The Last Few Summer Days
Here it is already August and this is the month I panic. At Domestica, I start worrying about the holidays, I know right? But in handmade, everything we sell someone has to have time to make, so it's a tricky biz. At home, I'm eating every ear of corn and ripe tomato I can get my hands on, and doing everything in my power to fill what little kid time I have before school starts.
I still have a couple wonderful Summer trips on the horizon, the so-fantastic-its-not-funny WMC Fest (a weekend of graphic designers, the coolest printwork + awesome bands) in Cleveland + the crazy cool Chicago Renegade Craft Show. I'm excited for both, but as they mark the end of my favorite season, a little wistful, as well.
August makes makes me wonder, how do we get to do everything we want? How do we fit in 48 hours worth of work and sleep and fun into 24? What hopes should I abandon + which ones are a "must"? I'm pretty much always scrambling at work. Even though I get up before daylight, and make loads of plans, the day takes me where it goes + suddenly it's 7PM. Try as I might, I never get my plate clean.
I guess, inherently, I know it's a matter of priorities or perspective, but it's not always easy to take stock of what was accomplished this Summer in a positive light. The days get shorter, the last of the Basil's gone, the routine of school sets in + Summer slides into Fall. I feel like I need more time just a few more days, but maybe that's the point - we can do anything, but we can't do everything. Chris Hardwick from the Nerdist says it best, while you have it, enjoy the burrito. Or in my case, the last of the sweet corn:)
What have you done this summer? What do you still want to get in? How do you deal with feeling like you never have enough time? I'd love to hear your perspective + hopefully gain some insight + tools for dealing with this seemingly never ending catch-up game!