For me I am thinking about a few school things. I was thinking about new things I can do to manage the classroom and also which projects to roll out over the first few weeks. Always looking for new things too. But making pots to sell especially closer to the holidays has already started for me. I think about that going forward and how I will find the energy to do that after a full day of work at school.
There is another thing that can come to mind. What will I do next summer? Where to go next year? Some place new and some place old and beloved. Now those thoughts over the next few months are ways to briefly satisfy the nostalgic longing for summer and travel. Fast-forward to February and we will surely start planning for real.
I know what much of this sounds like. It sounds like always living for the next moment or next thing, which people do way too much. I am guilty of it but thankfully, somehow, I am not as guilty of it as I used to be. Somehow I have naturally become a bit geared towards living in the moment. Often it is sitting in the yard, like right now, looking over and over again at the plants growing here. That includes weeds. Maybe it all comes down to balance, I remind myself. Slow down and live in the now but also dream about what is to come.
Hopefully, my thoughts are organized enough here for a reader to stomach. But here is the actual prompt for this post that I stumbled upon while stumbling upon an article-slideshow covering the 25 Best Dog Beaches in America. I'll share both.