Oh July..such a good month..why’d you have to go so fast?
I’ve been looking forward to July for a couple of months now..
My sisters baby shower, another major league baseball game, the fourth of July, our annual trip to California, this month was packed with things to do and I was so excited.
I really love the summer, although everyone in my life knows how much I love the fall time, summer has a special place in my heart.
Summer is the time that my husband and sister get some well deserved time off, when you see families walking around the neighborhoods and playing together outside, and when you can stay up late and the sun stays up with you.
July started off with a bang..I watched 6 seasons of Game of Thrones in 16 days.
Exciting stuff I know.
I tried watching it last summer and gave up after a few episodes because it was super hard to follow. Knowing that one of the last seasons was premiering soon and that my husband loves it I decided to give it one more try, and if I still wasn’t sold I would just give it up. Needless to say that after the end of season one I was hooked.
Now I look forward to Sunday nights watching it with my husband, its turning into one of my favorite things.
We got to take a day trip to Seattle on the 9th, and cross another stadium off of my list. In case you’re new to the party, my goal in life is to see a game at every baseball stadium and buy a hat.
My fantastic family watched Ian for the day while we took this trip and I was so thankful. Jason and I hadn’t been away from Ian that long and knowing he was in good hands made it so much easier. It was so nice to just drive and talk to Jason about anything and everything. Besides the insane sunburn I got, the trip was definitely a great one!
The biggest thing this month however, was our trip to California to visit Jason’s family. This trip has become an annual thing and always a highlight of our summer. This year was different though, it was the first with Ian! I was nervous for the flight, not because of Ian though, that kid is a champ, but because of myself.
I hate flying.
I hate flying so much.
But something about flying with Ian and knowing I had to help and comfort him made me handle this plane ride better than I ever had. It could be the fact that the trip is never more than an hour and a half down to Oakland, or the fact that Jason is always great to have by my side, but I deserved a gold star for this one.
This was our first trip down where we got to see every member of the family and see everyone we planned on seeing. I know it’s important for Jason to get to see his family but its so important for Ian as well. I want him to grow up and be excited every year to go visit the Zellicks in California, I want him to see the importance in it and be excited to travel and see new the world. I want him to have this great attitude towards everything and be excited to do new things and meet new people.
And he already is.
This kid approaches everything with a smile and optimism and I am so in awe of it. He inspires me every day.
I want to approach things like Ian, and this month I did.
I want to continue to be hopeful, excited, and optimistic.
That’s what this month taught me, to be optimistic.
To approach things with a smile and a good attitude.
I was so excited for July and to go on these different trips, to make new memories and to not spend the whole time worrying.
I was nervous to leave Ian for a whole day, but I knew that he was in good hands and ended up crossing something off of my bucket list.
I gave a show a chance and it ended up being one of my favorites to date.
I took a plane with my family to go visit more family and it turned out to be our best trip yet.
If you have an optimistic attitude, great things can happen.
That was my theme this month.
That might seem like common sense to a lot of people but to someone like me who tends to worry about things I can’t control its more difficult.
Some other things I loved this month..
Friends from College on Netflix
Making coffee at home
Working out more
My nose piercing
Weekend walks with Jason and Ian
Big Brother..like every other summer..
I don’t have any music that I was loving this month, because every day while I was at work I was listening to podcasts. I was either listening to The Lady Gang or the Fantasy Footballers…I know I know..two completely different podcasts but August is around the corner and I take fantasy football very seriously.
This August I challenge you to try something new. Try something that you’re afraid of or might have doubts about. Close your eyes and jump into the unknown, because if you do, great things can happen.
Quote of the Month:
“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”