I still can’t seem to wrap my head around the fact that summer is coming to a close. The boys go back to school in about two weeks – two weeks!! Where has the summer gone? I know that I’ve mentioned before how I’m going to focus on all the fun that our family has had this summer and really try to get my good going. But I decided that I needed to take it a step further.
You see, in addition to feeling like I’ve missed out on the summer, I’m tired. Exhausted and burnt out. I’ve overcommitted myself on work projects which has meant a lot more juggling than I necessarily wanted. That’s the beauty of freelance, right? You get to choose your projects and set your schedule…except when you’re like me and terrified that the work won’t come back around so you say “Yes!!” to everything and end up running yourself to the ground. Work has been demanding lately which has meant less time to spend with the boys and to enjoy those little summer moments together.
I also know that I have a wee bit of an addiction to technology and social media. While it scares me a little – OK, quite a bit – I know that it will be good for me to unplug.
There’s a lack of balance in my life right now so I’ve decided to unplug for the rest of the summer and spend the summer as it’s meant to be – beach, pool, playing games with the boys, enjoying delicious summer produce and cooking again, and exploring. I know that I won’t get these moments with my kids back and that I will regret not focusing on them right now.
But don’t worry! I have a great line up of guest bloggers who have graciously offered to help keep the blog full of awesome and insightful posts. Amanda from the MissZippy1 blog will be here Tuesday, Kristen from The Preppy Girl in Pink will play hostess on Wednesday and Carrie from Family Fitness Food will be here Friday. Then next week, Ilene from The Fierce Diva Guide to Life will be taking you through some yoga on Monday, Pavement Runner will take you all for a run on Wednesday, and finally, Kristin from My Mission Impossible will wrap things up on Friday.
You guys are in for a treat. Actually, I’m a little worried that you won’t want me back after Labor Day!!
Have you unplugged in the past? Was it hard or easy for you?
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