First day of fall? Child please. Summer forever. . 📍 Ashlawn Highland, Charlottesville, VA
Itty bitty watermelon is itty bitty. And fuzzy. 🍉🍉🍉
Let me tell you a story... . During happy hour, my friends asked me what I needed this week (yknow, as super-aware women are wont to do when you’re sitting there eating 5 lbs of tots...) and, aside from beer and tots, I blurted this out. I need to let go of the bumper. . In addition to being an homage to Lorelai Gilmore, to me, it’s a powerful visualization. You let go of the things that have been dragging you along and beating you up. You decide it’s doing you no good to keep holding on. It takes back control. Instead of getting dragged without a sense of power in your life, you simply...let go. . Yeah, so it isn’t easy to just “stop worrying” or “accept the situation,” but you also have to make a damn decision some time (and yes, I tell myself that ev👏ry👏day). You can’t keep trying to do everything. That goes for running your business and your life. . So, let go of the bumper. . I’m letting go of the story that “I can’t focus right now” to write amazing things for my clients. I have a shit-ton (yes, that is the exact, specific amount I have to produce in the next week) of content to write and I’m letting go of the things that won’t get me there. I’ll pick them back up later, but I can’t focus on them and also do my best work. I can’t worry about what someone thinks of me and also write amazing blog posts. I can’t obsess over the dessert I’m making in 10 days and also craft an amazing about page for someone. . I’m guessing you can’t do your best work when your brain is taken up by small, piddly worries either. . What bumper are you letting go of this week?
Why yes, I’ll have some pink lemonade on this hot summer day. . Day lilies are extremely tolerant to heat (thank dog), frost (also thank dog), and are extremely adaptive to their environments. Like people, the best ones go with the flow and adjust to where they are planted. Seriously, a day lily has never blamed its inability to grow on its environment. Nope, it adapts.