Summer is here, there is no denying it! The mating calls of cicadas and bites from mosquitoes are constant reminders. My mother has discovered that rubbing a bit of extra virgin olive oil helps relieve the itch from mosquito bites. My son is amused by my knack for killing mosquitoes with my bare hands. I’m not amused that every sunscreen I’ve tried can’t seem to wick sweat, at least not sweat on my face.
I had a job interview! It went well. It’s not exactly the pay I am looking for to meet my financial needs, but it’s a start. I will learn some new skills and there is potential for growth. Perhaps this is the break I’ve been looking. Just waiting for the background check and security clearance to process.
School’s out for the summer. I know my son is thrilled to take a break. He is so busy during the school year with schoolwork, band, and after school activities. I’m sure he will appreciate waking up later in the day and staying up late. Unlike most, I don’t have major plans for my son and I and that’s okay. Although money is tight, there are plenty of low to no cost things to do. There’s the beach, pool, matinee movies, get-togethers with friends and family, local outdoor entertainment events, and many ways to take in nature. I feel blessed that my son is easily pleased; he’s not selfish and is understanding of my financial situation. Sleepovers and time spent with friends at the neighborhood park is all that he asks for. It pleases me very much to know that he enjoys being outdoors with his friends. It reminds me of how I was at his age.
My son is now 13 years old. His birthday festivities were simple and I love that. Just one of his buddies, a sleepover, some pizza, cupcakes, and staying up late. All of the gifts he requested were practical and not over the top. I resisted the temptation of doing what most mothers do, posting an elaborate birthday post on all social media platforms. I spared my child the walk down memory lane in photos and very detailed words of expression. My baby boy is officially taller than me and has a deep voice. I can’t believe this September will be the beginning of his last year as a middle schooler. Where has the time gone? They really do grow up so fast.
WHAT DIDN’T HAPPEN
I never bothered to rework my Law Of Attraction Planner. If I’m really being honest, I haven’t even bothered to look at it or use it since May. I’ll stick to journaling and using standard calendars going forward.
I’m still not blogging every week like I wanted. I did however, make some major changes to the layout of my blog. It was cool learning how to make all the changes that I did. And I did blog more in June than I have any other month prior. Baby steps, right!
I wait to see if I passed the background check and security clearance and start working. Hopefully in the monthly for July I will be sharing my return to the workforce experience.
I do my damnedest to blog every week! Something, anything, so I can let it go and let it flow.
I need to get out and enjoy the summer days. But first, look for that fashionable black floppy sunhat on Amazon and buy it, you need it.