I don't know what it is about the onset of summer but I definitely come out of hibernation around this time. I want to get things done, spring cleaning, re-organizing, get more creative, etc. This year, with my last kid having left the nest it's a bit different. There's a bit of a culture shock now that there isn't a kid in the house that needs attention, money, rides, to borrow the car, etc. Now I'm looking down this long path where it's just me and my husband on a regular basis with parent/child interaction changed from one on one ("go clean that room", "who left this out", "what time will you be home"...) to phone calls, text messages and Facebook.
Part of me is looking forward to this and part of me keeps wanting to look back.
But while my typical M.O is to initially react emotionally, I tend to think logically fairly quickly and so I'm choosing to see this as my time. More time to myself (within the confines of my job of course) more things I want to do.
More time for creativity, golf... maybe upgrade my computer... learn more about 3D modeling... try something new.