It’s nearly the end of July – already.
Although this summer is not what any of us had expected, I will say, the current pandemic has really allowed me to stop and enjoy.
Last summer, Brett and I didn’t get out on the water at all – not once did we take the boat out. Isn’t that insane? Given the fact that we live in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, I felt like the worst Minnesotan. How could we not enjoy the lakes when there’s three within five miles of our house?
This year, I’m happy to report we’ve gotten out on some body of water, whether it’s a lake or river, at least once per week.
I find myself spending more time outside on the front porch, working or reading, just because.
Why it takes a global pandemic for us to feel ‘okay’ about slowing down, I’m not sure. But, I will say, it’s a pretty nice feeling.
The best part is that we haven’t put any of the projects on hold.
I think often we operate from this all-or-nothing mentality. That if we aren’t going at a million miles an hour, we are at a dead stop.
What’s been really great about these last few months is that we’ve seemed to have found a nice “balance” between go-go-go and taking time to enjoy whatever it may be.
I will say, there is a lot of intentionality behind the relaxing (what an oxymoron, huh?) but I feel like we’ve somehow struck a good balance between the project-mode and fun-mode. Now, I am also not naive enough to think that this is a long-term thing. I know balance is in the eye of the beholder and I’m sure in a few days, weeks or months, we’ll be in a new-for-us season and that could mean all projects on hold or back to the go-go-go.
What I do know is that right now, as I’m typing this out, we’re taking time to enjoy the summer. To do the things that we want while still getting those endless projects done, and it feels right.
Cheers to the last month of summer being one filled with happiness and enjoyment 🙂
All our best,