Slowing Down

August Theme: Slowing Down | Organized Mess

Hello, August! It's always a little scary how fast the summer months seem to go every year. Summer is one of my favorite seasons (after fall, of course) so I always start to feel a little sad once August gets here and I know we only have 1 full month of this beautiful season left until next year. I think a lot of us tend to go, go, go during summer. Making plans with urgency, rushing to the next thing - we want summer to last forever but sometimes I think the race to do all the things is one of the reasons why it always goes by so quickly. Don't forget to take a moment to breathe and truly appreciate the sunniest season of the year. 

Take the time to... books in the park

...bake yummy things with your favorite summer fruits yoga outside during sunset 

....go for a long walk in the morning before the sun make's an afternoon walk almost impossible 

...appreciate this season even if you're wishing for the next one to come a little faster

....appreciate it even if you feel like you're too busy to practice gratitude with intention.

I'm looking forward to this month. I've fallen into a bit of a slump the last few months as life has been "returning to normal". I love hanging out with friends and seeing everyone again but ohmygod, I am TIRED. It's definitely been an adjustment compared to last year. This month I'm going to focus on taking a little more time for me and to live a little more intently.

On the blog this month I'll be sharing the trip that Derek and I took to New England a few months ago as well as the road trip we took to the South last August. I'll also be sharing my favorite reads of the year so far, my favorite nap dresses as well where we're going for a few days in mid-August to relax. 

And yes, I'll be listening to August by Taylor Swift on repeat all month long.