Entries by Summer Owens

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Summer School- Class 3: The Purge

Two weeks ago, I started a short series with a few tips to help us make the most of our summer “break”. This summer, this Summer  will hold Summer School with a focus on using this season to keep moving forward. Last week, I focused on the Mid-year Reset: Getting your goals back on track. Today is…. The […]

Summer School- Class 2: Mid-year Reset

I used to think Summer School was punishment. Even in college, I hated using my summer to take classes. Now, not only do I take classes during the summer, but I look for ways to learn every day.  I sometimes feel like I’m behind and there is so much that I could be doing so […]

No Honeymoon. New Cancun Memories and 10 New Life Lessons.

Last week I wrote about what would have been my 10 year wedding anniversary (June 9th) so this week 10 years ago I would have been on my honeymoon. We went to Cancun, Mexico. Although things were awkward (wrote about that too), we had some good times but not what I expected for my honeymoon. I’m […]

The Hardest Job I Never Applied For

When I was 15, I got a new job. The summer before I had worked at a summer camp cleaning bathrooms and kitchenettes on a college campus for a summer program. I think the kids participating were my age. I wasn’t really old enough to work, but they hired us at 14 to do something I […]

5 Lessons Learned from Losing Two Friends Under 40

At this moment, I am 19 days from my 38th birthday, and a little more than two years from my 40th birthday. I pray that I will be blessed to see it on May 22nd because two of my friends did not. Last weekend I had the sad occasion of attending the funeral of my […]