My goodness, how time flies when you’re preparing an issue! Now that things are wrapping up, I can finally catch up on things like blogging — and laundry, yikes! 🙂
Summer is entering its last month, and August brings with it a feeling of ‘hurry up and get things done’. Hurry up and do school shopping, schedule the kids’ activities, go through the school clothes to see what doesn’t fit, but most of all, hurry up and enjoy all that Wyoming has to offer before the winter comes again. (Although I need to add that winter holds its own allure for me — I’m a ski bunny at heart.) 🙂
I battle with myself during August, because with the urge to hurry up comes the urge to SLOW DOWN and enjoy summer. It’s funny how both of these urges can describe summer enjoyment. Go, see, do, explore, photograph, log in the memory book; but also sit, breathe, sip and smile. Fortunately in Wyoming, we can do both — the same outdoors that offer endless opportunity for adventure also offer beautiful scenery in which to sit, relax and unwind.
So as a way to satisfy both cravings, I suggest going, doing and seeing — with a dose of relaxation. For example: GO hike the nearest mountain with your kids — and stop at every viewpoint to breathe, sit and take a picture. Point out the colorful wildflowers to your kids — guess at what their names are (who cares if you’re wrong?). Or fish the nearest lake — and I’d suggest that whether you catch something or not doesn’t matter. What’s important is that you are OUT, enjoying Wyoming. On the other end of the spectrum, go check out that neat museum or cultural center in your community or a neighboring one. Learn something new about your home state that you never knew — and once you have, promptly share it with someone. Education is one half learning, and one half sharing.
Once you’ve gone, done and seen, learned a little and experienced a little…don’t do anything. Fix yourself your refreshing beverage of choice and sit on your step, patio, deck or front yard. Breathe deep. Enjoy the fresh air — and the time that summer has left. Enjoy life — that is part of what summer is all about!
Until next time — I’m breathing deep! (And doing a mountain of laundry!) 🙂
Kati Hime, Editor
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