Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.
~ MARK TWAIN
In July, 2011 two forty-something best friends sat at a beach bar in Cancun, Mexico and contemplated life, as one does. A couple of hours and a ‘respectful’ amount of Coronas later an idea was born. That idea is now this blog – Thirty Summers. An online retreat from the every day, a community of encouragement and a place to come and escape ordinary.
The name – Why Thirty Summers?
“Thirty summers” was actually a phrase I heard a few years ago. I was 37 when I first heard it and it immediately had a powerful impact on me. The phrase, to me, means that life is precious and finite and the sands-of-time wait for no one. It highlights how important it is to make good use of the time that we are all given.
Summer is also, generally-speaking, associated with happiness, good mood, growth, fulfilling projects and making plans. All of these are concepts that we love and hopefully this tone of optimism and possibility permeates across the content that our team creates. So Thirty Summers in essence means Carpe Diem!
A “30 Summers moment”
Thirty Summers soon morphed into the more informal “30 Summers” and quickly became the private in-term that my friend and I started using to describe anything we did where we side-stepped hum drum, escaped the norm or broke from routine.
- A 30 Summers Getaway
- A 30 Summers afternoon
- A 30 Summers decision
- A 30 Summers moment…
The one minute video below captures the essence of a previous 30 Summers Getaway in the Byron Bay region of New South Wales. It was shot on my dodgy old phone but you get the picture…
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Saxon, Robert & Megs
The Thirty Summers Co-Founders
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