bear_montana_ bear_whistle_travel

This is NOT what you want to hear today!

This is NOT what you want to hear today.

I know this because I did the math (okay I counted with my fingers and toes) and I don’t want to hear this either, but here it goes.

Today is the first day of summer! Woohoo!  There are however only 75 days left until Labor Day!  I know, right? I was shocked too, so I recounted just to make sure. To emphasize  not only my  dismay, my teenage son just looked over my shoulder and said “Really, there is only 75 days until Labor Day?”

75 days labor day

At the risk of raining on anyone’s parade, my only reason for pointing out this horrid fact is,  YOU DON”T HAVE AS MUCH TIME AS YOU THINK!  We are all caught up in today, the first day of summer, the energy, the end of school, the weather, the summer unfolding in front of us, #firstdayofsummer. The reality is though, as soon as we blink, it will be August!

Summer Bucket List

So today is the day to make a plan, a list, a declaration will work,  just think about what you are  going to do with your 75 days? If you like a planning tool, please click here for a copy of our  printable “Summer Bucket List 2017” .   (Oh, and if you are like the lady a few years’ back who commented that it was too morbid to use a bucket list for summer activities, please spare me, I like the bucket, it’s summer, it works!)


You can make a mental list, jot something down on a napkin, call your boss and take off Fridays for the summer, just don’t wait, because 75 days is really not as long as anyone thinks, especially today, this first day of summer!

Some Good Stuff


photo courtesy of Highland Street Foundation


Another great place to spend some time in the summer or to check out their museum discount passes is your local library! And at the risk of stating the obvious, reading is  a great summer activity for kids!

Speaking of reading, if you would like to think about a bigger trip in your future, take a look at our new book on cross-country train travel by visiting the website at:  or click on the book! If you were one of the over 500 people who participated in the free book promotion, your five-star  review (insert smiley face) would be greatly appreciated!  (Click here to go straight to the review page and scroll to the bottom to click on review – thank you!)



Whatever your plans are for your 75 days, I hope you have a healthy and happy summer! Cheers, Lisa


About LB Living Better

Lisa Bates has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, Certification to teach Behavioral Sciences and a degree in Business Administration. From school administrator and non-profit executive, to teacher, coach, counselor and mom, Lisa has extensive experience, knowledge and training working with children from toddlers to teenagers. Currently, Lisa owns and operates LB Living Better an organizational and educational services business. Lisa has just released her first book, Barbies in the Horse Bin, Living Better with Organized Children and she is a seasoned, energizing, humorous, workshop presenter with extensive experience. As a mother of three teenagers including twin boys, Lisa maintains her sanity by writing, travelling and playing with her dogs. Read more about Lisa Bates at or contact her at

Leave a Reply