July 19, 2010
I've noticed a trend in the blogs I read both in the posts themselves and confessions buried in comments. Burn out, over-work, stress, busy living.
Here's my confession: I am coming off from a month of that myself. Unfortunately, I feel in good company (like I mentioned above). The intensity of jamming all the goodness of summer living into two short months together with usual family and life obligations can lead to summer burn out quick enough.
Been there, done that. Moving on.
Later this week I may have time to write about the busyness, the burn out and melt down. This is a cycle I go through sometimes and I am not immune to the temptations to over-schedule life. But I live and learn.
And I swim. Granted, I don't swim as often as my children would like. They like nothing more than me joining them in the water, however I'm mostly a beach mama with an occasional dip to cool off.
We had a wonderful time visiting our friends in NH this weekend and they took us somewhere special, an honest-to-goodness secret swimming hole. A little pool made with a small rock dam in a fresh flowing river. Sweet.
The kids loved it immensely and it has raised the bar significantly for swimming experiences. I think it will be one of those "this is good but nothing like that swimming hole in NH" memories.
Life has been busy (ok a little crazy) but we're still making memories, eating well and staying healthy. Now I'm ready for a little rest and of course more swimming.
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