As the school year comes to a close, it seems like a good time for some self-reflection. My thoughts are caught between the present and the future. As a teacher and a mom, the school calendar has always been my marker. The academic year is scheduled, rigid, and busy, whereas summer days are more fluid. I thought it would be fun to chat with you about my life right now, and hope you will share what’s going on currently in your life.
Let’s get chatting. Here we go:
What I am reading~ I just finished three books: Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life by Michele Cushatt, The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines, and At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe by Tsh Oxenreider. All three were great reads, and I would recommend each one! I have just begun reading a book that is yet to be released and can’t wait to tell you about it.
What I am excited about~ Two things: Emily graduating from high school and a trip to the East Coast for Lauren’s graduation from Navy Officer Development School. We will begin in Rhode Island, then drive through Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and end in Maryland.
What I am shopping for~ Dresses for the graduations!
What I am enjoying~ Burning candles. I have tried some different scents from various companies. I have so many favorites!
What I am watching~ My husband and I watched/finished Lost (yeah, I know it’s an old show!) and This is Us (we are getting caught up.)
What I am working on~ Creating more margin in my day for silence and “whitespace.”
What I am trying~ Different brands of dry shampoo. Do you have a favorite?
What I am planning~ Our summer schedule. There are a few small trips in the works, and we plan to spend part of the summer in Southern California where Tony is currently working.
What I am wearing~ My husband is an excellent gift giver and loves to buy me things I would never buy for myself. He has bought me a few pairs of these shoes, and I am wearing them regularly. These flats are so comfortable.
What I am listening to~ Podcasts. I have roughly fifteen different ones I subscribe to, but I listen to some much more frequently than others.
What I am missing~ Time for coffee dates with friends. I hope to catch up over summer.
What I am learning~ The art of hand lettering
What I am using~ Argan oil. It has been windy and dry here, so my skin is soaking it up.
What I am wondering~ Why I didn’t find this treasure sooner.
What I am dreaming of~ A getaway with my husband.
What I am practicing~ How to make the perfect gluten-free chocolate chip cookie 🙂
What I am waiting for~ Summer for so many reasons: to see my husband more often, to read through a stack of books I have been saving, for warmer weather, and for fruit salads!
Can you tell I am excited about summer? How about you?
Flowers bloomed in full array,
Bright rays of sunlight spilled
Upon my garden on the hill.Once upon a summer day,
Thunder rumbled and prolonged its stay,
But after the rain tumbled down,
This summer day wore a glorious rainbow crown.
Let’s chat about what you are currently up to. Please share in the comments or reply to me in an email. I would love to hear.