To quote the famous song: “It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy…”
In my house, livin’ easy is not the reality. However, our livin’ is more pronounced and spiritual. It is more solitary and less scheduled. The piles of novels on my end table have replaced mounds of school worksheets and permission slips. The ‘get up and go’ morning routine has become couch snuggles in sunshine and late breakfasts. Flip flops are strewn where mittens once were…
In my weird little corner of the World, I’m playing that old ‘Summertime’ tune by Ella Fitzgerald ad Louis Armstrong, celebrating that my kids are playing outside with the neighbors. We’ve had at least one lemonade stand and I’ve intervened between about one hundred fights (so far…) between my boys. However, there is nowhere I would rather be.
I made a choice this summer: I decided that my career could wait, but my children could not. While I am still doing some personal training, I have cut back my hours and still haven’t ordered any new business cards. I’m still working out as I can, planning Zumba choreography, and keeping in shape during those side-by-side training sessions. Instead of chasing a profit, I’m chasing my kids around the house. Instead of worrying about my next fitness event, I’m planning my next art project. My diet is a combination of fresh fruit and leftovers and I don’t have any idea when the house will be clean again.
I will write as I can, but this summer is for me and my kids. I’m not worried about busying myself too much with my job or my blog (that I absolutely love)! For this one summer, I am a mom and I just want to be the best mom I can be. I do hope that some of you out there will still read my blog later! I’m not disappearing, I’m just on a little hiatus…
I look forward to the next two months of blissful chaos. I also hope that all of you stay fit and fabulous during this time, even if I am not nagging you all of the time! Rest assured, I will need my own advice after the S’mores and BBQ’s fade.
Have a wonderful summer and take it easy…will ya?