Taking a breath

Life June 1, 2013


For the past few weeks I’ve been wrapping things up, getting assignments in, clearing my calendar…all so I could get to today, June 1, and take a deep breath.

Joe is out of school, I have a stack of books to read, I’m starting a photography course, and I’m excited to spend the first month of summer with nothing pressing on the calendar.

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I’m not completely unplugging, but will be going “technology light.”  More reading of books, less reading of Twitter streams.  More writing on paper, less typing on the computer.  More games of Twister, meals with friends, photo walks, and scavenger hunts.

More time for breathing.


I’ll post on the blog here and there, probably some photos and maybe a few recipes.

We’ll see.

If you’re new here, I have over three years of archives for you to browse through.  I hope you’ll take a little time to get to know me better.

If you’ve been here for a while, well, you probably know I could use a breather.

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Either way, I’m happy you found me.  And I hope you have a spectacular month.

Happy June!


How to you take time to breathe?  Does your world slow down a little bit in the summer?  Do you ever take breaks from technology?


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  • Caroline June 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I am not good about disconnecting from technology when home/in town but every summer we try to get away for two weeks and I like to go places where my phone does not work. It’s a forced break from technology and I love it. By the time summer comes I am ready for my world to slow down. The school year is so hectic so we try to do as little as possible for two months and it’s absolutely lovely!

  • mommahunt16 June 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Love this post…this is my plan for the summer. I am in desperate need to recharge my batteries, finish some enjoyable graduate courses, and spend some quiet time with my kids. Enjoy your break and thank of course for all your help with my Mamavation campaign

  • Shannon June 3, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Alysa, I think it’s great that you are unplugging a bit in the summertime. I find it harder and harder to disconnect from technology as it becomes more and more available at our fingertips, but I try to set set aside days to get away from Facebook, email, etc. Fortunately, as a dietitian I can follow your blog at work and not feel too guilty; afterall, I am networking and gaining relevant information in my field, right? 🙂

  • Marianne June 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I’m new to your blog and love reading your post. Glad to see that you are taking some time to unplug and just enjoy summer and all that it has to bring. What a great example for so many of us to follow since we all get caught up in the everday hussle and bussle of life. We forget to do just that breathe! Enjoy your summer!!!!

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