I have to admit that I love the warmer weather. But the summer can be a challenging time for me. For one thing, I feel like I should be spending more time outside during the summer, especially since we only have limited nice time in Wisconsin before winter rolls around again and Dominic certainly loves being outside. But I am not really the outdoorsy type of gal (I know, you never would have guessed). The other problem is that summer can be overwhelming with all the things there are to do! There are so many festivals and awesome events going around in our city sometimes it’s hard not to just let it go if you aren’t doing all the things. In the month of June alone I (and my family) have a wedding, Father’s Day, family pictures, Awake and Alive, and the Birth Without Fear Meet Up.
Enter the ETHANProject. I know I already talked about this some in my review of the kit, but guess what? It is time to kick it off! It is time to officially start the ETHANProject. And I couldn’t be more excited. There’s a fabulous group of ladies on board and we are going to have ten weeks of awesome activities that I’ll be inviting you to participate in. The goal is every week to set aside one day to do something creative and fun and to think outside of the box to enjoy your summer!
The purpose of the #ETHANproject (ENJOY the HERE and NOW Project) is to inspire your creativity, motivate you to be a better mom and support you through the summer months. There will also be a weekly link-up so be sure to check GroundedAndSurrounded.com every Friday for the blogger link-up and to see a re-cap of our favorite photos & stories from the week!
I personally think that everyone could benefit from doing the ETHANProject challenge, because it’s a great way to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. I think we can be stuck in ruts and do the same things over and over again, but it is new experiences that grow us the most. Life can be an awesome experience full of personal growth and learning, but only when we are willing to step outside of our comfort zone and try new things. Rebecca over at Letters from Sunnybrook asks “What’s Your Meaningful?” And I think for me, spending time with my family is my meaningful as well as trying new things, so the ETHANProject is definitely going to be helpful for me in those regards.
So check out the schedule below and tell me what week you are looking forward to the most!
If you want to be even more in-depth involved with the ETHANProject, you should definitely join the Facebook group. All summer long there will be idea sharing. One of the things that I really love about the internet is how it has been able to bring us together to share ideas and this Facebook group is one of the great ways to get ideas. And if you are a blogger, consider purchasing the ETHANProject Blogger Kit (Note: I have previously reviewed the kit here after I received it for free). The more involvement, the more we all benefit. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.