. I have no doubt, much like our previous vacations, that the hubby and I will have a most blessed, romantic, and wonderful time together in the majesty of nature.
- Peace and Stillness. Although this season is marked with a lot of coming and going, I am also intent on cultivating a spirit of quiet and rest, with time to be still before the Lord, abiding and trusting Him for the things He’s currently working out in my heart and life, and what He’s preparing for me next. That looks like diving into His Word each day and being intentional in my time of prayer and worship with Him. I’ve also downloaded some podcasts to enjoy while I’m driving, which keeps my heart and mind centered on him in the midst of my busy schedule.
- Color and Creativity. My bestie’s wedding this coming weekend is serving as my kick-off to getting my nails done on a regular basis again over the next few months. It’s something I really enjoyed doing over the nicer weather months last year and I’m really excited to do it again this year. Who doesn’t love that added pop of color, sparkle, design, and of course the girl time that comes with this awesome activity?!? In addition to incorporating a lot of bright and happy colors into my life, I also want to continue to grow in my handlettering, journaling, photography, and blogging. When inspiration strikes, I want to take advantage of it and really go with it, getting lost for however long it takes to create and bring beauty to the world through these mediums. These things fire me up and I strongly believe in doing more of what fires me up!
- All the Books. Summer is my BEST time to read. I LOVE to read outside in the fresh air. There’s just something about it that gives me all the feels. This summer, I have a stack of books I am working my way through – both fiction and non-fiction. While I’ve got a hot cup of coffee and am sitting on the deck or in my favorite chair, while I’m hanging out on the beach, while I’m out to lunch by myself, or while I’m cozied up before bed, you can bet I’ve got a good book nearby and am thoroughly enjoying each moment to take in those words on the page.
So there you have it – my summer plans and vision in a nutshell. It’s nothing fancy or outrageous; just simple things that make life sweet and fuel me with what I need to make things happen. I’m beyond thrilled that this summer is here. Now let’s do this thing!