It has been a long time since I could swing my girls around, yet I still encourage them to be a bit carefree and have fun. Especially in the summer. Summer is when we stop, look, and listen to our girls. The school year is such a dash to the finish that there is little time to slow down and reflect.
When my older daughter got into Stanford for the summer program, we thought it would be perfect for her. But as it got closer to the time for her to go, and she came home exhausted from finals, we started to reassess the value of studying through the summer. We know it would look great on her college application, but is it truly how we want her to spend the next few months?
The day we withdrew a junior counselor spot opened at an amazing camp, Aloha Hive, in Vermont. We had 36 hours to pack and fly, yet when I dropped her duffles in the tent, I knew this was the right decision.
The summer solstice is a bit like New Year’s for me. This is when I actually focus on what is working and more importantly, not working, in our lives. My resolution for this summer is to stop worrying about doing the “right” things and just do what’s best for my family.
This post went up two years ago, but it resonates with where we are today.
Cropped denim jacket with faux fur
Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy blazer
Leather-trimmed cotton-corduroy skirt
Faux shearling-lined cotton-corduroy jacket
Fona boucle-knit over-the-knee sock boots
Earl Shearling-trimmed suede jacket
Cassidy printed silk-satin midi shirt dress
Shearling-lined cotton-canvas parka
Genie wool-blend flannel straight-leg pants
The Cardigan balloon-sleeved wool cardigan
Telima quilted-velvet jacket