Summer of Yes- Month 2
You guys. It’s going well. So very well.
Summer of Yes 2013 has, thus far, been exhilarating. It is incredibly liberating to answer in the affirmative. I am finally taking advantage of all this beautiful city has to offer. I am passing humid days and breezy nights celebrating life with people I love. My tan is the best it’s been since I moved away from Florida, without even trying. And it’s only the start of Month 2!
A few things I have done so far:
*Visited new parks (Prospect Park, Socrates Sculpture Park)
*Seen Macbeth on Broadway
*Ran on the lawn for the opening movie night at Bryant Park (didn’t know this was top of my list until it happened, but- WOW)
*Got myself to a party that started at 11pm
*Yoga in Times Square
*Yoga in Central Park
*Start monologue coaching
*Kapotasana (still a work in progress, but so much fun!)
*Called a friend when I only had 10 minutes to talk, just to say hello
*Fireworks for the Fourth of July (my neighborhood does fireworks a week early)
*Saw Saturn (and its rings!) through a telescope
And what’s on the horizon….
*See two of my very best friends and their babies in Little Rock, AK (got the ticket!)
*LAS VEGAS (buying the ticket today!)
*Annual family reunion in Orlando, FL (got that ticket too!)
*Rain Room @ MOMA
*See Once on Broadway
*Teach a yoga class in Central Park
*Learn how to body roll
*Read Shakespeare aloud in a park
*Hit up my first Long Island beach (planned for the Fourth)
*Learn all the words to Thrift Shop by Macklemore (I'm halfway there at least)
*Dance, dance, dance (a couple of attempts at this have been foiled by really good conversation, but it WILL happen!)
I am enmeshed in a fabric of my own making, in all the right ways. When I support people by showing up, even if it means a long train ride to Brooklyn or getting only 4 hours of sleep, I am equally held in a place of love and support for my own endeavors. Marking everything I do #summerofyes has started to rub off. My co-workers and friends are now using the phrase with regularity. It might not be three months for you. It might be just a moment. But next time you are teetering on the brink of a decision, be open to the possibility of YES. You won’t regret it.