It is July 1! The calendar is officially telling us that half the year is over and we have half of it left. What will you do to make the most of it?
My philosophy is that time is like money and I want to spend my time wisely. I was reminded of this the other day when I was volunteering at our local event center. It donned on me that I do “get a lot done” with my time—work full time, volunteer, contribute to two local boards (and treasurer of one of them), teach coupon classes, blog, and do fun things with my family. What’s the old adage. . . “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person”?
The husband and I decided a long time ago that we didn’t want to spend money on “stuff” but rather on experiences. I feel the same about spending time.
The boy seems to have taken on the same philosophy as he wakes up each day ready for adventure asking “What are we going to do today?”
Don’t get me wrong, I can spend a summer afternoon curled up with a good book just like anyone. So spending time wisely doesn’t mean perpetual motion, at least not for me.
I also want to not waste time. Efficiency is high priority. I have always admired the male lead character in the book Cheaper by the Dozen or Spencer Tracy’s character in the movie Desk Set as they were both “efficiency experts” of sorts. (I also love Katharine Hepburn’s character, too, as she is smart!) Disney’s efficiency pillar for service and operation is one of the reasons we keep going back!
So, how am I going to make the most of the rest of 2013? Well, a great big trip to Walt Disney World is at the top of the list! Helping others plan their magical Disney vacations, adventuring with my family, making our home run smoother (and more efficiently), and continuing to find and teach others about “deals” will round out the year.
What are you plans to make the most of the second half of 2013?