New Month’s Resolution for July

First off, I realize the 6th of the month is hardly the beginning of the month.

Secondly, I realize that last month’s resolution to write every day…and I have 6 posts for the month as a result…is hardly a sign of success.

Whatever.  I’m not one to beat myself up over past failures.  The whole point of the series is to try to improve myself.  Failure is only defined by giving up.

This month’s resolution is to slow down.  Single-task.  Put more white space in the margins of my life.

Bill has about 18 use it or lose it vacation days.  He’s trying to get them in before his traveling to Jordan resumes in August.  We’ll be doing some Reitemeyer Family Team Building by checking out some kitschy local amusements like the mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs and by going camping in Key West (if tent camping in July in Florida doesn’t build a team spirit through common suffering, nothing will!).  We have very few “must-do’s” this month, and I have no intention of setting the alarm, rushing around, or declining the opportunity to take a nap.

I could not really begin this resolution before today.  Last week, we enjoyed family who came into town for Bill’s promotion and party.  Exciting times.  I intend to do a post about that, but I am waiting for the photos from the official photographer.  Naturally, though, hosting even understanding family is a lot of work, and the pace of those days is not how I want to spend the rest of my summer.  When Bill goes back to work, we will start easing into a new school year.

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3 thoughts on “New Month’s Resolution for July

  1. I need to do this too! I am exhausted from all the running around we’ve been doing since the middle of April. We definitely need to slooooooow down. Before we know it, summer will be gone! Enjoy those 18 days! I know they will be fleeting!

  2. Can’t wait to see the promotion photos! Congrats, again, to him. We’re having a slower pace this month also, since swim team is over. Camping at the end of the month, but in the mountains of NC – much cooler than Key West! At least you’ll have the ocean breeze.

  3. I’d love to hear about Key West and camping, it’s on my list of things to do.

    If you are still looking for things to do, head up to Rainbow Springs, near Ocala. Clear, cool water and beautiful!

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