New week. New month.
(Okay. So not really. Not this month.)
It’s NOT the first Monday in July. It’s a Friday. But who cares! It’s (still) early in the month, and it’s (still) time for me to . . .

Earlier this week, I read a very clever piece by . . . well. I’m really sorry, but I can’t remember who wrote it, and I haven’t been able to find it again. But it was very clever! And it likened the month of June . . . to being a young adult in your 20s or 30s. Y’know . . . when life is just stretched out forever in front of you. And anything is still possible.

Except . . . Now it’s July.

And if we extend the metaphor, it means summer is now . . . a 40-something, soon to be a 50-something. And you know what that means, don’t you? Yeah. Life is getting more obviously . . .  transient. The summer-clock is running down, and we can see that now.

Time for a mid-life crisis!

Some of those endless possibilities of summer in early June that we dreamed about? Too late! We missed the chance. But . . . there’s still plenty of time to make things happen. Maybe you planned to start a new garden bed. (But didn’t.) Maybe you wanted to take a fun vacation. (But never got around to making plans.) Maybe you wanted new patio furniture. (But hemmed and hawed about it for long enough that you just never actually bought it.)

Well, my friends. I’m here to tell you . . . there are still plenty of things you can do this summer! We might be in summer’s “middle age” right now, but – just like in our lives – we can’t let that stop us. So . . .

  • pick up that epic novel and start reading!
  • go ahead and re-organize your stash closet!
  • refresh your garden bed (or your containers)!
  • go to a ball game!
  • visit the farmer’s market!
  • invite your friends over for a drink on your patio!

Whatever you thought you might like to do in those early days of summer?
Do it! You have time.
Summer is still here. You might as well make the most of it.
(Even if it IS in the throes of middle age!) (And hot. I know.)

It’s July.
Don’t let it pass you by!

Start Your Engines!