Woo hoo, summer has properly arrived and it’s not just the flowers that have been growing like crazy, my children have too. Their birthday’s both fall at the end of summer so I always get a sense of time passing really quickly at this time of year and want to soak them up before they move onto the next chapter. We have been making plans for our summer holidays on the walk to school which in itself is nice thing to do and I hope it can be filled with adventures big and small.
As my work has become busier during the week I’m finding that its becoming really important to switch off during the weekend. As tempting as it is to keep scrolling, I have strict no Instagram on Sundays policy which I’m starting to add to Saturday’s too. Running a creative business from home can mean boundaries get blurry but a simple switch off really helps my mind settle and feel like I’m getting a mini holiday, especially if we make it to the beach for a swim. We all have our season and summer is mine, making space to enjoy it all is top of my to do list this year.
Space is a word that came up for me many times during our art journalling sessions. I’ve been learning a lot from the garden about not holding onto the beauty for too long before letting it go. The more I cut flowers and share them, the more the abundance rolls in, in both joyful opportunities and crops. Reflecting this back into my work, I have to have give myself space to not only rest and reenergise but to find and experience new ideas that inspire creativity. I can feel so guilty if I stop when there is work to do but know taking a break can be the most productive thing I do.