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Summer of Yes!


After this long winter with a capital “W,” I am proclaiming this as my personal “Summer of Yes!” Recently, after sharing this proclamation with friends, my husband generally chimes in saying, “Uh-huh, we’ve decided to tour with the band Yes, this summer.” I love him, so I’ll overlook his sense of humor here.

Honestly, it’s pretty simple. I vow to say “yes” to any summer opportunity to which my winter self would be disappointed in my summer self if I said “no.”

I invite you to play along with your own rules for what’s in and what’s out. All you have to do is picture your winter self huddled on the couch, under piles of blankets when presented with the offer of outdoor concerts, drinks with friends, yard work, or a beach day, and there you have it. It’s very freeing to say YES!

So, without further ado, here’s some of my actual list titled “2015, The Summer of Yes:”

  • Go to an outdoor concert
  • Stay at a seaside hotel
  • Pick strawberries, blueberries, (any berry!)
  • Watch a movie outside
  • Have a sleepover
  • Walk around barefoot
  • Spend a day at the beach
  • Go to a farmer’s market
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Go on a ride or slide
  • Take a sunset cruise
  • Go to a festival or fair

In the spirit of YES, check out this video, it will get you ready for some fun!