How has your September started off? As for me, I can hardly believe that it is actually September! We are in the middle of our fall rush here at my home, right now. While I try to drop my business schedules neatly into the four quarters of the year and portion my work year out that way, I find it is hard to do that with this 4th and final quarter. Especially this year, with working on publishing (and having never gone through this exact process I had no idea how long it would take!) while also attending and participating in a gorgeous family wedding and getting ready for our much longed-for trip to Europe with family next month!
Phew! I am exhausted just writing about this all, and September has just begun. Now I actually have to do it all!
But, enough about the future. Let me catch you up to speed with what has already happened the last couple of months around here.
As I mentioned above, we had a fabulous family wedding just last week! My sweet and beautiful sister (in-law) – and my only one! – tied the knot in the stunning mountains of North Carolina, not far from where my husband and I got married 4 years ago already.
Isn’t she stunning? (I wish I had more pictures, but I only have this and a couple others like it that are proprietary.)
Isn’t this just the most serene and romantic setting?
Despite the late nights, long drives, and flights, this sweet little miss was an incredible trooper! It was truly a pleasure traveling with her! I was so proud of her the whole week… Now we all just need to catch up on sleep!
One trick that I want to remember for our next trip – and that I hope works still! – is posing travel and messed up schedules as an adventure to be delighted in to my daughter! It takes work, for sure – entertaining her and helping her see the adventure is a full-time job – but it is most rewarding! I noticed that she loved me pointing out the newness of things all along the way. It kept her mind engaged the whole time.
Now it is time for me to work ahead so I can take two weeks off! :O I have no idea how I’ll do it all… And I have just a month till our family vacation. Any suggestions? lol! I know, I know…prioritizing.
Anyways, time to hurry and get some things done before the weekend! What are you working towards this month? And what will you reward yourself with once you reach those goals? Let me know in the comments below!