I don’t think I’ve done a “life lately” post since my blogger days years & years ago! ha!
But it’s accurate for what’s going on at this spring-into-summer limbo time.
Life Lately in iPhone pics:
Life lately has been sweet in many ways, and I’m glad I did this picture montage because it reminds me that even in the messy bits it is sweet & wonderful!
But…it still has been messy at times! The sweet moments of spending time in nature, running on the beach, reading on the patio, and puppy/kitten cuddles…also comes the HARD work on businesses that sometimes feel like they’re slowly drowning me (lets be real guys!) Or all the travel that summer requires, plus the heat & lack of sleep that brings (hello, my name is Ashlee, I’m so Irish I can’t take anything over 75 degrees without getting minor heat stroke…no joke!)
I’m certainly not saying any of this to brag or be whiny. Actually, I’m giving you an update to let you know that all the ups & downs are normal. This entrepreneur life feeling like a roller-coaster you can’t get off…yup. Normal. Good even! Why? Because we have the freedom to CHOOSE this! To make it work for us and our families.
That’s a blessing I do not want to take for granted. I also don’t want to take for granted that I have a massive, amazing family & friend network around the world. I don’t want to take for granted that fact that I live in VACATIONLAND, for real! (That’s Maine’s nickname + our license plate slogan FIY.)
I can do hard things. You can do hard things!
You can REST & relax this summer. Even if your goals aren’t met. Even if things aren’t “perfect”, even if your house isn’t clean…and all that jazz.
Summer only comes once a year, so even when things are messy & imperfect, we can rest & embrace it.
Am I still working my buns off this summer? Um yeah, you bet!
Am I going to feel guilty sometimes about sitting on the beach to read, when I could be working because I haven’t yet met an income or audience goal? Probably, but I’m going to majorly work on that this summer!
Rest is not optional. If we try to make it so, our bodies will FORCE it! Oh loves how I’ve learned this the HARD way in my short years on this earth. So I’m going to be wise instead from now on! 😉
Love, as you read this I hope & pray the start to your summer is amazing, restful, fun & productive, each in it’s own time-slot! 😉
And if you’re on the other side of the world and you’re going into winter, I’m actually slightly jealous because winter is my FAV! Go skiing for me! 😉
I cannot wait to show y’all what’s up my sleeves & what God has been doing behind the scenes around here!
with love & blessings,