“Oh Darling, let’s be adventurers.” – Anonymous
One of the greatest luxuries I have as “summer wife” between June and August is time; time to explore my passions and time for travel.
This summer, the hubs and I went on a European vacation. I visited countries I had never been to before. Actually I visited another continent – which I had also never done before. We spent 18 days and traveled to London, Munich, Berlin and Copenhagen.
Since we all long for more “summer” in our daily lives, here is a quick list of things I learned from our travels abroad that I want to make a part of my everyday life here in Texas.
- Get outside
- You can live on less than you think – I only had one, small rolling suitcase for 18 days and I survived!
- Explore – I hope to find new activities, museums, parks and restaurants to explore in my own city.
- Ask for help
- Bring your travels home – Use travel pictures in your home as decor. Check this out in an upcoming blog post!
- Ask yourself daily: Is my life sparking joy? I borrowed a book from a friend to read on my trip called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. The author talks about when “tidying” up your home you should hold each item you own and ask, “Does this spark joy?” I thought that question was so meaningful and I want to ask myself that question about experiences in my life.
As I continue my journey with home decor and DIY, these images inspire me to be creative and create beautiful things in our home.
Our trip was unforgettable and I hope to keep a little piece of each sunset we saw with me all year long.
How do you keep “summer” in your life year round?