June is here! As a celebration of the end of spring and beginning of summer, I thought it would be fun to write a more light-hearted post featuring some of my favorite, most life-giving things from spring 2023. I’m always looking for ways to see the good and live an integrated life, and this is one.
#1 Working outside
Planting grass, pulling weeds, making plans… It’s one of our favorite ways to spend evenings if we’re not too worn out from the day. It’s truly therapeutic for Marshall and I to wear ourselves out and get our hands dirty with working outside. I’ve always said that one of my top pieces of advice for running a business from home is to take a break and get outside, and that is still true.
#2 Trip to Indiana + Pennsylvania!
We took our (what is becoming) annual spring trip to PA again! This time we flew to Chicago and visited our dear friends Ethan and Melody, and then road-tripped with them to a wedding in Lancaster, PA. We got to reunite with Marshall’s class and see other dear friends, and it was so lovely. (Except I got sick at the end, which was less lovely.)
This year I’ve been enjoying more long-form audio. I have the Libby app connected to my library card and it is SO FUN to listen to hefty, interesting books while I accomplish other things like cleaning my house. I especially love listening to memoirs read by the author.
Marriage has been such a gift for us always, but we’ve been noticing it more than ever the past few months. Our favorite thing is to be together, talking or laughing or hanging out or being goofy. We’ve been attempting a once-a-week date night, and even though we don’t accomplish it every week, it is something we look forward to so much when we do.
What was life-giving from your spring?