A simple concept really, to devote a summer to taking care of me!
As Mothers we lose who we are as we navigate the joy and pain of being ‘Mom’. There is laundry to do, groceries to buy, carpooling.
My children are older now, 18, 16 and 13. They can take care of theselves for the most part. I’m still the Queen, the coordinator of all that happens in the house but my role has changed.
I’m going to attempt to put myself first. Focus on my health, my mental and emotional growth. Let go of others expectations of me.
I have a plan.
First. My health. I have started weight watchers again and am attempting to lose 30lb. I’m a lifetime member and have gained back what I lost several years ago. Losing yourself and a bad marriage can do that. Add a mammogram that resulted in follow up tests and my health is a must on my list of priorities.
Hobbies. Rediscovering them and actually doing them. Knitting, gardening, photography, reading, cooking, all to be moved to a higher level on my daily round.
Perfect my golf swing.
I’m going to find the perfect hat.
Make Beef Wellington. Among other interesting culinary endeavors.
Take a class? Photography? Italian?
Have a dinner party, or two, or three.
I have a list of books I’ve always ‘meant’ to read. My Reading List.
The plan is evolving.
The family is on notice.
The summer of me.
l’estate di me (italian)