Monthly Memo: August

Hello friends! Happy August!  Man, this month is juts flying by.  With work being so busy and our hectic schedule of weddings this year, I feel like I haven’t been able to slow down and enjoy the summer at all this year.  Which is fine, but I still have so much left on my Summer Bucket List that I want to accomplish! Like:

  • Taking a trip out to the Warren Dunes in Michigan
  • Going to the Logan Square Farmer’s Market
  • Doing one of the Architectural Boat Tours on the River & walking along the Riverwalk
  • Seeking out new rooftop bars to enjoy
  • Going to some of the street fests in the city

It might be a little too late for the street fests, but I’d like to get to the other few things before Fall begins.  We have three more weddings to attend before the year is over and, while I’m having a blast dressing up and dancing with my friends and family, I’m also having a hard time scheduling trips around these special days.  So much so that I was thinking about writing a post about making weekend trips out of weddings.  Is this something there would be some interest in? (Let me know in the comments).

Lifestyle, Monthly Memo, August, RebeccaWanderlusting

Besides, or maybe because, it’s been crazy busy this summer, I’ve also been crazy productive.  I just finished reading “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero and it was life-changingly good.  If you haven’t read it yet, I would 1000% recommend it for everyone.  She is so inspiring and the book itself is just one big push towards your biggest goals.  For me, it was another kick in the butt to put more time and effort into my writing.  I think it’s paying off too, because I was just noted as one of the top 10 travel bloggers in the Midwest to read by ALIVE Magazine!  So, that was a very happy surprise indeed.

Reading Ms. Sincero’s book was such a great experience, that I immediately went online and bought a few other books in the same vein to read on my commute to work (“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”, “Getting to Yes”, and “Furiously Happy”).

Lifestyle, Monthly Memo, August, RebeccaWanderlusting

As I mentioned in this post, I am going to be heading to Toronto in a couple of months with Mike and we are so excited to be taking this trip!  I’m having so much fun researching places to go and restaurants to try.  I’m hoping to get in a few more trips before the end of the year.

What about you? What have you been up to in August? What’s on your end of Summer bucket list?

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