Summer, Summer, Summer Time

legs with flip flops hanging out of the car

I don’t know about you guys, but I am that mom that is super excited about the last day of school every year! This year marked the end of my youngest daughter’s middle school career. I can’t believe she is headed to high school next year. Isn’t she adorbs?

My 8th grader
My 8th grader

For those of you that don’t know, Gabby is not a dress girl, so when I tell you all of our family and friends were blown away when they saw her, that is no exaggeration.

Summer vacay means more free time for me. I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love free time!

I had big plans to return to my life of travel this summer. A possible recession, ridiculous price tags on travel packages, and AAU basketball games have caused me to pump my breaks on those big plans.

But who says I still can’t have a wonderful summer. After all, life is what you make it, right? So, I have decided that my summer will include finally redecorating my cute little apartment, spending lazy days by the pool, reading books, and being open to new experiences. Oh, and how can I forget taking on my new role as Gabby’s personal basketball coach.

I am definitely going to share pics of my apartment transition. I ordered a record player, ya’ll! Now I just have to find a Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. album, and life will be divine.

Despite the fact that Cyprus is no longer on the itinerary, I am looking forward to a great summer! I have already started my coaching position. I think it is going great! What do you think?

Much Love,


P.S. Be sure to follow me on Insta @tonzadruffin to enjoy summer vacation with me!

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Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

4 thoughts on “Summer, Summer, Summer Time

  1. Hey Councilor……”You don’t have to be a star Tonza, to be in my, my ,my show…….” ;). I am turning 60 this year…… “Let’s hear it for the boys….” LOLOL.

  2. Go for it! Parents make good coaches, kids might give you a hard time, but they know you luv them enough to coach them.
    Be creative with your summer plans, and avoid the big ticket items.

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