How are you spending your summer vacation?
Have you made plans, or are you just taking it one day at a time?
I just read a post by Connie Ragen Green that made me think about my plans for the summer, even though her post is mostly for younger people. (If you are a millennial, or have a millennial in your home, you should check it out.)
Connie starts off with this paragraph: “Every generation sees the world from their own unique perspective. I was born in 1955 and am considered to be smack dab in the middle of the Baby Boomer generation. Raised by parents who were defined by the Depression and World War II, fear and uncertainty of the future was ingrained in me from an early age. It’s only been in the past decade or so that I have finally understood the advice I was given when I was a younger by those older than myself. This included getting a college degree; working for a corporation; buying a home; and saving and then investing for my future from a young age.”
Connie and I are close to the same age. Substitute the year 1948 for my birth, starting my degree at age 38 and finishing at age 51 (I was working full time and raising 4 kids as a single mom). But that first statement grabbed me. “Every generation sees the world from their own unique perspective.”
Sometimes it is difficult for those of us who are a little older to understand why young people do the things they do, but then our own parents probably felt the same way. There are probably many words of advice that I didn’t comprehend until I had my own children.
Here is the link to Connie’s article… see what speaks to you.
Enjoy your summer
P.S. My plans include sitting on the back deck with a glass of lemonade and listening to the birds sing for at least half an hour each day. I was told this morning that each of us needs to allow some “white space” in our day to create and think.