A Word on Summer 2018

It’s officially fall on Saturday, so now seems like the time to reflect on Summer 2018, which had its fair share of ups and downs (wanna make that clear to myself so I don’t re-write history and forget that it wasn’t ALL one way or the other), but mainly it felt really good.  And here are some reasons I think it ended up that way.

I did not make a Summer Bucket List.

I did not force myself to go to the Farmers’ Market every Saturday.

I did not try to do it all every weekend.  I let myself rest and get this, even feel bored!

I didn’t host a summer BBQ.

I did not pack in a trip to the cabin.

I went to therapy and worked on catching myself falling into black-and-white, all-or-nothing, worst-case-scenario thinking.  I trusted that I could care less about stuff and it wouldn’t mean I wouldn’t care at all.

I went on vacation and planned just a couple of things instead of planning the details of every single thing.

I went easy on myself and, hopefully, it translated into being easier on others.

In years past, I’ve fallen into one of two camps: “I WANT SUMMER TO END NOW!” or “PLEASE STAY SUMMER FOREVER!” And whichever one it was, I felt that feeling INTENSELY.  This year feels different.  I’m happy for what was and I’m just a touch nostalgic about it.  But I’m also ready for fall and the new routines it brings with it ♥

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