I’m popping in again to welcome the month of July. There will be more Get Away With posts back on NML tomorrow. I hope you’re enjoying the guests as much as I am!
I’m writing this from the sunny and bizarrely awesome city of Nice, France (almost like the Jersey shore came to France? anyone? anyone?). We arrived today via Avignon (I can’t waittt to share all my pictures and stories with you guys), and we were hit with the beach heat blast. We had lovely weather in Paris, but it was never hot. It’s nice to be back in the heat.
I have so much to write, but I don’t have the energy to write it. I have climbed so many stairs, eaten so many croissants, and seen so many breathtaking views that I’m beginning to blur them together. #notcomplaining
France is a complex and staggeringly beautiful country, and I feel so lucky to be here. That said, I am a little sad I missed Pride this year in San Francisco. What an epic time for love.
Back to the task at hand. I can’t believe it’s July. Our trip is almost half over.
Hey there, July. Here’s looking at you:
Read (book of the month): Flavia’s Flying Corset This is a pure beach read for me this week. 🙂 I’ve read the first in this trilogy a few years ago, and I’m looking forward to #2.
Aurora (my life list): SF Restaurant List> I’ve been working on this list for awhile, and I can’t wait to share it with you all in July. I get asked about SF recs all the time, and I’m ready to share my faves!
Capture (Photography): #celebratethenormal> It’s probably obvious to all of you who follow me on instagram. I’ve burned out on photoaday. For July, I’d like to participate in Pars Caeli’s weekly photo prompt to capture and record the normal every day awesome around me. I hope you’ll join me!
What are your goals for July? Do you have any special plans to take advantage of summer?
* Ever since I turned 29 on the 29th of October last year, I’ve been celebrating my “golden year” by honing in on some key fun things I want to do/see/be each month before I turn 30. My priorities each month feel more targeted than just monthly goals, but they also add a bit of random/fun into my monthly routine. In the past I’ve always had so many swirling ideas of things I wanted to do or try, but I never had a system to help me prioritize them and tackle them. Each month I’ve designed a different visual frame (like the one above) for my golden priorities. Go here to read about previous golden months.