School is out. Kids are home for the summer, or perhaps they are always home, but now the windows are open and you can hear the door slamming, slamming, slamming as they run in and out. There is more time. Bedtime creeps later and later in the evening as the days lengthen. And there is so much time. . . at least until August when the days will be just as hot, but the summer will feel too short.
As you settle into the new rhythm of summertime life, check back every so often to see what I've got for you. Stories, strategies, tips, tools -- ideas to help you love this season, and some to help you plan ahead for the next one.
I'll be squeezing these in, 15 minutes here, 20 there, 5 when I can. You don't have to spend weeks at a far-away lake or beach cottage or mountain cabin to enjoy your summer, though you certainly can enjoy summer in any of those places. Let's string the moments together, adding one after another.
Ambition gets in my way sometimes with Summer Plans, writ large. Somewhere around June 27 it all falls apart, and I let it all go. That's okay, too.
In the meantime, maybe you'd like to take a few minutes to check in with your story? I have slots available this month to journey with you down the forest paths to castles and caves. Taking even just a few minutes a day to look at where you are with your story, and where you are in the fairytale of your life, can make living that much happier ever after. Want to try it out?
Sara Renee Logan has been telling stories to everyone who would listen since she was seven. She organized storytimes for her college roommates, and spent a year at Oxford studying folklore and folktales. Many years as a Waldorf teacher allowed her to tell stories about everything from Baba Yaga's hut on chicken legs to the water cycle to the life of Joan of Arc. Sara shares her life with her partner, Melanie, their son, and an unreasonable family of pets. She continues to share her love of storytelling and stories with audiences of all ages, specializing in bringing the wild beauty of folktales to young and old. Sara writes about parenting, storytelling, and about living a life with stories.