Last summer, I made the decision to disconnect. I logged off Facebook and Instagram for the summer and I did not check my email for ten long weeks. I read only the books I felt like reading and wrote only the things I felt like writing. The result was one of the happiest summers of my lifetime.
This year, I plan to do the same thing. I am attending a conference in Indiana and going on a writing retreat in June. Other than that, my days will be filled with hopscotch and hide-and-seek, Popsicles and pools. I plan on putting down my phone and putting up my feet. I like to call it living slow. No more rush, rush, rush. No more hurry-up-we’re-gonna-be-late. Just me and my family and friends, soaking up the slow days of summer. I see long mornings spent circling the lake on our boat, long afternoons spent building sand castles on the beach, and long evenings spent with a deck of Uno cards. My favorite thing to do will be nothing. I will sit and watch – really watch – Maddie and Katie as they discover what it means to be livin’ on lake time – fireflies and fishing poles, beaches and bonfires.
To that end, this will be my last Slice of Life entry until August. I am taking a blogging break like I did last summer. I will be back in August with a summertime full of tales to tell and a new job (eek!).
Have a wonderful summer, Slicers. I hope you, too, can find the time to live slow this summer.