Ahhh… June. How are we 6 months into 2023 already warriors? This month brings so much of the NEW and yet holds such past memories too. I’m sure many of you know all about these June moments so let’s start at the beginning. School just let out here, so kids will be home unless some are perhaps older and have those summer jobs like mine. There are summer camps too, remember my dream of last year? We also just had high school graduation a week ago. How am I going through that again next year at this time? My girl is “officially” a senior now. WHAT??? Yes, I know summer isn’t technically here yet until near the end of June but I look at the seasons differently than the calendar does. At least we have the warmth now, but had a hot spell recently. Our pool is open and ready so woo hoo!
Are you all taking vacations? We usually do but this year decided to get season passes to our nearby Amusement Park and that way on occasion, the kids can go with friends if they wish. 🎢 We’ll get out our kayaks again for sure 🚣♀️ and maybe a few other day trips along the way. It’s BBQ season so hope your grill is getting fired up. I get creative as it isn’t always burgers 🍔and dogs 🌭 for me. Mid-month also brings Flag Day here in the U.S. I keep my patriotic decor out all summer as there are many holidays that we celebrate being Americans. My flag mug is out all year too. 🇺🇸￼
Now, we’ll get a little further into this month which then brings Warrior’s birthday. I am still in awe how 7 years ago shortly after I started writing my experiences down (just for me,) that white feather appeared. I remember one year, his b-day fell on Father’s Day. My heart went out to his girls most especially then. 💔 Next year, brings a few more milestones of Warrior’s but that is too far off for me right now. June always seems to be a big month for not only those grad parties, but also weddings to celebrate. A no on our side, but I have been to many of both over the years. 🎓💍
The months bring us the same type of events year after year, but we always get surprises too. The garden is coming along so I’m hoping by my birthday in September, I’ll see those sunflowers! 🌻 It’s a great time for growing outdoors so I hope you can maybe bring out the gardener in you. If not, try your best to eat those yummies. 😋I love 🍓, 🍉, 🍑, and 🍍 along with those summer veggies. Gotta have those greens. ￼🥦🥬🥒🫑
Not every month brings a new season like June but it does give us pause to possibly think about what it will bring. I always have a few goals, but sometimes we move in different directions. Messages I constantly see which are on repeat is to: “go with the flow,” let go,” and “just be.” I truly believe I hold the reins or should I say ropes too tight on expectations and outcomes when ugh~ I shouldn’t. Even if my wish doesn’t truly come true the way I’d like- onto something better. That’s the warrior way and like his slogan down below states I will “always believe.” I mean, we have to right? If we don’t, nobody else well. Warrior believed in himself when others were those naysayers. He had many goals that were accomplished but right now for me, I feel like stepping away some. My road is still filled with detours and obstacles like all of you but once in a while, we just need to observe and enjoy. You can’t force stuff but little actions always work. That’s my focus this month.
I have a big “Summer Rules” sign and one is to sleep in which my daughter tells me to do more. I can’t much past 8 on the weekends as I feel the need to get moving even in the summer. Some things still need to get done and us mamas don’t have a vacation unless we travel. The rest I will do. Do you agree? ￼“Take long walks, count the stars, watch the sunset, play games, read a book, relax, and make memories.” You can be that early riser to watch a sunset even! My kids joke about the book one but that is for sure me. After all- I DID write one- ha! 📗 I bet you can add to that list too. Who caught fireflies as a kid? I am excited to go to the drive-in movies. (: Let’s just have bonfires outside! 🪵🔥S’mores anyone? No, we don’t need summer or even June for most on that list but it is fun to focus on, isn’t it? Who goes to ball games, ⚾️ outdoor concerts, 🎤boat rides, or anything? I love water sports. Parasailing is on my bucket list! ⛵️The list is endless, but so great if you can just be or go with your own flow.
Warrior didn’t and other wrestlers don’t have the summer off like some or even kids but we all deserve a break from the norm overtime. Downtime can be HARD but it’s always necessary. Getting into a new environment just for a day can really lift your spirits. I love my backyard, but need to get out and explore. Our summers are so brief here so I like to soak it all in. ☀️ If you’re too busy, it’ll go by fast so take time to relax like my sign says. I bet you can if you truly try. Maybe you don’t have a specific goal right now because you don’t need one. I’m getting used to that although it can be a challenge. Welcome June and all it brings. Do your summer (or winter if below the equator) for YOU. Whatever you do, just always believe in your monthly goals. Even if it is to just go with the flow… 🌊
P.S. The other night brought yet another possible “What if?” in Warrior’s life… I dreamt he hosted “Saturday Night Live!” in the late ’80’s. Am sure many are familiar with that show which began in the mid- 70’s here in the U.S. It’s a sketch variety show AND the ‘ol WWF took it’s time slot back in the day monthly (maybe?) with “Saturday Night’s Main Event!” No idea on any skits at all but I was gonna be watching for sure! I can’t imagine him saying: “live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” 😜🤣👏🏻￼￼￼￼￼￼
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