School is out. Kids are home for the summer, or perhaps they are always home, but now the windows are open and you can hear the door slamming, slamming, slamming as they run in and out. There is more time. Bedtime creeps later and later in the evening as the days lengthen. And there is so much time. . . at least until August when the days will be just as hot, but the summer will feel too short.
As you settle into the new rhythm of summertime life, check back every so often to see what I've got for you. Stories, strategies, tips, tools -- ideas to help you love this season, and some to help you plan ahead for the next one.
I'll be squeezing these in, 15 minutes here, 20 there, 5 when I can. You don't have to spend weeks at a far-away lake or beach cottage or mountain cabin to enjoy your summer, though you certainly can enjoy summer in any of those places. Let's string the moments together, adding one after another.
Ambition gets in my way sometimes with Summer Plans, writ large. Somewhere around June 27 it all falls apart, and I let it all go. That's okay, too.
In the meantime, maybe you'd like to take a few minutes to check in with your story? I have slots available this month to journey with you down the forest paths to castles and caves. Taking even just a few minutes a day to look at where you are with your story, and where you are in the fairytale of your life, can make living that much happier ever after. Want to try it out?
Sara is a storyteller, writer, artist, teacher, wife, mother, and singer living in Minnesota. I write about storytelling, and about living a life with stories.