Saturday, April 30, 2011
I found this great photo on one of the multiple blogs I read. I can't remember the last time I made a summer list with any hope of finishing any of it. As I've gotten older, I find the concept of "self-editing" at times to be a crippling attitude. Why put it on a list, my older self seems to say, if you know it won't get done/get finished or even be started? The energy level starts out at about 70% of what my thirty-year old self used to have (maybe 50%?) and goes downhill from there, so that by the end of the day, I'm reduced to clicking my way through the web and drooling as I read about other people's productivity.
But the sign above doesn't just speak to productivity--it's about experience. I love the entries "learn some Spanish" and "back-yard movie night." (I have to assume also that "make paella" is more the child's mother choice, than the child.) So, in this spirit of experience (and well, some productivity), here's my first run at a Summer: The Extended List.
Drive through a small town
Get a tan on my legs
Make a berry shortcake
Travel to family reunion
It's a start. Now to find some poster paint and a cute child to hold it up.