Yesterday I didn't touch the internet. (Such a weird way to say that, isn't it?) I didn't Instagram, I didn't tweet, I didn't blog. I didn't worry about numbers or followers or letting anyone know what I was up to at every waking moment. It was refreshing. (But of course now I'm here a day later to tell you all about it... eh?)
There's a big sense of "change" around our family right now. Adjusting to new schedules and roles and goals. Some days it feels like we're on top of it all: checking off to do lists, wiping out grocery lists, and having all of our laundry clean and put away. Then there are days where I feel like I'm grasping at straws to keep my head above water. I know everyone has them, but I've definitely felt the weight of it all lately.
Yesterday I steered clear of social media and I loaded up the boys with my friend Whitney and we took them to a gorgeous creek and picnicking area, along with her 2 boys, too. 4 boys, running hog wild, splashing in the water and throwing rocks. And 2 mamas just enjoying being outside. It's so easy to feel like a prisoner in your own home when you're there day in and day out, especially with kids. Sometimes I'll find myself asking "What does it feel like outside?" at 2pm... As in I haven't stepped foot outside all day. It's sad! I'm trying to be much more intentional with my time lately, and getting outside was high on the list. Whitney and I are trying to check out our "Autumn Bucket List" with the kids, so maybe I'll share more about that soon!
It was just really really nice to unplug and skip rocks and get a little dirty. I'm going to make it more of a priority before it just gets way too cold (because let's be real: when I turn into a human popsicle, I'm not going outside! HA) So far it's been a successful Fall break!
TiLT will be coming at your later this week, don't worry!
What's the last (fun and intentional) thing you did outside?