I’ve been a little delinquent with my newsletters lately. I’m spending my time doing what’s closest to my heart…spending time with my daughters. It’s been a fast-paced summer between softball and t-ball games, and a 10 day “working vacation” with the fam, but it’s been fun.
My family recently followed the Ride the Rockies tour as my husband’s company, Happy Llama, was the Official Merchandise Vendor. The daily schedule was: Wake up and be on the road by 7am, arrive in a town in Colorado, set up the tent and merchandise, work the booth all day, tear down and load up the trailer, and then head to the next town early the next morning. It was a lot of hard work and some long hot days, but I was so proud of my family for finding the fun, entertaining themselves, working hard, and barely whining at all!
We’ve been back for a few days, and I find my thoughts wandering to special moments captured on our travels. I was extremely inspired by so many different things including, landscape, nature, restaurants & food, craft beer and whiskey, so many kind-hearted PEOPLE!, hot springs, art galleries, jewelry stores, window shopping, small town Colorado, hard-working PEOPLE, bicyclists with so much heart & soul, blind bicyclists, 80+-year-old bicyclists, conversation, creative dreamers, and coming home to my dog and my life.
I believe it is important to get out and experience new things. EXPAND your heart and mind. Whether it’s a new restaurant or shop, a hiking trail, a class, sitting on a bench people watching or just walking around town, being inspired feels so exciting, fresh and good. You will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on challenges that might have been weighing you down.
I want to encourage you to get out and explore this summer. Take your time, use your five senses, be present, EXPAND and BREATHE.
SIDE NOTE: As I said, I am taking the summer to be close with my family. I’m planning on checking in, but if I don’t, I’ll be back when school starts up again????