Nicole S.

Summer Fun!

Summer time can be fun! Think: beach, barbecues, fireworks, family.

But it can also be hot and sticky. Exhausting. Can I say boring?

It’s hard to focus on the positive when you’ve been home for what seems like forever, with the title ‘Entertainer’ emblazoned onto your now-dusty cap. It’s hard to keep your wits about you when you’ve been through a lot within these last three months. Anxiety about health, homeschooling, feelings of isolation, limited social interactions (and let’s face it, Zoom is notthe same as in person).

So, what to do?

I don’t know what works for you, but I’ll tell you what works for me. Plan an activity, a day, an evening. Plan for something in the near future that will keep you busy (with the planning, décor, etc.) and happy. Plan a July 4th dinner for your family. Get American flag-themed paper goods, maybe a recipe for an orange-vanilla dessert creamsicle. Find ribbons to tie them with. Decorate your patio or front door or lawn with flag motifs, crafts in red, white and blue. Make it an experience for you, your child, your family.

Most of all, keep up your spirits.

You’re pulling through, and as I saw on an electric highway sign, “We’re NY Tough”.
Circumstances may be tough. But you are surely tougher.

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