|I spent a bit of time watching this seal pup rest on shore|
and eventually find its way back to the surf at one of
my favorite beaches.
We are all called in multiple directions; directions that most likely change throughout life. What we were doing at 15, 30, 40 both changes and stays the same. Also, if you're like me and live with a number of emerging adults (growing children), a spouse, and perhaps with or nearby family members and friends, you're pulled in multiple people directions as well. It's always a challenge to find that just right balance and typically takes some time at any transition such as school year to summer, a move to a new neighborhood, or changing schools.
Summer is finally settling in for me. I wasn't going to study a lot this summer, but clearly, I'm called in that direction because when I wake up every morning, the first thing I want to do is sit down with a hot cup of coffee and study. So that will be a summer mainstay.
Though it's not my first inclination, but a necessary component, the next summer call is getting outside and moving around whether it's swimming, biking, walking, hiking, or playing a game--that's needed!
Another call is cooking with all those delicious fruits and veggies that abound at this season. As much as possible, I want to move from animal products to those that can be grown and harvested from gardens, orchards, and even porch containers.
Lastly there's a desire to escape with my loved ones to beautiful places like mountains, beaches, forests, and some city visits as well--I love to travel and explore both new places and beloved spaces.
The summer schedule is set--a nice balance at last (or at least for the moment in this ever changing family life I'm a part of).