Which is why I gave up Emily Ley planner last week and bought a cute, convenient, portable one from Target for $8.
Anyway, I learned a few things about myself this summer.
1. I like new stuff. Each August, I want a fresh start. This year I got a new bag (instead of a new purse because I don't really have my eye on a purse at the moment anyway), a new water bottle (because you all were right and that Camelbak one leaks), and a new planner. Also, new pens, new lipstick, new nail polish. And $$$ worth of stuff from the Gap that Scott hasn't mentioned seeing yet, so I'm just thinking he might not notice.
2. I need a job. I can't stay home. I tried this once before and it didn't work. I've been bored and directionless for a chunk of the summer, to be honest. It's nice to have a place to go every day, even if I do have to drive 30 minutes to get there and pack a lunch and leave the house at 7am (doesn't that seem, like, really early?). I've tossed around the idea of not working or doing something else so many times because staying current in this field is hard when you move from state to state (spoiler alert: Colorado might be it for us). Truthfully, I don't need a summer vacation. I need a couple of months to regroup and realize just how much I do like going to work each day.
So my goal this month is to just enjoy it.
from the book 10% Happier... by Dan Harris