Summer is an interesting time — it’s about as cliched as the “holiday season” which can burden us with expectations. If you’re American, EVERYONE seems to be at the beach, or in Europe, or out West. And if you’re not sure about that, just head to your nearest social media portal. FOMO trigger alert!
And yet, in my office, where the truth isn’t zhushed to make it crowdworthy, there’s a different take on summer. Vacations aren’t that great. Seeing relatives didn’t go well. Sending kids away to sleepaway camp seems to be the best way for both you and them to have a vacation, but — gosh, the economy is really making big expenses like that difficult.
And so. If you’re feeling that way, know that you are not alone.
I have written a couple blogs that explore some of what I’m hearing about summer. Have a peek:
Are you vacationing wrong? If you find yourself saying “I need a vacation from my vacation”, click here. This cheeky piece addresses common problems of vacation planning before they happen.
Why Club Med is the Answer: Yes, I took a Club Med vacation to the Yucatan this summer and boy did I feel lame about going all-inclusive. Until I didn’t. Y’all know I’ve been through it and this was one of the best family vacations I’ve ever had. Read and repeat.
An A/C free summer. In the summer, my goal is to be A/C free as much as possible, which includes my home. In my 30s I lived in 4th floor NYC walkups without aircon; I like to feel the weather. And this year I learned I share this little idiosyncrasy with all of Europe! Learn how the A/C free life has perks.
I hope you’re enjoying some rest and nature this summer, truly. And if you’re not, have a look at the links above for ideas on how you can. We’re halfway through the season, you’ve got plenty of time to regroup and reset.