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Only a few days until school starts again. Where did summer go?
When I made a Master Plan of sending out an email newsletter every Thursday and a 2 blog posts a week, I didn’t factor in a not-on-purpose 3.5-month hiatus!
But life is like that. It moves forward too quickly and things get lost in the shuffle.
Like blog posts. 🙂
But as the delicious slowness of summer comes to an end, I still feel like my plate is overflowing with things I “should” be doing. Business, life, projects…the Season of To Do Lists never seems to end.
But in the midst of it all, there is wonderful progress. My new-ish business, UpNorthParent.com, which I co-founded with bestie Laura Radniecki, is doing super well.
Things are moving forward on the release of a children’s book I co-wrote with another bestie, BA Norrgard and I am giddy-stupid-excited for the Minnesota Wise Women’s Autumn Retreat I co-created and am co-hosting with yet another bestie, Debbie Endres.
Thank goodness for good friends and “Cos” because otherwise, only a few of my dreams would be moving forward! The take-away? If you are feeling stuck in a dream, project or goal; consider collaborating with a trusted soul. Who and what can you “co” on with someone?
But not everything I am doing is in tandem with someone else. Books and gardening have become my passion and saving grace this summer. If you follow me on Instagram you will see lots of #BooksinthePLG posts (“PLG” meaning Pretty Little Garden).
Currently, I am slowly working my way through Battle Ready by Kelly Balarie. I say “slowly” because this amazing book on “living victoriously” cannot be “skimmed” or “plowed through.”
When my brain needs a break from self-help and wellness, I look for a good old-fashion Sci-Fi thriller book to get lost in. Series books are high on my list and both Ascension and Clandestine by Hannah Rials are amaze-balls as is the Pendomus Chronicles series by Carissa Andrews. Both series have kept me up way too late because I just can’t put them down!
With two teens in the house, 8 pets, a flourishing garden, a home that needs upkeep, a garden that has a mind of its own and a growing business, finding reading time is not easy. But I need to do it. I need the “me time,” the time to be still, breath and recharge. Books help me do that.
What good titles have you read lately?