my life: the summer of moderation

My life. It’s go, go and go some more. I’m usually a master juggler–having too many things to manage and not enough time to juggle them all well. My calendar is a menagerie of color explosions – Pink for Photography, Yellow for Family, Blue for Day Job, Green for Mackenzie’s activities, Brown for Other, and on and on it goes.

In the last couple of months though, my life has gone from excess to (working toward) moderation. I’m doing less, saying no to more and spending more time at home. I am actually cooking–err, not well, but I’m still in the kitchen tinkering about, taking walks in the morning (without my phone–GASP!) and reading (not as fast as I am ordering the books, but that’s neither here nor there).

I’ve changed my diet to mostly vegetarian, wearing very little makeup and hanging out in shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops almost every single day. It’s actually been an interesting transformation. The girl who loves fashion, makeup and excess (and I still do love all those things) is taking a little break from the usual staples in my life.

Today, I am officially on summer break for the day job. No more paperwork and phone calls for that area of my life for 1.5 months and today marks the beginning of my summer of moderation. Oh, I still am working–I have some amazing weddings this summer, some speaking engagements and shootouts to plan, as well as planning my marketing strategies for the fall, but I am hoping and striving for a theme of relaxation, reading and rejuvenating (yup, the 3 R’s!). Instead of go, go, GO, I’m slowing WAAAAYYY down.

I’m looking forward to tackling my stack of books. Here are some I just recently finished and some I’m excited about reading. What are your plans for the summer?

2 thoughts on “my life: the summer of moderation

  1. I haven’t read most of those books but I loved The Omnivore’s Dilemma & Twenties Girl. I also am trying to simplify some aspects of my life. It’s an interesting task, isn’t it? 🙂

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