Our summer! And my husband doesn’t even realize it yet. But I made my summer bucket list and have already started in on planning time for some of them.
I could wear my new overalls everyday! They’re an item I’ve thought I wanted for awhile, but was nervous about being able to pull them off. I found a pair at the Gap factory store while shopping at our local outlet mall with my mom and couldn’t pass them up, now I want to wear them constantly. I can’t find the pair I have online, but this pair looks pretty similar in look and fit.
My not so fun answer is all about potty training. It’s time to get serious about it and I’m anticipating conflict and resisting from our toddler and as a conflict avoider this means that I’m really not looking forward to the experience. I’m hoping this is just yet another situation in which I expect the worst behavior from my kid and then he’s totally fine, but we’ll see! The writer of the book we’re reading about it jokes that you’ll definitely want wine at the end of day one and she’s not opposed to wine with breakfast being appropriate so I think just maybe I’ll be able to handle her approach. 😉
The more fun answer is that I’m working my way through Gretchen Rubin’s (the one of The Happiness Project fame) Better Than Before Book, which is all about habit making and breaking and ways to understand ourselves better and approach them in ways that will increase the likelihood of you succeeding with them. So far it’s pretty interesting, but admittedly I tend to be really interested in anything related to assessing and discussing personality types!
Ideas for my birthday that’s coming up next month! Last year I told my husband not to buy me a birthday present, that instead I would take a vacation day from work to spend shopping by myself and purchase whatever I wanted (within reason of course) without letting myself feel guilty about it and it was wonderful. I already have the vacation day requested for this year and plan to suggest the same thing. A pair of distressed denim shorts at a length that doesn’t make me cringe is top of the list along with a new swim suit. While I’d like to find these before my birthday rolls around at the end of July, I don’t have high hopes it’ll happen before then. Other ideas I’ve been considering are a necklace from Ruhling // Woven (because I love my Madewell one pictured here). a Natalie Borton necklace (especially if this one is still available!), or some new prescription sunglasses from Warby Parker because I’m due for an update. I’m kind of liking either these or this pair!
To get it together this month, or at least that’s what I keep telling myself. At work we’re in this calm before the storm period before our schedules will really pick up at the end of this month, so I know that I need to get some habits going I want to set (like getting up earlier, upping my activity level, making better food choices, and stepping away to take some time to myself). We’ll see how I do!