Although she probably needs no introductions, I’m so happy to introduce Emily from Remodeling this Life. Her blog is inspiring and she truly has found the secret to living a simple, filled life and enjoying every moment of it. I’m so very glad she agreed to be my guest, because I know you’ll love her too.
Summer Simple ~ Savor the Days
Hi! I’m Emily.
I blog at remodeling this life.
Thank you so much to Tricia for having me here today. I’m here today
to share some ideas about having a simple summer. I feel a little
intimidated in such company of host blogger and guest bloggers for
this series, so please bear with me and my simple ways.
I’m one of those mamas that cannot wait for my kids to get out of
school. Don’t get me wrong, I love when they go too, but I really look
forward to the slow lazy days of summer, days that are full of
possibility and opportunity. Days that can be spent any which way we
want them to be.
To me, summer is all about embracing the moments for what they are,
going with the flow and being flexible – all things we can’t quite do
as much as I’d like during the school year. I can call off activities
for an afternoon if it seems like my kids need nothing but quiet time
coloring and I can swap out plans for naps if they really just seem to
want to swim all afternoon. And at the end of each day, I can feel
like we did the best we could with what we had. To me, that’s the
center of simplicity.
I feel spoiled beyond belief that my family has a cottage on a lake
away from the humid south where we can spend weeks on end playing and
exploring and living the good life. I know that’s not how it is for
everyone, but the fact is we all have to make the most of what we
have, explore whatever is around us and savor the days of laughter and
fun while we have them.
Some days are spent doing nothing but jumping in the water.
Other days it’s nothing but legomania.
There is nothing quite like waking up and feeling like the
opportunities are endless, yet at the same time there is no pressure
to be, do or go anything or anywhere more than what we truly want to.
Simple summer days are those that are embraced fully, savored the
most, and what memories are made of. They are wonderfully fabulously
imperfect, peppered with the realities of arguing and stress that come
with living but they are truly the most wonderful days.