Tomorrow. A whole new season begins tomorrow, and I’m a little bit over-the-moon about this fact.
Although the world has been LYING to me for several weeks about the arrival of my favorite season — marked, of course, by the appearance of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks, the opening of Spirit Stores in the area and the start of football season — the actual first day of autumn in tomorrow.
Which means, of course, that today is the final day of summer. Which means I have 12 hours left to finish all the things I told myself I’d complete, including:
- Visiting the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
- Throwing a raging luau-style backyard party
- Losing 10 lbs.
- Finishing up the rewrites on my novel
- Starting said novel
- Finding the cure to cancer
- Drinking the last Corona in the fridge
I have a very strong feeling that I won’t accomplish these goals, except maybe that last one (and probably in the next 10 minutes). My fall list, however, is TOTALLY DOABLE. I’ll have an entire season to complete anything I set out to accomplish and I can DO IT ALL.
So my first goal is to be elected president. I have a couple months on the calendar, I have pink hair and I have a dog that will follow me anywhere. WHAT’S NOT TO BE LOVED?? Frankly, all I need is major political party backing and a few hundred million dollars. I can do this, yo.
Second, I’m going to get a facial. I MEAN IT THIS TIME. I was looking in the mirror yesterday and my skin was all Boehner-y. You know, kinda orange-y from total lack of sunscreen and splotchy? Not pretty. But my daughter, who is currently training to be an Aesthetician (you are soooo jealous), was telling me that when you’re young, human skin regenerates every 14 days or so. As you age, that regenerative process slows to about every 50 days. BUT, with regular facials, you can bring that regeneration number back down to closer to every 2 weeks.
I’ve just expanded my facials budget from zero dollars to ALL MY DOLLARS.
Third, I’m going to make a commitment to using this planner EVERY WEEK. (Thank you, The Project Girl, for providing such free awesomeness.) I first found this via Pinterest a few weeks back and ON MY LIFE, it’s made a huge difference in how I shop — from the amount of time and worry that goes into shopping, to the actual trip through the store itself. Seriously, 30 minutes of upfront work saves me literally HOURS of wasted worry and scrambling throughout the week. (SIDE NOTE: I have placed the downloadable planner here because the link on her site is not working. But go visit her site anyway because it’s teh awwsumm.)
Fourth, I’m going to try to DRINK WATER DAILY. Not just water disguised as coffee and tea (and beer and wine — SHUT IT); actual refreshing water. Because YOU GUYS it’s, like, good for you. Seriously, it is. I Googled it. And not only was this beyond obvious thing totally and completely beyond obvious, it was also a frequently used search term and auto-populated when I typed it into Google (so clearly I’m not the only
idiot questioning individual). Among the benefits of drinking water:
- It keeps you ALIVE.
- It’s essential to LIFE.
- You cannot LIVE without it.
Number five, I’m going to
try to think about actually exercise. I just am. And not the kind of exercise I did this summer where I was all QUEEN OF THE WORLD for like 3 weeks, I mean I’m going to actually move my body in oxygen and not just from the couch to the fridge (although I hear repetitive movement like that is good for you so I’ll continue to do that as well because I AM NOT A QUITTER).
There you go: A few must-do’s on my Fall Action Item List. So now if you’ll excuse me, I have some beer to finish. GOALS, PEOPLE.