September 1 Journal Challenge

Groundhog day
In the comedy “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray experienced
the same day again and again, stuck in a time loop until he
got the day “right.” What day would you choose to repeat
until you got it right? Do you think it’s ever possible to get
life “right”?

I really can’t say there is a day I would do over to get it right. I have had some bad days, good days, sad days, happy days and everything in between but each day and experience added to who I am today. I think each moment good or bad has its place and everything that happens in your day is “right” it is what is supposed to happen, the good, the bad and the ugly. I think of bad choices I made in my youth but without them I wouldn’t have experiences that have helped others or empathy for people in bad situations. No matter what we do, we aren’t going to be perfect so we just need to live life the best we can and learn lessons from the moments that are less than desirable. And honestly I don’t know if I would want to feel the pain from the past again so reliving the day would do more harm than good in my opinion. I have accepted the moment, took what I needed from it, and moved on.

1000 Gifts

3 Gifts Summer

1. Relaxed schedules
2. Beach trips
3. Barbecues and get togethers with friends

30 Day Journal Challenge

I found a super cool writing prompt, thanks to a good friend. I am going to do a 30 day journal challenge. I have been wanting to get back into journaling and thought this would be a good way to get my toes wet. I am going to use the yearly prompts from the following website and also do the 1000 gifts from Ann Voskamp. I would love you to join me in my challenge.

The Summer Bucket List
If you are like me, you tend to feel like you should have done something amazing or been somewhere over the summer. It seems like everyone is doing stuff but us and yes, I know, I know summer is nearly over but for us “empty nesters” we don’t really have to rely on the school calendar anymore so I am going to list 15 things I would like to do before…..hmmm whats a good day. October 1st and I am going to try to write about them too. What do you think of that? 🙂 I may or may not kind of cheat since I already know things that are on our calendar. Hopefully Michael will get to participate in some if it coincides with his work schedule.

X1. Go to a drive in movie  Went to see the Labor Day Retro Triple feature.  So much fun seeing American graffiti, Indiana Jones and of course Rocky Horror picture show.  Throwing toast and yelling out the lines.  So much fun and we even got home at 3 AM.  That hasn’t happened since I couldn’t tell you when.

X2. Go to the beach/ Make a sandcastle  We had an AHmazing time at Tybee.  The first day the weather was super hot but the rest of the weekend it was perfect.

X3.Go to a concert/see a band  We went to see Cheech and Chong and War.  Super cool to see the band from the 70’s and didn’t even realize they sang half the songs they sang.  We also saw some bands at Arts in the Heart.

4.Ride a roller coaster

5. Go Tubing

X6.Ride on a boat, kayak, canoe We Kayaked down the Canal and had an awesome time even though I tipped over and freaked myself out and the end rowing at lake olmstead was a little strenuous.

X7.Take a bike ride  We rented bikes on Tybee and had the best time riding on the beach.  It was like a roller coaster ride.

8.Visit a museum, zoo, botanical garden or planetarium

9. Make Campfire food for dinner with s’mores for dessert which could tie into the next one

10. Camp out in the tent, a cabin or something outdoorsy. (might need to wait until October for this one depending on the weather.)

11. Go bowling

12. Volunteer

13. Go Mini golfing


15.geocaching-faviconGo geocacheing

What do you think? Am I too overzealous? Do you want to join us on our summer bucket list? Post an item from your bucket list in the comments. Anything the Rich’s must do in the next 60 days? Pick one item that you want to do before the summer is over. I challenge you to get out there and make some memories.

looks like we only accomplished 5 out of the 15 but there are still a few days to go in the month of September.  I am looking forward to making our Fall bucket list.  Some of these can definitely carry over.