Summer is fully here. For me, this means kids are home from school. It also means slower mornings, chores, vacations, baseball games, swimming pools and of course, lots of reading. This change in schedule also brings with it a lot less quiet and a lot more interruptions.
And that translates into the need for a few small changes to the blog. It means this post is really more for me than it is for you. While I say I am telling you what to expect, in reality I am giving myself permission to let go.
So, here is what you can expect and where you can find me this summer:
- New content will continued to be published, but posts might not come as frequent or regularly scheduled as they do during the school year. Our summer schedule is more laid back and a little more random, the blog will be to.
- If you don't already, consider following Young Book Love on Instagram. This has become a fun way to share bookish thoughts/life that doesn't always make it to the blog.
- If you find yourself grasping for book ideas for any of your kids this summer, please reach out. Leave a question on the Young Book Love Facebook page, or email me. Coming up with book suggestions is one of my favorite things. I often recruit my kids to help; it is a fun challenge for all of us.
As I challenge myself to slow down and let go for a season, one of my favorite quotes comes to mind. E.B. White once said, "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
I love this quote because the struggle rings true. This summer, I want to put the struggle to rest for a while and simply focus on enjoying the world around me. Time somehow slows a bit this time of year. The days grow longer and for the moment at least I am given the gift of days with my kids who won't be kids much longer.
As I give myself permission to work less and wonder more, to slow down and be available, to take time for spur of the moment and make plans for doing nothing, I hope you might join me and do the same.
Whether you stay at home or work full time, let's take moments to sit and watch, to read, to laugh, to see the world and relish the people in it. Let's enjoy the moment and not rush on to the next thing that needs to be done. Let's enjoy this beautiful world we live in and the amazing gifts it offers.
Welcome Summer, we are glad you are here.