Like many of you, I’ve been in summer mode recently. Granted, having a couple if illnesses back to back doesn’t contribute to a time of productivity, but I was able to clean away a bunch of stuff that’s been getting in my way. Unfortunately, blogging has been one thing that’s taken a back burner.

With my trip to Newfoundland with my father in June done, I’m just now feeling like I’ve got that summer feel of being able to be relaxed and let things happen. My mind has been contemplating about activities that I want to do this summer: a weekend in Provincetown, a visit to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem (always wanted to go there but never have), a hiking trip to the mountains, etc. It feels like my available unscheduled time is slipping away, but im just trying to be in the moment.

This past weekend I spent in an impromptu weekend with new and old friends in Vermont. It was so wonderful to just sit in a back porch talking, eating, drinking, relaxing and just generally being. It was quite the gift with a random group of men to just enjoy the company snd banter.

Sometimes the greatest opportunities are available only when you don’t plan them, but put yourself on situations that allow them to happen.

How are you opening yourself up to the unexpected this summer?