For various reasons my favorite month of a year is June. When I was still a student, June was the end of the school year, and it meant that summer holidays are just around the corner. Few years ago I successfully defended my thesis in June. My best friend’s birthday is also in June. And its half way to Christmas.
June also means that the days are the longest, the sun shines more often, and temperatures are finally just right for skirts and dresses. There are strawberries, raspberries and cherries to be eaten and summer vacations to be planned.
I like to make plans for any month to have something to look forward to and June is no exception to that. Some of my plans are more personal, and some are very region specific. But maybe you will get inspired to also pick up a book I plan to read or to visit a city I plan to visit if you live in Belgium like me. Or maybe at least I will inspire you to make your own very personal and very region specific plans for June.
So here they are, my must do, see and read in the next month.
1. Visit Dinant or Mons
These two cities have been on our list for such a long time already, and we are looking forward to going there. I have seen beautiful images of both cities on the web and cannot wait to go there. The longer, warmer summer days are just meant for city trips. So one of the weekends we’ll be visiting Dinant or Mons. Or maybe if we are lucky we will make it to both of them.
2. Dive into The Art of Work by Jeff Goins
I bought the book in March, and it was patiently sitting on my nightstand, waiting to be read. Meanwhile, I signed up for Jeff Goins’s newsletter, and I listen to his podcast when I’m running. Both are inspirational and interesting, and interviews with fellow authors and motivational speakers on the podcast are often amusing.
In the end waiting with the book was a perfect decision because Jeff is just starting a free book study this June and I’m happy to join the group of enthusiasts who are searching for that important gift within them they are meant to share with others.
3. Visit family and friends
I am looking forward to this one specifically. I used to visit my family and friends more often, but since I started to work full-time in Brussels, it became more difficult. We e-mail and Skype regularly, but it’s just not the same.
It’s also funny that I started to appreciate and love my hometown more when I moved away. It’s combination of nostalgia and the fact that I look at it from a different perspective with new eyes. Now I appreciate and value more all the things it has to offer. And since almost all of my favorite people still live there I’m always super busy when I’m there, making sure I see, talk and spend as much time as possible with everyone.
4. Participate in Brussels Yoga Day
June 21 is the International Yoga day, and the Brussels outdoor yoga session will take place on Sunday the 19th of June in the Bois de la Cambre. It’s free for everyone, and if you are in Brussels at that time, you should join. If you want to join you just need to register on the event website.
I participated last year, and it was unbelievable how much energy, positiveness and good vibes I felt there. There were hundreds of people doing yoga and having positive self-loving thoughts. It was also great motivation for me to do yoga more often by myself at home. I’m looking forward to this year’s Brussels Yoga Day and all the yoga lovers that will gather there. I’m sure it will be a great event.
What are your plans for June? Will you travel some place new or have a book waiting to be read? Are you vacation planning or just enjoying well-earned rest after busy school year?