Lately when people ask me how I’m doing my go-to response is “exhausted”. I’m in the process of packing up for my 8th move in 7 years and I’m completely wiped! I recently read something – I can’t remember where (let’s be honest, it was probably a meme on Pinterest) that caused me to consider what my summer will look like. More specifically, how I can make a concentrated effort to fill it with wonderful memories that I can look back on and cherish. This will be an unusual summer for me. I live in this tiny hamlet that I absolutely love and is crammed full of people that I couldn’t do without. And when I say crammed, I mean crammed. When I found myself in the position of needing to find a home at the end of May I wondered how I would be able to do it. So [due to all this crammed-ness] without giving you all the nitty gritty chaotic details, I will be spending the summer essentially camping. In an authentic 1970’s Winnebago. Now, I could approach this in one of two ways. I could get super stressed; panic about the increased chances of running in to moths and mice, and the tighter quarters. Or I could see it for the adventure. An opportunity to connect with my family, and with my inner outdoorsman. Make it more of an outer outdoorsman. See what I did there? Anyway. Because I am an optimist – choosing to chase the light, I want to take a few moments to publicly make some promises about how I will spend my summer.
I will seek out opportunities to practice living what I love.
I will nurture my relationships and take initiative in them.
I will play my instruments every chance I get, and work to take significant steps forward musically.
I will take photos every day. Even if it’s just with my iPhone. But preferably not. I will take the time to capture this amazing life I’m living.
I will do laundry once a week. It’s my least favourite chore, but there is only so much space in a trailer…
I will spend time outside exploring the world around me and teaching my girls to love it too.
I will actively work to grow my business, and work at networking with other artists.
I will be easy on myself, and give myself permission to be exactly where I am, without the pressure of needing to always have it together.
I will live “for now” and worry less about the future.
What will you do this summer? I’d love to hear. Message me here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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