coming and going

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Summer is here again and I swear it can’t be real. The seasons fly by almost as fast as the days and I feel like I’m always a step behind. Trying to slow down and savor little moments in a hectic world that is always racing sometimes seems impossible. But I won’t stop longing for that slowness and working toward it. Today I took twenty minutes to myself to read a chapter in a book, sip on an iced Cameron's Highlander Grog, and admire the glowing sunlight filtering into my bedroom. 

And it was worth every crumb on my dining room floor and every unfolded piece of clothing still sitting in the hamper.

Self-care continues to be a struggle for me, but after my considerable realization earlier this year, I have been making it more of a priority. I don't always have time to rush off to the salon for a pedicure, but twenty minutes in my favorite spot in the house with a good book and refreshing beverage, I can almost always make time for.

The changing of seasons always brings out a vulnerability in me too. I can't pinpoint why, because I love the change of seasons and can't imagine living without all four of them, but it almost always triggers a sensitive place in me that is unsettling. Making the extra effort to care for myself during these transitions is vital.

Since reading is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ideas of self-care on my list, as we transition into summer and I have some time off of work, my current stack of books to read is really good and diverse. Here's what I'm currently reading or will be reading shortly:

Places I Stopped on the Way Home by Meg Fee
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
Me by Katharine Hepburn
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Also worth noting this season.. the abundance of peonies in pinks and whites and purples, the satisfying refreshment of an iced cold brew, those perfectly breezy days with the windows all open and curtains billowing in the air and of course, the subtle art that is the perfect netflix binge during a thunderstorm.

Here I am summer.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cameron's Coffee. All thoughts and opinions are my own.