Catch a damn fish. I have been fishing for the last couple of summers. Thanks to my little bro Nick, my hubby and my little guy are obsessed. I too enjoy to dangle a worm, but mothering and an inability to sit still for longer than what it requires to sometimes catch a fish has left me fishless. NOT NO MO, HONEY! I’m reeling one in for sure.
Sleep past 9. I am honestly at a point in my life where I can finally sleep in. My kids are lengthening their morning slumbers and I am loving it, but my “sleep when you are dead” mindset doesn’t allow me to sleep late. I want to though. I really really want to.
Can my balls off. Last summer my kitchen was under construction and I couldn’t do jack squat. I missed my pickled jalapeños. Come August, when peppers are in full bloom I am scooping up A TON and canning! We put these guys on everything.
Hang a gallery wall in my office. I have been wanting to hang a gallery wall since Pinterest took over the internet. I have the perfect spot and have gathered some pretty cool things to hang. There is no time like the present. I will do this.
Shake what my mama gave me. I want to go to a music fest, dance my ass off and lay in the grass looking up at the stars while listening to some cool ass jams. Haven’t done this in years and quite frankly, that’s some bullshit. Lolla, here I come!
Make photographic memoirs. I love taking pictures. Duh! I am a photographer. I have a million pictures on my hard drive. I organize and care for my clients images and neglect my own due to a lack of time. This summer, I plan to clean up and organize my personal digital photo albums and make a few coffee book albums for the house. My kids will love flipping through the pages. They love seeing beautiful memories they have made and I love seeing their beautiful, happy faces both in pictures and in real life.
Puff. Puff. Giggle. Hump. And repeat. I want to smoke some grass and spend a whole night laughing my ass off in bed in between having great sex, of course. How frigging amazing does this sound? It was either this or take a last minute trip to Italy. Italy can wait. I can’t, so I am putting it out there into the universe.
Get some new ink. This one was on my bucket list last year but I couldn’t commit because I wasn’t inspired. Things have changed. I have decided on the tat and the location so I am ready for some new ink! This one is going to be super personal, super petite, and super effing me. Now I just need to make an appointment with James at Insight Studios in Chicago.
Become a fool in love. Last but not least, I want to fall utterly, 100%, head over heels, madly in love with… myself! I have been working hard on this one for a while now and I am almost there. By summers end, I will be a fool in love with a little help from some super inspirational people in my life and some super cool tools I have acquired. Self love is the most important love. Without it, you can’t accept love and you can’t give love. At least not the real kind.
Kayak Chicago! I am dying to hop in a little kayak with The Mister Project and make my way down the river. I just learned about Urban Kayak and all their different guided tours. I can also hop in one with my little bro who will take me kayak fishing…amazing. Done and done!
Beer me. I was super excited to hear about Laguanitas coming to Chicago. Little Sumpin’ is one of my favorites! It is most definitely on my summer list of things to do.
Write. You’d think I do plenty of writing for TSP to keep me busy enough, but for years I have been sitting on another idea that I am dying to explore more. This is the summer of…shhh, can’t tell you just yet.
Rainbow Brite. This summer I decided to go granny gray, which I am loving! However, I think I have more color in me…I think by summer’s end I may have purple, blue or teal hair.
Fencing! This and ballroom dancing have been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Seriously, for years! I think it’s time to suit up and have a go at this old ass idea.
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