June feels like a giant blur of a month. There were significant changes at work and adapting to the uncertainty has definitely taken up some mental space. I’m proud that I kept up with my meditation, my journaling, my fitness efforts, my healthy eating amidst the mental and emotional disruption. It felt like proof that building up nourishing habits does pay off in times of stress. In the past I know I would have withdrawn into repetitive anxious thinking and worry about work. I would have felt completely unable to function in my life and celebrating my June moments would have been difficult.
Yet, the photo reel from June shows that the joyful moments continued and more importantly, I was there for them. First there was the Philadelphia Flower Show which was just an imaginative delight of fantasy outdoor spaces. I literally wished I could live for just a little while in the outdoor bedrooms and reading nooks. With a lot of great conversation and good music, Steve and I finished another jigsaw puzzle. We have so much fun talking and laughing and listening to music as the puzzle comes together. Also, we sneaked in our first beach visit since 2019. We played in the ocean, walked two miles along the shore and sat in the sun for a whole lovely afternoon.
And the best June moments may be the ones that didn’t happen. With no children in the house, I have given up the kitchen. I eat whatever Steve cooks with no thought given to grocery shopping and meal planning. This feels like a domestic revolution and I’m not sure when it will end. I hope your June was everything you needed it to be. XO