I don’t know about you, but I still feel like Summer days are radically different from any other day during the year. I think it all goes back to being a kid and spending 9 months of the year in school then waking up one day and realizing that I didn’t have to go to school – for. three. months! Now I really enjoyed school, but I also enjoyed the time freedom that came with summer. No set schedules, vacations, swimming all day, staying up late, sleeping in late. Even though I don’t have kids of my own and haven’t been on a “school” schedule in decades, I still feel the same way come June 1.
I was be-bopping around blogland the other day and found a blogger who is promoting an activity called “Jumpstart June“. Basically, it’s to encourage people to identify and finish one project, maybe something that’s been put off”, by the end of June. It’s a great idea and I’m a sucker for these types of mini goal setting.
Now you would think that I would launch into my “Jumpstart June” project at this point in the post. Well, I’m not. I did toss the idea around for a couple of days, but finally decided that I couldn’t pick just one project and besides I have many projects that I’m currently working on. That all being said, the process of thinking about my projects and my supplies led me to another idea.
I am setting a goal for the Summer (June-August) to only use the supplies I currently own to finish my projects. I’m calling it Project UWYH (Use What You Have). It’s a weird, awkward title, but sometimes weird and awkward is just the prescription to help me remember to not just hop over to the craft/diy store to buy what I need. With a little time and creativity, I’m going to hopefully be able to accomplish my goals with my current stash of supplies. I will share my finished results as they happen.
So as we move into summer, what are your plans, diy or otherwise?