Summer Joys

Summer is my favorite time of year.

I think it’s because of all the good memories and traditions the summer months bring. But I also like to try new things and add a little variety to my routine.

Here’s some of the new and not-so-new things I’ve been enjoying this summer:

  • Reading – I got a library card so I’ve been visiting the small library down the road from our apartment to pick up some books that have been on my list for a while. My last haul included Happier at Home, The Power of Habit and Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You. I like nonfiction and all three are really interesting topics, but they take some thought and time to read and comprehend, so I think my next visit will include lots of easy reading! Some other books on my list are One More Thing by B.J. Novak, Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling, and I’d like to reread The Help and Secret Life of Bees.


  • Yoga – I used to think yoga was a sissy workout until I actually tried it. It’s hard. I also thought I was flexible before I tried yoga. I’m not. I don’t know a lot about yoga, but I’m interested in learning more and getting better at the poses, becoming more flexible and gaining better balance. For an activity that seems so gentle and non-intensive, you really get a good workout and use lots of muscle to do the poses.
  • Making lists – I’ve always enjoyed making lists for some reason. One list I’ve been working on is our newlywed adventures list — things that we’ve done and places that we’ve been since we got married. Making the list brought back and lot of good memories and reminded me of some things I’d forgotten we had done. In the future I want to look back on our list and remember all the fun things we did. Some things I’ve added to the list are skydiving, our weekend trip to Asheville, our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, our anniversary beach trip and lots of other smaller things we did around town.

So, what things have you rediscovered or tried for the first time these days? And if you have any book recommendations or yoga tips feel free to share them with me!

Thanks for reading,


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