It’s just under four weeks until Memorial Day, which for many of us marks the unofficial start of summer. But for me, summer will begin even a week earlier when my teen graduates from high school and my older son is halfway through his two weeks at home before heading back to campus.
Four weeks! Three weeks! I’m torn between excitement at the end of an era for our family and dread at the end of an era for our family. Throw in a bit of tumultuousness at the notion of yet another summer when I will, fingers crossed, be at my goal weight. The last two summers, both seeing me at my goal weight, didn’t end so well for this reforming yo-yo dieter.
Anyhoo, I’m not there yet and probably shouldn’t count my
skinless chickens before they hatch but, I’m telling you, I am going to rock the coming weeks. Tons of social eating to navigate but I have a new-found confidence with that and some recent success and momentum under my (ever loosening) belt. And I am determined that this is the summer to end all summers. Ending my years of mothering school-age boys and ending my years of yo-yo dieting. Not that I am suggesting any correlation between the two, mind you. And much as I will miss my sons being around, I have to admit that the empty nest is beckoning in an appealing way.
But I digress.
One more countdown to share. My first blogger meet-up. In only two short weeks. I’m excited. And truth be told, just a bit nervous. But mostly excited.
May is going to be one fabulous, busy month. A month of firsts and lasts. A month filled with celebrations of many kinds.
How is your May shaping up? Anything you are counting down towards?