Well At least for me! You all are probably looking forward to the entire month of August, watermelons, long days and hot temps! I on the other hand am preparing for the CRAZIEST time of my year!
- I had to live up a little more summer before I totally hit the road. That means I needed to attend at least ONE family style cookout. Last weekend I was lucky enough to go to my friend, Helen’s family reunion. Her mom is Italian and is one of ten siblings. It was a BLAST meeting everyone! There were kids everywhere, more food then I have ever seen in my life and of course the MOST amazing Italian dishes ever. I could smell the garlic from the driveway! It was so fun… I love my friends. Helen and Sarah were both at the birthday party (obvi Helen’s b-day) I went to in Austin a few weeks back, and spending time with both of them makes me feel more comfortable in my own skin. I feel like whenever I hang out with anyone from this group I walk away loving myself a little bit more… this is what great friendship should feel like.
- I also took the weekend to get right with my soul. I woke up early and did a yoga class, got a facial and get on the water and do a little paddle boarding. Being outside is a MAJOR stress reliever for me. I LOVE walking around outside or just getting sitting on the steps outside of a building for a minute, so being able to enjoy this paddle board experience was everything I needed. It is not summer for me without plenty of time outside, weird tan lines and water. (Plus the extra core work makes me feel like I accomplished something!
- Finally, I leave today to head to my first ‘day of August.’ I speak and travel every day until the 25th of August (my first day off) and again I am back at it on the 26th and go, go, go. Per usual I start primarily in the deep south then start to branch out ending with my week in California. I will be visiting a few of my old favorites but adding in some new places as well! I LOVE this time of year, but it is super daunting just looking at everything that is coming. I always wonder if I can do it. I wonder if I will have a mental breakdown. I wonder if I am still good at my job. I wonder if they will like me. I wonder if it will feed me. I wonder if I will have travel delays. Nothing is for certain, except that my life is an adventure… and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Tomorrow I will do a packing update! I will talk about what has changed and what has stayed the same! I am pretty excited about a few new things I have purchased to prepare me for this fall! Love you all! Wish me luck!