Mark’s been anxiously awaiting the summer slowdown for the biz…and it looks like it might finally be here. Who knows, maybe he’ll even have time to post a recipe or two on here! Mia’s officially done with school and we picked her up yesterday and went straight to the East Village for some celebratory soba noodles and sea urchin at Soba-ya. I have to admit, I was never a fan of summer (too hot! summer clothing conundrums – what do I wear?! the heat and humidity make me wilt and unmotivated!), but ever since the kids have come along, I’ve been enjoying it very much and I remember now why I loved summers as a kid. Do you remember that feeling on the very last day of school, the moment you step out of the building, of relief mixed with excitement mixed with the intense anticipation of carefree days? It’s a feeling you can never forget.
My summer will be a little less carefree than I had originally thought. I’ll be starting a new project this week that will take me up until we leave for Seattle in mid-August with another new project to start in September when we return. I should never get too comfortable in a new routine – the freelance life is never predictable, but I am so glad to have had the 2 weeks off from a previously intense work schedule. Sometimes life is too much, too overwhelming, too many emotions, too many deadlines and responsibilities, but then sometimes it’s like the universe listens and gives you a gift. A break that was not expected or planned, but badly needed. Sometimes you need to trust that the world/life/karma/god/family/friends will take care of you when you need it the most.
I know that many of my friends and online acquaintances have also been going through a bad patch in the spring and early summer. Something was clearly in the air. I hope you are able to find some peace and resolution in your lives. We all deserve a carefree summer like those of our childhood past.